Homes & Design Photo Credit: Christopher Rollett

Style Inspo: Black-and-White Spaces We Love

Wanna rock the high-contrast look? These eight black-and-white rooms are sure to inspire.

There’s something so effortlessly sophisticated about a black-and-white room—it’s a colour combo that never goes out of style, whether paired with modern accoutrements or more traditional tastes. Want to rock this high-contrast look in your own home? Take a peek at these eight gorgeous B&W rooms for a little inspiration.

(Photo: Martin Tessler.)

1. Kitchen Cool

This bold black-and-white cooking space pays homage to the original ’60s architecture, while still offering plenty of functionality for a modern family. See more of this sleek kitchen.

(Photo: Lucas Finlay.)

2. Drama Queen

This high-drama Vancouver condo combines multiple black-and-white patterns—a zebra-print run, stripey throw pillows and a showstopping wallpaper. See the rest of this delightfully maximalist space.

(Photo: Ema Peter.)

3. Nice and Neutral

Okay, so this beautiful modernist home is more black-and-white-and-wood, but we loved it so much we’re happy to slip in this list anyways. Get the full home tour here.

(Photo: Tracey Ayton.)

4. Copper is Forever

Copper elements (like the Bend bar stools and the cabinetry hardware) add a touch of warmth to this black-and-white Vancouver kitchen. See more from this heritage home renovation.

(Photo: Christopher Rollett.)

5. Perfect Panels

Black aluminum doors close off the kitchen prep area to hide clutter, or open up to offer access to the ovens and counter space, while white marble tiles keep the space feeling bright. See more of this luxury condo, designed by Adam Becker.

(Photo: Tracey Ayton.)

6. Finishing Touches

Thanks to dynamic design elements—like a Moooi Non-Random light, Eiffel chairs and a custom banquette upholstered in Designers Guild houndstooth fabric—this simple dining room palette is anything but boring. See the rest of this high-impact Port Coquitlam condo.

(Photo: Ema Peter.)

7. Inspiring Inset

Black accents, deployed with care, can add depth to a space. In this Falken Reynolds-designed kitchen, the cooktop area is decked out with a Raven Caesarstone countertop and matching backsplash and cabinets to add some negative space (and to avoid a wall of white). Get more tips for unique black kitchen looks.

(Photo: Tracey Ayton.)

8. Heavenly Stairway

A concrete floor and concrete ceiling sandwich a dramatic iron staircase and loft railing between them. A black door and black-and-gold light fixture pop against the stark white walls. See more of this Oliver Simon-designed Vancouver condo.

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