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Paint It Black – Whys and Why Nots

black room with white trim by Nate Berkus

Black rooms have gone mainstream, for good reason.

The likelihood of me knowing two people who have painted rooms black is relatively high and, since I’ve written at least four pieces on black wall murals, kitchens and bathrooms, I’m obviously a fan of the look. But ten years ago, a black room was something you’d expect at Cher’s house – a Goth statement certainly. Today, midnight walls are mainstream. Why? High contrast = drama as this knockout bedroom with a wonderful fancy white shaped headboard, matching nightstands and mirrors by Domicile ID reveals. Black seems to work best in spaces where prime-time usage is after dark and bright light is not needed.… Continue Reading