A black desk can be an elegant option for those who are looking to improve their office. One color that goes with anything is black. An office can be designed around one piece of black furniture. Ebony is the most common type of black wood even though other types of wood can be painted black.When it comes to dark woods, ebony is the darkest. Ebony that comes from Africa is known as Black Gaboon and is the type of ebony that is the purest black of all. Ebony from America is known as Persimmon, but this wood comes in darker shades of brown and gray and is not commonly solid black. Those who use this type of ebony typically dye it black in order to make it seem like true ebony.There is not much preparation that goes into getting ebony ready to be used as a piece of furniture because ebony is a firm word without many ridges. Those who use this type of wood do so for this very reason.If a desk is made of Black Gaboon it will cost a pretty penny to purchase. The reason for this is that this type of wood is rare. If someone is looking for a desk that shows their affluence, this desk will definitely do that. A company owner or president will show their status with a black desk. For a ground level employee, there are other options that would be more suitable.There are many fakes on the market so make sure you are getting what you pay for. Some will also claim a desk is ebony when only parts of it are. The other parts are only made to look like ebony by using paint or stains to simulate it the rich look of pure ebony.There are those that are okay with this practice as they can get the look of ebony without having to pay the price for a pure piece. It is always best to inquire with the seller before buying to be sure of the content of ebony in the furniture. A desk that is only made of ebony will cost a good deal more than one that is only partially made of ebony. The latter may be the wiser choice for some.You may also want to purchase other items made of ebony to match your desk. There are many other types of materials that go with black as well. Some enjoy the look of chrome as a contrast to the dark black.When you add the shine of the chrome, it adds more depth to the black and also adds brightness to the furniture. You do not need to have large amounts of chrome, just some simple pieces that add accents. It is not a good idea to have black walls or to have too much black furniture. This can make your office too dark and imposing for your visitors. It would be a good idea to throw in some color in order to take away from the darkness of the black wood.