Still not sure which color palette to choose for your decor? How about combining black and white? Know that it is a wildcard in decoration and can be applied in different environments: in kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, offices, bathrooms and others.
When these two colors match well, the result can be really surprising. Keep in mind that white is a sober and impersonal color and that black can pollute the environment too much. Because of this, balance is important when decorating a B&W style environment.
Tips for decorating with the B&W style
Room : The choice of base color may vary depending on the environment, but in general: for small environments choose white as the base, in large environments black can be used to paint the walls or even the ceiling.
Frames : Use photos and illustrations with fine, elegant frames in black. Make the composition by hanging it on the wall intercalated.
Prints : whether in geometric format, chevron or poá, the prints fit perfectly on carpets, pillows, headboards and other fabrics with black and white colors.
Other materials : to match the B&W style, you can use wood in floors and furniture, metallic elements match the style as well as mirrors on the walls.
More Colors : In addition to B&W, you can add a touch of color to add some sobriety to the surroundings. To do this, use small decorative objects such as books, utensils, pillows and so on.
60 different environments with black and white decoration
Now, take a look at the selection of environments decorated with B&W colors to inspire:
In the living room
Picture 1 – The combination of black and white can result in a contemporary living room.
Ideally at the beginning of any project there is a choice of what type of decoration is desired for the environment. The contemporary and minimalist style can leave an elegant space, the lines work well and use the colors of the pure form.
Photo 2 – The choice of white as the base and black in the furniture.
An important tip for anyone who wants to use this type of decoration but is afraid of the end result is to choose one of the colors as a base and the other for pieces, furniture and objects.
Image 3 – Take the monotony of the place with black and white prints in the decoration.
In the living room, apply black and white with the prints on the pillows, carpets, pictures or other accessories. Be careful not to put too much strain on the area, so balance the look with a potted plant.
Image 4 – The painting on the wall can have an amazing effect on the environment.
If you want to add a touch of color to the decor, have a black and white color scheme on the walls that contrasts properly with the surroundings. One idea is to have a single wall of the room in black ink to give that feeling of boldness without a lot of expense.
Photo 5 – So that the room does not look cold, use warm elements in the decoration.
Woody furniture, yellow lighting and paintings on the theme of your personal taste make all the difference in making the environment pleasant.
In the dining room
Image 6 – A good tip is to apply black to the chair cushions.
If you’ve opted for a decoration with a white base but want to add a touch of black, choose a highlight piece to add black.
Figure 7 – In this integrated dining room, all environments lead to the same proposal.
The black and white combinations of this example move away from the traditional suggestions – they appear in the details and form a minimalist and modern architecture for this residence with integrated rooms.
Image 8 – A safe option is to use one color’s table and the other’s chairs.
This composition is the easiest way to set up a B&B dining room. But it is possible to innovate with the design of this furniture. In the above design, the table base with the lacquered surface and the chrome-plated steel in the structure of the chairs reinforced the elegant touch that the project wants to go through.
Image 9 – The B&W effect can be in the furniture that surrounds the area.
In addition to the versatility of the roles in this set, the chairs have gained the most classic print (stripes) so as not to spoil the decoration.
Figure 10 – Checkered carpets are a huge requirement in this environment.
The carpet under the table is always welcome. Use this piece in your B&W version for the dining room.
In the kitchen
Image 11 – In this project, the device also won its black version.
The design brings novelty to the field of decoration every day. In addition to copper and gold, the new trend is black accessories for the kitchen and bathroom.
Picture 12 – Use contrasting details in the details to add a special touch to the kitchen.
Copper elements are beautiful and modernize the environment. The light fixture installed in the above design gave this kitchen a contrasting contrast with a black and white decoration.
Figure 13 – White marble is the perfect choice for this proposal.
Marble is one of the most elegant stones in the decorative market. It offers all the finishing for the bank and has the advantage of replacing the white stone in its purest form. The effect of the more greyish spots is perfect B&W in this composition!
