A Black Chandelier Makes a Powerful Design Statement
Not for the faint hearted, a jet black chandelier is a stylish choice for adding a mysterious touch to your interior design scheme.
Somewhat more startling than the white or neutral versions, a black chandelier has associations with a more moody ambiance something a little more theatrical. If you want to introduce a dramatic and ornate highlight to your room a black chandelier will be the perfect centre piece.
Chandeliers have a timeless elegance, often associated with French style. The concept of a black chandelier is ever so slightly risqué and may conjure images of flirty Parisian can-can dancers or exotic places such as the famous ‘Moulin Rouge’ birthplace of French cabaret. There is something about the ornate curves of a black chandelier that are very feminine and suggests boned corsetry and black lace. The unusual combination of bright illumination within the delicate frame work of a black chandelier is unique. Black is associated with shadows so represents an absence of light. The contrast created by the juxtaposition of opposites is therefore at its most extreme. The striking outline of a black chandelier often looks like a cut-out silhouette. From some angles it may appear oddly two dimensional, like part of a fantastic stage set. This can lend a room a somewhat surreal atmosphere, intriguingly strange. This curious effect could be ideal for enhancing a Gothic interior design scheme.
Working with contrasts, an ornate black chandelier can’t fail to make a very powerful visual statement within a pure white interior, with the introduction of one or two other black accent accessories to unite the black and white elements. What about picking out the outline of the chandelier, enlarging this and then applying the design to walls or even on to canvases to create a coordinating decorative theme? A black chandelier also looks fabulous when combined with more muted or dark coloured walls or fabrics. This results in an exciting combination which could be particularly appropriate within a luxurious master bedroom. You could take this style approach a step further and introduce tapestries or metallic woven fabrics to create an exotic or even historic room setting.
A bold statement piece, the black chandelier can of course be a stunning addition to your existing interior design but, be prepared, such a strong feature can also inspire you to adapt the style of your room to suit the chandelier.