Opposites attract, as they say, and when it comes to black and white it’s a match made in heaven. From black and white posters to pictures, and even decorating a room in just black and white, we say go for it!

Chromatic purity

Nothing but the dazzling contrast of pure brightness against total darkness. Black and white may be poles apart but bring them together and they exude elegant style for sophisticated interiors.

A two-tone palette

Black and white is such a classic combo that it’ll suit any interior. But what are the secrets to monochrome decorating that doesn’t feel flat? When it comes to dressing your interior, you’ll want to give it plenty of personality. This doesn’t just depend on your own imagination and creativity, you’ll also need to capitalise on the unique assets of each colour.


Play on textures

Cotton, wood, metal, wool... The idea is to play with different textures in the same space to create depth. And that’s before you’ve even got as far as different finishes. Whether you’re a fan of gloss or prefer to stay safe with matte, both are a great resource to bring out the best of your black and white décor.

Minimalist, who says?

If you’ve got the impression that blanc et noir only applies to minimalist décor, you probably wouldn’t imagine a Scandi-style apartment in Barcelona either. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, this colour combo could be the perfect excuse to flaunt some discreet eclecticism. In other words, decorating in different styles but with the same colours.

Setting the stage

Use each colour in equal measure or choose one to act as a base and the other to add touches. This works just as well either way. If you’re looking to create a bright, airy ambiance, make it predominantly white. But don’t get the wrong idea –­ that’s definitely not to say that black is dark and drab-looking. If you add in white touches, it can reflect a lot of light and create a dramatic look. In any case, if you’re after a home with a big personality, look no further.

April 22, 2021, 9 a.m.