Drab or Fab: Accent Walls in Black

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Black may not be the first color you think of when you’re contemplating accent walls colors, but I think it definitely deserves some consideration in the right application.  Now, while most of us would worry about the space being too dark or drab, it is amazing to see how black walls can create a sophisticated look that can actually make artwork, lighting, and accessories pop and enhance the room.  I think using black as an accent wall color (or even ceiling accent color) can really make a space cozy and stunning.  What do you think, do black accent walls add drama or are they drab?

 

Atlanta Homes

Atlanta Homes

Design Sponge

Design Sponge

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

Pink Wall Paper

Pink Wall Paper

The Decorista

The Decorista

Design is Mine

Design is Mine

Kelley Interior Design

Kelley Interior Design

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Little Green Notebook

Little Green Notebook

Sam McAdam

Sam McAdam

I find that my personal design style is always changing to some degree, but I would have to say that I am a Country girl at heart.  I love the comfort, coziness, and relaxed feel that it embodies.  I do love to add a bit of Modern elements into the mix to make it more current.
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10 Comments
  • Dora
    July 12, 2012

    Wow! I love the elegance and sophistication of the dark walls…it just makes those little bursts of color really pop! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Lynn Firth
    July 12, 2012

    Wow, what a gorgeous room from Atlanta Homes. I agree, the black walls really help accessories and artwork stand out. I may be a little too conservative for this change, but I think it’s a “fab” look!

  • Ben C
    July 12, 2012

    Love it! Very cool!

  • Gina
    July 12, 2012

    My vote is that it’s fab! I love all of these examples.

  • Popo
    July 12, 2012

    Oh I am a HUGE fan of black walls – specially with white mouldings… dream? Love those blue chairs.

  • Angelica
    July 12, 2012

    First image is stunning. Black wood panelling is just sublime.

  • Carrie
    July 12, 2012

    fab!

  • Gretchen
    July 12, 2012

    Go FAB!

  • Sidney
    July 13, 2012

    Hi Julie, I love Design Style. I look forward to my email update everyday. It’s my little treat during my lunch break. I usually don’t comment, but had to on this post. Hands down, FAB!!! I love black for an accent wall, it adds a sense of drama and sophistication. 🙂

    • Julie
      July 16, 2012

      Hi Sidney! Thanks for your comment and your vote for fab!

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