I swear, times are changing. My mother and I were having a conversation about black being used as a paint color. And lo and behold, we both agreed it can be done well. It sounds terrifying to be honest, but it intrigues me. Personally, I love the idea for a separate dining room as it would be contained within it, but beyond that, I'd probably hyperventilate a bit. Anyhow, to show you that it can work, check out the pictures below. It's proof!