The black and white color combination is simple and pure. It can be whatever it wants to be, modern, traditional, or regal. No other combination has stood the test of time more. On a recent adventure to France we found ourselves immersed in a flood of black and white with a roaring 20’s vibe at a local jazz spot. Black and white was used throughout the space in every room, but each room revealed a fresh take on this classic combination. White chairs with black trim, each with its own cashmere striped wrap thrown over the back. Glossy white columns and bold striped wall paper, wide striped curved ceilings, this place had it all to the last detail of wrapped toilet paper in black and white tissue. Enamored by the ambiance we left with a burning desire for all things black and white.
To achieve a lighter brighter take on this look of a sea of black and white you must start first with the foundation color…white. Starting with white will give your room a crisp clean look and from there you can add as much black to mix as you would like. A black and white rug and throw pillows may be just enough. If you want more of an impact, adding a stripe chair or sofa will create the perfect pop. Another quick fix for adding this haute combo to your space is simply by adding black and white paint. Horizontal and vertical stripes, painting the trim, or adding a border can give your space the wow factor you are looking for.
For a different perspective on the black and white combination, start with black as your base color. While this bold use of color is very dramatic coincidentally it’s quite soothing. Be adventurous and add a splash of stripe with a sofa in front of the black walls for a statement-making living room. For a softer look add a white lamp and accessories to the black-draped walls mixed with muted bedding for a sexy bedroom.
If you are lifetime lover of black and white and are certain of a time commitment to this color combo then why not be bold and make it more permanent. Black and white flooring is tried and true and works well in any style of home. Bold square tile flooring is classic and lays a base for black and white accents throughout the space in the traditional salon in the images below. Or try creating an all-white space with black and white floor tiles for a fresh clean look.
If you are committed but not to the point of flooring, then adding curtains or blinds with a stripe or boarder can be just enough touch and yet still be flexible with the look of the rest of the room.
This classic color combo can take so many different directions that this post could go on and on. The dosage of black and white that you can handle is entirely up to you. Whether it’s a few pillows and accessories or complete overhaul of black and white. The theme is always in fashion and always commands attention. Have fun creating your black and white world. Enjoy!
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