No other country in the world loves black as much as New Zealand does. Some might say we’re obsessed with it. It’s one colour that’s never gone out of fashion in clothing, cars, and sports teams.
And now it’s the turn of architecture and interior design.
Black design inspiration
From statement street-appeal to stylish, sleek interiors, black is a stand-out colour trend in 2017.
It’s the architecture and interior designer’s equivalent of fashion’s little black dress, instantly transforming your home and adding a touch of glamour.
Get inspired for your new home build or next renovation with these black home design ideas, from stand-out exteriors, to sleek interiors.
Black street appeal
The strong black timber cladding exterior of this beach house is balanced with lighter wood decking and pale grey cobblestones. Monochrome outdoor furniture echoes the house’s modern shape and colour scheme.
Mid-century modern gets moody
Black is also making its mark on the Mid-Century Modern trend this year. This trend shows no signs of slowing down in 2017. Taking cues from the 1930’s to 1960’s, this minimalist movement combines grid-like elements and a ‘less is more’ philosophy.
Black in the kitchen
The kitchen above takes direction from the Mid-Century Modern trend, using black to bridge man-made with organic. The black and natural wood cabinetry and island delineate this open-plan kitchen, contrasting against the grid wall of concrete tiles. The paler-wood floorboards direct the eye to the view, with black steel framing the picture window.
Add a touch of industrial
All white and bright at home but missing a bit of drama? Adding black accessories anchors your space without the cost of a full makeover. This kitchen’s industrial-style black pendant lights, black metal stools, and black tapware, provide an affordable way to reflect the trend.
A light, bright bedroom like this scandi-inspired haven make black interior walls an inspired choice. The soft, matte black walls make a perfect back-drop for the gold side-table and ornate mirror. Glossy white cabinetry, white-washed floorboards and clean white ceilings and windows frame the black beautifully.
Black spouting for the perfect finish
From modern to traditional, residential and commercial roofing can now be stylishly defined, and underlined, in rich, glossy black.
An innovative design statement from Marley, black is the latest addition to the Marley Stratus Design Series® range of uPVC spouting and downpipe systems.
Available from leading plumbing and building supply merchants nationwide.