Trend Spotting: Black Walls

Trend Spotting: Black Walls

Nancy Mitchell
Aug 22, 2011

When dealing with small spaces, as many apartment dwellers are, the conventional wisdom has always been: painting the walls a light color will make the room seem bigger. But lately, I can't help wondering if decorators are getting white fatigue. I keep coming across photo after photo of gorgeous black interiors.

These rooms are so different than what I would've thought - they're sophisticated, full of light, and not at all drab. And I can't help admiring how artwork really pops on a dark background. What do you think - would you paint your walls black?

First Row:
1. Lonny
2. Rue
3. Rue
4. Domino via Brides
5. Design*Sponge

Second Row:
6. Lonny
7. Domino via Brides
8. Design*Sponge
9. Adore
10. Lonny

Images: As credited above.

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