Image 14 – The alcove has improved the design of this kitchen.
The niche offered a touch of personality in this kitchen. It broke the sober air and still comes down to the ground with a similar tone so as not to spoil the environment too much.
Picture 15 – Small black and white kitchen.
Small kitchens require tricks to create a feeling of breadth. So prioritize the white and let some details of the black stand out in the design. We can see that the installed mirror has a copper finish to further enhance this color combination.
In the wash
Picture 16 – Use the B&W tiles to coat the floor of the service area.
Tiles in wet areas are almost indispensable. In the market we can find several models and prints that appeal to all styles.
Picture 17 – For this environment the ideal is that the walls are white to give proper lighting in the line.
As this is a service area where cleanliness is a priority, it is recommended that the main areas be kept clear so that dirt remains visible. The strength of this project lies in the hanging clothesline, which attracts all charm and makes clothes still airy even in closed rooms.
Picture 18 – Since this is a small area, the project prioritized the white that brings the amplitude to the location.
Note the intense use of black color in a small setting as it tends to look smaller. Follow the basic rule of colors: small environments with light colors and large environments with dark colors.
Image 19 – The silver elements highlight the black present in this wash.
The inserts are classic in decorating kitchens and laundries. In this proposal, try to bring the modern touch with the coating in silver finish, in this way it connects with the home appliance and existing washing machines.
Picture 20 – For a modern laundry, make a black carpentry and let the white through the equipment and wall finishes.
This idea is ideal for small apartments because it perfectly hides the service area without making the devices visible.
In the bathroom
Image 21 – The colors black and white combine with two very different materials: wood and mirrors.
Details make the difference. Bet on small dots on other materials to help spread the B&W, like mirrors, silver, wood, steel, or shiny metals that will make the look easier.
Image 22 – How about betting on a white bathroom and adding black items?
These two colors follow some classic patterns, as the excess of one can load the space and create the opposite effect than the one desired. The connection seeks harmony in the crowd, as a result of which the contrast is reflected in this overlap.
Picture 23 – There are several models of coatings in these two colors.
Picture 24 – Balance the colors to avoid the surroundings becoming too black or too white.
Use the scales so as not to leave the area with one color. Too much white can make the space bland and black can weigh a lot in the visual.
Image 25 – The black accessories are different and represent an innovation in the decoration of the bathroom.
On the balconies and balconies
Image 26 – Small and cozy.
No need to invest a lot for a B&W decoration, you will see that the furniture that will be inserted into the balcony is formed from the pallets and painted white. In contrast, some dark accessories create the desired effect.
Picture 27 – Bet on pictures and photos in B&W, with thin and discreet frames.
The black and white illustration on the wall is a great way to practice this type of decoration in the environment.
Picture 28 – Make a composition with small objects and decorative pieces in black and white colors, play with the contrast between them.
Mixing the apartment with prints is a way of not leaving the environment monotonous.
Image 29 – It is very common for projects to have the grill as a decorative item.
If you want to make an impression on the porch, add another coat on the grill.
Image 30 – Let your balcony inspire you in the city air.
Walls can be given personalized and creative surfaces. Colorful pieces break the seriousness and sobriety of B&W.
No home office
Image 31 – Slate painting is a great alternative to leave the surroundings with a black look and still keep your notes up to date.
Photo 32 – Choose materials that harmonize with these colors such as steel, concrete and glass.
Figure 33 – In small rooms, you prefer more white than black.
Figure 34 – Look for a balanced look in a work environment.
After all, it can’t be too white or too black. This project is great for those who want a little corner of personality but without too much of any color.
Picture 35 – The French armchair and French hands made the perfect contrast to this white study.
In this home office, the small objects help evaluate the decoration proposal.
In the hallway or in the entrance hall
Image 36 – Paint a black wall in the hallway and leave the rest white.
Picture 37 – The background with the black color leaves the impression of the longer corridor.
