Black: Dark and Mysterious Although black symbolizes both power and authority, it's usually the color least likely to be used on interior walls. This stems from the fact that black also implies submission. Similar to the way a black outfit slims figures, it can be used to accentuate a home's architectural assets; try using black on walls and white on trim and floors.
5 Home Decor Trends for 2013, from Homes.com: (1) Emerald Green (2) Metallics (3) Graphic Patterns (4) Reclaimed, Recycled, & Repurposed Wood (5) Painted Vintage Furniture. Try to focus on upcoming trends so you're not sick of your decor any time soon.