When we moved to Copenhagen I didn’t own a single piece of black clothing. Fast forward six years and about 3/4 of my wardrobe is black. I’ve painted my living room black, my studio an almost black grey, and I’ve even started painting my nails black. I’ve gone to the dark side.
When I started contemplating a black fireplace, I wondered if this was my final descent into goth.
I once heard someone say that wearing black was a sign of depression. If that is true then there are a lot of depressed Europeans (and New Yorkers, too!) Personally, I am of the persuasion that black is a sign of sophistication. It adds warmth to a room and a touch of grandeur. It’s like a classic black blazer that goes with everything. Dress it up or get cozy. Either way, black is forever.
If you like a black fireplace, consider painting your own mantel and even the wall behind it. You could also order a new mantel. There are loads of marble antique mantels available. An electric fireplace could be an easy fix!
But don’t let me be the judge. Take a peek and see if you love a black fireplace…