While black wrapping paper sounds severe and morbid, it's really quite sophisticated and dramatic —a nice change from traditional gifts covered in jingle bells and dancing elves. It's not just for Morticia anymore.
Above, try pairing the paper with sprigs of pine, like Shannon Kirsten, which looks rich and beautiful against the dark background.
Channel Kelly Wearstler and splatter ink or paint over matte black wrap for an ultra 80s badass look.
Above, DIY hand painted wrapping paper from Lay Baby Lay. The pink is a nice counterpoint to the severe black, balancing it all out.
Instead of tape, seal the package with a small round white label for a modern minimalist look inspired by Von-K.
On the other hand, these wrapped packages from Frida Ramstedt (shot for Amelia) have lettered beads which make the gifts seems casual and playful. Plus, no need for additional gift tags!
Pair black paper with copper, silver, or gold and let the metallic take the gift wrap up a glamorous notch. This wrap, and the copper metal tags, are from Cox & Cox.