10 Black Accent Ideas from the Best Architects to Revamp Your Interior Design

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Incorporating black accents into your interior design can add depth, sophistication, and a touch of modernity to any space. One tip is to start small by introducing black accents through accessories such as throw pillows, rugs, or artwork. This allows you to experiment with the color without committing to large-scale changes. According to a survey conducted by the Interior Design Association, 78% of designers recommend starting with small accent pieces when incorporating a new color into a space.

Additionally, consider incorporating black accents through furniture pieces such as chairs, tables, or cabinets. These pieces can serve as focal points in the room while adding a striking contrast to lighter-colored surroundings. In a recent interview with Architectural Digest, renowned interior designer Kelly Wearstler stated, “Black is a powerful color that can instantly elevate any space. Using black accents through furniture is a bold yet sophisticated way to create visual interest and depth.”

Another tip is strategically using black accents to create visual interest and balance within the space. For instance, consider incorporating black accents in areas that need grounding or definition, such as around a fireplace or along a feature wall. By doing so, you can create a sense of cohesion and harmony within the room while drawing attention to specific architectural elements or design features. The strategic placement of dark accents can significantly impact the perceived balance and visual appeal of a room.

We have gathered some ideas for incorporating black accents in interior design from some awesome worldwide projects. Check them out below.

1. A 65 m² Moscow Apartment with An Adaptive Timeless Interior by Ivan Kochev

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A 65 m² Moscow Apartment with An Adaptive Timeless Interior has an easy tip for incorporating black accents in interior design for you. This apartment incorporates black accents through furniture pieces such as chairs, tables, and cabinets, even the room divider.

Photo by Anton Brzhozovsky

2. Apartment in Astana by Kvadrat Architects

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Another easy tip for incorporating black accents in interior design comes from Apartment in Astana by Kvadrat Architects. This apartment incorporates black accents through the use of dark wood material. This material add a touch of elegance and modernity to the kitchen.

Images: Kvadrat architects

3. A Three-Bedroom Apartment with A Kitchen Island in Moscow by Alexander Tischler

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A Three-Bedroom Apartment with A Kitchen Island in Moscow by Alexander Tischler also has an easy tip for incorporating black accents in interior design to inspire you. This apartment incorporates black accents through furniture pieces such as a shelf and kitchen cabinets.

Photographer: Yaroslav Lukiyanchenko

4. Mieszkanie Sosnowiec by Widawscy Studio

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Mieszkanie Sosnowiec by Widawscy Studio also is an elegant apartment that incorporates black accents in interior design. The black dining table becomes a focal point of the room. Surrounded by white chairs, this table creates a striking contrast that attracts everyone’s eyes.

Photographer: TOMASZ BORUCKI

5. K54 Apartment

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K54 Apartment also has an easy tip for incorporating black accents in interior design for you. This apartment incorporates black accents through some pieces of furniture such as stools, a dining table, and a bench. Furthermore, black light fixtures are also added to complete the whole look.

Image Source: Behance

6. Dom Sokolow by Widawscy Studio Architektury

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Dom Sokolow by Widawscy Studio is a modern house that also incorporates black accents into its living room. Instead of adding black pieces of furniture, this house adds black accents to its living room’s brick wall. The blue sofas become a room statement that invites one to sit and relax.

Photographer: TOMASZ BORUCKI

7. Bannerman House by Bijl Architecture

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Bannerman House by Bijl Architecture is a unique heritage home that also incorporates black elements into its living room interior. There is a black chair at the corner of the room for one to sit and enjoy the outside view. Other black elements in this room are the fireplace and the walls.

Photographer: Adam Gibson

8. Lluvia by Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

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You can also incorporate black accents for your kitchen to create an elegant and bold look just like this one. Lluvia by Palacios Arquitectos Asociados adds black elements to its kitchen through the kitchen cabinets and a kitchen island. The presence of stainless steel stools completes the whole aesthetic look.

Photographer: Rafael Gamo

9. Roseberry Street House, Hawthorn East by Chan Architecture

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Roseberry Street House, Hawthorn East by Chan Architecture is a Victorian terrace house that incorporates black elements into its bathroom. This house uses black tiles for the bathroom floor and shower wall. Even the faucets come in black tone as well.

Photographer: Tatjana Plitt

10. York Street Residence by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

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The last tip for incorporating black accents in interior design comes from York Street Residence by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. This modern residence uses black kitchen cabinets, a black kitchen island, and black chairs as black accents to design the kitchen interior.

Photographer: Derek Swalwell


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