In the Black
Go traditional or modern by mixing shades of midnight with contrasting golds and metals
New 'Devine Color' Paints
A. Leather, Core Paint Collection, devinecolor.com.
B. Devine Karat, Devine Color Metals Collection, Target, target.com.
C. Penguin, Core Paint Collection, devinecolor.com.
Perfect Pairings —‘Farrow & Ball’
D. Farrow & Ball #45, farrow-ball.com.
E. Sudbury Yellow #51
G. Off Black #57
H. Blue Black # 95
I. Pitch Black # 256
J. Cat’s Paw #240
K. India Yellow #66
— Royal Copenhagen designers
Bend Goods Lucy chair, $540, Black Lamb, Grand Rapids, blacklamb.co.
Studded box, $259, metro area Ethan Allen stores, ethanallen.com.
Woodland Wonder planters, $70-$132, Times Two Design, timestwodesign.com
Black-fluted Royal Copenhagen mugs, $75/two, Neiman Marcus, Troy.
DARK STAR: Jet Black paint, from Benjamin Moore, creates drama in this dining room.
IN GOOD TASTE: West Bloomfield-based interior designer Toby Sneider, right, of Sneider Custom Interiors, renovated this West Bloomfield home, above, in mid-century style. The dining room, shown here, has a cathedral ceiling and one full wall, while the rest of the space is surrounded by windows. “This wall, combined with adequate height and light, allows for drama,” says Sneider, who even enlarged a chandelier by custom-fabricating a sheer shade for it. The black wall complements the chandelier, as well as a table, buffet, vases, and dining chairs in a handsome menswear fabric.