Master Bedroom Ideas will show you a contemporary black bedroom inside a West Village apartment. When it comes to bedroom color palettes, a color that is often overlooked is black. Decorating with black is considered by many as a risky affair at the best of times.
Renovated by Homepolish designer Tali Roth, this modern apartment turned into something magnificent. Tali made sure to leave room in the budget for a glam kitchen, with dark green cabinets and dramatic marble backsplashes anyway.
“The second I saw the apartment, I thought, This is perfect because I can touch every aspect, given the small size,” the fashion designer turned decorator says of the 600-square-foot space.
“Dark colors make a small, light-deprived space feel more dynamic,” Tali says. “You have to call a spade a spade, and painting the apartment all white wasn’t the way to go.”
The living room’s fireplace wall is painted in Off-Black by Farrow & Ball, and other walls in a light warm grey. Across from a Dmitriy & Co. sofa, with Scotchgard to protect it from stains, sits an arched raw-steel stool available through Ash NYC, which doubles as a piece of sculpture. “There wasn’t enough space for a traditional ottoman,” says Roth. “Lauren and I collaborated on finding a solution.”
Tali removed the existing steel fireplace surround and replaced it with colored marble for an unexpected pop of maroon. “I wanted to marry the historic elements of the prewar space with a contemporary edge and a hint of the industrial,” she says.
“The vintage old-world leather club chair was something the owner really wanted,” Tali says. “I balanced it with something edgy—a side table in a similar honey hue made from salvaged wood from the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. There’s a bit of an industrial feeling.”
Tali gutted the existing L-shaped, eat-in kitchen and installed matte dark green cabinets with minimalistic brass hardware. “The only thing I didn’t touch were the plumbing lines. And the stove and two small refrigerators (hidden behind panels) were there.” Those custom cupboards are painted Salamander by Benjamin Moore.
The countertops, backsplash, and open shelving are all made of the same Arabescato Corchia marble. Pro move: Make sure the marble’s veining lines up perfectly, even if there’s a stove or a shelf in the middle of the slab.
The inky paint color in the living room continues into the contemporary black bedroom, this time on all four walls. “To me, dark, masculine colors invoke warmth and security, hence the off-black,” says Lauren. Even the Roman shades are black! However, “dark paint colors can show smudges and nicks more easily than lighter colors,” warns Tali, so it’s best not to use them in high-traffic areas. The headboard slipcover (by custom-upholstery-made-easy platform Stitchroom), olive-green bedding, and quirky pendant by Marcel Wanders break up the dark palette just enough.
What do you think about this contemporary black bedroom?