First thing to note, commend yourself on your choice of living room furniture. Black is such a strong colour, and complementing it without trying to make it appear monotonous, and moody can be hard. Although choosing black as a colour choice of furniture is a bold and daring move, complimenting it can be a lot of work.
As a Uk’s Leading painters and decorators in London, we have taken the time to provide a handful of painting ideas that would complement black furniture in homes.
- Combine Black And Harmonious Color Schemes
In the colour wheel, several colours lie side by side by side against each other, and these colours compliment and blend. Each of these colours go very well when combined with black. Colours in the colour wheel as they lie side by side include red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink.
To create a harmonious colour scheme, you start with one colour and combine it with the colour right next to it. In cases where black has been used, harmonious colours to be used in painting should be neutral or light colours. This way, the black would serve as an accent colour and not necessarily a dominating shade.
- Patterns, Textures And Prints
If you want to create a balanced colour scheme without black being overbearing, try patterns and textures. With a varying colour scheme to choose from, you can either make your pattern bold with bold colours, or smaller patterns with lighter or brighter colours in a colour wheel.
The colour you wish to go with is entirely based on your preference and style as an individual, as well as the size of the room itself. However, you should remember not to go too much with the colours used in the patterns, so as not to steal the attention away from the black colour. You can do so by keeping in mind that the other colours are meant to complement the black and not overshadow it.
- Monochromatic Color Scheme
This scheme is a great option if you want to incorporate a modern look with your black furniture. This way you choose to go with the other colours that blend well with black to give off a monochromatic colour. Colours like white, cream and grey are great choices. For instance, with black furniture already set, you can choose to paint the walls white or cream with black on the windows or door edges. A grey paint on the wall may end up looking too gloomy, whereas black may end up looking like a horror movie scene. However, you should not forget that the aim is to complement the black colour and not highlight it.
A perfect combination would be to mix up the pastel colours in the form of accessories, like a grey or cream cushions to the sofa, a grey carpet in the centre of the room, or black and white chairs etc.
- Compliment Black With Bright Colors
Bright colours like red has been known to go well with black. Putting up a paint of red on the wall will create a balance with the striking black furniture. However, note that the bright colour to be used should not be painted on the entire walls.
A particular wall with a striking feature can be enhanced with the colour, or the colour used to enhance a feature or area in the room. To better balance the colour, neutral hues like grey or white could be used on the remaining walls, and together with the black, the whole room gives off a certain appeal. If you are at a loss on bright colours to go with, check out the harmonious colour wheel or seek the help of an expert.
Choosing black as a furniture colour is a bold move. However, one must choose the right accessory colors to go with and complement it. When properly complimented, they come off rather nicely. Whether it is patterns, prints or textures that you choose to use, monochromatic colour scheme, or the harmonious colour wheel, or even the use of bright colours, black can turn out to be an interesting colour choice.
Bear in mind however, that too much use of other colours can succeed in suppressing the black tone, whereas too much monochromatic or dull colours can transform a room into a graveyard.
For more tips on painting ideas for homes and rooms with specific colour tones, reach out to us at Paint Works London. Our reputation as one of the finest London painters and decorators has earned us a spot on the most sought after painters in London. Get in touch with us today.