Use black to set off your headboard wall. It makes a great backdrop for artwork or other decorative elements. Just make sure that whatever you hang on the wall contrasts with the dark background; otherwise the object will get lost against the black.A similar inky black to try: Black Bay DEA188, from Dunn-Edwards.
I love the interplay of the white cubes against the black painted wall. A little black goes a long way, so a partial wall such as this one is a terrific spot for a splash of the strong hue. There’s also plenty of white and light wood tones in this bedroom to offset the black and lighten up the palette.A similar jet black to try: Pantone Jet Black PN1090, from Valspar.
Black and white photography looks fantastic on a black painted wall. It’s asupereasy way to add an elegant touch to your bedroom.A similar warm black to try: Black Suede S-H-790, from Behr.
For a more contemporary look, create an accent wall with black stained wood sheets or planks. Just enough of the grain pops through the stain to break up the black and give the wall an interesting texture here.A similar black stain to try: Ebony 2718, from Minwax.
Create a faux canopy for your bed by extending a black-painted headboard wall onto the ceiling directly over your bed. It will visually lower the ceiling above the bed, creating a protective and cozy vibe, perfect for mornings when you get to sleep in.A smoky hue for your faux canopy: Kendall Charcoal HC-166, from Benjamin Moore.
If you are drawn to some of these black-hued rooms but are wary of going for such an intense color, start with a simple accent wall painted black. It’s among the most affordable and low-commitment ways to bring a splash of black into a room. Pair it with plenty of white to keep it from feeling heavy, and think about bringing in bits of other fun colors, such as bold orange — the palette is both fun and modern but also grown-up and sophisticated.A similar bluish-black to try: Cyberspace SW7076, from Sherwin-Williams.