All Black Furniture: What Color Walls?

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  1. NickD macrumors 6502a

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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?

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    Funny that was the first thought I had too :)
     
  5. Leareth macrumors 68000

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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
     
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    A pure white might be a bit too stark and harsh, but I reckon an off-white might do the trick.
     
  7. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I was thinking that too, but probably off white
     
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    Blue, orange, red......all is good as long as you don't pick black or white. :)
     
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    make the room look as small as possible.;)
     
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    I'll have to second this vote. I think the blue would look pretty swank.
     
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    i vote for any bright color you like. no white, no black, no variants thereof.
     
  13. Nayrb macrumors member

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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:
     
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    Agree.

    Black furniture is generally hard to color-coordinate. But taupe would be alright.
     
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    How about a photo? maybe we can photoshop different coloured walls in and see.

    Browns might be your best bet.
     
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    I'd go with a soft creme color too. :)
     
  17. dcv macrumors G3

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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!
     
  18. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Perhaps paint the majority of the walls a whitish grey and then have one more brightly coloured feature wall.
     
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    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.
     
  20. NickD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  21. c.greene914 macrumors regular

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

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