Here are a few tips when using black:
1. Whether you add a little or a lot: keep it balanced. One lonely, black table in the middle of a light and airy room could easily look like the Rabbit Hole! Add a few items throughout the room to disperse it. This will keep the eyes from landing on one spot.
2. When painting a table, shelf or a room, remember to lighten it up with accessories. Adding artwork, mirrors and books finish the look. Let the dark be a backdrop to the things you want to showcase.
3. Keep in mind: black does show dust. If you're taking the black plunge, remember that! On a positive note: it's a great reminder that it's time to clean!