Black and white – better known as monochrome – is one of those interior design themes that can become quite plug and chug if you don’t know how to carry them in the right way. Black and white can be interpreted in a lot of ways, but many times this color scheme comes off as typically formal and glamorous in any interior design setting. ‘Black Tie’ would be the relevant term for the kind of aura it projects. Let’s take a look at a few interior designs that have been immortalized in black and white.
1. Marble and leathers
If ever there was an unpredictable and unforeseen material combination, then marble and leathers would have been it. However, this suave black and white themed interior design manages to pull it off very well. The understated tones of this interior design look positively glamorous, even though there is nothing very stand-out about it at all.
2. Glass and chrome
Black tinted glass, high glossed bar stools, chrome appliances and all white laminates – sounds like the set design for Star Wars, doesn’t it? But rest assured, you can definitely get a glitzy, understated and clean interior design with this combination. It may look a little austere, but the overall effect is very clean and systemized.
3. Sexy black
Interior designs that lean in either one color spectrum – mainly black or white – tend to have an overwhelmingly unified ambience. This basically means that a single color can become very overwhelming, unless you’re using shades of it in your interior design setting. For example, this bedroom interior used checkered black and white prints, tints of grey along with offsets of white to get the desired results.
4. With a dose of beige
A beige backdrop to an otherwise black and white color scheme can seem a little of-base, but if you do it right, it can come off as very stylish. It can act as a middle ground between the black and white aspects of your interior design.
5. Intermittent designs
In order for your black and white color palate to come off as truly attractive, you have to play with the styling and material application. It cannot be monotonous. Instead, you can use alternating black and white surfaces to get a clever design value in your aesthetic.