Get Inspired: Black Fireplaces and How to Style Them

The thought of painting large areas black has a tendency to make even the most adventurous DIY decorators nervous. There's a sense of permanence and finality that comes with opting for noir surfaces. But a black-painted fireplace can add a sense of classicism and history and simultaneously feel modern and fresh.  If your space lacks architectural detail, highlighting the mantle and surround with dark paint will help add another layer of visual interest. We suggest keeping the other elements in the room fresh and diverse so as too avoid too heavy a look. Click through our slideshow for some inspiring spaces and check out our recommendations below for products to pair with your newly chic hearth.  


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Port Mirror, $395, Jayson Home Queen Anne Mirror, $595, Jonathan Adler Burst Rattan Mirror, $94, Pieces


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Wire Fireplace Screen, $149, CB2 Mirrored Fireplace Screen, $578, Horchow Hartman Screen, $958, Bronson Design


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Industrial Tool Set, $129, Pottery Barn Fireplace Tool Set, $129, West Elm Blomus Tool Set, $575, All Modern


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Allen Log Carrier, $550, DWR Caged Log Holder, $348, Anthropologie Blade Steel Log Rack, $806, All Modern
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Heath Andirons, $998, Inside Avenue Andirons, $850, Lumens Floral Andirons, $232, 1StopLighting
Photographs: 1. Ashley Putman in Lonny, 2. Courtesy of Desire to Inspire, 3. Gaelle Le Boulicaut in Lonny, 4. Courtesy of Lonny, 5. Fisher Hart, 6. Steven Gambrel,   7. Anni Skilton in Design Sponge, 8. Ball and Albanese in Lonny, 9. Courtesy of Femina, 10. Roman and Williams, 11. Julian Schnabel, 12. Michael Grimm13. The Brick House, 14. Jessica Comingore for Remodelista