For the past couple of years I've been addicted to black taper candles, especially effective when used in candelabras (or in groupings) to add an edgy note to a table setting and especially relevant for Halloween.
Our favorite beeswax tapers (available in a range of colors, including black) come from Big Dipper Waxworks in Seattle.
Above: My favorite house guest of the summer, Megan Wilson of Ancient Industries, took this photo of my family house in Wellfleet, MA.
Above: A brass midcentury candelabra with black tapers, via the Marion House Book.
Above: Black tapers in glass candlesticks also from Hindsvik.
Above: Black candles in white candle holders create a surprisingly appealing effect; photo via HK Living in Denmark.
Above: A pair of glossy red candlesticks paired with black tapers; via Hindsvik.
N.B. This post is a rerun; the original ran on October 17, 2011.