UFP EDGE – DESIGNED TO BE SEEN
By Amanda Hall
A black wall is no longer taboo with interior design. Style up your home with Timeless nickel gap shiplap in Midnight Black.
White shiplap cladding still remains the tried-and-true favorite for home décor, but interiors are shifting to moodier, darker colors in 2021. Take a look at Sherwin William’s 2021 color of the year and Behr paint’s 2021 colors, just to see where color palettes are headed. Designers are using black as the new neutral more than ever before. As designers pave the way, homeowners are getting more experimental trying edgier designs and color palettes. Black contrasts the popular wave of bright whites. It’s classy, moody, intense and it’s here to stay.
Whether you want to use it as a small-scale accent or in a larger focal area, black adds a bit of sophistication and depth to a room. Designers are using black in many areas throughout the home. A popular trend has been using black doors within homes, but you’ll see it on window frames, flooring, furniture, textiles, art, wall treatments, and ceilings.
Black doors have been a rising design trend. Check out our free project plans to make a shiplap barn door like this one.
BALANCE IS KEY WITH BLACK
You may be thinking, isn’t black a gloomy, brooding color that makes a room feel smaller? That might be the case if you decide to paint every wall in your home black, but when used as an accent wall or focal point, black does just the opposite. The tip with using black is balancing composition, lighting, and contrast. When done right, this dark hue manages to create a cozy and inviting feeling that also feels expansive. Lighter furniture and decor enters the spotlight as your dark wall becomes the perfect backdrop.
Black shiplap can be an easy way to create a dark accent wall. The darkness of the color with the contrasting lines help break up the space on the wall to create visual interest that won’t overwhelm. No need to mess with paint, UFP-Edge shiplap comes prepainted. Try out our rough sawn Rustic Collection shiplap in Charcoal or our smooth Timeless nickel gap shiplap in Midnight Black.
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