I want to say, “Cause you won’t go back”, but America ruined my jock, so moving on…

I’m a huge fan of black (I’ve been trying to curate my All Black Err’thang wardrobe forever, you guys!), but I never thought I’d like it in an interior space until recently. I have absolutely no qualms with an all white apartment, but black?

A little while back, I stumbled on a photo that had me rethinking my no-black-on-my-walls policy. Thank you, universe! So I’m sharing a few reasons why you should consider black next time you’re going for a space upgrade.

  • Black is surprisingly cosy

I know that darker hues have a tendency to make a space feel smaller, and so I tend to stay away from them. BUT black, my friends, is cosy. And I mean that as a good thing. It’s the kind of cosiness I’d embrace in at least one room in my house. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming – begin with one wall if you’re not sure about covering your entire room in black.

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  • Black is luxurious

There’s a degree of sophistication you only get from black. As much as it hurts me to say this, no other colour, not even white, can give you that. Black is effortlessly chic and is bang-on if luxury is what you’re aiming for. Just accessorize right and you’re good to go.

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  • Wanna make the colour pop? Go black!

Like white, black makes any other colour you add to your space really pop. So if you’re thinking of an accent colour, a black and white space is the perfect canvas.

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  • Perfect for layering. Black on black on black on…

One would think you couldn’t layer black on black. Apparently, you can! If you’re thinking of a gallery wall, but don’t want white walls, try layering black frames. I swear, it works. It really does. Maybe there’s no such thing as “too much black”.

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  • You get a chalkboard

A chalkboard wall has been the rave for a while now. With a black wall, you’ve got yourself a chalkboard. Release your inner Picasso (or Victor Ehikhamenor). + It doesn’t only work as a menu board in your kitchen, the possibilities are endless in every room.

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  • Never boring, mix and match

There’s absolutely no rule that says you have to stick to plain designs when you use black. If you like pattern, embrace it. Mix and match prints within your colour palette. It doesn’t have to be boring. It should never be boring.

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Sources: Sors Luxe, Coco Lapine Design, The Decorista, Mechant Design, Style Curator, Apartment Therapy.

Written by Nik-Nak