Black and white a classic and effective colour combo that works in almost every space. If you like the strong contrast of black and white, have a look at our tips on how to pull it off for your interiors.
How black interiors affect us
In colour psychology black gives protection from external emotional stress, so it’s a great colour to use in spaces where you want to unwind and calm down. Black also spells out sophistication, glamour, security, emotional safety, efficiency and substance.
Add white to your black interiors
But be aware that too much black can cause a negative environment. Combine it with white, a colour that stands for clarity, purity, cleanness, simplicity, sophistication and efficiency.
Black and white in any room
What’s great is that a classic black and white colour scheme works well in any room, whether it’s the living area, kitchen, master suite or bathroom. You might wish to click on the links to get some design inspiration for various colour schemes that you fancy.
Floor design in black and white
If you’re already sold on the combination of black and white, the best way to bring this into your home is by starting with the floor. You could use for example white tiles with dark grout or a stylish dark textured rug on white floorboards. Here is some help if you’re uncertain whether tiles or timber is for you.
Floors 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 overbearing.
Wall decoration in black and white
Follow up with a statement feature on the wall with either a painting or wall panels in black against a whitewash finish in the rest of the room. Then add layers of black and white furnishings.
Add colour pops to black and white interiors
If you would like to lift your interior with a little colour, look at punchy prints and textural finishes. Go bold with pattern and eye catching design. You can also try pops of blue or purple for a cool contemporary look, or warm the room up with orange or reds.
Plants in interior styling
Another idea is to bring in some beautiful greenery from the outdoors. Green plants look lovely against a backdrop of black and white.
If you need help with you black and white colour scheme, please contact the team of Inspired Spaces.