A living room in black? You should pay attention to these 10 dos and don’ts!
Absolutely timeless, elegant and so stylish – black has long been an integral part of fashion. Now the dark tone has also conquered our interior hearts. Whether as a wall color for the living room, in the bedroom or as an accent in the children’s room – black has long since shed its strict and cool image. We’ll tell you here how cozy a living room in black can be and what dos and don’ts you should definitely pay attention to. Let yourself be inspired and create a unique oasis of well-being!
1. Do: You use black wall paints for your large living room
Since black is a very dark color, it also visually makes the room smaller. Black wall paint is therefore wonderfully suitable for a large, light-flooded living room: the larger the living room is, the more black it can tolerate. The dark color takes away the space from the room and makes it wonderfully cozy .
Your living room is large, but has a low ceiling ? Then it looks great when narrow white stripes frame the dark wall color. Despite the black walls, the room appears wonderfully light and airy.
2. Don’t: You leave the black wall in the living room bare
So that the room doesn’t disappear into the dark and the wall doesn’t appear too dominant, it’s best to create fixed points on the black wall. For example, artwork, shelves or mirrors in contrasting colors are a beautiful and modern option. Golden accents as wall decoration are also a wonderful eye-catcher.
3. Do: You combine the black living room with wood
To add more warmth and friendliness to the living room in black , the combination with wood is perfect. Light wood tones such as beech or spruce are particularly suitable. But home accessories made from natural materials and small house plants are also great decorative elements on a black wall. With this mix you can style a living room in boho style with dark tones.
4. Don’t: You think a living room in black can’t be cozy
In fact, the mix of black and gray elements is a nice way to give your living room a lot of coziness! Feel free to play with different shades of gray and combine them against a black wall – very modern and inviting. There are also lots of cozy home textiles such as cushions, carpets and plaids . But warm wood tones also give your black decorative elements or lamps a homely atmosphere.
5. Do: You opt for an elegant living room in black, white and gold
Black, white and gold are a dream trio. Shiny gold accessories in particular give reduced colors a modern elegance. However, you should use the gold sparingly, otherwise it can quickly seem a bit overloaded. A great combination: black sofa in front of a white-gray wall with a delicate gold coffee table. A flair like from the golden 20s!
6. Don’t: You style a poorly lit living room in black
Placing a black wall or display case in a poorly lit room is not beneficial. The black elements also absorb the light and make the living room appear even darker and smaller . The dark color looks much better in a large, light-flooded room!
Tip for smaller living rooms: A light sofa area or wall units in white make the room appear more airy.
7. Do: You mix black furniture in the living room with warm colors
The mix of black and natural tones creates a very gentle Scandi Boho charm. Beige, taupe or brown skilfully soften the severity and give the entire living room a harmonious ambience. For example, we recommend an armchair or sofa in beige to go with the stool or shelf in black – so stylish. Playing with different textures also brings variety and materials such as wood or raffia ensure naturalness.
8. Don’t: You think you can’t combine different shades of black
The mix of different shades of black looks incredibly modern and anything but gloomy. The overall look is particularly beautiful if you choose delicate, timeless designs . Opulent wooden furniture in different shades of black can quickly appear too heavy and overloaded. But a dark sofa looks fantastic with a black-greyish rug and coffee table – especially if you keep the rest of the living room in natural colors. In the end, monochrome living rooms, i.e. tone-on-tone , have a very relaxing and calming effect on the eye.
9. Thu: You dare to sit on a black couch in the living room
Clearly: a couch in black immediately gives the room an elegant and timeless touch , but is of course also a real eye-catcher. In order not to take away too much brightness from the living room, it is best to arrange the black couch in front of a light, cream-colored wall. It looks particularly harmonious if you use the cream tone and black in the rest of the room, for example in the cushions, stools or picture frames. Modern and yet so classy.
10. Don’t: You think splashes of color have no place in the black living room
As a non-color, black is relatively neutral and can in principle be combined with any other color. Bright colors such as green, yellow and red create sophisticated highlights – for example with black upholstered furniture or tables. A black wall color, on the other hand, brings out colorful decorative accents perfectly and makes them really shine.