Where to Use the Color Black
NC New Home Interior Design Using Black
The color black is cropping up in new ways in 2014 NC new homes - as a paint pigment, fixture finish, tile tone, and kitchen appliance color.
The use of black makes a strong statement, as a color associated with luxury, elegance, and sophistication. See photos and get tips on how to add a touch of black to your NC new home, here.
Black Painted Walls
Most top designer blogs are boasting the benefits of black walls, ceilings, and doors.
In this mud room / laundry room / dog room combination, two walls are painted in a black chalk paint, designed for grocery and to-do lists.
Black Flooring Finishes
Adding carpet is a great way to add color, texture, and warmth to a space. While you may want to stick with soothing carpet colors for your bedrooms - such as neutral patterns and cream designs - black carpets can make a statement of elegance in smaller spaces.
In this version of The Summerlyn, a black patterned carpet runner was added to the hardwood staircase. The bold black color stands out against creams, beiges, and browns.
Black hardwood stain
In more contemporary home styles, buyers are choosing wood stains in with an ebony (ie very dark brown to black) finish.
Black Kitchen Design Ideas
There are many ways to integrate black features and finishes into your custom home kitchen. The three most popular places to add a splash of black are the tile back splash, granite counter tops, and appliances.
Black tile back splashes
We're seeing more black tiles within kitchen back splash selections - as a brick lay splash and as accents within a multi-tone mini mosaic design.
Black counter tops
Whether the granite has a black pattern or solid black composition, black kitchen counter tops are popping up in more custom kitchens.
Black kitchen sinks
While white sinks are popular in farmhouse and rustic kitchen designs, black sinks are a top request for contemporary and modern designs.
Black kitchen appliances
Even though black appliances tend to cost a bit less than stainless steel appliances, some home owners are choosing them based on their color - not their lower price tag.
Especially in all white kitchens, black appliances are making an appearance in more 2014 custom homes.
Black Master Suite Feature Design Ideas
A black counter top in this master closet island draws out the black knobs and levers throughout the master bath.
Similar to the kitchen back splash, black tiles can be blended into a tile shower or tile bath.
Black Accents in Secondary Rooms and Powder Rooms
Secondary rooms - such as the powder room - are great spaces to integrate black features.
In this secondary bath, a black granite pattern contains speckles of brown - used to tie in the cabinet and tile colors.
A contemporary black vanity with glass front gives this powder room upscale appeal.
If you love light maple wood floors, consider paring them with ebony or black staircase railings.
Black lighting fixtures can be added to any room in your home - for a subtle touch of elegance.
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