I got an e-mail last night announcing Benjamin Moore’s 2009 “Colors for Your Home”
part of their site and really loved this living room image (go to the site link above for a better view- I am having pic size issues!). Black walls are so hip these days but talk about a daunting color choiceI Even I would have trouble putting a brush to the wall covered in black paint! Typically I do not like “accent walls”, but this one really works. I am loving the black surrounding the fireplace (makes that mantle and artwork really pop) and the other colors that play off it- the icy blue remaining walls and chartreuse in the office (brought in with accessories to the living area). I also love the mix of traditional and modern furnishings- this is a great example of how to do that well.
In the dining room they did the opposite and used black liberally, but I love it- romantic and dramatic with the bright drapes and the ceiling painted a color (not shown). Again I am loving the traditional table mixed with a very modern light fixture and chairs.
Who knew you could find decoration inspiration on a paint website? :)