Picture 38 – Apply the colors in a striking piece and plan the surroundings accordingly.
If you’re scared of putting the tones on the wall, invest in a large rug that will cover the entire room.
Picture 39 – A large carpet is always welcome in the hallway.
Rugs are great accessories to emphasize the black and white suggestion.
Image 40 – Mix textures and prints to create a more interesting environment.
In double rooms
Picture 41 – The black ceiling makes the surroundings appear higher.
The color with a dark color in the ceiling and lighter walls leave the boundaries of an invisible space, that is, it is almost imperceptible to visualize the boundaries of the surroundings. This effect creates the feeling of a higher environment that can be the alternative to your project.
Picture 42 – Create an alcove to flush the bed.
Add a black and white scheme in the bedroom, behind the headboard of the bed – in addition to not disturbing sleep, in the end creates a nice effect on the decoration.
Picture 43 – In this project the fabrics appear in black color creating the B&W effect.
Picture 44 – Bed linen makes the difference in the atmosphere of the room.
In a setting with a standard color like this black room, use white at a strategic point to get attention.
Picture 45 – The black painting has managed to limit the area of the room.
In children’s rooms
Picture 46 – The idea here is to only use the bed in the darker color.
Picture 47 – As it is a combination of neutral colors, it is possible to mix several print patterns in the room.
Mixing prints helps create a more comfortable environment for the child. However, it is necessary to find a balance between the different designs so that it doesn’t weigh much in the visual realm. For example, geometric shapes are never too much and can be used in design without fear.
Image 48 – For a child’s room, printing in a pot is a success.
They are delicate and can be found in the form of stickers, towels, pillows, rugs, and even an assortment of handles and hooks on the wall.
Image 49 – Geometric prints, stripes and black and white poas appear on objects, especially pillows, carpets and bed linen.
Photo 50 – The B&W effect is due to the dark details of the beds.
To avoid boring decoration, rely on architectural traces, details and original shapes. The minimalist design bed was enough to amaze this room.
In women’s quarters
Picture 51 – To give personality to the room, explore the color in the small details.
For the feminine bedroom, add a decorative piece in a third more vibrant color, as is the case with the red in the photo. If you prefer a more delicate space, look for softer shades like purple, yellow, or baby pink.
Figure 52 – The mirror is a great accessory in the female space.
For a black decoration that stands out and closes the environment, place a mirror near the place to break the seriousness.
Figure 53 – The room doesn’t have to be these two colors, it should be the basis of the project.
Another way to create a stylish focal point in the black and white environment is to paint one of the walls with these colors.
Image 54 – The black stripes make the room contemporary and discreet at the same time.
Stripes are another way of making the black and white combo change the style of the bedroom, which can be done in the bed imprint as shown in the design above.
Picture 55 – The images within this color composition are also an option to highlight the style.
One of the suggestions of any B&W decoration is the frames also in these colors and in black for a visual effect that keeps the look.
In men’s rooms
Picture 56 – If you decide to go with a black joinery, you can paste in the rest with white finishes.
For a large room, don’t be afraid to use the black color.
Picture 57 – Play with the colors by mixing the gray in the composition.
Picture 58 – Boy’s room with Scandinavian style.
Image 59 – Perhaps you prefer a whole black room with a few dots in white color.
Screenshot 60 – Give the wallpapers personality.
The background images provide great opportunities for suggesting monochrome by working with different patterns and patterns.
Image 61 – The carpet with a chevron pattern is an alternative to make the wardrobe more cozy.
The pattern chevron , known for its geometric lines, is elegant and timeless. The design of the print provides a light, nude and comfortable environment.
Picture 62 – If you want a neutral environment, go for B&W pieces.
Picture 63 – Painting can create an amazing effect in the closet.
Photo 64 – In order not to make the closet too dark, mark more white in the decoration.
Figure 65 – Black furniture offers elegance in the wardrobe.
Invest in black and white furniture for a more elegant feel.