Small Yet Striking Bathroom With Herringbone Tile Walls
Originally constructed in 1909, this small master bathroom could not be expanded in terms of space. By embracing dark, moodier colors and installing gleaming tile surfaces and chrome finishes, the room was given a larger personality.
This exquisite dining room's jet-black walls play off the white ceiling and colorful striped area rug. The Chanel artwork adds a sense of supreme sophistication, while the antler chandelier brings texture and a rustic element to the space.
The guest bathroom features walls lined in blackened steel diamond plate, cement tile floors and a cement floating sink designed by Andrea Michaelson. The open shower creates a spacious feel. The contemporary design style with industrial modern touches carries throughout the home.
Museums and galleries may display art against stark, white walls, but black can showcase favorite pieces even better. Case in point, this contemporary space designed by architect Bryant Alsop. “Walls and cabinetry in Dulux paints’ Domino color creates visual depth and provides a moody backdrop for the client’s artwork and furniture,” he says. “Extending almost the entire length of the house, the color provides a unifying element connecting each of the individual spaces.”
Contemporary Game Room With Black Walls and Ping Pong Table
The black walls of this contemporary game room help highlight the white architectural molding used throughout the space. A fireplace with white mantel and surround acts as a focal point for the room, and a white ping pong table is great for friendly games.
Black Contemporary Dining Room With Yellow Chandelier
Black floral wallpaper sets the dramatic tone in this contemporary dining room. The color scheme of the wallpaper is further accented by the bright yellow chandelier and curtains and the blue dining chairs.
Contemporary Open Floor Kitchen With Double Islands
The fabulous cook’s kitchen is filled with natural light from the large windows and skylights. Double islands provide plenty of prep and work space, as well as a great spot for dining. Custom Italian cabinets allow for much-needed storage while creating a one-of-a-kind look.
Outdoor Kitchen and Patio With Black Stone Infinity Pool
This neutral stone tile patio features a gorgeous contemporary infinity pool flanked by concrete fire bowls. An outdoor kitchen with a built-in grilling area is located just next to the pool, while meticulous landscaping –– including a wall with climbing plants arranged in a diamond pattern –– adds a finishing touch.
Black Contemporary Master Bedroom With Brown Curtains
To create a mood that's dramatic and intimate, try a dark color on a bedroom's walls. This one gets a dose of black, paired with curtains in rich earth tones. A chrome canopy bed is a sleek finishing touch.
Contemporary Black Kitchen With Chevron Backsplash
Geometric glass tiles add extra drama to the black, enameled cabinets in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 butler's pantry, designed by Steven Miller. The space features integrated storage and display to please the home chef.
The dining room of this Sherman Oaks, California contemporary home was decorated almost completely with black. From the dining room table, wallpaper, trim, chandelier, chairs and table settings, the dark color was layered to create the perfect backdrop.
Black Contemporary Galley Kitchen With Stone Island
A long kitchen island with a stunning stone waterfall countertop is the focal point in this dark-toned kitchen. A bold blue pantry door visually divides the open floor plan without sacrificing space. Modern white barstools along the island create a casual dining area, while a gray tile backsplash creates depth in this black kitchen.
Black & Silver Mosaic Tile Accent Wall in Powder Room
The black and silver mosaic tile backsplash extends to the ceiling in this contemporary powder room. Sconces on either side illuminate the space, while a tall mirror visually expands the area. A black and white swirled vessel sink completes the glam look.