Friday, March 1, 2019

Tasteful Decor: Decorating with Black and White

Black and white.

These two colors create the ultimate contrast in a room. When used correctly, black and white can transform a bland, boring room into a sophisticated, comfortable area.

Black and white combined can create a high-drama look, a casual room, and can even provide a "formal" feel, if you so desire.

The options for decorating with these two opposite colors are virtually endless. You have to be careful, though, not to use too much of one or the other (without a little "extra" patterns and colors in between), as it can be off-setting. Use the tips below to decorate tastefully with black and white.

Accent Pieces

If you have a specific color that you want to really "pop" in your room of choice, consider decorating with black and white and accenting with that specific color. Any color goes well with black and white and when used in combination with the two, will really stand out.

Some common accent colors used with black and white are red, teal, and yellow. You may also implement grays and browns to bring about a little depth and dimension.

Adding Flair

For formal and sophisticated looks, mirrors, crystals, and reflective accents add flair to the otherwise plain black and white colors. You can also experiment with metals such as gold and silver. They look great paired with black and white.


A black and white room with no patterns can be somewhat boring. Implementing patterns such as zebra stripes, geometric shapes, or even random abstract patterns are great ways to add depth and excitement to a black and white room.

Keep it Clutter Free

A cluttered room is overwhelming to any eye, but in a black and white room, it's even worse, due to the contrast. Keep it simple when possible, and keep the accent colors down to one to three. Any more than that, and you're going to overwhelm your guests.

 Do you have any tips for decorating with black and white? Leave a comment below!

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