A rising trend among bedroom ideas , black in quantities both small and large, including as full-blown wall paint, is sweeping sleep spaces and making a very stylish statement. Charlotte Cosby, Head of Creative at Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab), also believes black deserves a firm place among your bedroom color ideas , even for naturally darker rooms. Black wall paint is a seriously chic choice, but if you’re worried about the room feeling a little heavy, open things up with a white ceiling. Both dark and light create a tonal effect in your paint scheme and feel like a breath of fresh air.
Textiles are an essential part of any bedroom, but really help to add interest and warmth to a simple color scheme. ‘Pure-black walls with crisp white linen will create a monochromatic look that feels architectural and clean,’ says Cosby.
‘When using black, I always advise adding lots of texture, just so that the room remains feeling light and interesting,’ adds Bradley. Use a densely patterned wallpaper to set a palette that encompasses three or four key colors, and run with those throughout the room. This makes for a great platform for adding large amounts of black elsewhere in the room, such as in furniture or bedding, without it feeling too dark.
A monochrome scheme should never be boring and injecting a scintillating geometric pattern into the room is a great way to make black accents on white feel explosive. In this room by interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, a black headboard is backed with a statement geometric screen. Slick black with glistening gold is the surely most indulgent form of aesthetic luxury.
In this bedroom by Brianne Bishop Design, a highly textural room filled with black architectural accents and deep gray velvets is given a warming lift by a gold light fitting, bar cart and textiles. Consider adding gold into a dark green bedroom , or any scheme with a deep, jewel-toned base color. As you may possibly expect, these blacks are best paired with dark browns, crimson reds and pale pinks. ‘Black can also be a great color choice when looking to make a room appear brighter and lighter, says Bradley.
If you have a bright, spring-like scheme that is lacking some oomph, bring black accents into the room to ground it and create some structure. Here, a Japanese-inspired, floral bedroom wallpaper idea takes the lead, with its pale red flowers inspiring the pink throw and welcoming contrast in the blue bedside table.
A black headboard, tabletop and light fitting add a sense of seriousness to the room, making the scheme feel more grown up. A gentle, largely monochrome look has been achieved in this bedroom, as white walls keep the room bright, while a geometrically patterned floor brings visual interest into the scheme. To prevent the darker elements of the room feeling too bottom-heavy, a black-painted sliding door and reading lamp bring the black closer to eye level.
Black works really well as a paint color, as long as you match the light levels and size of your room correctly with the tone and shade. Black furniture makes for a great way to add drama into an otherwise light palette bedroom. Pairing crisp black lines against white or cream walls is an eye-catching choice.
Just remember to soften a monochrome palette with layers of textured bed linen, throws and cushions to keep it feeling contemporary. Adding some interest to the walls will help solid black furniture feel less heavy, and create a grounding monument within a lively scheme instead.