Delight in Black and White

Happy Monday to all! We thought we’d continue on with designs that show you how to accent a room with color. Today, we are featuring Black & White combinations. It’s classic, it’s chic, it’s fun, and it’s really easy to find great black and white pieces that will fit your style.

First, we have a minimalist kitchen/dining room area from the Style Files. It’s clean and I love the metallic chairs. You can find black chandeliers or you can spray paint one and achieve the same look:

black & white house in florence, italy from the style files by Danielle

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Next we have a cool office space by Design is Mine. Without a ton of color in the room for distraction, you can really focus on your work:

black and white beauties... from design is mine isn't it lovely by Summerwhite space

Here’s another kitchen/dining room area. I think this room works not only for the black and white, but also because of the huge windows. If this room didn’t have the windows, I think it might feel too sterile but I like bringing the outdoors in and the flowers on the table is a nice touch:

Black and white from Purple Area by purplewhite space

Who knew Bessie would make such a great couch? This room by Alex Ion features a contemporary black and white palate:

Black and White Classic style integrated with contemporary design from Interior Design Home and House Design Furniture by Alex Ion

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This is a great entryway from Apartment Therapy. It just looks so regal:

Color Inspiration The Softer Side of Black and White from Apartment Therapy DC by Leah Moss

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The Swedes sure have a way with design. At Purple Area, the designer wanted a clean, rustic look. I think they did it:

En mysig värld av fårskinn from Purple Area by purple area

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This is a modern corporate look, also by Purple Area. I feel the need to spin around in those chairs:

Fjärilar på väggarna from Purple Area by purple area

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This room, by Simple Lovely, is a nice combination of patterns and textures. Can you picture a room in your house where you could experiment with black and white accessories and furniture?

Guilty as Charged… from Simple Lovely by Joslyn

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This modern dining area could be elegant or casual depending on how you dress it up or down:

interior inspiration  black and white. from design is mine  isn't it lovely by Summer 2

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I can’t decide if this is a cool school cafeteria or a strangely shaped room in a house, either way, I like it. Thanks, Design is Mine:

interior inspiration  black and white. from design is mine  isn't it lovely by Summer

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Desire to Inspire featured this amazing kitchen and I’m in love. Not only does it have built-in cabinets and gorgeous wood floors, I bet somewhere in this house, there’s something with a zebra print. This technically isn’t true black and white, it’s white and dark brown but it’s close, so just deal with it:

Kitchen into Dining Room

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Here’s another room from Desire to Inspire. Have you ever thought about painting an accent wall black? Well why not? It looks great especially if you have white or lighter furniture:

Moris Moreno from desire to inspire by kim

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This is what a Scandinavian kitchen looks like, according to the Kitchen Designer.  I can tell you one thing—they certainly don’t have cats.  I see no paw prints:

Scandinavian Kitchens - Black & White 2 from The Kitchen Designer by Susan Serra

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This living room is by Purple Area and has a lot of great pieces. I like the different drapes and I also really like those chairs. Very cool. By the way, have you noticed that many of these black and white rooms use light green flowers or plants as accessories? You might want to make a note of that.

Se och lär av Designers Guild from Purple Area by purple area

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I’m ready for my close-up. Just let me slowly walk down these stairs in my fancy dress while all eyes are on me. (Don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip.) Thanks to Material Girls for this picture:

Seeing in Black & White from Material Girls Blog by Jill - LA

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Yet another great room by Purple Area. It’s open, it’s comfortable, and it’s simple. What more could you want in a room?

Svart och vitt i Lomma from Purple Area by purple area

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If you have metal stairs in your home, black is a great color. Hides stains, looks great, and if you really wanted to overhaul your place, you could repaint them:

Svarta kontraster hos Sia from Purple Area by purple areawhite space

Ah, at last…a relaxing bedroom from Coco + Kelley. No clutter, no craziness, just a perfect little place to help you drift off to sleep:

Swedish Love in Black+White from coco+kelley by cassandra @ coco+kelley



  1. Melvyn
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Nice :) Here in S’pore space is a constraint and black&white designs fit rather well in small areas. Trotting thru your site to gather ideas for a home coming in Dec 2011. Keep the ideas flowing.

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