IN THE BLACK
“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.