8 | Via VukDjordjevicFloors look equally great in light glossy tones and rich dark notes when furniture is kept light, but avoid matching too many dark elements together as you may find the overall look a little oppressive.
7 | With a simple color palette you can go bold with pattern and eye catching design.
In this beautiful Paris apartment from Looks Like White, a black chair, a modern black lamp and a bold coffee table offer shadows of contrast for the mostly-white room.
In the Hamptons home of Oscar de la Renta Erika Bearman, the kitchen’s stools are by Design Within Reach, the ceiling fixture is from YLighting, the refrigerator and wine cooler are Sub-Zero and the photograph is from Natural Curiosities.
The powder room of a modern ranch house in upstate New York features a black-and-white mural by Shantell Martin and the wainscoting is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Midnight.
In a dramatic Manhattan apartment belonging to designer George Nunno, the kitchen’s custom cabinetry is ebonized oak topped with Nero Marquina marble. The Milo Maugham barstools were found on eBay and the iron sculpture was discovered at a Paris flea market.
This luxurious New York City apartment is all about over-the-top design. Even the entryway boasts a staircase made of powder-coated metal, columns made from nickel-trimmed rosewood, and terrazzo flooring made from marble. The 1950s table is by Charlotte Perriand and the wall sculpture is by Lynda Benglis.
Even if you’re obsessed with color, you’re guaranteed to fall for these gorgeous black and white rooms.
In this Brazilian home, designer João Mansur created a black and white kitchen space with black lacquered cabinetry and a high-gloss painted door. A pair of 19th-century English chairs and a Kartell table add comfort to the space.
A black and white color palette creates the perfect calming retreat in this rustic bathroom in a Sweden farmhouse. The vintage tub has fittings by Mora Armatur and the floor is tiled with Carrara marble.
9 | Via VukDjordjevicIf you later decide that you would like to lift your interior with a little color, you have the perfect basis on which to do it, because quite literally anything goes with a scheme like this.
Try pops of aqua blue for a cool contemporary look, or warm the room up with rich red elements.
White takes center stage in this pristine bedroom from Fashion Squad, but black accents in the room’s artwork adds just the right amount of needed contrast.
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John Meeks designed the bed and nightstands in the black and white bedroom of a storied Manhattan townhouse. The benches are from the 1960s, the light fixture is by C. Jeré and the bergères are upholstered in a Sahco fabric.
In a Santa Monica ranch belonging to Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, a custom-made bed by Jay Holman is dressed in Matteo linens and a vintage linen matelassé coverlet. The antique Serapi rug and Tibetan hemp carpet are both from J. Iloulian Rugs.
In this chic home from Studded Heart, black decor lines the shelves of a white bedroom for a contrasting color scheme.
Fan of black and white? We have put together a collection of rooms that show off how a monochrome color palette can be a striking scheme for your home. To keep a room feeling big and bright, allow light to bounce around the walls by choosing a stark white paint, and introduce black accents via furniture and accessories.
In a Manhattan penthouse, the kitchen’s crystal light fixture is from Moss. The island is iron-wrapped, the refrigerator is by Northland and the vintage stools are from Wyeth.
A converted attic space in a Parisian apartment from Vosge Paris is enchanting with its black spiral staircase, sheepskin-covered chairs and high gloss black bar.
In the home belonging to designers Kevin Roberts and Timothy Haynes, the black and white living room showcases 1950s armchairs by Joseph-André Motte, upholstered in a Holland & Sherry fabric. The 1960s cocktail table is by Tommi Parzinger.
In this Stockholm home from Annaleena, a white living room is accented with a black table, black faux fur and a striking geometric light fixture.
The kitchen in this Parisian home from Australian Design Review is social and welcoming, but remains cool with its white walls and black cabinetry. The vintage dining room was found at a flea market in Paris.
The tub in this Parisian apartment’s glamorous master bathroom is by Agape with fittings by Dornbracht. The chairs are by Junya Ishigami, the walls are clad in Brèche de Médicis marble, and the flooring is black granite.
In this Scandinavian home for The Design Chaser, the monochromatic bedroom is relaxed in character yet perfectly clean in design.
16 | Via: Saulo LÃsiasIf you are specifically looking for black and white kitchen inspiration, do check out our: 40 black and white kitchens post.
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In this modern black and white dining room from Fashion Squad, the chairs are Fritz Hansen Grand Prix and the candle holder is Svenskt Tenn.
11 | A black arc lamp creates a stunning shape against white walls and furniture.
In photographer William Abranowicz’s Westchester ranch house, pendant lights by Produzione Privata hang above the marble-top kitchen counter. The black bar chairs are by Thonet and the milk glass-lined cabinets are custom made. The backsplash tiles are from Waterworks.
This ultra cool Parisian apartment from Afflante is monochromatic not only in its furniture, but also in its careful chosen artwork and sculptures.
Bohemian print pillows add just enough variety to this chic black and white apartment from Coco Lapine Design.
In the same Swedish farmhouse, a chandelier by Jonas Bohlin for Örsjö Belysning hangs above a custom-made table in the kitchen. The chairs are by Magis, and the rug is sisal.
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In a suburb of Chicago, PROjECT Interiors gave this home a stylish but edgy makeover. Creating rooms for casual entertaining was crucial for the owner, Sally Grimes. “We love to have friends over,” she said, “and we wanted comfortable, interesting, bold rooms to entertain in.” A wet bar in the library, cloaked in a swath of black, beckons you in for an after-dinner drink.
In this minimalistic Finnish home from Hall of Homes, the kitchen only has the bare necessities. A clustered copper light pendant that brings a touch of color to the black and white color scheme.
A Memphis home gets a Gothic makeover from the owner and interior designer Sean Anderson. “I’ve always loved black rooms,” he explains, so every last wall, save for a guest room, was designed in a timeless, brooding shade. To add depth, the floors were white-washed, an element that Anderson says actually makes the house feel brighter.
In the quaint master bedroom of Larry Laslo’s Palm Beach bungalow, the bedside tables, lamps, canopy and bedding are by Laslo. The table is by Christian Astuguevieille, and the photographs are by Irving Penn.
1 | Via Proyecta 3D StudioTo add a little more punch, try adding wall panels in black, or brown-black materials, a wall mounted entertainment unit is a great option as it will also blend a dark flat screen TV in with the design.
Though this home from Oracle Fox has busy walls with its abundance of artwork, its color scheme is calm with just hints of natural brown sneaking into the black and white design.
In this chic home from My Paradissi, brown leather chairs and a single pastel pink pillow add touches of warmth to the black and white living room.
In a Park Avenue apartment designed by New York designer Kelly Behun, a black and white Anthropologie rug matches the room’s wallpaper in boldness. Beds by Room & Board are dressed with Frette linens, the light fixture is by David Weeks Studio and the stool is by the Haas Brothers.