By Manya Matveev. Interior. Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 23:46:41 PM.
Let black define a space. Black can create a strong impression in a supporting role. There's plenty of it in this room, yet the feel is very light and bright. Go for a crisp white shell, then choose black for woodwork, furniture and accessories to tap into its dramatic character while keeping the space airy.
Kick up the drama in a mostly white kitchen by adding small bits of a warm, dark gray. Use the gray to highlight interesting architectural elements. Then make the look fun and fresh with an accent color in a leafy shade of green.
Create an illusion. Where you choose to use light and dark colors can have a huge influence on a space. In this lofty white room, the ceiling and walls down to the picture rail have been painted black, helping to visually lower the high ceiling for a much cozier mood. Or try painting the end wall of a long, narrow room black to visually bring it forward.