How to Decorate With Black | Ideas For Using Black in Your Home

How to Decorate With Black | Ideas For Using Black in Your Home

In this video, I go over how to decorate with black! Sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to decorate with black because it can seem like an intimidating color. This video will go over some of my favorite ways to decorate with black, including paint and metals, different textures and natural elements!

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00:00 – How to Decorate With Black
00:29 – Black Paint
02:32 – Match Your Black Metals
04:05 – Use Black Natural Materials
05:53 – Black Textures
07:25 – Use Black Accents

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50 Comments

  1. Art With Heart on September 3, 2023 at 7:02 pm

    We have black feature walls and I love it. Your tips are excellent and I like the visual examples you used. Thanks

  2. Ellen Hawkins on September 3, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    @houseofvalentina has so many ideas for using black in your home. She gave me the ok to use black on walls, furniture, decor, etc, and to know it would be the wow factor I wanted.
    https://youtu.be/3CQtJS08EJI

  3. Minimalist on September 3, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    im here because i’ve read your comment on the other youtuber channel on not using black in bedroom ๐Ÿคฃ

  4. Cole Mowery on September 3, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    ayyyee the Becki and Chris photo at 1:39

  5. Hugo Gordillo on September 3, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Great information I canโ€™t wait to paint some of my walls black. This sparked some creative thoughts for me ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  6. Yasmin Khani on September 3, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Can we get a tour of your space ? ๐Ÿ˜Š I love that back navy wall ! Such a tease in every video!

  7. Valentina Daly on September 3, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Would love to know where that black sectional at minute 7:56 is from.

  8. Mike on September 3, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    Inspiring ! I saw a red door and I think you all know what’s gonna happen.

  9. Sarah Wardley on September 3, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Question. Do your walls have to be white in order to have a black focal wall?

  10. Sonestia on September 3, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Me wanting to do my bedroom with black and white

  11. Wolfsmaid on September 3, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Hey Nick, I just found your videos yesterday and was already able to implement a lot of your advice on renovating in our kitchen project today, thank you so much!
    Now correct me if you have already done a video on that but here is my question:
    Do you have any advice on decorating with "heavier" (for the lack of a better term) colours/textures? Like dark reds, blues, greens, panelled wood walls, heavy dark wooden 1850s-1940s furniture, a lot of "heavy" ornaments (baroque, rokoko) etc. – I really love those things but somehow my living spaces always end up feeling "too modern" since I lack the high ceiling these things were designed for and also adding in TVs, electronics etc. just looks odd.

  12. Nick Lewis on September 3, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Bonus tip I forgot to mention in the video! Remember that there are warm blacks and cool blacks, just like white and grey. So make sure you choose the correct colour temperature for your space! This especially applies to black paints. Feel free to check out my neutral paint video for more info! https://youtu.be/kEfG5XoJZxM

  13. Dian2Gig on September 3, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    I went all out (most my friends do) and went with black shaker style base cabinets in my kitchen and shaker style alabaster upper cabinets. I love the look but having a problem with choosing flooring. The kitchen melds into the hallway and dining area. I want to add in a natural wood look floor so it flows. Thoughts?

  14. Becca on September 3, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you for being the voice of reason on YouTube! I painted our bedroom black and it’s just so much cozier and easier to sleep in than a white bedroom.

  15. Lisbet Soda on September 3, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    I am really enjoying your channel. I just recently found you but an a big fan and am currently binge watching your videos.
    Have you thought of a collab with Valentina from "The House of Valentina"? I think the two of you to really be in harmony.

  16. Lindylee on September 3, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Do you foresee black going out of style someday?

  17. Sharon Williamson on September 3, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    Sorry, I donโ€™t do black anymore. Iโ€™ve updated to browns and tans! Yes, a little in every room..Iโ€™ll call it a sprinkle. ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿฆฎ woof ๐Ÿ‘

  18. Ena Becirbasic on September 3, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    I love black glass in a room, table and storage space

  19. zakosist on September 3, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    1:00 I love that design, and the next one too. The main thing I would worry about with black paint is how dark does it get when you dont have lights on? The power may go at any time, also nighttime/evening. And nowadays electricity has gotten really expensive too, so I and probably many others choose to not have lights on most of the time, along with other adjustments. But I actually really like it as a design

  20. Bridget Nash on September 3, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    I LOVE decorating with black! Itโ€™s my most-used accent color.

  21. Cory Stiles on September 3, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    I love black! It gives me such an elevated feeling for my space. I have painted some antique furniture black with crystal knobs and I have lighter grey/green walls. I have this look throughout my home and I am now looking at my bedroom. I would really like to paint the wall behind my bed with matte black and bring in a large piece of art that really speaks to me. My walls will be white and then I can add any accent colour I want to. I am excited but apprehensive at the same time.

  22. Angela C. on September 3, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    Nick, I’ve been following your channel and found your videos extremely informative and helpful. I love this video and actually plan to paint my master bedroom walls black. Initially, I wanted to start with just one black "accent wall", but most design photos you showed and online all suggest painting all 4 walls black. What’s your opinion on that (4 walls vs. 1 wall)? And the "accent wall" idea in general? Would love to hear your thoughts and advice! Thank you so much!!

  23. Annette Morones on September 3, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    What do you think about black kitchen cabinets? What tips can you give me?

  24. Lara Soohon on September 3, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    This was really and awesome video. These tips truly help when you want to put together a space, thank you Nick for sharing.

