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:
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:
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:
Who knew Bessie would make such a great couch? This room by Alex Ion features a contemporary black and white palate:
This is a great entryway from Apartment Therapy. It just looks so regal:
The Swedes sure have a way with design. At Purple Area, the designer wanted a clean, rustic look. I think they did it:
This is a modern corporate look, also by Purple Area. I feel the need to spin around in those chairs:
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?
This modern dining area could be elegant or casual depending on how you dress it up or down:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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?
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:
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: