Black and white color stories have been going strong for quite some time. But sticking to purely black and white can be difficult to do if you happen to love color. Try adding an accessory in a hue that you love to give your space a different feel. In the bedroom above the design is black, white, and blush pink. The black and white African mud cloth pillow combined with a simple pink bolster gives the space an extra punch of style. The delicately framed art balances the room nicely.
I often use the Beach Lodge for examples of interior style because their team has a talent for mixing vintage and new global textiles with ease. Above, the white shiplap room gets a global-style update with simple black and white African fabrics. The pop of red in the African Aso-Oke pillow creates extra visual interest to the bedroom as does the natural green plant. The inviting bedroom would not have the same personality without the addition of the red color to the black and white palette.
Black and white fabric can work on it's own, but adding a touch of color to the space will make a world of difference. Above, Caitley Symons photographed her hand-printed black and white fabric with natural elements to warm the composition. Note how the bright pink water lilies and warm wood bowl enhance the clarity of her beautiful black and white print.
Some may not consider this a black and white color story. But I'm using this bedroom as an example of how black and white work quite well when combined with a third color. The soft sea-glass green is enhanced by the crisp black and white bed linens and the boldly printed pillows anchor the room.
I have added more than one hue to the black and white color story in the bedroom above because it's difficult for me to limit my color palette to only three colors. But that's just me. Consider the space as black, white, and blue. The denim blue in the vintage African indigo pillows and throw add history and warmth to the bedroom. The black and white African Hausa bed cover can stand on it's own, but the denim blue and red-hued wood give the space an extra punch of style.
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