We are huge fans of grey here in the claire potter design studio – and all greys, from the pale chinchilla fur greys to the deepest and darkest of greys which are edging on black. Actually, it is these deeper greys which we love the most, but what about black itself? Has black shaken the 80′s throwback status that it once had?
Well, going by this stunning image we found via The Minimalist, black could be the way to create a deep, strong yet calm room.
The amount of black used here is quite incredible, but that is exactly why the design works. Interest is introduced with the black being represented in different ways – the soft matt wooden panelling on the wall, the high gloss of the fridge and the delicacy and intricacy of the illustration on the wall.
Even though black is usually thought of as being flat, this image is anything but flat.
But the reason why is quite simple When creating any minimal interior, it is very important to maximise the textures of the surfaces so any blandness is banished, both visually and texturally. Light falls differently over different textures so flatness is eliminated.
Also, using such a rich and deep colour such as black, otherwise neutrals such as these pieces of wooden accessories and the table are given a ‘pop’ that they would not get in another scheme.
This is a brave colour scheme, but if you are able to give it a chance, black could just be the colour for you.
(image via The Minimalist)