When decorating (or dressing) with certain colors I think there are little rules that we somehow place on ourselves - one of them being the use of black with softer palettes. Most people tend to shy away from the dramatic neutral when using such quiet hues of lilac, pistachio, blushing pinks or buttery yellow. When, in fact, it's exactly what they need...
Set of six place settings in Slightly Bright
via house&home.lilac
Wouldn't you agree? To me having a little black accent in a room is just as necessary as having that little black dress hanging in your closet.

*top photo, balenciaga via jak&jil, dishware available at gretel home, room via house & home