11 Colors that Go with Black Bedroom Furniture

Having black bedroom furniture may seem limiting in terms of decor, which could even give you thoughts of changing the bedroom furniture that appears to be more contemporary and give you a wider choice of decor options.

However, black bedroom furniture is more forgiving and accepting of colors than you may realize. You can create a wonderfully stunning bedroom with black furniture so hold your horses before changing your bedroom.

In this article, we will give you an overview that is authoritative and not biased in any way. We don't follow interior designers' blinkered views in an attempt to bring you the very best ideas for inspirational decor with black bedroom furniture.

Let's take the plunge and get into it and learn about :

  • Black domes
  • Retro vibes
  • Why the hell not!
  • Pink and purple

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What colors go well with black furniture?

If you are feeling restricted due to the lack of color options you can match and contrast with your black bedroom furniture you need some inspiration because black is a great color to use in a bedroom and the color range you can use to contrast and match with your black bedroom furniture is immense.

Most people think white or cream, and that's about it. Still, the truth is you can bring some vibrant tones into your bedroom, making the room feel contemporary and extraordinarily stylish, or stay with traditional muted tones to achieve a regal appearance in your bedroom.

Here are some pointers to whet your appetite before we get into the main body of the topic:

  • Play safe, use neutral tones like beige, cream, and khaki, and then be adventurous with accessory colors.
  • Gray is an obvious choice to match black bedroom furniture, but don't be put off. Some gorgeous tones of gray will make your bedroom feel and look amazing.
  • Let's get bright and start to jazz up the bedroom and your black bedroom furniture. Introduce some electric blue or sky blue into the bedroom. It's best to introduce electric blue in maybe a chair color or a bed throw.
  • Get bright and bold with the brightest yellow you can find. It will look fabulous in a bedroom with black furniture.
  • Red, go for the sensual feel and introduce a deep red, or burgundy tone into the bedroom. Your bed will change from boring to luscious and inviting.
  • Terracotta and black are a match made in heaven so if you want to take a rustic tour with your bedroom decor then you have to investigate the richness of terracotta. Terracotta was once the best tone for black Porsche 911 interiors and they sold more of this color than any other interior color when matched with a black exterior. Trust those who know!

Let's get into some inspirational ideas selected for you.

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1. Don't shoot the messenger

Okay, it's white and black, and you are thinking, is this inspirational? Well, it's worth seeing the contrast and how wonderfully well these two colors can look in a bedroom, allowing you to achieve simplicity and beauty simultaneously.

Did you know white and black are not considered colors? According to the echelons of interior design and the paint industry white and black are considered shades! Shades of what you may ask?

Nevertheless, there is no denying when these shades are used together, you can create a dramatic effect in a bedroom and even be tempted to add a monochrome print of a skyline on the wall to add more black to the bedroom.

Of course, the bed linen is a subtle tone of beige which brings some warmth into the bedroom and the gray contemporary rug sits perfectly in this bedroom that could only be described as masterful use of shades of white and black!

How to create this look?

Suppose you have this superb black bedroom furniture it just takes adding a brilliant white emulsion to the bedroom walls. Accessories with muted tones to keep the theme of the bedroom which is black and white.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 4.

This is an easy look to create in a contemporary home, if your home is somewhat traditional in styling you can still achieve the look easily if you have a lot of natural light entering the bedroom.

Keep the contemporary theme by adding pendant lights that match and compliment the bedroom decor.

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2. Retro vibes

Royal blue 60s vibe, Black is a very forgiving color and will accept most vibrant colors that you may think would be impossible to match with black bedroom furniture.

This retro-style London 60s bedroom makes use of black furnishings to make the blue stand out in the bedroom, any other colors would wash the royal blue away and not contrast well.

the use of black around the bedroom from the prints on the wall to the lampstand and center pendant light are perfect accents to showcase the blue bedding.

The boldness of the black and the blue demand some lighter tones such as the gray rug complimented by the gray blanket. Let's give credit to the soft creams and wood tones given by the bedroom furniture.

It may not be everyone's idea of a stylish bedroom but it does prove the concept of black and vibrant colors complimenting each other.

How to create this look?

It's a 60s retro vibe so you will need the furnishing if you are going to go all in, if not you can use black accents such as the pendant light, framed prints, and the lampstand to introduce enough black to make the royal blue stand out.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 4.

It's an easy look to achieve, the furnishing may take time to find but the color scheme is simple.

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3. Pink and purple

If ever you thought black in a bedroom would be oppressive and overwhelming think again, Black is an extremely versatile color that is appreciated when you decide to you color combinations that would be difficult to use with any other color than black.

The gorgeous purple hardboard is a sublime piece of furniture and could only be used in this bedroom setting as the black wall accentuates the feeling of richness.

