Black-Painted Furniture Works Anywhere!

black-painted furniture

Using black as a design staple is a great design trick of the trade. Black-painted furniture works in any room and acts as a neutral color that has more depth and moodiness than, say, white. Often overlooked as too severe or overpowering black can actually help you anchor a space. Yes, truly. Take a look at the dining room at our former Brooklyn home, for instance, above, with its black- painted chest of drawers and hutch. The black adds a layer of “gravitas” against the heaps of color and pattern and bookends the space.

Let’s say you have a suite of dark-wood furniture—perhaps your aunt’s dark-wood bedroom set. Before you donate the pieces, why not paint the night tables black and leave the bed as it is. Add some fun sheets and a patterned duvet to freshen up the bed and take it from frumpy to fabulous lickety-split! And black-painted furniture will work in any décor scheme—from traditional to eclectic and modern and everything in between.

2 Comments

  1. Joanne Wiitala

    Thanks for the fun website and beautiful images! And thanks also for mentioning your rescue dogs! They’re the best.

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  2. Laura Dohojda

    So happy I found you two! You’ve already helped me break out of my “safe” decorating zone! Thank you!

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