BLUE IS THE NEW BLACK...BROWN IS THE NEW BLACK EVEN ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK....BUT THAT ONES A WHOLE OTHER TOPIC. WE THINK 'BLACK' IS THE NEW BLACK AND FRIGGIN LOVE IT!
“_______ is the new black…”
-Every magazine, every season
Society loves speculating at what colour or trend this season will take over for the envy of all colours: black. Black is timeless, effortless, and it comforts our dark, dark souls. Whether it’s an all-black outfit when you need to absolutely slay, or that new black ice cream everyone and their dog has a photo of on Instagram, black is a colour we all know and love and it’s time we embrace that nothing will replace it.
When it comes to décor, black is often overlooked. Of course, no one expects you to deck out your house like an angst-filled teenager who just got upgraded to the basement room in 9th grade. But, consider breaking out of the square mold of “accent” colours and choosing ye ol’ favorite colour black.
We at teb Interiors worked with Nina who had just finished her home and needed a bunch of stuff in it to make it livable – Our favorite problem to solve! She wanted something that was outside of the norm, but airy, eclectic, modern, and had a flare of her unique style. Enter black.
Black as an accent
Black is a great colour because it goes with anything. Duh. We all know this, and that’s why our closet is full of it. It’s impossible to mess up, however when it comes to interior design, it does take some thought in order to be done right so you don’t end up crying with a paintbrush in your hand wondering what you’ve done to your beautiful home.
We used black to play off of the brass gold fixtures, the grey furniture, and bold Andy Warhol inspired custom pop-art work of family photos as complimentary accents. This ensured black was never overdone and didn’t darken the room. Black accents, such as chairs, lamp covers, and black decor with mixed with patterns helped make it all happen. Artwork plays a huge role in adding diversity to the design, and custom artwork can be found throughout the house. Because hey, when you can’t find the perfect piece, why not make it yourself?
Black as a statement
One of our favorite pieces is the black candle setting on the dining table. It gives the room an edge, and shows guests that Nina doesn’t mess around. The matte compliments the brass light fixture and mirrors, while also tying into the finish of the table. The table its self is something that just screams “INVITE PEOPLE OVER TO EAT” and it was a custom teb Interiors table done with concrete and vintage maple extensions and accent legs.
Don’t be afraid to be bold when it comes to black – black is bold! Use it loud and proud.
Black and navy = a love affair
Have you noticed the ceiling? Do you love it as much as us? Hell ya you do. We couldn’t resist completing the living room with a navy ceiling. This works since the walls are so high, the room is so bright, and the white walls and colourful artwork really ensure the room is nice and light. The texture on the ceiling is to die for, and was screaming to be painted. Navy helps work alongside the black, with a illusion of darkness with the subtleness of navy so it’s not so sharp.
So, yes to black
The navy curtains, alongside the black chairs, table nook, and light fixtures bring the colour throughout the home without over doing it. When working with a colour that is so bold, it’s important to make sure that it lives in each room in a way that makes sense without going too crazy.
"BUT NEVER SHY AWAY FROM AT LEAST 'SOME' CRAZY"