Black and white bedroom

Photo: Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

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An Unexpected Look
"People are afraid black will make the bedroom look like a cave," says Jordan, "but it can actually have the opposite effect." Jordan suggests using black on the ceiling or an accent wall to evoke the spacious, infinite feel of the night sky.

Why You'll Love It: This couple-friendly shade can be both masculine and feminine and balances beautifully with grays or whites.

What to Watch Out For: Avoid pairing black with bright colors, as the effect can easily go over-the-top, says Jordan.

Shades to Try: Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black, Peppercorn or Black Fox (pictured)