Black is back!

It is time to forget bright and fresh, the new trend is dark and sultry. Black is synonymous with elegance and sophistication. A strong trend right now is to dare to replace light tones with darker colours. Up until recently dark hues have solely been the domain of trendy décor stylists and instagramprofilers but now more people are starting to dare to think about painting the walls darker. Dark colour schemes just exude luxury maximalism!


Chandelier Bernardi

Chandelier Bernardi

Many people are scared of painting walls black and think it can be perceived hard, but it can enliven your house and create contrasts to the rest of the décor you have. Pairing happily with different colours patterns and structures, emphasising your other pieces of exciting and vibrant furniture.

When paired with gold, black feels sumptuous and elegant, like in this gorgeously styled living room from Eichholtz above and below.

For more inspiration about taking the bold step of embracing this trend check out the first ever Elle Trends magazine and their recent blog post The Skeptic's Guide to Black Paint