Crush the Look by Anchoring it With Black

Crush the Look by Anchoring it With Black

Color is such an amazing element. It can deliver a unique experience on sight. When it comes to decorating small spaces though, many people tend to shy away from more saturated hues. “Go light and bright” is the advice I always hear. While that’s certainly the safe route, it may not necessarily be what you, the homeowner wants to see day in and day out.

For years I styled my home the “safe” way. I shied away from all the vibrancy that I secretly loved seeing in eclectic homes. Sure my home looked nice. But it wasn’t me (or my husband). Only when I started to embrace other colors did I began to thoroughly enjoy my home and see its potential.

While gazing out the window during a recent train commute, I started to reflect on the wonderful world of color. I thought it might be nice to take you readers a journey by examining a few individual colors. The following poem is what I dictated into my phone notes as I thought about the important role that shades of black play in home decor.  

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Powerful Reasons for Using Black in Your Decor

A relentless neutral
That absorbs all others
Whether high gloss or matte

It contains many answers
To your decorating dilemmas
Remember anchor it with black

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If great taste 
Somehow missed you with it’s grace
Make up for that which you lack 

Ground what you have 
Old and new, big or small 
With just a little hint of black 

The LBD* of your home decor “closet”
No matter the style you choose

Shiny metals, vibrant colors or even vintage flowers?
All these things give black MORE power. 

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Mix primary even secondary hues
A little of this, a little of that
No mater what the formula 
Out comes the color black

It is beautiful and bold 
Slick like iron dipped in gold 
An inescapable fact

If you want a room 
That looks effortlessly cool
Simply anchor it with black  

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No way you say
It’s too sad 
I’ll feel bad 
And what if it It makes me angry?

If that’s your concern 
Then meet it’s cousins
Charcoal gray or a rich deep navy

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So when a big room feels cold 
And you long for something bold 
On your shoulder it will gently tap

And say ‘How do you do? 
You need me- yes it’s true 
Nice to meet you
My name is Black

I hope you enjoyed this little poem and that it encouraged you to look for ways to incorporate touches of black in your home decor. Please tell me:

  • Do you use the color black in your home decor?

  • What color are you MOST afraid to use when decorating?

 

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