5 Nightstand Colors for Perfect Harmony with a Black Bed

Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : April 16th, 2024

When it comes to the bedroom, every little detail can be crucial, as they can stacked together, and impact the bedroom’s overall look and aesthetic. Thus, things like choosing nightstand colors should be considered carefully.

However, this process can be tricky, especially when it comes to a bedroom with black bed. The dominant presence of this bold furniture has the potential to overpower the nightstands, particularly when the wrong colors are selected.

To address this challenge, we did an experiment and tested a wide array of nightstand colors against the black bed. And finally, we can draw a conclusion.

White and chrome, black and white, wood, and white are some of the best nightstand colors for a black bed. They can either join the bold and strong visual of the bed or create a sleek and captivating contrast to create some depth for a more interesting drama.

Below, you can find the reasons why we recommend those options, along with some illustration images to give you a better insight and help make your decision easier.

1. White and Chrome Nightstand

The black bed usually used in a modern or contemporary style bedroom, and you can use the nightstand that not only will look flawless with the bed but also help bring an additional modern touch into your space by using any nightstand with white and chrome/metal finishes.

This Modway contemporary white nighstand is a great example. As you can see in the image above, the nightstand perfectly blended with the black bed while at the same time add up luxurious and stylish touch into the bedroom.

The white element creates an elegant contrast with the bed, and this is perfect especially when you are creating a black and white palette into your room. Its sleek chrome metal leg creates stylish eye-catching looks that will enhance your bedroom.


2. Black and White Nightstand

Another recommended nightstand color that will match perfectly with a black bed is a white and black nightstand. This kind of nightstand had a perfect color combination that makes it one of the best choices for any black bed.

Its white color will create some stylish contrasting effects, while the black side will make the nightstand table looks integrated perfectly with the bed. Resulting in a seamless connection that looks stylish and far from boring.

As you can see on the picture example above, where we used a Tvilum Diana 1 Drawer White and Black Matte Nightstand. This nightstand had a perfect ratio of white and black elements that we want – a bit more white than black. Its matte finish looks gorgeous and makes this item can be a perfect addition to any contemporary or modern style bedroom.


3. Wood and Black Nightstand

If you want to add some natural elements into your space then you can go with any wood and black nightstand table. The black element is important as it can keep the nightstand feels connected with the bed, while the wooden materials bringing some natural effects.

Another important thing to consider is to choose the right wood texture. We strongly recommend choosing any nightstand with modern-looking wooden materials and avoid any retro, rustic or vintage looks that won’t go well with our modern black bed.

One of our favorite wood and black nightstand is this Wlive 1 Drawer Wood and Steel Accent Nightstand. This nightstand can blend perfectly with any black bed, thank’s to its black steel frame, while the wooden stylish design bringing some natural vibe in modern feels.


4. All Black Nightstand

Some people may be a bit skeptical about using an all-black nightstand alongside a black frame bed. First, some will think that those black combos will make the bedroom feel dark. Moreover, some may think that using those same color will make them looks monotonous.

But the truth is – as you can see on the image example above, this combination apparently creates a gorgeous seamless look. Especially if you want to create elegant, modern, or stylish decor for your bedroom. This composition also creates an amazing monochromatic effect.

To get the best results using this approach, make sure that you blend the nightstand with some other colors – preferably white, such as our example above. We put the modern geometric white table lamp to help make some contrast with the nightstand to avoid the space looks boring.

Another important thing is this approach only goes well if you are using any bright neutral wall paint behind the nightstand, and avoid using this approach when you are using any dark wall paint colors.

It’s quite easy to find any great all-black nightstand in the online store or the furniture store near your place. In case you are interested in the gorgeous ones that we used for the example above, it’s South Shore 1-Drawer Pure Black Nightstand.


5. All White Nightstand

Previously we talked about all black nightstands that can create a flawless look with the black bed. But the opposite ways also can work well – using a white nightstand.

This kind of nightstand table will create a full contrast with the bed that will help make the bed more stand out to be the centerpiece of your bedroom.

For the example above, we used a white floating nightstand by Spark Shell Craft that looks fantastic when placed alongside our black frame bed. Its simple design still bringing some elegant and stylish looks, thank’s to the beautiful glossy white finish. This kind of floating nightstand – along with any narrow small nightstand – also can be a perfect choice for any bedroom with limited available space.