Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Case for Black

In the debate of black or white interiors, white tends to get most of the praise. White is considered a perfect backdrop for any other color or style. A blank canvas, just awaiting your design genius.

However, I must say that I have been quite drawn to the idea of a blank slate instead these days. Black has been so famously dismissed for so long as a less than sane interior backdrop. Just like black fingernails, it has been banished to dark clubs and the walls of angst heavy teens rooms.

On the contrary, I think that black interiors can look way more sophisticated and smart than white ones. I'm not saying that I'm going to paint everything in my house black. But these gorgeous settings above drive a hard case for black. Don't you think?

* don't remember where image 1 came from. fill me in if you do. 2 here. 3 &4 here.


shari @ little blue deer said...

You NEVER have to convince me regarding black interiors. They are my absolute favorite, and I agree, so, so chic. I LOVE these! XO!

Elise said...

YES! I freaking love it! I have some ripped out pages from a magazine of a whole house painted in black, but it wasn't too much - decorated with lots of mirrors and bright colours like turquoise. Ever since I saw them a few years ago, I've been obsessed. White just seems so cold. It's black for me. All the way.

Jen said...

Black is by far my favorite color! To wear, to look at, to paint with, to accessorize with... you name it, black is my color to use!

Dallas Shaw said...

loving these deep shades

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh yes! Black is fantastic! I love it with that yellow chair, too, I must say -- very chic :)

Tracey said...

Love black. x