Monday, June 24,2013. Black,Onyx,Ebony

Saturday, February 28, 2015

So sorry I haven't been posting more lately, but we have been busy.
My youngest graduated from 8th grade so there were celebration activities at school and orientation for High School and a lot of other stuff going on with my other kids as well.
But back to business..
I have been obsessed with BLACK painted walls lately...especially in bedrooms.

Painting walls a deep dark color, especially in a small room can give the illusion that the room is larger as the black color makes the walls disappear. "Cooler" blacks recede better than warmer ones. Use a satin or low sheen, as darker, richer colors have more colorant which boosts sheen. So you can step down one level of sheen. 
House is a good site for the sheen information. To balance the too use light colored furniture, window treatments, and bedding. Use of glass and metal will also help as they reflect light. A big beautiful mirror would be great too.

Here is another example and again the window treatment is light, there is glass and mirror accents and natural, light colored furniture. I just love the look. The natural colored carpet softens the dark colors on the walls. 
What do you think? It's risky but I know a lot of you did RED in your dining rooms a few tears ago. It looks cool in a small bathroom as well. I want to know what you think of the BLACK?.

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