Just in case you hadn't noticed, Black is Back. Striking it's dominance into numerous kitchens and bathrooms world wide - but are you brave enough to dabble in black in the bedroom?
Inspired by a recent project where we used it in a Master Bedroom (see below), we thought we'd see just how the Back To Black in the Bedroom trend is going.
In our project above, we used a deep charcoal for the wall behind the bed, as well as for the carpet - combined with an American Oak custom-made bed and bedsides, moody natural linen and soft velvet to really ramp up the feeling of a super grown-up retreat.
However as with most things - there's always the chance to go just that little bit further. In these images we see this deep tone being used more comprehensively - including having a deep lacquered finish on the ceiling. Now, there's a thought...
However, if you are tempted to go Black in the Bedroom - the obvious approach is to try and combine it with the other tones in the room - either as a feature wall, or wrap it around the space and mix it up with the other natural features you have.
One of the most successful pairings with black is of course timber - either floorboards, furniture or if you are lucky enough to have some stunning beams like the bedroom below!
For those of us who don't have any features of architectural merit in our bedrooms - then introduce some and paint them black! The use of panelling in the bedroom below harks to a bygone era - but is brought slap-bang up to date by it's colour. Combined with the iron bed-frame and the other period decorative items, this space successfully bridges the past to the present.
Black in the bedroom is a match made in heaven with it's opposite tone - very handy when you have lots of crisp white bed-linen. However, it also pairs beautifully with another key trend, the use of metallics, in particular gold or brass accents. Infact, black is the perfect foil for just about anything you want to show-off.
However, where black is really truly embraced with no concession to diluting it's impact, the effect is really stunning. It has the benefit of blurring space - deceptively pushing out the boundaries to trick us in believing our bedroom may be bigger than it really is. Are you tempted to go Back to Black in the Bedroom?