Design snapshot: Black door backdrop

I stopped by my local paint retailer the other day to pick up some samples, and noticed that they had painted one of their display walls a dark, dark chocolate brown as a backdrop to some celadon-colored vases. The intensity of the celadon in the foreground was heightened by the warm, rich dark background. 

This black door and black flower urn do much the same for the gorgeous bright green and orange of this blossoming topiary and miniature primroses.

Dare to indulge in dark, dark chocolate, black, or even green backgrounds to enhance show-stopping foreground color by contrast.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast