Even if you're obsessed with color, you're guaranteed to fall for these gorgeous black and white rooms.
In a suburb of Chicago, PROjECT Interiors gave this home a stylish but edgy makeover. Creating rooms for casual entertaining was crucial for the owner, Sally Grimes. “We love to have friends over,” she said, “and we wanted comfortable, interesting, bold rooms to entertain in.” A wet bar in the library, cloaked in a swath of black, beckons you in for an after-dinner drink.
A Memphis home gets a Gothic makeover from the owner and interior designer Sean Anderson. “I’ve always loved black rooms,” he explains, so every last wall, save for a guest room, was designed in a timeless, brooding shade. To add depth, the floors were white-washed, an element that Anderson says actually makes the house feel brighter.
The tub in this Parisian apartment's glamorous master bathroom is by Agape with fittings by Dornbracht. The chairs are by Junya Ishigami, the walls are clad in Brèche de Médicis marble, and the flooring is black granite.
This luxurious New York City apartment is all about over-the-top design. Even the entryway boasts a staircase made of powder-coated metal, columns made from nickel-trimmed rosewood, and terrazzo flooring made from marble. The 1950s table is by Charlotte Perriand and the wall sculpture is by Lynda Benglis.
John Meeks designed the bed and nightstands in the black and white bedroom of a storied Manhattan townhouse. The benches are from the 1960s, the light fixture is by C. Jeré and the bergères are upholstered in a Sahco fabric.
In this Stockholm home from Annaleena, a white living room is accented with a black table, black faux fur and a striking geometric light fixture.
In this beautiful Paris apartment from Looks Like White, a black chair, a modern black lamp and a bold coffee table offer shadows of contrast for the mostly-white room.
In this minimalistic Finnish home from Hall of Homes, the kitchen only has the bare necessities. A clustered copper light pendant that brings a touch of color to the black and white color scheme.
In this Scandinavian home for The Design Chaser, the monochromatic bedroom is relaxed in character yet perfectly clean in design.
In this chic home from My Paradissi, brown leather chairs and a single pastel pink pillow add touches of warmth to the black and white living room.
This ultra cool Parisian apartment from Afflante is monochromatic not only in its furniture, but also in its careful chosen artwork and sculptures.
A converted attic space in a Parisian apartment from Vosge Paris is enchanting with its black spiral staircase, sheepskin-covered chairs and high gloss black bar.
Bohemian print pillows add just enough variety to this chic black and white apartment from Coco Lapine Design.
In this chic home from Studded Heart, black decor lines the shelves of a white bedroom for a contrasting color scheme.
Though this home from Oracle Fox has busy walls with its abundance of artwork, its color scheme is calm with just hints of natural brown sneaking into the black and white design.
The kitchen in this Parisian home from Australian Design Review is social and welcoming, but remains cool with its white walls and black cabinetry. The vintage dining room was found at a flea market in Paris.
White takes center stage in this pristine bedroom from Fashion Squad, but black accents in the room's artwork adds just the right amount of needed contrast.