It's no secret, my favorite color is Black. When you live in Manhattan, you realize that black basically is always chic no matter what form it comes in, technology, fashion, etc. "Does this come in black?" is one of my most asked questions. So, when it came time to decide which paint I wanted to choose for my new condo, it wasn't even a question. . .black.
I've been obsessed with Lisa Vanderpump for years, mostly because her home lifestyle is so luxurious. She always has a beautiful home. She named her home Villa Rosa. I always wanted a place called "Villa Noir". I decided its time to make that happen. I headed to Lowe's with this swatch for Sherwin Williams Black Fox in hand. I just liked this palette, so I went with it. I have been using the Ovation paint from HGTV home for Sherwin Williams because its literally thick and looks fab with just one coat. I'm all about ease, its mid range in pricing and totally worth it.
Once I got to the store, I looked around a bit and switched it up at the last minute. I went with the color CAVIAR. It's so glam and rich and I love to use paint with a fabulous name. Caviar seemed fitting for Villa Noir. Here are a few reasons why once you go black, you will never go back or at least you will always be open to it.
1. Black makes the room feel larger. Most people have the same reaction, they are apprehensive about black making a space feel too small. It's actually quite the opposite, you see in NYC everyone lives in a small space. The most decadent rooms you will find are dark. With dark colors, they cause the eye to recede which will give the illusion of more width, a more expansive room. Here is a cool little break down on colors that can be helpful if you are looking to pick a new wall color.
2. Black is rich and luxurious. If you want elegance, sophistication, luxury and opulence in your style, it's an appropriate wall color. The mystery of black adds a dynamic mix to your home. Your neighbor probably won't have it which also will give you a little bit of edge.
3. Black makes color pop! The thing about black walls is that all colors look so beautiful and vivid. You will notice each and every color in your space and it won't be muted out or affected. Black makes a beautiful backdrop if you have colors that you really want to shine through. I love the way gold looks against black, sweet dusty pink or even Hermes orange.
4. You can layer black on black. I was at IKEA the other day and they were setting up some new displays. Everything was black on black. I knew at that moment, black on black is the next hot wave and even the most color friendly place has gotten on board. Layering black is so beautiful and totally can be done. Don't be afraid to try it.
So, here is a little sneak peek at the color on my walls. Decked out in Caviar. . .It's going to be goooooooood, so so so goooooood.
A few possible things for Villa Noir. . .