9 Surprising Ways to Decorate With Black
Go bold with these fresh ideas for the dark hue
Make bright-white porcelain-tile house numbers, (about $75; Rejuvenation), pop for mail carriers and visitors alike with this stark, sophisticated paint job.
Give your black front door a high-gloss paint job.
Opt for some colorful ceramic house numbers to play against your black-front-door paint job.
A white kitchen with lofty ceilings is grounded by base cabinets, kitchen-island cabinets, and glossy doors in black. Mother of three and blogger Dana Miller of House Tweaking used IKEA kitchen cabinets and tapped Steve, her engineer and DIY-expert husband, to pull off this cook-space renovation, which involved creating a vaulted ceiling with skylights. See the full room tour on Remodelista.
Look to your kitchen cabinets for other paint-color combos that really cook.
Let more sunlight into your kitchen with our tutorial on how to install a wide-angle skylight.
High-gloss black garage doors act like a mirrored surface for a home's driveway and surrounding greenery. Matching sconces reinforce the stark color and draw the eye up to the dentil molding. See other charming black-and-white moments in this house tour from Anne Decker Architects.
Explore stylish options in our guide, all about garage doors.
Get pro secrets for choosing exterior paint schemes.
Black tile grout transforms traditional pyramid-stacked white subway tile into an adventurous choice in the bath. And it masks grout stains in this floor-to-ceiling installation. Explore other tile-grout color options.
Consider the old-house favorite basketweave tile for another play on black-and-white in the bath.
All lines, including paneling and exposed ceiling beams, point toward the view to the outdoors in this neutral space. The leafy view enlivens a room's neutral color scheme. See the other stylish nooks in this house tour.
Add a formal touch to any room with primed boards and molding in our easy project, how to build a coffered ceiling.
Deck out your room with inspiration from these crown-molding design ideas.