Monday, February 20, 2012

Black Fireplaces

I am slowly trying to pinpoint my likes and dislikes in regards to what I want in our future home.  It won't be long until we're back in CT buying a new home.

The other day, I was perusing my 'pins' and I noticed a trend - black fireplaces.  I like the contrast.  I like the masculine edge.  Especially against a neutral backdrop, it can really create a dramatic effect.




In the above three photos, I especially like how the touches of pink, cream and gold soften the spaces which contrasts with the masculine feel of the fireplace.   


Carrie from Hazardous Design recently painted her fireplace a dark color and it turned out fantastic.






Images via pinterest

I admit painting a fireplace black would be stepping out of my comfort zone.  I think I would typically want to play it safe and go with a traditional white one, but I'm trying to push myself a bit and force myself to take some risks.  

So, how about you - would you consider a black fireplace in your home?


12 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post, Fran! You have just given me an idea for my living room!
    Rachel

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  2. Thanks for the shout out, Fran! Painting my fireplace black was a BIG step out of my comfort zone too, but I figured I had nothing to lose. It's only paint right??? I'm so glad I did. Now it looks like it has always been this way. It is hard for me to imagine that it was ever white!

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  3. i am loving the look of black! great photos!

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  4. Wow, yes, makes me want to grab some paint!! Janell

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  5. Yes yes yes! Yes to black on the fireplace. That first image is the perfect reason why I would go black on the fireplace. And I love seeing Carrie's living room in your mix of black fireplace inspirations. I'll have to start following you on Pinterest because I really love your style.

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  6. Ah, if only I had a fireplace to paint black! I think it's so bold and sophisticated - love it!

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  7. I think it's so cool that in light of decorating your own place for a year, you can take the time to analyze what you want your next place to look like. Not many people are afforded that opportunity! Regarding black fireplaces, a big yes! Black anything, really.
    Camille

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  8. Oh, Fran, you know I love them (Exhibit A: http://myinteriorlife.blogspot.com/2011/10/back-to-black.html). I still haven't pulled the trigger on mine, but one day I will. I need to pin some of your photos that I don't have already in my Pinterest files. Love them!

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  9. wonderful selection. love the 3rd image

    Maria

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  10. Absolutely! Not to brag too much, but I was the motivation behind Carrie's black fireplace!

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  11. Fireplaces are a great “accessory” to have especially on cold winter nights

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