Two Basic Colors Add Punch to Your Room

The use of white and black in decorating can create a stunning and dramatic decor. Find out how to best take advantage of the combination of these two colors to maximize your decorating statement.


Using the colour black adds a focal point of colour that grounds, anchors, and adds a sophisticated look to the room. Black in accessories, light fixtures, trims, paint or in one bold piece of furniture will be catchy and sharpen any decorating scheme. Black by itself is striking!


But to get real drama and splash, pair black and white. The use of black and white in decorating styles gives a fresh, clean and unquestionably sophisticated and elegant look to any room. Black and white are perfect color combination for any decorating style. Contemporary Interiors often combine black and white with sleek metals.


Here are some ways to use black and white in your room.


Floor: Floor is a good place to start decorating with black and white. The ultimate choice would be beautiful black marble set on floors. Short of this, try white sparkling, white ceramic tiles with a black marble or granite border.Walls painted stark white or a soft ivory white serve as a perfect background for framed photographs, prints and other artwork. Choose dark wood or painted black frames. Select stark white and black matting for your artwork, or add a punch of color with red, gold or black mats.

A small room: A small room is a great place to choose to use black and white as the main color scheme. A powder room or a small bathroom looks elegant with black marble counter top with smart white basin and Matt chrome accessories and fixtures.Bed linens- Crisp white bed linens are perfect for the bedroom. Add a black and white stripped. Bed shirt, pillow and a comfortable black chair. For seasonal changes have variety of pillows in different colors on hand like pink yellow or soft green or even shimmering silver.

Contemporary homes incorporate black and white in wonderful ways. Use dark, charcoal rugs or carpeting, don’t feel obligating, painting all the walls same. Choose vibrant accent colours for a focal point. Used modern designed fabrics for windows. Pair black and white checks on chair corners, table covers. Hang a collection of black metal circles on dining room wall as a focal point.


Accent pieces of black iron are very popular and easy to find. Use a black metal table’s base with glass top, black iron candle sticks and light fixtures in a dining room.

Add drama & sophistication to any room in your house. Use black and white or with other accent color to create a style that’s classic and simple keeping black and white prominent however preserve the elegant effect.

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