Guest post by Alyssa Davis of Metal-Wall-Art.com who specializes in creating stylish interiors.
It’s hard to beat the look of black for sheer dramatic emphasis when decorating your home. There are many different ways that you can use this versatile color, but one of the most eye-catching methods is to incorporate it into your room’s wall art displays. Of course, there are many styles of wall art from which to choose, but black metal wall art can be especially fun to work with. Depending on the style of art you choose, you can create a dramatic, sophisticated and modern look, or a bold rustic look that will blend well with casual or country decorating styles.
Choosing Sophisticated Black Metal Art for Your Home
For a coordinated look, it can work well to use a variety of different black metal art in your home. For example, if you add a contemporary piece of black metal wall art, perhaps in an eye-catching abstract style, you can further complement the look by using one or more pieces of table art in a similar style somewhere else within the room. Mirroring the art throughout the room in this fashion will make the room seem more balanced, and it can add extra visual emphasis to your art selections. Black also combines beautifully with natural shades of metal, such as copper, brass or stainless steel. Light colors of metal such as stainless steel, accented by black painted metal, have a particularly modern appeal that will look great in a contemporary-styled room.
Choosing Rustic Black Wrought Iron Art to Add Charm
If your room is decorated in a more rustic style, black wrought iron decorating accessories can add a nice visual touch. Wrought iron works well with many different styles of country decorating, including Southwestern, French Country, and Tuscan. There are many styles of wall art that are functional as well as beautiful. Functional art choices include wrought iron picture frames, wine racks, shelves, and hook racks. Wrought iron can be quite decorative, turning these everyday functional items into works of art on your walls. Of course, you can also add to the effect by using purely decorative pieces of art, such as a wrought iron plaque or decorative panel. In fact, wrought iron pieces work just as well for outdoor uses, such as decorating your patio or deck area. Hang a piece of black metal wall art. On an exterior wall, add wrought iron shepherd’s hooks as plant hangers, or utilize a decorative black wrought iron trellis for climbing plants.
Colors that Work with Black Metal Art
One of the great things about decorating with black is that it works so well with many different color combinations. For a fresh contemporary look, try combining black with white, cool light blue, gray, or even metallic shades of silver. Black also works great with pink, sage green, and plum. For a traditional rustic look, combine black with warm colors such as goldenrod, pumpkin, brick red, and apricot. It can also look nice with neutral shades such as cream, taupe, and beige.