It’s the simplest, sleekest color combination there is. Black and white is the palette of the past, and yet it always feels very here-and-now and, in some cases, almost futuristic.
It’s one of the easiest — and, actually, most affordable — palettes to pull off, thanks to the abundance of every item under the sun in each color (or non-color, as it were). And just a few variations on the theme can make it an absolute reflection of your own personal style.
Flowery and classic? Take a peek at something along the lines of the Wildflower bedding collection, above, from DKNY or the latest pattern from preppy-chic tastemaker Kate Spade, below, who even manages to make an electric guitar look sweet:
For a still-classic, yet decidedly in-your-face upscale aesthetic, wash a wall in black and cream wallpaper in a bold toile print, and balance out its curves with a colorblocked black and white piece like the chest of drawers shown here.
Accenting it with tinges of warm gold lend an unexpected shimmer to top things off and render the overall look more sexy than subtle.
And if you just don’t have time nor the budget to give a room makeover a lot of thought and/or resources, taking a plain white room and infusing it with interesting black pieces of primarily black decor, balanced by a pop of bright, fresh flowers (or throw pillows) is just the ticket.
Any way you slice it, this versatile pair of opposites will work overtime to add a hearty dose of timeless style to your home. With all the demands of motherhood, when an easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy solution is in order, this color combination gets the job done with aplomb.