Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Back to Black

You know me - I'm all about colour.

Colour on top of white like here...
Colour for the sake of colour like here....

The one 'colour' I've never given any thought to is BLACK.

Black is like a staple uniform in New Zealand. Every female in the country owns the same black cardigan from Glassons, we gravitate toward black shoes, black bags, our national sports team is called the All Blacks. For a colour junkie like me this can get a little depressing, so no wonder black interiors haven't been on my radar.

Until I saw... this:

via Pinterest

Admittedly it's a brown-based black, but doesn't it look perfect for a little nook in your house? With a large coloured accessory of course.

It can be done.

I decided to make my own black virtual-room (since I, y'know, don't have a real one to play with) to see experiment with using black:

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It all stemmed from the one large photo print on the wall, so I chose pinks and golds for the room to keep it cheery. Pairing black with white can make it hard if you also want to add a colour. So sticking to one or two light, bright colours like the pink and gold above really works.

I love the missoni hanging lamp, and the Robert le Heros fabric called "After the Morning Rain" on the pillow and wall.

Sources below,

    - Amyshka

Hanging lantern by Missoni
Wall photo print
Drawers from Anthropologie
Ottoman from Anthropologie
Pillow from Madder & Rouge
Robert le Heros wallpaper framed in oval
Robert le Heros fabric framed in rectangle

This post is shared on The Handmade Home.
The Handmade Home


  1. Looks like a neat idea! Visiting via the linky party on the handmade home..

  2. Love the boldness of a black wall! Your board definitely tones it all done with a nice pop of additional color! Thanks for visiting Room Rx and adding my blog to your blog roll.
    You and I both seem to like doing our mood boards... :- )

    Cathy @ Room Rx

  3. I really like it with the warm wood tones! It provides a great backdrop!


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