One of the best interior design ideas is using black trim as a contrast. This one thing can change your home decor look completely. Using black as a strong contrast in otherwise neutral rooms is a great tool to create clean lines and a crisp classic look, no matter what style your home or decor.
Interior design ideas – black door and trim – Home Bunch
Best of all, it’s not a complete makeover. Its more like adding frosting on a cake. Refining your look.
A strong exterior black front door can look very sophisticated and matches most house colors. It instantly updates the exterior of your home and gives you added curb appeal. This is an elegant look. You can use water oil based paint or dark metallic paints if you are looking for something more modern.
Black trim – Pinterest
But beyond the front door, black wallpaper, painted black furniture, lighting or baseboards can all add something classic to your rooms. A room with black wallpaper on all four walls or a room with all matching black furniture is too heavy to look at every day. Finding a balance and a look you are happy to live with for a few years, might take a little research.
Black wallpaper and a black trunk – Decorators Best
Black baseboards were once a startling departure from a regular builder’s standard finishes but is now more readily available. If you are doing it yourself, in most cases all you need is black paint. The effect is a home decor look that appears customized and tailored.
I like to think of using trim like ‘ribbon’. You need enough to contrast other colors or features of the room, but not too much that the room feels weighed down.
Black stencils on white tiles – Apartment Therapy
You might settle for a black front door or stair treads, a black stone kitchen bench or a black tile floor in the bathroom. To get chic without gloom here are some ideas you can use for a sophisticated look in your home.
Most of these interior design ideas use black paint which you can add to almost anything, from furniture to stair treads. You can use different textures and materials like stone, tiles, wallpaper and fabric to layer the theme into your decor.
This anchors your room and creates a focal point. You can go beyond a black mantle and hearth to include the wall but an equally dramatic look is by stenciling soft black in a Moroccan tile or hexagon motif. A lot will depend on the size of your room, but it draws your eye to create a focus, and helps other colors in the space to pop.
DIY Black tiles and black mantel – Jones Design Company
A large black bookcase can create a focal point, a visual weight in a room where none exists. An instant feature that can be styled to store and display your treasures.
Black bookcase – instagram
If this seems like too much, consider adding black framed doors to a bookcase, like this Ikea hack below on a white Billy bookcase.
Or you can paint the inside of the bookcase or shelves in black. It’s a great way to highlight objects.
Add black to the back of your bookcase – Dimples and Tangles
Black framed shower door: Pinterest
Using a black framed door creates drama and contrast for other colors to pop.
Your front door welcomes all who visit and is the perfect background for wreaths. For the best black front door use a high-gloss oil paint unless you prefer a matte look, then you should use a latex paint.
Black front door – Room For Tuesday
Apply it with a sponge roller for a smooth finish. Latex will give you a lower sheen – even if you apply a glossy polyurethane on top, you won’t get the same depth of color as using oil paint.
Farmhouse with Black Front Door – Instagram
An entry with an internal black front door and banister are great accents to a mostly white entry or hallway. This is a timeless look that always looks modern and fresh.
Black door and banister – Most Lovely Things
These work to frame a room. Don’t worry if you have light or gold wooden floors. The contrast will lighten the room, not darken it. It will outline the room and make it look sharper.
Black door and baseboards : Pinterest
Black Marble herringbone shower with gold fixtures – Decor Lovin
Expensive but classic. Black marble never goes out of fashion but there are many other materials you can use to get the same classic look.
Black is a great addition to any space. It sets a mood, anchor a room and creates drama. These interior design ideas using black as an accent trim perfect for a classic and tailored look never dates.