By Liz Thompson

Published on October 11, 2016

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Black is popping up in home décor at light speed. Yes, there are ways to use this design basic in your home while keeping the look modern and chic. On walls, black is the new, well…

boho chic nursery

Thought you’d never consider black a choice for baby’s room? This fabulous dark wall paper makes animals standout to wee eyes. It also sets the stage for imaginative nursery rhymes.

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Photography by AMBERINTERIORDESIGN.COM

funky powder room

Brick tile walls get a coat of glossy black paint in this ultra chic powder room. An accent wall of mod wallpaper and funky geometric tile floor make this a space you definitely want to show off.

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Photography by APARTMENTTHERAPY.COM

botanical print farmhouse

A sunny spot gets outfitted in dark papered walls. Pops of bright color and natural elements give off a modern farmhouse feel.

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Photography by APARTMENTTHERAPY.COM

city scenes

Black and gold pretty much always go together. This interesting wallpaper displaying different cities looks amazing with modern furniture and gold touches.

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basic black

Black dining room walls take on a full glam effect when teamed with a bright white ceiling and modern gold chandelier. A mix of elements that totally work.

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Photography by BRIT.CO

sunny mood

Natural light flooding into this stark space calls for something moody. Matte black paint on a rustic brick wall is just what these industrial touches need.

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Photography by DECORPAD.COM

black + white + glam

A patterned B/W paper could make a powder room look gaudy. Not when paired up with a chunky marble vanity and sleek fittings.

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Photography by HOMEADORE.COM

display spot

Not feeling a whole room in black? This deep hue makes the perfect backdrop for displaying photos and artwork. Instant gallery wall

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Photography by INTERIORSBYSTUDIOM.COM

brilliant bedroom

What keeps black walls in a bedroom from seeming dreary? Warm accoutrements, like fur and natural elements, take the look from bleak to brilliant.

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Photography by MYDOMAINE.COM

modern print

A black and white wallpaper that stands out calls for more demure fixtures. Gold and marble are must haves.

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tiny fit

A small bedroom painted black? Absolutely! A brick wall in white offsets the depth of color and makes this room practically gleam.

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Photography by MYSCANDINAVIANHOME.COM

tall, dark + handsome

Ok, so you are in the market for dark and brooding? This space is your baby. Deep matte walls, grey linens, and tiny hits of shiny metal add up to a dreamy slumber spot.

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Photography by PLACESINTHEHOME.COM

dramatic pose

A slightly different take on the black wall. Go for grey paint and top with vintage paintings in mysterious tones. A dramatic conversation starter.

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Photography by PLACESINTHEHOME.COM

blossoming black

Even if you don’t live in a centuries old mansion on an English hillside, add a bit of old world glamour to a room with gorgeous blooming posies against a dark backdrop. Too good for words.

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Photography by RUEMAG.COM

floral flourish

Floral wallpaper is making a comeback. Notice how cheerful a dark paper looks when paired with super bright white walls. A pretty place to work.

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Photography by SFGIRLBYBAY.COM

black + white inspo

Talk about get-yourself-to-work inspo. This office space, outfitted with black and white wallpaper, is running over with personality. Fresh flowers and a touch of pink soften the look.

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Photography by STUDIOMCGEE.COM

demure depth

So you’d like to add black to your walls, but want a more demure look. This muted black and white floral print wallpaper is subtle and beautiful. And how sweet is it with white subway tile and brass faucet? We’ll take it!

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Photography by STYLECASTER.COM

soften up

Black walls get a soft touch with organic elements. Plants, fur, and natural wood are ideal touches for a modern, moody space.

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Photography by STYLIZIMOBLOG.COM

contrast confidential

Bright white intersects with brooding black in this unexpected display corner. The dark wall adds dimension to an all white look.

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black splash

What goes best with dark cabinets and white walls? A black wooden backsplash, of course. Greens and blues play nicely off this two-tone look.

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Photography by SUBURBANBITCHES.COM

delicious dining

What’s wrong with this eating space? Absolutely nothing! How gorg is the black wall and ceiling against white wainscoting? And that rug…perfection.

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Photography by SWOONWORTHY.CO.UK

under the sea

This fluorescent and black paper was not what you were expecting, right? Us either, but there is something so cool about this super interesting nook. Intense in a totally good way.

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Photography by SWOONWORTHY.CO.UK

pitch perfect

The green velvet sofa is like a jewel against a dusky black wall. White chandelier keeps the mood balanced. This room is artwork on a grand scale.