What better time than Halloween to take a look at black and orange interiors that work year round, not just as a temporary festive schemes?
What makes these spaces work? A large part is tonal colour selection. Above, for example, the black is very much tempered by a variety of greys and lots of textures. The monochromatic look is enlivened by the orange and warm metal tones.
Here again, texture and tonal variation play an important role. If the wall were a pure black, flat finish, the end result would not be as appealing.
The colours can still be rich and saturated. Using patterns and/or graphics is a great way to lessen the strength of a particular colour. In this case, black is tempered through the introduction of lots of white in the drapery, the accent cushions, and the area rug.