A sophisticated space isn't just beautiful to look at – it also makes you feel beautiful while you’re in it.
These rooms are places where you feel chic; where you can be well-dressed and feel that you belong. But more than that, a sophisticated interior has the ability to make a grand statement. It’s not about having ultra-expensive furniture and rare art; it’s about being well-tailored and well-balanced.
While you’ll want your space to exude beauty, it also has to be liveable and welcoming. You need to be able to feel comfortable in it, and it should still be reflective of your personality. One easy way to bump up the chic factor without the need to completely reinvent your room is to mix a strong dose of a high contrast hue like black into a lighter colour scheme – especially in a high-gloss finish.
Black is unquestionably classic, glamorous and timeless and can be made to work with literally any colour. And more often than not, a little is all you need to chic up your space.
While you may think of black as straight black, there are many variations to choose from with undertones of blue, red, green and yellow or variants lightly softened with white. Always test your black with the rest of your palette in natural lighting and at night to ensure all your undertones harmonise well with each other.
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