The color pink, for example, is thought to be a calming color associated with love, kindness, and femininity. Many people immediately associate the color with all things feminine and girly. It might also bring to mind romance and holidays such as Valentine's Day but there is no doubt the feminine influence in this bedroom is calming sensual pink bringing warmth and brightness to the bedroom.

The use of sheer pink drapes ties the bedroom together in a cohesive triumphant crescendo of design wonderment.

How to create this look?

Make the most of black and introduce soft tomes of rich purple and the gentle feminine contradictory pink which set the room to make a splendid room for relaxation.Β 

Don't forget the brass or gold color accents, they bring another dimension to the bedroom but somehow do not clash with the other colors.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 4.

These are all relatively easy bedrooms to create, which include decor and bed linen choices, although the colors are on the muted side they demonstrate how fantastic black is at working with other colors.

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4. Why the hell not!

Even a bachelor's bedroom can be daring and inspiring at the same time and Why the hell not is a great theme for this bedroom, the unconventional use of black and shades thereof are almost everywhere and it looks absolutely brilliant as a design concept.

The use of the gray wall supported by the jet black wall is a masterpiece and a glorious effect. The geometry of the rug is also reflected under the jet black bed linen which makes a statement about this bedroom.

If you love vibrant colors then yellow was the perfect choice for this bedroom, Does it go with gray and black? Who knows, who cares, it looks fabulous and trendy, and an interior designer's nightmare scenario, and that's what makes this black bedroom stand out from the crowd.

The eclectic choice of furnishings from the industrial lockers to the auster desk contradicted by the bright yellow chair is a work of art.

How to create this look?

Think gray, black, and shades in between, forget about color until the foundations of the decor and soft furnishings have been completed.

Then go for the brightest most garish color you could imagine and introduce it into your decor plan to make a magnificent bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 7.

There are a lot of design elements in this bedroom that have taken great thought. The bedroom is clearly designed for an apartment block so use the structure of the apartment to be part of the design, for example, the old brick wall.

The texturing of the gray can be achieved with a lint free cloth.

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5. Black Headboard

Even in small bedrooms, black is a wonderful color selection for your decor, be it black bedroom furniture or painting a black accent wall. The black headboard is soft and surrounded by the glow of a gold bulb making it seem less than black and become warm and inviting.

The gray bedding is the perfect choice for what could only be described as a bedroom of soft color tones, which in itself is an oxymoron!

The fantastic gray rug placed under the center of the bed signifies the uniformity and order of the superb bedroom. Black window frames add the ultimate accent to the white walls.

Interestingly the sprig of natural green foliage is an homage to the accepting tones of black.

How to create this look?

In essence, it's a white wall bedroom with back bedroom furniture with dimensions that cover half of one wall, The bedding linen is a sensible choice in a room of this size and grandeur.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 4.

It's the perfect piece of furniture for this white bedroom, the headboard is sumptuous which takes away from its black shades making it perfect in this bedroom.

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6. On the limits

Black or charcoal? It will depend on the amount of natural light to decide if the color is on the limits of being black or stand-alone charcoal, What's important is not the shade and saturation its the concept that very dark colors like black or dark charcoal of incredibly well as bedroom decor, be it as bedroom furniture or paint on a wall.

The token white bedside tables are a fantastic addition to the bedroom and accentuate the darkness of the accent wall. The beige headboard and bed may seem like an odd choice for a modern bedroom but the colors work extremely well.

This bedroom is another representation of the versatility of the dark colors like black and charcoal in the bedroom, if you look at how many different colors are in this bedroom it's amazing how they are cohesively joined by the dark bedroom wall.

It goes without saying you will need the obligatory gray bed throw to compliment the darkness of the wall.

How to create this look?

Think a black or dark charcoal accent wall and then decorate around it, there are no errors in this bedroom despite something like 11 different colors being on view at the same time, it's a real testament to the forgiving properties of dark colors in a bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 3.

Painting walls a dark tone needs wall preparation for a perfect finish, and surface defects or anomalies on the wall will show as the dark paint will throw a shadow. Preparation is the key to achieving this look.

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7. Hanging gardens of Babylon

Once to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world could be recreated in this bedroom unless some strategic pruning is to take place shortly!

Balck table support black pots and jugs resting on a dark shelving system with lots of natural green foliage may not be everyone's cup of tea as a bedroom design or for inspiration.Β 

However, it does confirm that having black bedroom furnishings is not the end of the world, if anything it may open your decor horizons further than you ever imagined.

The use of natural tomes of timber for the headboard and the table tops is a great look for most contemporary bedrooms and the teal bed throw is aligned perfectly with the depth of black which allows it to elevate to a position of dominance in the bedroom.

Neutral bed linen with an emerald green cushion is glorious which respectfully shows the prowess of using black in a bedroom.

How to create this look?

Black, green and dark tones elevate the neutral tones of the bed linen and allow the natural tones of the yellows in the wood table tops and headboard to shine like a diamond in the rough.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 5.

