Black is the new
Show it all off with open-concept storage space solutions
Dark walls conjure up the image of adolescent protests, while black interior accessories evoke Gothic devotional articles. Yet the colour, which isn't a colour in actual fact but merely the absence of all colours, is slowly creeping back into living spaces. Just like white, black is the ideal stage. When used to create individual accents, the contrast in quantity makes them appear especially intensive. This is why black walls go particularly well with the resurgent "tropicalia" style with its large-leafed green plants, oxidised metals and strong colours. The common assumption that black makes rooms appear smaller is outdated. Black gives an impression of three-dimensional depth, makes the edges of the room recede and adds a touch of drama. The inverse staging of black details in a white room requires less courage – together, the two non-colours appear striking and timeless.
Photo: A railing system combines flexible storage space for kitchen utensils with visual impact. Aluminium railing system © Häfele