Lately I have been absolutely LOVING the black wall trend. If it is done right, it can look so chic, bold, modern, clean – basically everything you want in a statement wall. For instance, I LOVE this one that was featured in article about neutrals on m|pression’s website.
In order to pull this trend off there are a few things to keep in mind so that your space will look like something out of a Restoration Hardware catalog and not a cave.
How to pull off a black wall:
- Make sure that the room gets a decent amount of natural light. Natural light is your best asset in most instances, and this is not different. The natural light will brighten up the darkness of the color.
- Off set the your statement wall with bright white trim. The contrast of the white and black will help keep the room fresh feeling.
- Use simple décor. Try keeping the rest of the décor in the room minimal. If you are using the statement wall in a bedroom, lighten things up with a white down comforter and pillows.
- Add natural elements. Adding a plant is always a good idea. Try adding a large plant such as a Dwarf Cavendish in a light colored rattan planter or white pot. Try the Turned Wood Leg Planter in White from West Elm.
So many paint retailers have a wide array of blacks, it would be really hard to choose. When looking at them, take notice of the blacks that are on the lighter side – erring more towards a dark gray palette, the ones that have slight tones of purple/green/blue, or the ones that are jet black – and see which fits your space and style the best. Currently, I am obsessing over Benjamin Moore’s Raccoon Fur shade.
Now if only I could convince my husband that we need a black accent wall in our house…