Black is such a great color. Strong, graphic, and powerful, it makes a perfect addition to any home. But too much can make your home feel like a cave. Which, unless you happen to be a grizzly, is undesirable.
I love when black is used as an accent. It gives grounding and substance to a space, especially when used on a piece of furniture. But, like beige, this guy needs some friends. When used with white and bright colors, you get the perfect balance in your space. Because in design, as in life, balance is key.