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Black and white interiors never go out of style. This simple color palette can take a room from casual to classic, adding a touch of sophistication and luxury to any space.

Mary McDonald in Veranda

This living room by interior designer Mary McDonald infuses bits of gold and pink in this black and white space. The little pops of color spice up the room.


Have fun with cool black and white patterns like the diamond one seen on this dhurrie-upholstered settee.

Photographer Mark Williams

Or introduce a punch of black and white with bold, graphic wallpaper. I love the way this wallcovering brings together the color palette in this room.

Kravitz Design

This bedroom designed by Lenny Kravitz takes the classic color scheme and makes it modern with oversized black curtains and black bedding.

Anthropologie Kaarina Quilt

This cotton bedding with velvet ruching from Anthropologie offers a perfect way to update your bedroom with a bit of black and white.


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5 Responses

  1. pixelecho69 says:

    Black and White very classic and elegant way to decorate, I did not know that the singer, and writer Lenny Kravitz was also a designer he is so talented in so many levels.

  2. oh you have so many of my fav elements in this post.
    crazy about mary macdonald's designs. The wisteria settee has been on my wishlist for a future home office. never tire of this great combo. thanks jeanine.

  3. judi says:

    I have a very small living room, with a black couch and love seat. what color should I paint the walls, right now it is white. to me that is boring I would like to paint the walls a different color.

  4. Luella says:

    I have a large black leather living room chair and ottoman. What color should my chesterfield be?

  5. nicole says:

    I have a 10×11 room and I am considering painting an accent wall. What would be the best color to make the space appear larger?


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