There's an elegance and sophistication associated with the color black. We recognize its dramatic effects on fashion, interiors and exteriors alike, home accessories and even in gift wrapping. Black lends a dramatic, classic look to almost anything. Art, knick-knacks, books and botanicals stand out against its rich depth, giving any space a contrasting, edgy feel. Even simple recipes can appear more interesting when served on a dark plate. I think I need to find an area in our house where black would feel at home.