27 Dramatic Black Bedrooms – Chic Black Bedroom Ideas

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Dan Arnold

Dark rooms: rebel movement or key to a sophisticated sanctuary? More and more designers are proving the latter to be true, giving bedrooms the darkest shade in the spectrum for a stunning effect. While black doesn’t always make the list of choice for neutrals, it’s actually fabulous, creating a high contrast with pretty much any color it’s paired with, be it white or gray, or whatever. color in between. Which brings us to another advantage of black: there are few colors it won’t look awesome with.

Those who have considered a black room will find black to be particularly easy to fit into the bedroom, where its inherent atmosphere of mystery will feel like a natural fit. Remember: Darkrooms don’t have to adhere to a monochromatic pattern. Black walls can be a powerful background for colorful artwork or a striking way to showcase a pair of floor-to-ceiling statement curtains. Those who prefer a black-on-black bedroom should consider incorporating an array of different textures and finishes, such as matte walls and lacquered furniture. Another tip to make sure your darkroom doesn’t completely disappear into the dark side? Good lighting. Increase the brightness with large table lamps and don’t hesitate to make pendant lighting a priority.

If you’re one of those who has contemplated the magic of a darkroom, we’ve put together a wonderful collection of photos that illustrate exactly why decorators swear by.

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Soul charcoal

Birmingham-based artist William Rankin McLure covered his bedroom in a deep charcoal hue and added plenty of white accents to accentuate the drama.

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Take him to the mast

To juxtapose a silver sconce and a convex mirror, designer Andrew Brown chose a matte black paint for the accent wall behind a crisp white upholstered bed.

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Night flickers

One way to prevent a darkroom from disappearing into a black hole? Do like the De-spec design company and go for a black wall with just a metallic glow.

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Safe throw

An all-black room can make a masterful canvas for a work of art, as this tongue-in-cheek darkroom by designer Sanjyt Syngh shows.

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Textures discussions

Designer Stefani Stein applied black grass canvas wallpaper to the walls of a bedroom she designed for discerning clients. The result is a room full of dimensionality.

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Dark side of the room

Design company De-spec chose to paint just one wall black in this modern bedroom, illustrating that you don’t need a lot of black to make a dramatic impact.

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Monochromatic mood

Black can look remarkably eclectic when paired with modern lighting, vintage paintings, and relaxed textiles, as this striking darkroom by designer Breeze Giannasio shows.

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Black and beige

Black and tan are a classic combo. For a downtown bedroom, the Torre design firm used luxury furry bedding in an appealing tan tone to complement a black wall.

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Come on Greige

If casting your walls in pure black causes some trepidation, consider an alternative just to the left of black: greige. As designer Jasmin Reese proves, color can be just as spectacular.

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Luxury Tuxedo

Designer Michelle Drewes chose to use glossy white accents to accent the black painted walls in this effortless and elegant bedroom.

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Make room for the squares

Can’t smell the black paint? Designer Axis Mundi affixed black upholstered panels to the wall behind the bed to create a fun and chic escape.

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Contrasting shades

For the ultimate touch, Roughan Interiors, juxtaposed Chinoiserie – a style typically paired with cheerful pastels and sparkling vivid colors – with a black wall that sets the mood.

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Black magic

For an apartment remodel, design company Fearins Welch hung a subtly textured wallpaper in a shade just left of black. Low furniture and minimalist accents give a feel that is both modern Scandinavian and Regency redux.

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Half half

For a nifty alternative to black painted walls, try as designer Dan Scotti did in this restful retreat and apply black paint just to a loft ceiling.

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Design firm Stewart M. created extra sophistication in a black and white bedroom by applying a glossy black lacquer finish to the walls in this Scottish design scheme.

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Balancing Act

Edgy and romantic at the same time, designer Jennifer Robin balanced a black grid wallpaper with black and white marble pillow cases and teal velvet benches.

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Go with the grain

For a majestic bedroom for a bibliophile, Stedila Design has sprung for the dark stained anigre wood walls.

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Walls that speak

Studio Gild opted for a surplus of black in this Highland Park room. A subtly patterned black wallpaper paired with black joinery accentuates a colorful selection of collectibles.

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Clean black

To energize a classic black and white palette, design firm 2Michaels incorporated pungent pops of color. Bold green artwork, green sconces, and a bright orange throw perfectly complement the black paneled walls and simple white curtains.

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Black Star

There is no rule that says black cannot be used in a teenager’s bedroom. As Wecselman Design shows, black can give an unconventional cool feel to a teenager’s lair.

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Black rest

Black walls provide the perfect backdrop for sculptural white pendants in this restful retreat highlighted by the Taylor and Taylor firm.

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Black and gold

A range of brass accents give the black walls a warm glow in this modernist bedroom designed by Studio Gild.

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Fade to black

Gray is a natural complement to black, as shown in this chic urban retreat designed by Studio Brunstrum. Silver appliques reinforce the palette while adding a touch of glamor.

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Backed in black

Rather than opting for a traditional headboard, design firm Studio Gild outfitted the entire wall behind the bed with glossy black cabinets.

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A hint of twilight

Deceived in an ash gray, this master bedroom imagined by New York designer Jenny Wolf is eminently elegant.

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Dark and beautiful

Black walls paired with gray accents pair perfectly with this dark oasis designed by design company Studio Gild.

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Cast in Amber

An oversized pastoral landscape with golden undertones makes this Studio Sven-designed darkroom a quaint escape.

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