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Color Guide: How to Use Black in Your NC New Home Interior Design

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 @ 15:08 PM

Where to Use the Color Black

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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.

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Black Flooring Finishes

Black carpeting

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. 

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Black hardwood stain

In more contemporary home styles, buyers are choosing wood stains in with an ebony (ie very dark brown to black) finish.

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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. 

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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.

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(See another home with entirely black counter tops here.)

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.

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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.

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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.

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Similar to the kitchen back splash, black tiles can be blended into a tile shower or tile bath.

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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.

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A contemporary black vanity with glass front gives this powder room upscale appeal.

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If you love light maple wood floors, consider paring them with ebony or black staircase railings. 

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Black lighting fixtures can be added to any room in your home - for a subtle touch of elegance. 

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Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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