The thought of having a room with black painted walls in your home may sound scary.  Lately we are seeing more fearless home owners that choose black paint to paint an entire room or one stand along wall.  In modern interior design results are not out of a text book anymore.  However, the best black rooms I've seen share a few style elements in common.  Light color floors and furniture, decent amount of incoming light, and contrasting wall art that stand out dramatically against the black walls.  For even more drama in a room a black grasscloth wallpaper would create depth and a subtle sheen on the walls.  For a childrens room or for a kitchen area a chalkboard wall would be very suitable. 

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