It's a smart combination of natural tones found in nature and the dark tones of the rear wall and the back supports for the bedside tables and bed bench.

Use a color wheel, something like adobe (it's free) to match your colors.

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8. Black dome

Not the highest peak in Greene county New York, the reference is to the lamp domes in the image.

It's easy to get carried away with images of black bedrooms and bedrooms with black furnishings, almost thinking it must be an oppressive gothic movement style. But that image could not be further from the truth as adding black furnishings to a bedroom such as the two marvelous lamps in the image can make the room feel and look very rich.

A simple black low-level table and black lamps are all it takes to change this opulent but otherwise dull generic bedroom into something that shouts I have style and class.

A dark charcoal color rug (black would have been fantastic) and a muted pattern d gray bed throw is all that it takes to change from mundane to special.

How to create this look?

For a bedroom of this size, you will need to think about scale so, think about the size of your bedroom and if it could accept lapoms of this size, The low table could be found anywhere and even painted black to achieve the glossy finish.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 3.

Once you have an appreciation for scale and dimensions, selecting black lamps should be very easy, buy online from someone who has an easy returns policy if you are not confident.

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9. Divided by black frames

High-rise living can present some amazing decor possibilities that would otherwise be difficult to recreate, but in this image, the division of the bedroom is glass with jet black window frames. It's the perfect opportunity to exploit black and dark colors for your bedroom decor, but,it doesn't mean you need to go overboard, less is more when it comes to design.

The simple gray floor and walls are the perfect backdrop for the natural yellows hues from the timber bed, it would be sacrilege not to have black bedside lamps of sufficient proportion to make the best of black in this bedroom.

The long gray drapes spilling over onto the floor look glorious when shadowed by the sheer diaphanous white drapes.

Of course, to compliment the black window frames and complimenting black bedside lamps, beautiful gray duvet covers and pillows adorn the bed over white sheets.

Subtle hints of black make the bedroom a master class in the use of dark colors.

How to create this look?

You may not be able to do it with a glass wall divider like the image but you could paint your window frames black and have the same appealing look.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 6.

There is nothing complex about the look but it's an apartment so recreating this look may be hard. In this bedroom, there is a lot of natural light from both flanks.

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10. Don't forget the kids

I'm sure some of you will be horrified at the thought of using the color or shade black in a kid's bedroom but it's a fabulous color that will make a kid's bedroom look awesome.

This bunk bed come sitting area and desk in black is a great design for a kid's bedroom and the color is awesome, the otherwise neutral bedroom would not look kid-friendly regardless of the colors you could use as accents, and many of the colors such as bright red don't really match with beige and cream, so you could find yourself in a dilemma.

It's a boy's bedroom through and through but the color is not overwhelming and fits into the bedroom perfectly, it's an inspirational kids' bedroom idea that any boy would absolutely love.

You can literally introduce any color into the bedroom and it's not going to clash, which at least in the future proofs the kid's bedroom for a few years.

How to create this look?

Take one average mundane bedroom and introduce the black bunk combo unit and the problem is solved. Use whatever colors you wish for bedding and seating.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 3.

There is nothing to creating this bedroom, maybe some assembly work if the combo unit is flat pack but you are ready to go.

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11. Navy blue and black bed.

The array of colors that go with black is enormous, and that's why black beds are so popular among consumers with a design flair.

If someone told you to buy a queen-sized bed that was black all around and paint your accent wall behind the bed navy blue you may have second thoughts about their sanity. But the truth is it works, and it works spectacularly without being overwhelming.

Cream and white accents will elevate the bedroom's feeling and the section of gray accessories will contrast wonderfully in this style of bedroom.

How to create this look?

It's so easy, if you have a black bed and headboard paint an accent wall behind your bed Navy blue for an incredible effect. Blue is known for its tranquility and calming effects in the bedroom so it's a perfect choice.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to achieve these bedroom shelves is a 4.

Painting walls a dark tone needs wall preparation for a perfect finish, and surface defects or anomalies on the wall will show as the dark paint will throw a shadow. Preparation is the key to achieving this look.

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Colors that go with black

So many colors go with black, from deep burgundy red to bright vibrant green. The louder the color, the better it matches with the darkness that only black bedroom furniture can bring.

It's not always about being loud and brash with your decor choices despite the fun you may have with the design.Β 

You can create classic bedrooms with the use of back accessories such as the black dome, which took a wonderful opulent bedroom and turned into a bedroom that looked rich and oozed with wealth, just by introducing 3 black items of furniture into the bedroom.

Is black for kids? Absolutely, black in a kid's bedroom could become mandatory! It's versatile and fun. If you don't have black furniture in a kid's bedroom, try to paint the door or a wall black and leave them with some colored chalks for an hour and witness if black is good in a kid's bedroom.

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