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Black and White Color Schemes

Black and White Color Schemes

Black and white color schemes are a classical look. They always appear sharp and high contrast making a statement with the interior. Black and white is a stable color combination for interior designers and easy to update and modernize should you wish to alter at a later date by adding some color as accents in the scheme. Take a look at some stunning black and white color combinations of interior below and get ideas for your color schemes.

Black and White Wallpaper the Key Ingredient in this Bedroom Color Scheme

Black and White Wallpaper the Key Ingredient in this Bedroom Color Scheme

Doesn’t this bedroom look stunning. The black and white wallpaper creates a wonderful patterned backdrop to the white four poster bed. The crispness of the white bed linen is highlighted by the dark grounding black of the floor covering and the black blanket, just visible on the end of the bed. You couldn’t recreate this using any other color combination, it just wouldn’t have the same impact.

Black and White Fabrics

Black and White Fabrics

This example of black and white is also from a bedroom, similar with a black and white floral patterned wallpaper and the pillows being solid black, solid white and white with a black floral motif. This is a simple color combination, the patterns becoming the focal point of the scheme.

Traditional Black and White Bathroom

Traditional Black and White Bathroom

Crisp and clean, white always looks stunning in a bathroom, but when teamed with black as shown in this bathroom, it takes on another dimension. The checkerboard black and white flooring add drama and movement to the room, and this is followed through subtly with the black tile border and black tile diamond insert around the walls. The tree brings the interior to life and works well as an accessory here.

Black and White Kitchen

Black and Whte Kitchen Color Scheme

Once again a black and white color scheme creating a stylish look. This kitchen is very elegant and not a common color combination in this format. Generally people chose to have the cabinetry white and the countertops black, but this arrangement is one step ahead of those kitchens as it really has a unique look. The black of the cabinetry is broken up subtly with white detailing to the molding and inserts on the cupboards and cornices. The crisp white counter top on the kitchen island looks stunning and really is the focal point of the kitchen teamed up with the decorative pendant light above.

Black and White with a Twist of Lilac

Black and White with a Twist of Lilac

Sometimes black and white can be too cold and sterile for us, so we use it as a starting point and add a splash of color. This black and white bedroom example shows how the room is basically black and white and the walls have been painted in a very pale lilac. The flowers in the vase are lilac in color and the cushions have lilac flowers on them. Not too much color but just enough to soften the black and white color scheme and make it more feminine and calming for the bedroom.

A Touch of Yellow to Black and White

simple and elegant

Black and white color schemes sometimes need a little color to give them personality. Using yellow in the curtains adds life and teamed with the yellow glass vases humanizes the interior.

Red Cushions Liven up Black and White Chairs

Red Cushions Liven up Black and White Chairs

Red cushions take center stage in this scene. Remove them and there is no focal point. The focal point is sometimes the hardest thing to achieve with a black and white color scheme.

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