Thursday, November 12, 2009

Atomic Era Kitchen and Home Accessories Look Great With Black Painted Walls

Brown is out, black is in according to trendy designers everywhere.

Photo of dining room is courtesy of Benjamin Moore Paints. The wall is painted in black satin.

According to Nara Schoenberg of Tribune Newspapers "black walls are popping up in upscale shelter magazines, hipster design blogs and just about everywhere in between".

Black Painted Walls

"Black" which had always been considered a "Goth" color is now a "hot" color" Schoenberg reports in a recent article entitled "Paint It Black" .,0,5491148.story

Getting that Metro Retro Look

Since I write about retro and vintage kitchen and home collectibles, I thought I would introduce to you some great metro retro kitchenwares and decorative home items that would look fabulous with a a black themed living and dining room.
I began my search my visiting some of my favorite "Mid-Century" and "Mod" inspired dealers of collectibles. Additionally I pulled out some examples of textiles and patterns that would look terrific l with black walls.

Mixing a Variety of Materials and Textures

When shopping for decorative objects for your home that work well with black walls and black furnishings vary the materials and textures. Focus in on metal, Chromes, Crystal, wrought iron, wire.

Adding Color

You can add some punch to your black inspired rooms by finding fabrics and wall decor which are colorful. Be on the look out for 1950s barkcloth textiles which will go great with your black themed decor. Vintage textiles can be used for accent pillows, wall hangings, drapes, tablecloths etc. Also consider buying some newly made textiles reproduced to resemble the original designs of the 1950s Atomic Era.

Geometrics and Abstracts
For patterns, think Atomic Era designs such as abstracts and geometrics.

Dealers who Specialize in M
id-Century and Mod

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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