How to use black in the interior: the advice of architect Mito Melitonyan


The presence of black in the interior of few people it seemsa good idea, but in vain. The possibilities of the color of the night are truly limitless. On how to work with this complex shade - in our current material In the tradition of most cultures, black is considered the color of night, uncertainty, fear and mourning. When it comes to design, the coordinate system reverses the direction: the properly used black color in the interior is the equivalent of style, impeccable taste and nobility. Our current material is how to apply this complex shade and how it can transform the existing interior.

1. Windows and doors

There are many ways to diversify the white interior. The simplest way is to do this by dosing black, paint them, for example, doorways and window frames.

2. Shelvings

Black bookshelves or shelves also lookquite effectively (in any case, not only when the walls are white). Moreover, with the help of a black rack, you can simultaneously solve the problem of black technology standing out against a light background: TV, music center, etc.

3. Black gold

The color of the night is perfectly combined with almostall shades. But if your soul requires something completely special, consider a spectacular duet of black and gold. It is not necessary to decorate the entire interior in these shades, it will be enough to have a few accents.

4. The Bedroom

The most risky option is the use of blackin the bedroom. Here you need to be especially careful: a black accent wall in a light interior is the maximum that you can afford. As for the details, here there is where to go for a walk: figurines, vases, frames for photographs, contrasting ornaments in textiles have the right to exist - both together and separately. Mito Melitonyan, architect:“Black is considered gloomy in the interior and many people avoid it. But in fact, he has an unlimited number of possibilities! If you have already decided to use black, you need to be confident in your abilities, since black and white interiors are an indicator of the owner's ideal taste, and here the slightest mistake can lead to a fiasco. Firstly, it is always worth remembering that this color (like any other) has countless shades: from deep black to graphite dark gray, which can also be considered black. Secondly, there are several types of coatings (from matte to glossy) that affect the perception of black. "

5. Entrance hall

If you are not sure that you can get along with such an intense tint, try it out first in the hallway. To paint in black it is possible doors, plinths, moldings, hangers and furniture accessories.

6. Stairs

An ordinary black wooden staircase looks spectacular in any home and in any environment, however such a strong accent requires support in detail: in wallpaper ornament, wall decoration or textiles.

7. Bathroom

Another room that can be usedfor testing new decorating techniques, - bathroom. Here, of course, we spend more time than in the hallway, and provided good lighting and a light background, black can bring freshness even into this tiny room.

Expert Advice

Mito Melitonian, architect: "I was born in a family of architects, and I was lucky to become the 12th. After the 9th grade I entered the MKAMS (architectural technical school) and for a very long time could not understand what they wanted from me. The taste for the profession came after the third year, when we were sent to work practice. I then got to the architect Boris Uborevich-Borovsky, whom my father and I happened to meet at one of the architectural exhibitions. The first salary set the direction of my activity and, in fact, predetermined my fate. I enthusiastically started to work by profession and continue to do this to this day. As it will develop further, I do not think, but now I do what I can best. For 4 years I was engaged mainly in large town-planning objects, due to what I learned to think structurally, then I preferred to work independently. During the time of independent activity, I came to the conclusion that in architecture and design the object itself is secondary, it is important to communicate with the environment in which you are designing, or the person for whom you are creating the object. This, in fact, formed a life position, which relates not only to architecture: I'm not working with an object, I work with people. "

  • In my opinion, black adds depth to the space, but you should not paint the whole room in this color, because in this case it will seem less visually.
  • Black is the color for those who love the idealpurity and does not accept confusion. The color is extremely marble, every dust is visible on it, so I do not recommend using solid black in flooring. If the concept involves the use of black carpet, I recommend taking still dark gray.
  • Matte surfaces are much more functional than glossy surfaces, and, in my opinion, always look more noble, unless it's some kind of ultramodern design.
  • A very interesting move is the use ofblack skirting or ceiling cornices between the wall and the ceiling. For example, if you like the oak floor and the color of the walls that does not suit it, you can take a high (12 cm) black plinth and separate it with one surface from the other. The plinth in the color of the floor or white here will not help. Thus, you can say that you can correct errors in black.
  • You can combine black with any other color. Classic interiors are black with white, gold, although this is a rather obtrusive combination.
  • In modern interiors, the black color is beautifullooks with polished stainless steel, wood, concrete and bulk floors. Interiors in the style of vintage - this is to a lesser extent the surface of the walls, more - details.