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Back to Black - Black Accents in the Modern Home

Side stepping from architectural and interior design centered around making spaces feel light and airy, is the uniqueness of utilizing darkness to contrast and draw visual intrigue to certain elements of the home. From black walls, to dark furnishings, to black window shutters – utilizing dark colours and textures to enhance the overall aesthetic of your home - when done well - can enhance your home’s curb appeal and overall visual intrigue.


Today we’ll delve into what utilizing the colour black can offer spaces in contemporary interior and architectural design.


Just as window shutters provide a range of functional utility, the aesthetic appeal of installing black shutters is its ability to contrast with the rest of the space it resides in. Finding the right finish, whether that’s matte or high-gloss, can also serve to cultivate a more modern or subdued look.


Black is Dramatic


When paired with more natural elements and colours, black can seamlessly fill into the space it’s in. While modern interior design is fixated on establishing the illusion of endlessness, black is used to highlight and accentuate shape and colour – emphasizing on the aspects of what will make the space the most memorable.


Playing with Shadows


The benefit of using dark colours in contrast with lighter, or more neutral colours and lighting in a space, is the ability to play with shadows. As modern interior design trends fixate on the erasure of shadows and cultivating spaces that look more two dimensional, dark colours and shapes play with dimension. Shadows accentuate the dimensionality of shapes, allowing individuals experiencing the space to become fully immersed in every aspect of its entirety.


Black Window Shutters in an Ultra-Modern Home


The Original California Shutters is capable of providing the subtle dark features that can enhance your home’s curb appeal and overall visual intrigue from the inside out. With years of experience in the industry, California Shutters offers a range of window outfitters from interior and exterior shutters, to alternate window treatments. We are fully equipped with the resources to bring your window design dreams to life.




Such a great idea! Love the idea of playing with dark colours to draw aesthetic interest to a space!
Posted by: Samantha | March 13, 2019, 3:56 pm
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