Color Black as a Design Element
Using the color black as a design element
can be limiting when it comes to a room's decor, but the classic color can also
give a room a unique appearance. Using design elements that are solid black in
color can make a space look very modern, but it has to be done in the right way
to pull it off. Sometimes it takes a little playing around with furniture and
other decoration to get the balance right, but once the balance is found the
room will look beautiful. Using black rugs is a great way to incorporate the color
black as a design element, while still maintaining the balance of the room.
Color Black in Combination with Neutrals
When using black rugs
one way to decorate the rest of the room is with neutral colors. This is the
best way to keep the black rug looking like it coordinates with the rest of the
room. A black rug can be paired with furniture upholstered in different shades
of grey, tan or white. It is usually good to include some other black
accessories in the room, but nothing as large as the black rug that already
sits on the floor. Black throw pillows on the couch or a decorative black vase
are examples of some appropriate pieces.
in Combination with Other Bright Colors
Black rugs can also be paired with solid-colored
furniture, but it is important that all of the furniture is in the same color
family to avoid confusing the eye. If using furniture in all of the same color
family (such as all blues or all yellows) the black helps to create a back drop
that makes the rest of the color in the room pop.
When using black rugs it is usually best to
avoid colored patterns or the room can look awkward and off-balanced. This does
not mean patterns cannot be used at all. In fact, it can be very visually
appealing if black and white patterns are included in a room with a black rug.
The contrasting colors play well against each other and can make the entire
room look striking and beautiful.