25 Awesome Black Living Room Ideas That Look Cozier
Have you ever noticed how some homes with black living rooms look almost empty? The room seems dead and dull... as if someone had simply taken all the color out of it. This may be because the black is used for just that: black. However, black is also one of the most popular colors to use in living rooms, because it is dramatic and it evokes a sense of mystery. A room that is dramatically black can easily be mysterious and foreboding, whereas a living room that is mostly in white can often seem dull and lifeless. But there is an easy solution for that empty space: adding black living room design to the design plan.
One of the first steps in creating a black living room design is to paint the walls in a dark, intense hue. This will instantly create a sense of mystery for anyone who enters the room - and, of course, those who are brave enough to enter will surely be impressed by such a striking color. You could choose a very dark hue, but you should note that this also makes the room feel even more claustrophobic (since dark colors tend to create shadows). If you don't want to go with pure black, but you do like strong colors, then you can choose just about any color, as long as it has contrasting qualities. For example, you might choose a bright orange wall color and paint the floors with a very light taupe - this combination is incredibly dramatic and it will create the sense of wide open spaces.
One other key aspect of black living room walls is contrast. Although you might not necessarily want to choose very loud contrast, at least make sure that the contrast is fairly subtle. You can choose a few pale tones and install a few sconces or lamps that have strong lighting effects, but the important thing is to ensure that the colors don't clash with one another.
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