Black and white is the perfect backdrop for pops of color. In the room above, we used a vivid turquoise, however, any bright hue will achieve the same effect.
The contrast of black and white adds interest and the simplicity of design adds a sense of calm. The white leather headboard accented with nail heads from Century Furniture and the crisp white bedding from Leontine Linens lend an energized look to the space.
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We created drama in the adjacent reading nook by pairing the black and white chair from Century Furniture with a lacquered black drum table. The floor-to-ceiling mirror enlarges the space and amplifies the dramatic effect.
The stunning black and white cement tile in the bathroom partners well with the bold graphic pattern in the bedroom. The high gloss Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams is the perfect complement to the patterned tile. This classic pairing give the bathroom a sophisticated and timeless appeal. Pinkish by Sherwin Williams graces the walls and adds a subtle nuance of femininity to the room. The carrera marble subway shower tile help to equalize the bold, patterned tile.
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The crystal perfume bottles create timeless elegance and take pampering to an all new level. Accessories in the bathroom are the finishing touch that can make or break the overall aesthetic. When using strong, graphic patterns, bold accessories are needed to balance the design.
"Go bold or Go Home" is the motto for this room. Sherwin William's Tricorn Black is the perfect black companion to white and the bold pops of color. The design scheme is elegant and glamorous with a modern fresh twist. The pattern play in the geometric pillow fabric works nicely with the fretwork on the built-in cabinet.
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The Persian blue suede Euro-sham is a striking contrast in this black and white room and energizes the entire space. The artwork on the wall by Amanda Lunson is a bold statement. The white leather headboard, white ceiling and white mill work reflect light and keep the black walls from feeling oppressive.
The en suite sleek bathroom adds a touch of modern black and white in high style. The striking metallic wallpaper by Anna French for Thibaut highlights the metallic flecks in the Cambria countertop and the silver in the bathroom fittings and cabinet hardware by Brizo.
The glossy black penny round mosaic tile by Ann Sacks in the shower gives a sophisticated look which shines. The glass shower enclosure around the bath tub is a fresh take on the traditional sliding shower door. The black and silver bath fixtures are complementary to the hexagonal wallpaper.
Be fearless in your next design project and embrace the timeless beauty that black and white creates in any space. Whatever your design aesthetic, black and white plays well with traditional, transitional and modern styles.