Decorating with Black

September 18th, 2013

It’s the great debate, is black truly a color? From a scientific perspective, to see and define color, you must have light. Artists and designers do consider black a color, however scientists do not because technically black is the absence of all color. When light shines on an object its true hue is revealed by the light bouncing off of it observed by the human eye.

Since color theory is based in human perception, it’s okay for us to refer to black as a “color” for purposes of interior design. Three adjectives come to mind with the discussion of decorating with black: glamorous, sophisticated, timeless. Think of the tuxedo, the grand piano, film noir, and black and white photography.

black and white space bhg

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I’ve been exploring the obvious colors on the wheel in this continuing Color Series, but it does make sense to include black, white, and gray as a major players because of their impact when making choices in how to decorate homes and spaces. 

When it comes to exteriors, what’s more classic than a glossy black front door and trim? I have a weak spot for black mullions, divided light windows, or French doors, and can’t wait to incorporate them into a future space design.

black gloss front door

black front entry door

black divided light windows

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Fall Decor Giveaway

September 18th, 2013

Is your fall nesting instinct taking over? Mine certainly is. I’ve been pulling out all the linens I tucked away at winter’s end in preparation for the fast approaching cooler weather and evenings spent fireside. Autumn is on its way!

Today’s giveaway is brought to you by my lovely sponsor Love Feast Shop. Of course you know them from their series of original velvet pumpkins (with authentic stems) they’ve offered for sale every year, perfect for mantel, tabletop, or fall vignette.

velvet pumpkins

The online boutique also has a shop filled with beautiful home accessories and jewelry, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye to accent your own home or give as a gift!

love feast shop giveaway

 

Two lucky winners will receive a $100 shop credit, you’re free to spend it on anything in the shop.

Eligibility to win one of two $100 shop credits to Love Feast Shop:

1) Visit Love Feast Shop and pick a favorite item. Will it be a velvet pumpkin set, a piece of jewelry, or something else for your home? Name it in a comment on this blog post.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment here telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Two winners chosen at random. Giveaway ends Saturday September 21, 2013 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

Winners: #287 Kati; #506 Erika W. Winners notified via email.

 

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