There are those who imagine their house full of color and those who prefer it sober in an elegant black and white ... And it is that for tastes, colors (never better said).
While a touch of color, even if it is small or in pastel tones, always comes in handy to break the neutral tones, it is also true that with black and white you can never go wrong, and if we get bored with time we can always add accessories in any color that ALL will go well.
Those of you who follow our section on color psychology will already know that the main qualities of black in design are centered on its elegance, sophistication and sobriety, but as the darkest color of the spectrum, it should be used sparingly and combined with others that provide some light. And in this sense, white is perfect, since it provides the contrast and luminosity so necessary to create serene and pleasant spaces.
Black and white decoration has a neutral character as a fundamental value: it allows us to create environments that avoid visual fatigue and relax us when we get home after a whole day exposed to a multitude of visual stimuli in our daily routine.
Therefore, if you are looking for peace and quiet and pastel colors are not your thing, choose the most neutral environments possible: grays, whites and blacks will be your perfect choice.
On the other hand, if you are a fan of the seventh art, this color combination will bring you the nostalgia of classic cinema or the principles of photography, which have allowed throughout history to capture unrepeatable moments immortalizing them for eternity. So if you are attracted to this monochromatic, magical and serene vision of your day to day black and white decoration is made for you. Let's take a look at its main keys:
This pairing is versatile and fits into any decorative style. Its detractors will say that it can be cold and unwelcoming, but the truth is that the key to give warmth to any environment is to introduce varied textures in the decoration and play with them: fine and thick knitted textiles, blankets or long pile carpets are its perfect allies.
If, on the other hand, we prefer a minimalist or contemporary environment, we will reduce the textures to their minimum expression, giving prominence to the purity of lines and to the materials of coverings, floorings and enclosures.
If we move to a new rental property, sometimes achieving this strict combination can be a challenge, since we can not act on structural aspects such as flooring or door and window frames. The good thing about all this is that both black and white accept the addition of a third complementary color, either the tone of the wood of our floor or a color to use.
In addition, a black and white house is a blank canvas for small decorative objects such as flower arrangements or our personal belongings, standing out even more and being much easier to detect them in the whole of our home.
White should be the protagonist and cover most of the surface to maximize natural light, leaving the black color for small details or in more moderate doses, such as a couple of pieces of furniture, faucets and handles, lamps and or household items, such as mirror frames, plates or pictures.
Regarding textiles, we can use them together in different patterns that enrich the environment and give it a more personal character depending on the weave we choose.
For more neutral or elegant environments limit the prints, for more lively or youthful environments combine them without fear.
Undoubtedly, black and white decoration is always a success, regardless of the style in which we move. Let's see a few more examples of this.