‘I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black.’ — Pierre-Auguste Renoir
In this case what’s true in the world of fashion is also true in the world of interior design. Black is the universal color — or noncolor, as some would argue. In concert with other hues, it can provide weight, crispness, definition, relief, great style and sophistication. In fact, for years one of my design mantras has been, “Every room needs a little touch of black.” It’s like a touch of horseradish in a bland sauce — it adds just the right amount of life, without anyone’s really noticing.