There is something about black and white that leaves a lasting impression. Its classic appeal will never go out of style. It can be bold and dramatic or simple and elegant all depending on how you use it. It’s this kind of versatility that makes decorating with black and white such a design power house. I’ve gotten tired of trendy color schemes in the past, but this is a combination I have yet to grow tired of. Black and white is forever. These black and white rooms show you how to use the classic combo in ways that make a home feel chic, sophisticated, and timeless.
Decorating with Black and White
1 Having a two-story canopy drape from the bed creates a stunning, dramatic effect. Everything else has been kept simple but elegant in black and white to allow the bed to shine.
2 Black and white suits every season, making it a great choice for an outdoor living space. You can easily pop seasonal colors in through accessories throughout the year.
Photographer: Tim Street-Porter
3 This dining nook is so chic and charming. The chairs steal the show with the houndstooth-check fabric, which is echoed in the drapery.
Photographer: Megan Perry Yorgancioglu
4 Black trim on white walls is a bold look that pays off in an elegant way. I am loving that circular dining room set with curved benches ─ amazing!
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
Photographer: Lincoln Barbour
5Soft neutrals layered with black and white accents are a great combination if you’re looking for comfort and sophistication.
6 By painting the island white instead of black to match the rest of the cabinets, the combination breaks up what could have been a dark space and opens it up with the help of the soft neutral on the walls.
Photographer: Jean Allsopp
7 Fun patterns give this black and white spice plenty of personality. A few pops of color such as the red banquette cushion and yellow fruit are enough to bring it to life.
Photographer: Mikkel Vang
8 Classic tile has been made new with a contemporary gray wall and elegant striped accents that make this bathroom feel like a hotel suite.
Photographer: François Halard
9 Dramatic black and white curtains are the focal point in this eclectic space filled with fun treasures, like a white chandelier and glossy black cabinet.
10Gold is a glamorous element to add to a black and white space. A few well-chosen accents are enough to add a whole new layer to the decor.
Designer: Megan Winters
Decorating with black and white works for any room. And the versatility of the combination lends itself to any style. Which one of these fabulous rooms do you like the best?