Sea green or emerald green? Pine green or khaki? When introducing shades of green into the decor, choices are vast and outcomes are varied. Upon the imminent arrival of Spring comes it’s anticipation of...
Black is both a fascinating and frightening colour! Very important in our colour charts, this tone can be as diverse in uses as rich in meanings. One thing is certain: mastering it is an art. When it’s well-used, black can constrast with an object and bring volume and panache to it. Not to mention the immediate design effect. Choosing black for a section of – or a whole – wall is just daring. But you need to take risks when you want a strong identity for your home! So we dare, just like Alix Thomsen, on a headboard or, more classic, in a corridor to enhance a vanishing point. You want to keep the optical illusion but you are timorous when it comes to blackening your home? Here is a piece of advice: play with different materials. Slate, zellige, sandstone or metal: there are a lot nuances and textures. The combinations are endless. Test and focus on details. You want painting? Choose a dark khaki or a petrol blue, which are ideal substitutes but also colours who match perfectly with… black elements. Great objects carefully chosen, from the simple armchair to the monumental ceiling light, a skin or a wallpaper. In Marianne Fersing‘s home, black is spiced by colour touches. It is the support of a story and straight away, it does not seem as cold and austere. It’s perfect for a child’s bedroom! So remember: black likes to be associated to other pigments. It’s now our job to adapt our favourite ones to its character and to mix it as we see fit. The graphic cement tiles are the middle ground for this. On Alice Bizien‘s floor, their patterns become a fascinating whole. Is this protean black about to become our best decoration ally?
Photography: Constance Gennari – Text: Caroline Balvay @thesocialitefamily