Tuesday, 1 May 2012

black accents

Today is 1st May and it's Labour Day here in Malaysia! For all Malaysians, I hope you're having a good holiday!

Just the other day, my rather opinionated sister mentioned that my blog features a lot of white and wicker and needed some variety. Of course I was indignant and said, "well, yeah, it's my blog, I'll post things that I like." Which happens to be a lot of white... and some wicker, too.

White walls and wicker chairs? Erm, I couldn't resist! Image from Country Home

So, if you're getting bored of white, I thought that this time I would write about the opposite of white... which is black of course. I've always liked rooms that are neutral in colour scheme, but I feel that a hint of black, as an accent, tends to ground the room and give it that little bit of edge.

Here are some examples.

Katrin Cargill
I love the black backsplash, the granite top, the lanterns and the black stools in this country kitchen.

My Home Ideas
Hints of black on the coffee table, black piano, iron railing and curtain rod. I love this room.

Katrin Cargill
The console table against the wall is black - adding some edge to this otherwise neutral room.

I love this white kitchen and the black pendant lamps to ground the room together.

All Things Stylish
I love the composition of black and white photos in black and white frames. Modern and stylish.

Eclectic Revisited
The beautiful black chandelier is a gorgeous accent in this neutral and edgy room.

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I love this study room and the hints of black - the chair, the doors, the photos and their frames.

Elle Decor
Black and white stripes on the banquette - the other chairs and furniture are more traditional to complement the modern stripes of the banquette.

Elle Decor
I adore Meg Ryan's house featured in Elle Decor. White with dark floors and black accents. Her bedroom is gorgeous, too.

Elle Decor
And the black cabinets in her kitchen.

Elle Decor
 So what do you think of black as accents? Is it too strong, or would you consider using it in your home?


  1. I'm more into whites, grays, and neutrals. But a touch of black or, even better yet, dark gray can really anchor / ground a vignette. Have a lovely holiday! Cheers from DC, Loi

    1. Thanks, Loi! I am more into whites, greys and neutrals too. Aah, a touch of dark grey is lovely!


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