Decorating & Design

December 20, 2021

Color Crush: Soot Is A Softer & More Livable Alternative To Black

H&H’s Style Director/West Coast Editor Emma Reddington shares which hue she’s crushing on right now.

Sleek and sophisticated, soot conjures elements of stone and metal seen in classic industrial and Scandinavian design. This softer, more textured relative of deep black contrasts without clashing, making black rooms a charismatic addition to bright and eclectic living spaces. An incredibly versatile shade, sooty black on velvet upholstery is an elevated touch for a home office armchair or, alternatively, a smaller decorative accent in the shade pairs fabulously with rosy undertones or warmer whites for a more subtle look.

Scroll down to see how to use this dramatic hue!