Halloween is just around the corner, bringing with it whimsical decorations, costumes, and parties. The colors long associated with the holiday are orange and black. Historically, the color orange was chosen just because it’s the most common hue of the season — think pumpkins, gourds, and blazing orange leaves. The roots of the color black in Halloween, however, has less picturesque associations (in short, black was chosen for its connection to death). We tend to read the color black in a different way: Mysterious, dramatic, edgy, and even a little glamorous, like the entryway above, featured in House Beautiful. While black furniture may appear a little moodier around Halloween, it reads as simply chic the rest of the year. Here are a few of our favorite black pieces currently for sale at Viyet:
Glossy lacquer enhances the chic feel of the color black, while emboldening the silhouette of these fabulous tables. Group them together to create an alternative coffee table, or use them on either side of a sofa.
In a matte finish, black has an entirely different feel. In these wrought-iron torchieres from the 1920s, the color brings out the unusual details that might be overlooked if the design had been gilded or painted. We picture these on either side of a great carved wooden front door.
Sleek and minimal, this versatile shelving unit can be dressed up or down. Think of it as the “little black dress” of consoles.
Black lends drama to a familiar form in this stunning design by Jonathan Adler. It works beautifully as an accent chair in an entryway or roomy hall, or as an alternative to the typical desk chair.
Stunning and sculptural, these incredible table lamps are the kind of statement pieces that make a room unforgettable. The serpent and urn motif is a bit of a modern interpretation of a classical form.
Wrought iron is a classic that can read gothic or traditional, depending on the interior. This grand six-light chandelier adds interest to a high-ceilinged living or dining room.
Black is an unusual choice for a vase, but it totally works in a modern way. The dark, matte finish enhances the color of richly hued blooms. Just imagine how dramatic red or hot pink roses would look in this vase.
For those with a fearless décor sensibility, this sleek-lined black sofa would shine. The patent leather-like finish lends itself well to textural contrasts, as well as both modern and more eclectic design schemes.