29 Beautiful Black Rooms

Dining room with black shiplap walls and black seating around center table

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Black walls are bold, elegant, and timeless, so using the shade liberally when decorating is just good feng shui. In fact, black walls are a goof-proof way to make any room in a home impossibly chic regardless of square footage. For your inspiration, these ideas share how black can evoke a strong sense of drama or even whimsy in a space.

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    Stunning Black Powder Room

    black farmhouse bathroom with gold accents

    Lux Interior Design

    It is true. Black walls suck up light, which can make the shade intimidating to use in a sizable space. But who said you had to go big? Painting a small spot in your home black can have beautifully stunning results. Our favorite, for instance, is this farmhouse-inspired washroom by Lux Interior Design. The velvety walls provide a striking backdrop for the rustic vanity and brass mirror.

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    Beautiful Black Kitchen

    black tile kitchen with gold accents

    April Tomlin Interiors

    White is a safe choice for kitchens but if you crave drama, feast your eyes on this black cooking space by April Tomlin Interiors. A marble backsplash spices up the walls with a herringbone pattern. Metallic accents from the cabinet knobs to light fixtures breakup black space while bringing the glamour. The glossy quartz countertops add sheen. Topping it all off is the white ceiling that gives the kitchen an open and airy feeling.

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    Black Bedroom

    black bedroom with steer skull

    Matte black is perfect for transforming a bedroom into a cozy cocoon. In this dreamy space by Homepolish crisp while bedding offsets the inky walls. Two mirrored end tables lend a little glitz to the boudoir. Our favorite feature is the cruelty-free animal skull made of cast resin.

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    Stylish Tween Bedroom

    black girls room with pops of color
    Sally Wheat Interiors

    Yes, black walls can totally work in a kid's room. To keep the space from feeling dreary add big splashes of color. Here Sally Wheat Interiors combines patterns and bright hues to cheer up a space fit for a tween.

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    Black Media Room

    black media room with pops of color

    Cablik Enterprises

    This pitch black media room by Cablik Enterprises may be the best place ever to Netflix and chill. The L shaped sofa and red ottoman together provide a place to stretch out and recharge. The painted brick wall adds statement-making character. A gallery wall brightens the room with pops of color.

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    Black Shiplap

    original shiplap walls painted black

    Cuppett Architects

    In a historic home remodeled by Cuppett Architects black paint refreshes old shiplap. We love how the glossy finish highlights the imperfections on each wood panel. Plus high sheen walls like these reflect light, which will make things feel brighter compared to matte black walls. 

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    Black Nursery

    black nursery with white accents
    La Petite Mag

    Black walls set the stage in this gender-neutral nursery by La Petite Mag. Natural wood and muted colors help to soften the space. Additional accents including the typography throw and bunny poster pour on the whimsy.

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    Retro Black Living Room

    black living room walls with wall art and pops of color
    Lindsay Pincus Design

    A smartly placed sectional sofa anchors this midcentury-inspired, black living room by Lindsay Pincus Design. Additional furnishings including the brown leather butterfly chair, yellow curtains, and Turkish rug warm up the neutral walls. Our favorite idea worthy of stealing is putting negative space to work as a gallery wall as shown on the right.

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    Black, Blue and Gray Living Room

    blue black and gray living room

    Jenn Feldman Designs

    As counterintuitive as it may appear, mixing black, blue and gray is a winning combination as shown in this Palm Springs home by Jenn Feldman Designs. Layering the moody shades throughout the room adds both dimension and visual interest.

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    Mix Black Walls With Colorful Accents

    colorful accents in black bedroom
    Architecture for London

    Colorful bedding and a cute end table both add a sense of playfulness that balances the black walls in this snug bedroom in a home remodeled by Architecture for London.

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    Two Tone Walls

    black dining room with white wainscotting
    Suburban B's

    Erin from Suburban B's transformed her perfectly lovely dining space into a showstopper with black paint. The two-tone walls make an elegant statement without giving off an overly formal vibe.

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    DIY Black Kitchen

    DIY black kitchen with checkered floor
    No Glitter, No Glory

    When Patricia Goijens, the blogger behind No Glitter, No Glory did not have the budget for a kitchen renovation, she turned to black paint. To take things to the next level, she painted her refrigerator, cabinets, shelves, and walls with a color by Farrow & Ball called Pitch Black. The result is a cooking space that is both chic and timeless.

