Natural history and black walls.

Against a dark background, wall art that would normally blend in becomes a focal point. Antiques and naturalistic accessories (like the fossilized rocks and botanical wall hanging here) look more modern against black paint and stop the “living in a museu

Scheme 3 - A media room and library with walls painted in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue and the woodwork in Black Blue. Image from Decorating with Colour.

Draperiet på Høvik i Bærum forhandler tapet og maling fra Farrow and Ball. Scheme 3 - A media room and library with walls painted in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue and the woodwork in Black Blue. Image from Decorating with Colour.

Scheme 13 - Wall and floor in Farrow & Ball Shaded White with painted dado and radiator in Railings. Image from Decorating with Colour

Draperiet på Høvik i Bærum forhandler tapet og maling fra Farrow and Ball. Scheme 13 - Wall and floor in Farrow & Ball Shaded White with painted dado and radiator in Railings.

Contrast

An English Home with Effortless Elegance

Kali Cavanagh Interior Design - Vintage House Daylesford Inside Out Image March 2014 - Photograph by Armelle Habib

black walls

We love the use of dark walls in a room. Using a dark color will make any room feel more intimate. They can be used to effectively highlight design elements on the wall, such as a painting.

Farrow & Ball at The Metropolitan Museum, New York. Walls in Down Pipe and Black Blue

Farrow & Ball at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini" (Spring walls in Black Blue with moldings in Down Pipe.

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