Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Black Accent Wall

At first glance, this space looks like any other clean, modern, simple home but wait for it...

...almost there...

...TAH DAH! We found it, the elusive black wall.  So simple in nature but doesn't it add a certain oomph to the space?

Oh look!  There's another one in a different pattern. Very nice.

Here's another angle to give you the full effect.  Suddenly the idea of a black accent wall seem pretty doable, no?
all images via Alvhem
I know Ally's been looking for black wall paper to put in her new home. I can't wait to see what she decides!  What do you think about a black accent wall?  Do you think it only works with open, neutral spaces like this or do you see it being more versatile?  

25 comments:

mrs. halimah. said...

i love the idea of a black accent wall. i'd probably go for black paint - no wallpaper - and hang a few simple pieces on it.
i saw a black kitchen in a magazine before and ever since i've flirted with the idea of doing the same thing. it's very versatile - i think it could work in an open or tight space.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh I absolutely love it!

Caroline said...

I'm really loving the wallpaper.

Ginger said...

Personally, I love the idea of black walls; they really anchor a space. Doing one wall in black, especially with a bold pattern, is pretty chic. I love the combination of black and metallic silver too; I wouldn't mind doing that in my own space (if I were allowed to do things like that, that is;)

Sarah said...

I love this idea. Currently trying to work out how to brighten up my flat and this would be ideal.

Thank you

jen said...

It's really beautiful in contrast to all the white!

Laura Trevey said...

I absolutely love it! What a statement it makes!

Frau said...

I like it, it looks like fabric.

DiamondsandTulle said...

O love the black accent wall! My bathroom is the darkest charcoal grey without being black. I love the sunlight in this home!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Patricia Torres said...

oh gosh!! the black wall looks amazing.. But I love the use of the ladder in the first pic.. lovely!

Iva said...

the 3rd is my favorite!!!

Mi Vida Bonita said...

I love it! I think it is totally versatile. It makes a great impact and adds drama. The white furniture in front really makes it POP!

Callie Grayson said...

i love it, I have been looking for the perfect wall covering for my dining room in black.
xx
callie

Sandy said...

wow, these really make a statement! i wouldn't normally think that black walls/wallpaper look that good, but I AM LOVING IT!

Diana said...

i like it! it can still be feminine if done right.

Liz said...

That is so classy! What great inspirations! I got the earrings earlier this week, they are too cute, I will link to you when I wear them later this week:)

The Cottage Cheese said...

I want to live here! I never would have thought of a black accent wall, but the pattern on the wallpaper softens it. Such impeccable design in this home.

TERI REES WANG said...

Aah, Yes. The anchor wall is one my mama favored in our tiny two bedroom apartment, so many years ago.

It gives you the necessary color we need to see in our space, without swallowing up the place. Nice trick.

manvi@mochatini said...

with a sharp contrast it looks great. i like it behind the dresser.

Jaime said...

Hey there- I featured this on my Friday Faves post: http://laviejaime.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-faves_12.html

Happy weekend! :)

Erika @ Practical Princess said...

This is a fun post! Love those pops of black! Great blog =)

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh, I never thought I would say this about a black wall, but I am in love with it! I think it probably works best in an open concept area as shown just because in an enclosed space it might look a little too dark. I suppose it depends on the mood you are looking to create though as well. Wow, I am so enthusiastic to try this now!

abigail's treasure said...

love the black wallpaper - i wanted to try it in my room but was more scared of putting up wallpaper than the fact that its was black!!

ended up going for shades of charcoal grey paint which worked really well.

you always find such lovely images!

Redbonegirl97 said...

I am not sure about this. I am sure if I was actually there, I'd probably like it more.

Tiffany
http://liferequiresmorechocolate.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

where did you get the wallpaper from its on the 3rd picture down
really want to get this for my kitchen
thanks jackie. from uk

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