As a strong and bold color, incorporating black in the interior palette needs a boldness to take a big risk, but the results surely will be worth it – if it is done properly.
There are so many different ways that you can use to introduce black to your home, from the smallest things such as black accessories to modest appearance like black furnishings, or even a strong presence by creating a black accent wall.
As it’s nature, black is relatively easy to blend with any other color. Thus, if you are using black accessories or black furnishings, they can fit nicely amongst any other colors.
But things can be a bit complicated when black is used as an accent wall. Yes, they will still blend very well with literally any colors, but some colors can work much better compared to the others, especially to create a perfectly dramatic look to achieve the main goals of creating an accent wall: to make it stand out and become the amazing centerpiece to capture everyone’s attention.
In this post, we will share with you some of our favorite furniture colors that not only will complement any black wall, but also improve and makes it looks much better. Let’s dive in.
Best Furniture Colors for Black Accent Wall
When creating a black accent wall, chances are, you want to create an elegant, modern contemporary look for your home. And for this particular goal, there are no colors that can beat white.
The fully elegant contrast between white furniture and the black wall behind it provide an ultra-modern look in a clean and sleek appearance.
Furthermore, the sophisticated, balanced feel between the dark, black accent wall with bright, white furniture will create a calming ambient to makes everyone feel relaxed.
Almost any green shades can go along perfectly with black, but if we had to choose one, then undoubtedly we will go with olive.
Olive furniture can bring a bit of surprise to break the strong and dominant black, and at the same time spread a lot of fresh vibes to create calm and relaxing spaces.
As you can see in the image above, the olive couch, ottoman, and rug completely create a whole new feel to the black accent wall and in overall, makes it look less intimidating.
In some cases, you may need to incorporate a bit of warmth to tone down a bit of your black accent wall, especially if you want to create a comfortable and inviting space.
For this purpose, obviously, cream furniture will be an ideal choice. These kinds of furnishings can help balance out the bold and strong black wall, without taking over its position as the main centerpiece for the entire space.
Using these neutral furnishings can also open up the opportunity to add more black accessories without making the entire room feel gloomy, such as when we add the elegant black area rug in the above image.
The gray furnishings can elegantly offset the black accent wall while still keep the visually similar tone between them to create a cohesive and harmonious look.
This monochromatic setup is quite popular nowadays, especially for creating any modern or contemporary interior style.
To avoid monotony, we love to introduce some silvery metallic elements to accentuate and enhance the elegance of the overall looks.
Another amazing idea that you can achieve using a black accent wall is to create glam and elegant spaces, and for this, you can use the combination of velvet blue furnishings and some gold or brass accessories.
Any medium to dark-toned blue can works nicely, from cobalt blue, navy, or royal blue, as long as they had a beautiful velvety finish. Then, put in some gold accents throughout the space to bring the sophisticated glamour looks.
For you who want to create a more classic look rather than modern contemporary ones, then you can try combining the elegant black wall with brown leather furnishings.
This bold combo will create a strong visual presence that will instantly attract every of your guest attentions.
To refresh the space and keep the earthy look flows, we love to add some greenery around the brown furnishings.
This is another great shade of green that will complement the black wall perfectly. Yes, as you can see in the image above, the emerald furnishings looks amazing in front of the elegant black accent wall.
The beautiful and fresh contrast between them creates an aesthetic and eye-pleasing look – the one that is difficult to achieve with the black accent wall.