Many people associate the industrial style of interior design with rough surfaces, wooden textures, concrete, and distressed finishes. While that is all true and relevant, did you know that you could also do the industrial look in black and white? Intrigued? Well, we’re here today to show you just how you can go about it, so let’s take a quick look:
1. Dividing spaces
First off, what you’ve got to do is divide your spaces into 2 parts – one is where the black hue is going to be dominant, and the other half is where the white is going to be dominant. There can also be a transitional space in the middle in greys which can bridge the distance between the two spaces. This living room is a great example of how you can articulate this technique with different materials and accessories!
2. Black is for framing
In conventional spaced like bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas, it is best to ensure that you use whites in a larger proportion as compared to blacks – especially if you’re working with smaller spaces. Black is usually reserved for industrial style accoutrements like framing, furniture highlights, track lights, and other sorts of accenting. This bedroom is a great example of how you can articulate this technique!
3. Large and large
In spaces like kitchens, you can use a lot of textures to make the industrial style more apparent by articulating equal halves of black and white! Don’t understand how you can do that? Take a look at this image; as you can see, the white half feature a lot of interesting textures like subway tiles and laminates. However, the black half is just as cleverly designed with the sleek appliances and their glossy textures!
4. Using statement pieces
If you want to go for a statement piece in your black and white industrial style home, you need to remember this one thumb rule: darker colours stand out brilliantly against whites. So, make sure that your background is white and your statement piece is black to make an instant impact. The hanging cabinet on top of the white island countertop in this image is an excellent example!
5. Same with accent furniture
Here’s the thing: the industrial style never looks complete without one or two accent furniture pieces, and this provides a great opportunity for you to translate your black and white colour scheme with an oomph! Just use a lot of texture in a light white backdrop and complement it with bold furniture pieces n the foreground for maximum impact!