Black and white are two of the most opposing hues to use for a stark and clean minimalist design. Visually emotive, this combination of polar opposites seems to stand for opposing metaphors. Black is usually seen as a symbol of strong authority and power. White is a sign of purity and brightness and of a natural innocence that combats its opponent. Pretty deep huh? Well, when used in interior design, black and white can balance the space and add architectural interest. By combining geometric patterns and textures, this monochromatic palette can take on a life of it's own!
The Mafi Signature 16 custom rug shown above is handwoven in Nepal using the finest wool and eco-friendly bamboo silk. The Moroccan tile inspired pattern adds a sophisticated twist to a classic color combination. Oscar De La Renta knows how to perfect this style by using tactile two toned lace in his Resort 2015 Collection. The Chloe sandals are the perfect inspiration for creating this mono vibe.
“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” - Coco Chanel. The Calvin Klein Resort for men collection is working this look by color blocking to add interest. The Arteriors Andonia Sconces infuse a high sheen for added contrast. This vivid Signature 16 rug by Mafi International plays off of a zebra motif, a perfect source of natural inspiration.
Contrast can define your focal point, and prevents your interiors from looking too uniform. Creating surprising visual juxtapositions is definitely an exciting approach when it comes to interior design. Use natural fabrics with rough and plain textures to create calm relaxed atmosphere and use glass surfaces and lacquered furniture if you wish to create modern, polished, futuristic and high-tech interior design.