Better Homes & Gardens - - Food -

“White is of­ten as­so­ci­ated with seren­ity, but I find it to be noisy,” Mark says. “Black calms me down.” Other ben­e­fits: n IT’S EX­PAN­SIVE Black re­cedes, leav­ing an im­pli­ca­tion of depth. n IT’S DRA­MATIC It may re­cede but still brings au­thor­ity, el­e­gance, and for­mal­ity.

n IT’S FLAT­TER­ING Shapely sil­hou­ettes stand out against it, and it high­lights tex­tu­ral sur­faces like pan­eled walls. n IT’S IN

TUNE WITH NA­TURE In a land­scape, a black build­ing reads as or­ganic be­cause of the way it hun­kers down to the earth.


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