Guest Post : Design Shuffle

While I am away on yet another vacation with the family. Design Shuffle has offered to write a guest post for my blog! Today's post is about Black and White decor, if you know my at all, you know I love black and white palette!

Hi all! I'm Jennifer and I write for Design Shuffle, a social media site that chronicles the work of top interior designers around the world. I've been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I'm addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and more. I feel honoured to be back sharing with readers a few rooms that have black and white palettes with a dash of fun color.

Many homeowners with black and white decor want decorating ideas to add a little color to their spaces. While a monochromatic palette can be incredibly visually appealing in bathroom designs, kitchen designs, living room designs, and more, a touch of red, blue or yellow can up the style factor tenfold - there's no shortage of color options when black and white provides such a neutral backdrop.

Black birds via homeindo

A cozy kitchenette, with a dramatic accent wall imprinted with birds, looks more organic with a vase budding with freshly-cut herbs and red table linens.

Butter me up via Better Home And Garden

One bedroom design idea that is heavenly is to mix punches of black and white with a hit of yellow - the contrast is simply lovely.

An apple a day via home INTERIOR gallery

One of the yummiest colors to add to a black and white scheme is apple green - the cushions in this casual eating area are just what the style doctor ordered.

A splash or orange and green via Revolution Church

A black and white tween's bedroom design gets a good dose of color with some orange and green touches on the walls and bedding.

A melange of color via BeInteriorDecorator

A long entryway in stark black and white is visually appealing because of a few flecks of color, like the red jacket and throw blanket as well as the green framed print.

A room with edge via

Most people would never dare to paint their bedroom walls black, but it's not nearly as startling with small coloured paintings that break up the infinite darkness.

Red roses via Best House Design

Red is one of those optimal complimentary colours that meshes perfectly with black and white - it's an interior design idea that works well in modern kitchen.

Posh pink via The Glam Lamb

There's something so divine about black and white spaces with pink - a pale pink wall creates the prettiest of backdrops for a white couch and black silhouette framed pictures.

This post comes courtesy of Design Shuffle, where you can find top tier interior designs from around the world ñ from New York interior designers, San Francisco interior designers, and more, check out the latest at Design Shuffle.

Thanks for that! 

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  1. Aaahhhhh! I love all of these. Thanks for this lovely guest post. So fun!!!

  2. Great post - I LOVE the black wall in that bedroom!

  3. i love the touch of suzani in the bedroom photo!

  4. Love that nursery :) So fabulous!!!


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