One of the ‘go-to’ themes for any designer is to use the simple powers of a black and white colour palette. It’s an instant way to give your home a sense of order and a sense of chic style.

This bedroom illustrates the powerful effect that blacks and whites can have by offering a simple choice of tones. The effect is kept from being too stark by the use of conflicting patterns and textures that really softens up the room.


The black and white sharp, geometric shapes in this living room highlight the powerful potential of the limited colour palette. The simple choice of colours has the great effect of making the yellows of the table flowers all the more dramatic.


The black framed factory windows in this living room are really brought out to great effect through the dramatic white walls and furniture. It’s a great way to make use of a room’s natural light and can work wonders in just about any home.


That is not to say that black and white must always be used for hyper-modernist interiors. This bathroom uses black and white to great effect to create an antiquated and soothing space through its wonderfully black shabby-chic cabinet, painted black brickwork and ethereal tree-themed wallpaper.


Ultimately, the use of pure blacks and whites in any interior is a touchstone for anybody wishing to give their home that sense of modernist chic. This bedroom just oozes comfort and class through its pure white bedding, monochrome photography and the wonderfully contrasting black and white walls.


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