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    Brownish-Black Walls

    traditional black living room with gallery wall and pops of color

    Philip Gorrivan

    In this 1920s home by interior designer Philip Gorrivan, walls painted a shade of brownish-black by Farrow & Ball called Tanner's Brown creates the ideal backdrop for a collection of framed prints.

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    Black Home Office

    home office with black walls with wooden desk

    Sarah Sherman Samuel

    Chalkboard paint helped blogger Sarah Sherman Samuel carve out a nook for a home office in her small home. The wall dresses things up while giving her a spot to jot notes.

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    Black Walls in Small Spaces

    DIY living room with black walls and brown accents
    Growing Spaces

    Heather from Growing Spaces believes that small décor changes can make a significant impact. Case in point the black walls in her living room. She says the shade instantly made her space feel bigger, calmer, and more stylish.

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    Black Wallpaper

    textured black wallpaper

    Door Sixteen

    You do not have to whip out the paintbrush to dress up your walls. Anna from Door Sixteen used black wallpaper with a fir tree pattern to spruce up her home office. If you are a renter, you may want to consider peel and stick wallpaper because it is easy to remove without damaging walls.

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    DIY Black Shiplap

    black shiplap in bedroom
    Vintage Revivals

    Mandi from Vintage Revivals says even if you never knocked out a DIY project you can make this black shiplap feature wall. Her tutorial breaks down all the need to knows.

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    Scandinavian Bedroom

    sundrenched bedroom with black accent wall

    Alvhem Makleri

    Take the edge off a black wall with this idea from Alvhem Makleri. Here splatter print sheets add unexpected pattern.

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    Monochromatic Dining Room

    cream and black dining room

    Ramsey Interiors

    Pitch black walls can make eating at home a theatrical experience says Ramsey Interiors. The design firm combined furniture and decorative accessories in sharply contrasting shades to create a traditional dining room with a dramatic edge.

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    Bold Feature Wall

    chevron black shiplap in bedroom

    Design Shop Interiors

    A bold feature wall makes a stylish statement in this beautiful modern farmhouse bedroom by Design Shop Interiors. The herringbone pattern was created using stained wood planks.

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    Color Coded Bookcase

    black dining room with ghost chairs and pops of color

    Ann Lowengart Interiors

    We believe the best rooms include colorful accessories. In this dining space by Ann Lowengart Interiors, a black bookcase flaunts a collection of books and knickknacks arranged by color.

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    Black Kitchen Cabinets

    black kitchen with black cabinets
    The Works

    Create separation in an open space by painting your kitchen pitch black. In this home, by The Works, dark floors and saturated cabinetry give the cooking space a sleek and sexy twist.

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    Glossy Black Tile

    black square tile bathroom with white accent sinks
    Boutique Homes

    Tiny square tile makes the most of this small bathroom by Boutique Homes. The glossy surfaces give off a lovely diffused reflection. Even better, using black grout as shown will hide dirt.

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    Black and White Apartment

    jet black modern living room with white accents

    Danielle Colding Design

    Danielle Colding Design gave the living room in this New York City apartment a modern vibe using global elements. The jet-black walls highlighted with crisp white trim radiant elegance. A shaggy Greek flokati rug adds foot soothing texture. Monochromatic, Ikat wallpaper covers the ceilings.

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    Bohemian Decorating

    boho home with black walls
    Alida and Miller

    Loud colors and basic black go together like peanut and jelly to convey a sense of fun in this home by interior designer team Alida and Miller. Our favorite frothy features include the Seahorse headboard by Serena and Lily and wood bead chandelier by Bohemian Like You.

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    Black Plaid Wallpaper

    bedroom with black plaid walls
    Boutique Homes

    Black, plaid wallpaper feels more punk rock than preppy in this stylish bedroom by Boutique Homes. Sealing the deal is an edgy, baroque bed.

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    Minimalistic Kitchen

    pitch black kitchen with pendant lights
    BTL Property

    A minimalistic kitchen spotted on BTL Property packs floor to ceiling cabinetry with a crisp gray island. A black quartz countertop adds a little shine to the moody cooking space.

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    Black Flame

    living room black walls and white fireplace
    Interior Edit

    These walls are a shade called Black Flame from the purples collection at Pittsburgh Paints. Spotted on the Interior Edit, this living room combines the moody color with décor in vibrant shades of green and yellow.

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    White Walls Lack Drama

    bolder pops of color against a black walls in livingroom
    Sally Wheat Interiors

    White walls can be dull. Here, inky walls accentuate the splashy sofa in this living room by Sally Wheat Interiors.