Color Crush: Decorating with Black and White

Lately I’ve been loving a classic, black-and-white color palette. It’s definitely one of my favorite current design trends! It’s a combination that can look either really sleek and modern or fit perfectly into traditional decor. And either way you look at it, black and white is completely timeless and incredibly elegant to boot. Plus with a neutral background of black and white, you can work in colorful patterns and accessories to liven things up as you fall in love with new design ideas without having to redo an entire room. Bonus! So what are you waiting for? Here are ten ideas for decorating with black and white…

  • Black and White Dining Room 1 of 10
    Black and White Dining Room
    I love the sleek yet warm look of this dining room! Black chairs paired with a wooden farm table and bright white walls are instantly inviting!
    Photo from Lookbook.
  • Black and White Office 2 of 10
    Black and White Office
    This crisp, white office features a graphic wall calendar that's actually a DIY project using chalkboard paint!
    Get the tutorial from Stylizimo.
  • Black and White Breakfast Nook 3 of 10
    Black and White Breakfast Nook
    This cool black and white breakfast nook features a sweet color blocking effect with half black and half white walls. I love how the artwork pops against the black!
    Photo from Bolig.
  • Black and White Bedroom 4 of 10
    Black and White Bedroom
    Completely calm and serene. I love the addition of black stripes and simple black drapes to this all-white bedroom.
    Photo from Utfordring Soverom.
  • Black and White Kitchen 5 of 10
    Black and White Kitchen
    Ahhh! Does it get any better than pairing classic white subway tile with industrial lighting and ebony cabinets? This is my dream kitchen!
    Photo from Skonahem.
  • Black and White Wall Gallery 6 of 10
    Black and White Wall Gallery
    Hello, gallery wall! This collection of black and white photos and prints in simple, black frames is an instant focal point for any room or hallway...and a sure conversation piece, too!
    Photo from Coastal Living.
  • Black and White Bathroom 7 of 10
    Black and White Bathroom
    I love the look and feel of a crisp and clean all-white bathroom. With black accents and deep rich floors, this bathroom is instant perfection.
    Photo from Made a Mano.
  • Black and White Living Room 8 of 10
    Black and White Living Room
    Take a traditional living room, throw in lots of white and the occasional contrast of sharp black accessories and you have a space that feels both classic and modern.
    Photo from ECLECchic.
  • Black and White Kitchen 9 of 10
    Black and White Kitchen
    Another black and white kitchen, but this one definitely feels more traditional pairing white cabinetry with beautiful soapstone counters.
    Photo from Country Living.
  • Black and White Library 10 of 10
    Black and White Library
    Perhaps my favorite room of all, an all-black library with white upholstery and pretty splashes of color from the book spines. Love!
    Photo from Architecture AU.

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