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5 Black Rooms That Look Bright and Airy

The big secret? A pop of color and a lot of natural light.

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Photography: theultralinx.com and Remodelista (Main Photo)

When choosing colors, black (along with other midnight hues like dark gray and navy) are usually last on the list—they are known to make a space feel dark and mysterious and so a lot of homeowners tend to stay away from these options. However, with the right styling tricks, vibrant accessories and a little sunlight, monochromatic rooms can look cozy, too. Get inspired by these ideas: 


For those who are experimenting with dark colors for the first time, try using it in rooms with a lot of natural light to keep it from looking too drastic. White furniture pieces also help balance everything out. 


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Even with the used of moody hues, an open layout can extend the space and make it look even bigger. Incorporate a lot of wooden elements for a modern farmhouse vibe.  

This look works even for the T&B! All you need to do is make sure that there is one element that stands out from the rest to avoid a tight and cramped feel. A light-colored vanity countertop does the trick. 

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No windows? No problem. You can trick the eyes by adding a vibrant piece that can brighten up the room. Consider pastels in furniture or accessories for an eye-catching contrast. 


If you're set on not using any color at all, consider hints of gray for a layered look. It will give the room more depth and keep it from looking like a big black swatch. 

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