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The beauty of black

black complexity contrast drama elegance metamerics paint

Building design, black paint facade, brick townhouse in London, street view

(Photo source: Homedit.com) 

What’s more dramatic than a black?

I’m pulsing for blacks these days, but not just any black.  I want a complex, vibrating, well appointed black.

Black painted interior designed walls, open shelving installation, contemporary metal design

(Photo source: Francis Amiand via  1st Dibbs)

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 Like all colors, I am drawn to complexity and complimentary colors within that color. This is what allows a color to be dynamic under changing light conditions, whether in an artificially lit environment, or in natural sunlight.

Interior designed modern dining room, black paint, brick walls, wood floor, contemporary minimalism  
(Photo source: Ultralinx.com)

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Black, in a world of light, except in the darkness, stands out by creating a dramatic contrast in a light room or a day lit exterior and because of that it can create drama and focus...

Black wall paint in modern bedroom with white contrast color

(Photo Source: Kristopher Johnsson  for Residence Magazine via The design chaser.com) 

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Scandinavian deco, modern design home exterior in black paint with large windows

(Photo source: Scandinaviandeco.com)

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If one adds  complexity to their black, it will not only create drama and focus, it will create an amazingly elegant surface that will subtly change color as light travels across it’s surface.

 

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