What colours go well with black?
A colour for some, an absence of colour for others, black will never go unnoticed. But because it can be overpowering, it’s important to learn how to use it. Applied in small doses or on entire walls, black serves to structure your space. Growing in popularity because of its graphic and modern applications, there are several fun and interesting colour combinations to use with black. So why not add a touch of black to your home?
Black + White
Black and white is a classic combination in decor. Celebrated interior designer Andrée Putnam was known for her expert use of this combination. Her secret? She made sure to always use one more than the other. And she never hesitated to go for the total look, that is, using only black and white in her designs. This colour duo is also great for graphic interiors, in which pure, clean lines are the focus. Big or small squares, stripes, checkerboards, spirals, or dots, all liven up the severity of black.
Black + Yellow
When used as the dominant colour, black harmonizes well with a bright secondary colour. Add small yellow accessories, such as cushions, vases, lighting, or an item of furniture. By using your secondary colour only on accessories, it’s then easy to vary your colour combinations by moving from yellow to turquoise, for example. This graphic, contemporary combination goes very well with white and charcoal grey.
Black + Pink
Though black and fuchsia create a cheerful combination, the trend is now towards black and powder pink. First, because pink is increasingly popular in modern interiors, and second, because when combined with black, the pink becomes softer and more understated. This softness translates into an ambiance of poetry and romance, without being overly sentimental.
Black + Blue
Long considered a poor combination, with all of the possible shades of blue available today, there’s no doubt that black and blue work! Dare black and peacock blue, or black and sky blue. Opt for bright or clear shades of blue, rather than very dark blues. With this duo, choose metallic accessories, such as copper or silver.
Black + Grey
As it becomes lighter, black turns to grey. Therefore, black can be combined with a grey scheme, ranging from almost white to pearl grey to charcoal. Most elegant, this combination adds an air of minimalism to a room, conducive to calm and serenity. And if you want to play outside of the rules, choose colourful accessories for a chic tribal decor.