Black Magic

Black is not a color it is actually the absence of color. Black evokes many emotions while exuding sheer confidence. Black is elegant, sophisticated, mysterious and sexy. Why did John Singer Sargent paint his muse Madame X in black? He saw all of these qualities in her.

Portrait of Madame X by John Singer Sargent

Portrait of Madame X by John Singer Sargent

 

Dining Room by Tobi Fairley

CR Laine’s High Point Bistro by Tobi Fairley

 

Entrance by Jan Showers

Entrance by Jan Showers

 

Aerin Lauder Zinterhofe's Long Island Home. Photography Credit: Simon Upton

Study in Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer’s Long Island Home. Photography Credit: Simon Upton

 

Dining Room in Jackie Astier's Manhattan home. Photography Credit: Eric Piasecki.

Dining Room in Jackie Astier’s Manhattan home. Photography Credit: Eric Piasecki.

 

Entrance by Kelly Wearstler

Entrance by Kelly Wearstler

The use of black in interiors creates a bold drama. Mixing black with metals, glass, mirrors and shocking color pops can leave one breathless. The classic elegance of black is unrivaled.

For more of my favorite black interiors follow my pin board Back in Black.

 

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