Wwhat is it about Black and White interiors that makes it through the tests of time so succesfully? Well, here are a few hints:

  • it’s graphic qualities are guaranteed to make an impact
  • its applicability to any kind of style, be it contemporary, classic, minimalist, futuristic, retro or traditional
  • its qualities to “bring a space together” due to the repeated colorscheme.

Black and White Interiors How To

When you think of Black and White interiors, the first thought that springs to mind is “cool, masculine and crisp” (at least it does with me). But the important thing with black and white interiors is to introduce lots of different textures. For example, add some weathered old wood materials (floors, old sideboards etc) and a few ethnic details (think sculptures, African masks or wall tapestries) and the space is suddenly “cosmopolitan, warm and cosy”. For a contemporary look go for acrylic and plastic (think Eames DSW and RAR chairs). For a futuristic, bachelor pad style go for steel and black leather (think Le Corbusier LC2 chairs). Patterns are important too, which can be added through throw pillows, carpets or curtains. For the bedroom you want soft materials, so go for silks and woollens. Throw in some sheepskins for a feminine touch. Adding some houseplants is a great idea to add a color accent. The images below give a good impression of what I mean, enjoy!

Contemporary black & white interiors - via David Prince Photography

Contemporary black and white interior – via David Prince Photography

Black & white interiors theme extended into the pictures and frames - via Cococozy

Black and white theme extended into the pictures and frames – via Cococozy

Black & White interiors, old wood and delicate greens - via 79 Ideas

Black and White, old wood and delicate greens – via 79 Ideas

Black and white interiors, monochrome bedroom - via My Scandinavian Home

Monochrome bedroom – via My Scandinavian Home

Black and white interiors, lovely black Thonet chairs with some furry animal skins (hope they are fake!) - via Stil Inspiration

Lovely black Thonet chairs with some furry animal skins (hope they are fake!) – via Stil Inspiration

Black and white interiors - via Stil Inspiration

Black and white interior – via Stil Inspiration

Black and white interiors: Another Koushi lamp in this black and white interior - via Coco and Kelley

Another Koushi lamp in this black and white interior – via Coco and Kelley

Black and white interiors: Detail from Marlene Birger's new book Move and Work

Detail from Marlene Birger‘s new book Move and Work

Black and white interiors: Delicate fine-feathered ferns add a soft touch to the straight lines of the furniture

Delicate fine-feathered ferns add a soft touch to the straight lines of the furniture

Black and white interiors - via My Scandinavian Home

via My Scandinavian Home

Black and white interiors: Minimal living in black and white with a splash of wood, great combination - via My Scandinavian Home

Minimal living in black and white with a splash of wood, great combination – via My Scandinavian Home

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