Decorating & Furniture/colors


I have a room that the bottom half is painted a navy blue the top is a lighter blue.  Can I decorate the room with black accents (ottomon, coffee tabele, tv table?)

Hi Susan,
Black is an excellent accent color for any space; it always adds sophistication and depth to any color scheme. One thing to consider when using the darker hues, (the black and the navy blue on the lower portion of the wall),  they can overpower the space, and need to be balanced with cool metals such as pewter, brushed steel, even chrome in your accessories, (candle holders, vases, lamps, decorative hardware), bring in white, (lamp shades,pillows, rugs) which will not only brighten the space, but, add energy and personality. Glass top tables is another way to lighten a space.  Good luck. Hope this helps.

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