Contemporary Black Metallic Kitchen With Red and White Bar Chairs
This contemporary kitchen features a black grated wall, black door and cabinet, and shiny black countertop. The hanging lights mirror the grate design of the wall. The red and white bar chairs upholstered with asian-inspired fabric with nailhead trim add a vibrant contrast to the dark kitchen.
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.
Art Decor Macaron Bakery With Brass Chandelier, Crescent Bar and Jade Velvet Chairs
This lavish macaron bakery features a crescent shaped bar that adds counter space and supports a glass encased macron display. A ornamental brass chandelier commands the room in the dimensional white ceiling. Black walls create a bold contrast to the white ceiling and compliment the chandelier with thin gold trim framing the paneling.
Oriental Panels and Red Details Create a Bold Master Bedroom Design
Unique was what the homeowner was looking for in the design of her apartment, so designers created a headboard out of rare Oriental panels. Then, they pulled the cherry hues out of the frame with the bold, red details on and around the bed, like the lamp shades and the pillows.
Double Kitchen Islands Topped With Waterfall Countertops
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.
Master Bathroom Draws Inspiration From Industrial NYC Buildings
A moody color palette and industrial accents are used to echo the looks of New York City buildings in the master bathroom of an Atlanta townhome. A custom-made window overooking the living space below replaced an existing set of glass blocks. High-gloss subway tile reflect the stylish lighting. Wood-look tile alternates with black tile to create visual contrast.
Black isn’t only for interiors: It’s a bold, modern choice for exteriors of every style, too. “The black exterior allows this house to blend into its dark, forested surroundings while providing a bold contrast to the colorful foliage and bright interior,” say the architects at GSA Architects. “Painting the vertical tongue and groove siding a dark color helps hide the joints between boards, giving the siding a more homogenous and minimal look. Make sure to use a satin exterior paint to avoid accumulating too much dirt on the siding.”
This entirely unexpected modern cabin in Muscoda, Wisconsin is even more arresting for its striking black exterior. The vacation home is featured in Phaidon's tribute to the history and modern examples of black clad architecture, Black: Architecture in Monochrome.
Graphic patterns and bold colors set the tone for this fun, funky and functional teen study. A hanging bubble chair and red shag pouf offer unique seating options. Dark walls make the white millwork and electric-green accents pop, while a mod pendant from IKEA creates cool shadow play on the citron-colored ceiling.
This gorgeous black end table by HGTV HOME features two open shelves for storing books and other accessories. The table is also outfitted with a chic acrylic-base lamp, small topiary tree and vintage clock, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.
The LeJeune Residence in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is featured in the Phaidon book Black: Architecture in Monochrome, celebrating this resurgent trend for dark home exteriors. Built in 1890, this building was once used as a home for the groomsmen who cared for wealthy residents' horses.
A palette of pineapple, charcoal gray and soft white lends a sophisticated, urban sensibility to the living room of the HGTV Green Home 2011, illuminated by a diffused fabric light designed by Tobia Scarpa. A floor lamp with marble base and stainless steel telescopic stem illuminates a seating area. Snow Bush, a framed photograph by Bruce Zander, anchors the nook and adds visual interest.