Saturday, February 8, 2014

Black And White For Sure

It hit me recently that I love a
dramatic look. and white dramatic!

With a little touch of gold-ish brown.

I'm not kidding about the black.

I would love black walls like the ones
in these old pictures. I think they're
 from an old issue of the magazine,
Better Homes and Gardens...



It looks like I would need white floors
to pull off the black wall look.

Our kitchen has a sort of white floor.

Maybe I could paint the back wall
below the one cabinet black?

There are wonderful "house" pictures
over on the blog, Hooked on Houses.

Here's the house from the movie,
Something's Got To Give

From Hooked On Houses
I could trim my back wall with thick
trim across the wall above the window,
then paint the wall white below the trim.

 And, in my kitchen, before I paint that
back wall black, I could add shelf
 brackets under the glass cabinet...

Just like they did in the movie

More projects.
It's so fun to dream!
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  1. Dreaming is the best part of looking at pictures of homes.

    I like the dramatic look also, but it doesn't fit with my little cottage style.

  2. I am not liking the thought of black walls, not unless it was a very large room with windows!

  3. I agree that black and white can look very chic together if you get the proportions right. I recently pinned this bathroom that I think is a good example of classic black and white:

  4. I love that black wall on the wall with all the french doors.

  5. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Hm~m~m. . .another one for the project list, dear one!!!
    "Mr. Ed" & I toured Mary Carol Garrity's home in Atchison, KS and her dining room walls are a deep Navy Blue!!! Gorgeous!!!
    I'll be watching to see if black walls make your "to~do" list!
    By the way, you have a beautiful kitchen! "Sigh"!!!

  6. I'd love to see you do all that. I want to paint my living room eggplant. But I'm sure I'd find it too dark, in spite of it being the sunniest room in the house. I've been thinking black and white too, only with RED . Good luck, and happy painting.

  7. we are just about to take the plunge and paint hub's office all black...I can't wait to see how it goes!!!

  8. I love the dramatic too! And "Something's Gotta Give" Is my favorite movie not only for the actors but also for that gorgeous house!!

  9. I love that movie set house too. Beautiful vignette!

  10. Sounds like you have some great ideas for bringing drama to your home! And oh yes, I love that movie house too!