This black midcentury modern dining room features a wooden dining table in a unique shape surrounded by upholstered white midcentury modern dining chairs and lit by a starburst chandelier while a framed green face image presides over the space.
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.”
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.
A modern dining room turns its book collection into an eye-catching design statement by organizing them by color in the space-saving built-in bookshelf. A simple picnic table and ghost chairs let the striking dark walls and rainbow colors do the talking.
A neon sky line light adds a pop of color to decorate this hip, contemporary dining room. Painted brick creates an accent wall behind the tables. Matching tables surrounded with bar chair seating are positioned within the nook space lit by individual lights above.
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.
Glossy black subway tile and a patterned gray tile floor balance out the bold, colorful graffiti design on the breakfast nook dining furniture. In the great room, faux deer heads painted every shade of the rainbow inject a dose of whimsy and surprise.
To showcase the collection of teacups the family has accumulated, the back of the bench has been fashioned as a cabinet. These cabinets close securely in keep the family's two pets from accidentally decommissioning any of the pieces.
This eclectic room works as a dining room or a game room with a multipurpose, black felt pool table as the centerpiece. Two large black velvet armchairs cap the ends of the table with smaller, green leather-upholstered chairs lining the sides. A neutral and black wallpaper pattern swirls throughout the room, creating a nice pattern contrast to the animal print rug.
Brown leather chairs, a red lacquered console table, artwork and gold-toned accessories give this black dining room contemporary flair. A black chandelier hanging over the marble-topped table seamlessly blends in with the decor, as does a custom-made, laser-cut screen that separates the dining space from the living room.
Black walls give dramatic dimension in this dining room, especially when paired with the large vividly colored painting. To counter them, the ceiling and the rest of the decor is kept simple and subtle.
This Midcentury Modern dining room features a custom, 130-inch glass top dining table that is supported by three acrylic and brass bases and seats twelve in black, mohair dining chairs. On the ceiling, designers installed a set of suspended chrome and glass balls that are used as a modern light fixture and complement the silver metallic cork wallpaper that offers rich texture to the open dining room.
At first glance, the formal dining room almost seems to drip gold, what with a chandelier descending from the yellowed ceiling. Directly below, a round table with ten chairs invites guests to stop and stare.
Natural light illuminates this transitional dining room, showing off a pair of black metal display cabinets with barware and interesting collectibles. Gray and white upholstered chairs are positioned around a light wood table, while wide plank hardwood floors finish the look of the space.