Decorating with black and white takes special planning and a unique vision. Though these two colors easily complement each other, what makes a workable contrast are patterns, textures, and finishes. For example, a black glossy or mat finish on a living room coffee table will alter the tone of the room. Similar to the photo here, this stunning living room has two small coffee tables with a shiny veneer, which helps to add texture to the living room décor. Check out these black and white home decor ideas and get inspired!
This is what black and white home decor looks like
Classic, clean and intrinsically chic, there ‘s nothing that can compare to the statement that black and white makes. From floors to walls from furnishings to unique accents, there are no limits to what you can do with this grand color combination. Nevertheless, you must be ready to make a real statement with your black and white scheme or the effect will be less than impressive.
White walls are like a blank canvas. In this home, white walls are used as the backdrop for a splendid layout. Throughout the view of the lovely arrangement, white is the predominate shade; however, black gives it depth and relevance.
A slightly bold contrast are the two abstract art containers placed on the floor. The unique design gives the room a moderate abstract feel. The plush accent rug softens the overall vibe in the room, while the long seat graced with a white cushion and black throw are attractive additions to the overall living room concept.
The two accent chairs have an off-white finish; however, they still fit into the “pure white” category. This is because with this living room set up, the actual texture is more important than the color. In fact, certain textures can change a color. The rough finish of the material, gives the color white an off-white almost ecru appearance. The black frame and small black accent pillows finish the look.
When decorating with black and white, the first thing you want to do is decide the ambiance you want to project in the room. Whether you prefer dramatic, calm, elegant, rustic, classic, or even art deco, deciding what the feel of the space will project is important. You may find inspiration from a piece of fabric or artwork.
This homes seem to have taken inspiration from various accent pieces. For example, a large black or white sofa is absent. There are smaller pieces that create the mood. The ambiance is sophisticated and refined.
Photos of black and white designs
The black console piece is ideal for placing smaller objects. The wall art adds to the dimensions of the total look and creates a great focal point.
The long view of this home from one room to the next carries the black and white theme throughout. The classic black and white color scheme makes any room, whether the living room, dining room, or kitchen, outstanding as this beauteous home demonstrates.