Black on the walls is the perfect palate to really make colors sing. The great thing is that when a room is dark, it can actually expand and seem bigger than it actually is. For NYC, this is almost essential. Have you ever seen those small bathrooms all in black... so chic!
Harmony: By selecting related furniture pieces, light fixtures, and other decorative elements, a room can achieve harmony. This can accomplished by similar colors, shape or textures. This room continues the brown color scheme around the room, and gives a classy sense of unity. Beige (brick) fire place to match walls and big, black mantle!