Rule one – strict color balance. Neither black nor white should be too much, but one of them should dominate, become the main one. White floor – black rug, white wall – contrasting furniture nearby, black glossy stretch ceiling – against the background of a white frame with competent lighting.
The second rule is the use of various textures and surfaces. White and black will look completely different on the soft upholstery of a sofa and armchairs and on a glossy tabletop, on an openwork shade and velor pillow. You can dilute the black and white scale with a floor in the color of natural wood..
Rule three – openwork, lace lamps soften the severity of this black and white living room. All shades of gray and brown are suitable for this color scheme, which will not interfere with creating a holistic picture, but still soften the overall impression of a too monochrome design..
A black and white nursery, at first glance, is nonsense. However, there are always enough bright colors, toys, books, all sorts of little things in a child’s room, so the interior will come alive by itself. On the contrary, strict colors will kind of discipline the room, soften the mess that the child will definitely arrange here..
In the bedroom, black and white is usually softened with textile details, for example, a brighter bedspread on the bed. Pictures, original lamps, a vase with fresh flowers will also help – there will be more than enough details to make the room cozy.
The fourth rule – patterns and ornaments are the norm for a black and white interior. Classic stripes and French herringbone, ethnic motives – all these techniques can soften and decorate the interior, make it more interesting and original.
A vivid example of the use of various textures of black and white. Soft fluffy pillows echo the rug under the coffee table, white and black roller shutters with a small plant pattern are very well chosen.
Modern black and white interiors can have metallic sheen, such as lamps with shiny lampshades like in this bedroom. Unusual bedside tables, glossy bedding interspersed with gray and dark curtains complemented the picture and made the interior complete.
In the kitchen, you can easily play with black and white. If the cabinets are very dark, then the worktop will be white, and steel household appliances with their shine will give the kitchen a special charm. Caring for black facades, by the way, is no more difficult than for decorated in other colors..
An opposite example – this time white dominates, filling the entire kitchen set with its gloss. And black is represented by shiny kitchen backsplash tiles, countertops and appliances..
Another room where black and white will be perfectly combined is the bathroom. In this case, the classic “checkerboard” was chosen, this technique is often seen on ceramic floor coverings. Plumbing is traditionally white, so this color scheme in the bathroom looks especially organic.
Even a modest bathroom will look modern and stylish if you choose black and white tiles, complemented by a pattern. We advise you to choose matte, less slippery surfaces for the floor, on which stains and water drops will be less visible.