Every room needs a touch of black ..
Posted on 19 July 2018
In this blog we explore this quote by influential Dallas born Interior Designer Jan Showers.
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Black is the darkest possible colour. The perception of black is evoked by the total absence of light that stimulates any of the three types of color sensitive cone cells in the human eye and with very low brightness compared to the surroundings. A black visual stimulation will be void of hue and greyness.
Black can invigorate a room, making a design statement and adding a touch of glamour. This can be achieved by introducing black paint, wallpaper or fabric into a scheme. However, the addition of a decorative black piece can lift a room, adding style without the risk of dominance.
Black and antiques in a room scheme
A powerful protection stone, black onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. This is one of the colours in the Crayola specialty crayon set called "Gem Tones", introduced in 1994.
This stylish pair of retro brass side tables with rich black Formica tops embody the 1960s era. A sophisticated duo infusing a touch of noir into a contemporary interior design scheme.
The colour liquorice (AKA light black) was introduced by Crayola in 1994 as one of the colors in its specialty Crayola Magic Scent crayons.
A distinctive 1970s Lucite table lamp with translucent curved lines elegantly contrasting with a powerful, deep black shade. A beautiful piece of modern sculpture of possible American origin.
Black olive also known as olive, colour No. 6015, in the RAL colour matching system, widely used in Europe.
This rare pair of cast iron horse tethers c. 1850 make a bold decorative statement with a rich black olive lustre. A fine example of 19th Century artistry making practical objects aesthetically pleasing.
Raisin black is yet another shade of black that works well with different materials and textures.
A 19th century papier mache tray dating c. 1880 with a black lacquered background, serves to enhance the painted birds and floral scene. Both a functional and aesthetic feature to reinvigorate a room and add a splash of glamour to your immediate surroundings.
The first use of ebony as a colour name in English was in 1590. The colour ebony is a representation of the tropical hardwood widely used to make fine furniture, notably for French kings.
This fabulous pair of side chairs dating c. 1890 feature decorative carved crestings. They are reupholstered in a luxurious black and white striped fabric which complements the ebonised legs and cresting rails. They are a perfect fusion of our theme.
We hope you enjoyed this tour of black and antiques in the home.
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Best Wishes from the HMC Team.
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