Black and white design carries a plethora of possibilities for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundries everywhere.
Black and white design tends to let patterns and textures do the talking. What may seem like a two-dimensional colour pallette is suddenly brought to life by blending concrete, metals, paint techniques, and more. From bold to understated (but certainly never boring), the range of effects you can achieve using black and white materials is incredible.
It’s a classic combination that has held its own against changing trends — popular throughout history and still today.
Because of its appeal-to-all charm, black and white design the ideal choice for homeowners renovating to sell or stay.
While colour can quickly go out of fashion, this monochromatic theme remains universal, age-neutral, gender-neutral, and timeless. As such, it’s perfect for creating an environment anyone can feel at home in.
The best part is that this colour scheme can be plain or safe, but it’s doesn’t have to be. Patterns can be used to draw attention and create symmetry (or asymmetry), while textures add dimension and depth. We love this contemporary-meets-colonial bathroom featuring black lines that lift the eye.
The owners of this kitchen chose to warm up their black and white design with wooden floorboards, but still let their striking benchtops and rangehood be the heroes of this space. Chevron tiles add some vertical interest, complemented by black window frames and simple yet elegant lighting.
In renovating your home, a key concept with black and white is simplicity — keep it uncluttered and comfortable.
It’s easy to be creative with colour. Being creative with black and white comes with its own unique set of challenges — which makes the end result that much more engaging. For example, shimmering pearl-unfused tones, white woods, black accents, and more, enhance contemporary sophistication without relying on bright hues.
Two colours, endless possibilities.
Time-honoured monochromatic aesthetics will always be a favourite. To unpack how this tried-and-true theme could work in your space, chat with the Principal Renovations team.