  25. Marsha Ann on September 3, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Everything he said about black was correct. Which is why I’m happy to be Black lol. ๐Ÿ–ค

  26. Shaeliza on September 3, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    I have tried explaining this to people again and again. Maybe now that a male YouTube designer says the same exact things, theyโ€™ll believe me. ๐Ÿฅด Black is beautiful purr period ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  27. MsSneaky0815 on September 3, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    After having finished painting my living room I called my mom to brag a little- she didn’t know which colour I had picked…
    Me: So, I’m finally done painting. Guess what colour!
    Mom: Don’t know, tell me.
    Me: Black.
    Silence
    Me: Hello?!
    Silence
    Me: Are you still there?!
    Mom: Are you making fun of me?!
    Me: No, not today. It actually looks amazing.
    Mom: You are crazy.
    Me: Yeah, what else is new?! ๐Ÿ˜„
    I love my new black living room. ๐Ÿฅฐ

  28. Mimi B on September 3, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Buying a century old home with aged wood floors. about to paint them black. can’t wait. I don’t decorate. I design.

  29. Groovy Second Half on September 3, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Love the black focus! We just purchased a home with a huge bottom floor that is open with a bar with medium stained wood, huge black leather sofa and really nice pool table. Yeah my hubby was done looking when he saw this space. Only natural light is coming from two doors to the outside. I had no idea what to do because the tile flooring is the same color as the bar. Walls are white. Think I might paint the walls matte black and buy sofa pillows and throws in the medium brown. Then add add rugs that are black and medium brown ~ maybe from Morocco.

  30. KM on September 3, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    I love black but not always sure about how to use it. Thanks for all the ideas. ๐ŸŒธโœ๏ธ

  31. Crystal Deherrera on September 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Love black. Did my walk in closet black with gray shelves and wallpaper with back background and white roses, on one wall. Wish I post a pic.
    I would love do my main room black.

  32. Noob Dog on September 3, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Nick. I adore your videos. Can we get an episode about dark and moody rooms? Maybe dos and don’ts or any other tips. I am starting a home renovation in a small apartment and I have fallen in love with the idea but my partner is concerned we might get carried away and make it "cave-like".

  33. Dhrti Walter on September 3, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  34. elisabeth vieira on September 3, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    gorgeous!

  35. garry friend on September 3, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    I am going to use your ideas on my apartment in Brisbane Australia

  36. Topp Catt on September 3, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    I have a terracotta leather sofa that just does not look great against a white wall. I have been contemplating painting a black accent wall benind it. Its scary because it will take a lot of coats and if I dont like it, it will take a lot of coats to undo it.

  37. K Clark on September 3, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    As a teenager (a long, long time ago) I asked my parents if I could paint my bedroom black, and as you might guess, the answer was no. So, I painted it white and got black & white daybed spreads and curtains. It was a good substitute for the time. But, once I left home, there has always been black elements in my bedrooms (and sometimes in other rooms, as well). For years now, my guest bedroom (white walls) has been black and white with accents of ruby red around the room. I purchased black fabric to make a bed skirt and matching Roman window shade, and then I purchased a black and white quilt with matching curtains. I cut the curtains into quilt squares and made of quilt top incorporating some ruby red quilt squares, and my window valance uses some of the curtain fabric along with a strip of the ruby red fabric horizontally through the middle. A couple other touches of red in the room, and it makes me happy just to walk into that room.

  38. Madd Scientist on September 3, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    been using black in my ‘home’ forever!…….my father actually liked it & "introduced" it to my mom about 60yrs. ago……he was a metal worker…& in downtime use to make wrought iron candlesticks etc….went very well with our shaker/colonial furniture at the time……Today I have eclectic (shaker, mid century & modern) in my home…….black is where it’s at! along with my glass, chrome, stainless, wood & a lot of natural "items"

  39. Kaci K on September 3, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    Black is my favorite. I am an millennial goth ๐Ÿ˜‚ now I can paint my whole house black and no one can say a thing!

  40. Diana Aiello on September 3, 2023 at 7:49 pm

    โคthank you black is classy . I had a friend that said to me when I wanted to paint my dining room black . She told me it would increase depression. I painted dining room is cozy and classy . โคโคโค

  41. Muddy Boots on September 3, 2023 at 7:49 pm

    Thought you said "orc cyborg" LOL

  42. CassieMarie on September 3, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    ๐Ÿงกโ€ฆ this video is very inspiring

  43. Jeannine Terese on September 3, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    I love black finishes like hardware.

  44. Lisa Ostrowski on September 3, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    My bedroom is Black Fox SW (brownish black), I love it. I’m even thinking about painting the baseboards and door. I have also had it in Cracked Pepper Behr (blue-black). Hides the black tv on the wall too.

  45. Jeannie Smith on September 3, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    to me black decor makes your home elegant

  46. cati Z on September 3, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    I want mu guest bathroom black

  47. Monica Royal on September 3, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    How do you use the nice matte black that you showed in a bathroom? Isn’t glossy black tacky?

  48. zeveroare R on September 3, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    3:34 those switches, what brand are they?
    Same for the clock at 5:23

  49. Sherie Richards on September 3, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Don’t tell me this my whole house will end up black the bedroom is already leaning towards that.

  50. Shantha Thippaiah on September 3, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Loved the video and the comments.. I always loved how black has a ‘final’ feel. Not as in a funeral, but a finished look. I have black bedding, in a matte shade.
    Black as a neutral, and black accents definitely make sense.

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