All Black Furniture: What Color Walls?

NickD

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Mar 25, 2007
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I'm going to all black/chrome furniture in my bedroom/office. What color do you recommend I paint the walls? What accent colors would you use?

NickD
 

Leareth

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Nov 11, 2004
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Blue - a nice deep intense shade of blue.
I had this color scheme once, looked really good, add blue velvet pillows too.

Or a nice cream, no peachy or pink but sandy cream, will set of the black and chrome nicely with out making it feel cold
 

Nayrb

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Apr 17, 2007
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White with colored lighting. The wonder of white is you can change it almost any color you want with lights :cool:
 

dcv

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May 24, 2005
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I'd go with either white to make it look deliberately stark, or a taupe or even a duck-egg blue, which I think works nicely with black. "Cream" is boring and so very 90s. I personally wouldn't paint walls bright shades of colour (red/orange etc) with just black in the room. If you want a really dark look overall then perhaps a warm purpley-aubergine tone but without making it look too goth-like!
 

cleanup

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Jun 26, 2005
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Perhaps paint the majority of the walls a whitish grey and then have one more brightly coloured feature wall.
Feature walls are fun, but it means more color-coordinating, and I'm not sure if it would work with black, since so few colors seem to work with black in the first place.

The duck egg blue sounds nice. Not too bright, though, and not too dark. A soft, almost slightly desaturated, blue.

In these cafés they have in Shanghai, called Wagas, each one has a feature wall that's been either covered with glass or chalkboard paint so that they can write the day's special on it. I love that. When I get my own place I'm gonna make one wall in the house a chalkboard wall where I can draw schedules/pictures/write notes to people, etc. I know. I'm a kid.
 

NickD

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Mar 25, 2007
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Lots of good tips guys! I don't think I'm going to go with a cream, so I've narrowed it down to the following:

Burgundy
Duck-Egg Blue
Taupe (which color of taupe?)

What do you think? And what shade of taupe are you all thinking?
 

c.greene914

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Jun 3, 2007
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Perhaps a light grey. Personally, I love the look of vertical stripes alternating between flat and glossy. Looks classy.