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28 Gorgeous living rooms with black walls that create cozy drama

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If you are looking to create a statement in your living room, try adding something bold, such as black walls for a dramatic affect. This look is a hot trend and can really change up the look of your space. If your room gets enough light, it can really create a fantastic new look. Adding black to your room can create an ambiance or mood, it is timeless and can blend well with other colors. You can paint your whole room with black or just an accent wall to make your interior really stand out.

Your interior will not be gloomy if you add contrast or some bold pops of color in the furnishings or accessories. A moody space can be cozy and inviting. This looks can fit into any decor scheme, from modern to Scandinavian and everything in-between. The walls can be done with other elements besides paint, such as wood, paneling or wallpaper. Painting your living room with black walls can be a daring design decision and if you are considering it, we have a collection of images that will help to inspire you.

Readers, which one of these dark and dramatic living rooms most inspires you and why? Please share your feedback in the Comments below!

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1. The chairs were sourced from Earnest Gaspard and Assoc. in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. The wall sconces are from Circa Lighting. The walls are painted in Day’s End 2133-30 | Benjamin Moore. (via Habachy Designs)

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2. Transitional style living room in a Nashville, Tennessee home evokes a warm and masculine feel. (via Vernich Interiors)

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3. Black doesn’t have to make a space feel too dark. In this living room black walls add contrast and sophistication, yet plenty of natural light keeps the space feeling bright and airy. (via Romy van Leeuwen for VT Wonen)

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4. This sophisticated living room features a luxurious Juel sofa in the color Indigo. The black walls adds to the overall drama of the space. (via Early Settler)

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5. This gorgeous living room features black walls that really pops against the white fireplace, built-ins and crown molding. A Double Twist 5-Light Chandelier adds a touch of glamor to the space. (via Laura Hay Decor Design)

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6. A bachelor pad in New Orlean’s French Quarter works well with the white chairs brightening up the dark walls. The Robert Abbey 6-Light Bling Chandelier adds a touch of luxury along with the ceiling medallion and tufted velvet sofa. Grounding the space is a brown-white faux zebra hide rug. (via TY Larkins Interiors)

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7. Love the contrast in this living room of the black walls with the mustard yellow sofa. The unique art on the wall infuses personality into this space. (via Pinterest)

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8. All of the art, furniture to accessories and rugs in this space were sourced from P Four. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Black, in eggshell. (via OPaL, LLC)

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9. The glossy black paneling in this living room conceals the television and media equipment while framing the fireplace. The fireplace is a 50″ model by “Heatilator”. The room dimensions are 17′-4″ wide x 20′-7″ deep. The ceiling height is 10′-0″. (via Murphy & Co. Design)

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10. The paint color of the gallery wall is Glidden Black Mica. Antique art decorates the wall, adding visual interest to this living room in Seattle, Washington. (via Slater Interiors)

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11. A country home in Millerton, New York features a black painted, vertical shiplap accent wall that contrasts nicely with the white trim. (via Robert Granoff Photographer)

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12. This apartment in Greenwich Village, New York features glossy black walls paired with elements of amber, gold, and bronze that were tempered with steely gold and icy platinum for an unexpected color scheme. (via S.R. Gambrel)

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13. The black walls in this Texas living room serves as a backdrop to the colorful art, graffiti settee and vintage Sciolari chandelier. (via Domino)

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14. The white shelving decorated with black and white prints really pops against the black accent wall of this living room. (via 4 Men 1 Lady)

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15. Benjamin Moore’s Universal Black and Dove White will give you a similar paint color combination. The bicycle and streetlamp decal really pops the on the dark background. It adds a piece of urban streetscape and focal point to this living room. (via Elad Gonen Photography)

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16. This living room screams sophisticated, with a dramatic combination of light and dark. The sofa is black velvet constructed by Judy’s Custom Workroom in Aliso Viejo, California. The double chandeliers are exquisite, as is the coffered ceiling. (via Orange Coast Interior Design)

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17. This farmhouse style living room is painted in Black Knight 2136-10 | Benjamin Moore, high gloss with reclaimed pine shutters, and mid-century modern furniture next to an antique Old Hickory table. The black walls in this room works that to balanced light coming into this space from multiple sides. (via Tim Cuppett Architects)

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18. The colorful artwork on the wall was sourced from Cheryl Hazan Gallery NYC. The walls feature a textured wallcovering. (via Roughan Interior Design)

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19. The paint colors for this condo in Toronto, Canada is Witching Hour 2120-30 | Benjamin Moore for the accent wall, while the light hue is Distant Gray 2124-70 | Benjamin Moore. The fabric of the sectional is called Grey Brick, From Soho Concept. The lamp can be found at Casalife. The “painting” is a stretched fabric, which can be found at EQ3 under Marimekko section. The print is called Lumimarja. (via Lux Design)

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20. This dramatic living room looks into a light and airy dining room. The tufted velvet sofa was sourced from Pure White Lines. (via BTL Property)

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21. A formal living room in Moscow features dark walls contrasting with white trim and a white ceiling to keep the space from feeling too dark. A gallery wall adds visual interest and character. (via Foley & Cox)

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22. This cozy cottage living room is located in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. The artwork on the dark accent wall was an easy DIY project by the designer. It was made by pouring extra house paint on a primed canvas. The frame was handmade and stained. The sofa was purchased on eBay. (via Sarah D Brown)

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23. Illuminating this dark and dramatic living room is a pair of Flores Chandeliers with an antique brass/clear glass finish, from Uber Interiors. The black sofa is the Eichholtz – Davidoff Sofa. Grounding the space is a black & grey Eichholtz Caton area rug from Oroa Furniture. (via Oroa – Eichholtz Furniture)

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24. The coffee table is hand made by Enrico König, found on Kurve. The ceiling and wall lamps by Aqua Creations. The area rug is a customized rug from Kravet. (via Alexander Johnson Photography)

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25. The Lindsey Adelman branch chandelier adds a stunning focal point to this living room. A contrasting color scheme of dark walls and white ceiling and trim adds visual interest. The large windows helps to keep this space feeling light and airy. (via Pipkorn & Kilpatrick)

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26. A large black and white striped area rug helps to anchor the seating area while providing color and texture. The black accent wall visually pops next to the white trim of the window walls and white ceiling. (via bfs-design)

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27. The roman numeral wall clock was sourced from a store in British Columbia called Urban Barn. The white resin deer head on the wall can be found at West Elm or Z Gallerie. An Arco marble floor lamp provides reading light over the sofa. The fireplace surround features a type of corrugated metal siding. See the rest of this home here: Glam coastal home on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. (via Dawna Jones Design)

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28. A high glamour penthouse in San Francisco, California features a sofa bed from Baker covered in Christopher Hyland black mohair fabric. The chairs are from Ironies, while the fabric is a linen velvet from Ralph Lauren available from the Kravet showroom. All of the walls are wood, as are the coffered ceiling beams. They are stained a custom black with brown tones. The ceiling color is Benjamin Moore HC-44 Lenox Tan. (via Candace Cavanaugh Interiors)

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