Black is not the first color that comes to mind when painting a child's room. But it works well as an accent color, as demonstrated by these inspired kids' quarters.
Above: A child's bed painted glossy black; photo via French by Design.
Above: A corner of an urban apartment dedicated to the nursery, black furniture included. From House Call: Varpunen in Finland.
Above: A unisex bedroom is decked in pale pink, gray, and black accents via Design Vox.
Above: A lofted kids room with a black-painted floor via Ideas to Steal.
Above: A black iron crib is lined with natural linen fabric via Boo and the Boy.
Above: A black and white wall in a boys' room in Sweden via Plaza Interiör.
Above: A black-painted crib in an eclectic bedroom from Boo and the Boy.
Above L: A black painted wall in a Brooklyn bedroom inhabited by Jenna Lyons' son; photo by Melanie Acevedo. Above R: Jan Eleni's solution for a client's Batman-obsessed son includes a spooky photo mural.
Above: A half-black wall in a boys room via A Merry Mishap.
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 27, 2011 as part of our Miss Havisham issue.