Black is back! How to use dark colors in your design and office furniture?

20 Jul 2020
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We're back with our Monday Moods series. Today our concept designer Melia Abs explores how different shades of black can be used in workspaces and office furniture and flooring, especially in executive offices and meeting rooms.

While the beige colour was favoured by many designers in the early 2000’s and grey was dominating both residential and commercial interiors in the past decade, black is surely coming back as the new neutral. And we love it!

Whether it’s a Tay executive desk from our Italian partner dvo that comes in a new porcelain stoneware black Marquina version or Schiavello iconic Paloma lounge chair in dark finishes, black furniture can be used to accentuate the space.

 

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Following the “black is back” mood, Melia also selected Focus Quiet Meeting Room from Schiavello, as its exterior comes completely customizable with a wide range of fabric and leather upholstery options. Upholstered in black leather and with dark veneer, it’s a “Tom Ford” of all similar meeting pods solutions.

A great solution if you're looking for a darker carpet tile flooring is the new Look Both Ways collection from Interface. Its carpet tile range Step Side comes in all-black option and can be easily combined with lighter ranges to create a more playful design.  

And although the black colour is not to everyone’s taste and some may find it “too gothic”, being at the end of the colour spectrum, it is the best tone to use to create that “perfect clash” between light and dark.

Until next Monday, stay inspired and bold.

 

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