7 Easy Ways to Incorporate the Color Black in Your Home

Don’t shy away from black! No it’s not too dark for your space and actually your place might look better if you pop it in here and there. Black is actually a neutral tone that is a natural color.  Just like in fashion it flatters! The contrast adds dimension and makes a room feel more grounded. Black looks really good with all colors, whites, and grays. My favorite look is the matte black look. It doesn’t look to dark because it’s so soft and it instantly turns anything super chic.

If you have a home on the more masculine or modern side, it may be easy to put a pop of black, but for those who want to incorporate black and don’t know how here are five tips:

  1. a chalk board!

A chalk board wall or even a framed chalk board will give you that calming black that can really be the think you need in a space. This technique doesn’t really work with colored chalk boards. This is also multi functional. You can draw a cool design or write reminders on the board.

2) Paint a large furniture piece black

Yes, paint a large furniture piece black. This can help remove those bulky built ins wardrobes from sticking out so much by camouflaging them into your space. I would also consider painting your Island black as well because that often is the largest piece in a home sometimes.

3) Paint a door black.

Paint the doors inside your home black or repaint the front door black. This isn’t that spooky or weird for doors to be black. It won’t look odd and will really make your hallways more calming.

4) Pop in a patterned rug with black in it

Sometimes something as simple as a patterned rug is all you need to bring in the color black. Rugs with black designs are perfect to create interest yet not overwhelm a space.


5) Lampshades and lamps

If anything, this is a really easy simple tip to put black in your home easily. Just a pop of this in your lighting area will bring in the color you need!

6) Chair legs!

Repaint chair legs to a black. This is also very simple and could be what you needed to get the uniformed and polished look into the room.

7) Your Sink Faucet!

A friend of mine recently installed a black faucet and I love that idea. A clean kitchen can handle a black faucet. That is such a simple and great way to utilize black in your space.

Where else have you put the color black into your space? Are you inspired to try black now?

Thank you for reading!


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6 thoughts on “7 Easy Ways to Incorporate the Color Black in Your Home”

  1. I love black in my home my front door is black my chairs are black my TV stand is black in my bedroom dressers are black matte black I think it is so sharp- looking and I have some Black Lanterns for accents

  2. Kari:
    I was interested in you black island with white counter. I just built a bistro table out of wood. The top is maple legs oak. I was going to do dark (expresso) pedestal/legs with light (natural) top. However, searching pics of 2 stain tables I noticed all are dark tops with lighter bottoms (except for your one piece here). What do you recommend?

    1. The legs should be darker than the top. I would stain the top to be lighter and paint the bottom to be darker. I would do that just so it’s easier and you get the same beautiful look .

  3. In 2005, I painted the crown molding BM Midnight Black every where it was installed. I still love it! You should have heard the painters grip, after telling them that I am the one living with it, they finally stopped. I am thinking about painting all the doors in our house, at 74, thinking about is about all I can do.

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