Color trends come and go, but there are some things that are always in style. Like the ultimate contrast of black and white.
"The classic color combination makes any room - from bathrooms to bedrooms - sophisticated, chic, and timeless," said House Beautiful.
A black and white kitchen will always be a showstopper, whether it's a tight space that uses high design to create high impact, or a grand space with all the bells, whistles, and most luxurious materials.
For lush, luxurious, sophisticated spaces, it doesn't get much better than black and white. But the color combination can also bring a serene simplicity to the room.
The natural landscape provides a beautiful foundation for all types of design in your outdoor space. This black and white décor brings a regal effect, with striped awnings and a classic furniture arrangement.
Modern, traditional, glam - no matter which style suits you, it can be pulled together beautifully in a black and white bathroom.
Black and white art and photography can have high impact in a space, complementing décor and creating a focal point.
Don't ignore hallways and spaces that may be high traffic but not highly populated. And when in doubt, go big and bold. A mix of graphic patterns provides "black-tie panache that works even in a small space," said House Beautiful.
Painting walls black might not be top of mind, but when you see how it frames a large space and offsets the sleek white furniture, perhaps it will be.
"Black is no stranger to the world of interior design. It adorns sofas, desks, entertainment centers, tables and accessories. But consumers willing to take a little risk with their interior design are starting to use black in larger swaths -- particularly walls -- with bold, stylish results," said Sherwin-Williams. "Black walls are very current right now. Black is always chic, and though it's dark, it is a neutral and goes with everything."
Floors, staircases, chandeliers. All have the ability to fade into the background or to stand out. When you choose the latter, with rich black woodwork and lighting together with crisp white walls, there is no fading.
Written by Jaymi Naciri