Design Trends: How Black Adds ‘Wow’

Black and white with natural all-over…we can’t open a magazine, design blog or Pinterest without being drawn to this interior trend. The color is everywhere this season in kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms and even exteriors. It feel fresh, yet classic—and we love it.
Source: Bungalow Blue Interiors

This painted black exterior catapults this antique farmhouse into the 21st century with a fresh new facade. The antique stone is complemented with black windows and siding for a timeless style.
Source: Home Bunch

The notion that all doors and trim need to be white is fleeting. This traditional home sets itself apart with its black door framed by an adjoining room with black baseboards and trim.
Source: Laura Bern Interiors

Black is the perfect anchor in a room with a neutral palette. This large stepback cupboard holds china, glass and ironstone with prominence.
Source: The Enchanted Home

The neutrals in this French country kitchen are punctuated by black upper cabinetry and Country French Ladderback Stools. Black creates harmony in this room.
Source: Kate Young Design

The 6 ft. tongue-and-groove wainscoting makes a bold statement in this dining area. The black wall accents the rustic wood table and eclectic mix of chairs with flare.
Source: Home Esthetics

Accessories make a room. Woven baskets, white dishware, glass jars and black lanterns are all a trending French country accompaniment.
Source: Pinterest

A bold use of black hexagon tiles on the backsplash and open wood wood shelving make this Parisian apartment feel young again.
Source: Suburban Bees

This fearless homeowner takes a traditional dining room from builder-grade to designer-infused by painting the walls and ceiling black. The dark color envelops the space, and is offset by the whitest-white paneling and natural wood tones.
Source: Interior Crowd

A new, stark room gets some patina with addition of the vintage black metal pendant lights over a rustic wood farm table. It’s just enough color and character to punctuate the space.

Black takes this galley kitchen from predictable to extraordinary. The sleek black cabinets with brass hardware and open wood shelving make it a cook’s delight.
Source: Architectural Digest

The beauty is in the simplicity of this dining room. White shiplap walls, rustic farm table and black windsor dining chairs are a combination that never tires.


An all-white, French country kitchen features grand center kitchen island in black with floor mounted bars stools. This looks like the place to gather in the home. 

Are you inspired to add a bit of black to your home?

See more furniture that can be finished in black to create that “wow” space.

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