I can feel it has crept up on me. From having just tickles the diagnosis is now more than clear: I need to paint a room black! It’s just so neat. The syndrome. Forget everything that has been said about black – about its mood-derogatory and size-shrinking effects. Its utter absence of colour is its advantage. Check our category Dark Painted Walls to get the proof! Black makes the boat rock and colours pop. It’s the new white: Replace innocence with power, shift from purity to mystery and skip the fresh cleanliness for sophisticated elegance.