Black and white decor has been a long standing interior design trend. However, using such starkly contrasting decor can make people wary. Will it over power the room? Will it look too clinical? Or too dark? In this blog, we’re running through our top tips on black and white decor to help you overcome these problems and create a chic, monochrome inspired living area.
Go bold or go home! The Como Covelano Lappato Finish Porcelain Tiles are the ultimate in black and white statement style.
Such a striking statement may not be for everyone but there’s some key takeaways from how these statement tiles are styled. In this living area, the Como Covelano Tiles do all the talking. There’s no need for bold furniture as these large format, lappato tiles are your focal point. Instead, these tiles have been paired with neutral yet stylish white furniture and walls to give all the focus quite rightly to the Como Porcelain Tiles. Meanwhile, subtle black touches are just enough to carry the monochrome theme through the room and create a chic, contemporary living space that is definitely a head-turner.
If such a bold take on the monochrome trend isn’t for you but you still want to dabble in the latest tiling trend then adding subtle accessories could be for you.
Laying a white tile is always a good place to start as you now have a blank canvas to work from. From here, you can then add subtle black accessories to tap into the monochrome trend. Then, if you don’t like the look, or your taste changes, it’s easy to refresh your room and start again with your blank canvas, white tiles.
This is done perfectly in this bathroom featuring the Thames Matt Finish Stone Effect Glazed Porcelain Tiles. The white flooring and beige coloured walls provide the perfect foundation to add the subtle, yet perfectly striking, black accessories and furniture we can see stylishly placed in the bathroom.
Elongate Your Room
Of course, when designing a room, none of us look to minimise our space. But, when using black and white decor, or any bold colour scheme for that matter, our space can look diminished in size. That’s where a tile such as the New Zealand Victoria Porcelain Floor and Wall Tiles comes in.
The long 200 x 1200mm plank format helps to elongate your room, creating the illusion of space. Meanwhile, the mix of white, black and grey tones perfectly incorporates the monochrome trend. Plus, the wood effect style taps into another of the latest tile trends: win-win!
Of course, decorating your full room in any trend can be a daunting exercise. If trends, or indeed your own style changes, then re-tiling the whole room could be a big job.
Statement splashbacks are a perfect way to overcome this. The Lava Silver Stick Mosaic Wall Tiles feature a beautiful blend of silver and grey tones to invite black and white decor into your home without overpowering the room. Plus, thanks to the tiles stick mosaic format, you can create a distinct pattern out of your splash back to add a bespoke feature that oozes character.
Meet In The Middle
If all out black and white decor isn’t for you, then why not meet in the middle and add in some cool grey tones to lighten the mood. Adding mosaic tiles is also a great way to tone down black and white decor. Take the Lin Mosaic Floor and Wall Tiles for example.
By adding a mosaic-tiled island to this otherwise all white kitchen, the clinical, harsh feel is totally banished and instead we’re left with a light and airy yet bold and striking kitchen. The reflective quality of the glass mosaic tiles refracts light and adds a splash of character to the otherwise monochrome decor. Mosaic glass tiles are especially useful if you are decorating a smaller room with monochrome decor and are worried about minimal light and space.
We hope our black and white decor tips have provided you with some monochrome fuelled inspo. Now all that’s left to do is find a tile retailer near you!