Pulling off the black and white palette is tricky, but when accomplished, the look is classic. While stark, the timeless contrast of these opposites can be warmed up with off-white neutrals and warm woods and wickers, like in the living room in this elegant San Francisco apartment. With a warmer palette, sharper accents were balanced, which is the case with much of the modern lighting pieces. One of my favorite places for black and white is in the kitchen or in the bathroom (beautiful examples in this home) with carrera marble and subway tiles. I love the look, but sometimes I need more color in living spaces. Do you like this palette in small doses, or all over?
DREAM kitchen. I love the dark grey cabinetry and the dark grout to give the subway tiles a sophisticated look.
(via Luxe, photography by Laure Joliet)