A monochrome palette is a fantastic choice for any room in your house. It creates a strong graphic quality to any décor and echoes design tastes from Art Decos emergence to the fifties and sixties. The look is also firmly rooted in modern day designs.
If you are lucky enough to have original black and white tiles in your hallway, make them a focal point of a decorating scheme. Add a luxe vibe by adding a glass chandelier to create opulence to the decor. Echo this look with highly polished dark wood furniture. Velvet full-length curtains at the front door will add to the opulence as well as keep out drafts.
Think about how you want to introduce a black-and-white flooring scheme. Create a backdrop of monochrome tiles, vinyl or linoleum for a fabulous centrepiece to a room. If this feels too permanent, then add a geometric or chequered black-and-white rug to a living room or bedroom for standout style.
Add hardwearing linoleum flooring to the hall or kitchen to create the effect of traditional Victorian tiles. Complement this monochrome scheme with glossy black cabinets and soften the look with a wooden worktop.
Black and white flooring is great to add a contemporary elegant to a dining or living room. Opt for stripes or checks and complement the stark effect with a glass dining table. Add a pop of colour in the room design with bright accessories, such as a bold wall canvas or crockery in canary yellow.
A bathroom floor suits black and white flooring perfectly. Adopt the clean geometric lines of the Art Deco movement with a monochrome checked vinyl floor. Choose a freestanding bath and keep the walls a stark white. Add a chrome radiator and black and white framed pictures for a clean monochrome look.
Classic hallway with gloss black and white flooring
This beautiful hallway has a classic look with black and white tiled flooring. Paint walls and wood in fresh cream and white to complement the eyecatching flooring – in this hallway the neutral colour scheme blends seamlessly with the adjoining living room decor. A painted bench and simple stair runner complete the country-style scheme.
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Black-and-white striped rugs create instant high-impact in this modern dining room. This is also a quick way to add warmth to wooden floorboards. The large square table is ideal for gathering groups of friends for dinner, while stackable chairs reinforce the utility chic look. A huge white pendant lampshade above the dining table is the perfect finishing touch.
This quirky linoleum flooring is a modern take on the tiles that would have been an original feature of this Victorian house. The Escher-esque box tile flooring design adds another dimension to this sleek white kitchen, which has a stainless-steel splashback, built-in appliances and chalkboard paint on the back of the door – perfect for those shopping lists!
If you are lucky enough to have an original black and white tiled hallway in your home, make the most of it by layering on bold complementary fabrics and soft furnishings. In this hallway, the elaborate stylised designs of these rich textiles have a certain faded grandeur, which brings to mind the glory of ancient and exotic cultures.
We love the black and white vinyl flooring in this modern dining room! Be creative with flooring – a slightly off-set horizontal stripe is graphic and anchors the scheme – and here the striped theme continues to the walls. Black and white is much stronger when paired with a bold colour, such as the bright green of the dining chairs and feature wall.
Traditional bathroom fittings and black and white vinyl flooring create a timeless look in this period-style bathroom. On white walls, create an eyecatching display of photographs with black frames. Add plants and a few carefully chosen accessories such as an enamel jug to complete this monochrome look.
Heres a new take on black and white flooring; why not define the areas of a room with the ultimate in high contrast. In this open-plan space, classic oak has been painted in a black finish for a striking look that is even more impactful alongside cool white tiles. A decorative bench is perfectly placed for enjoying the garden view.
Tiles laid to give the look of a rug are a practical option in a dining room. Parquet tiles in charcoal and jet black create a striking look in this period living room and work beautifully in front of a traditional open fireplace. Go for a vintage white painted dining table and a few elegant black and white accessories.
Black and white checked flooring works brilliantly in this country bathroom. Choose a subtle shade for walls and add weathered furniture and patterned textiles and accessories to further enhance the checkerboard floor. A pretty duck-motif seat fabric makes a feature of a comfy bath-side wicker chair.
This bright childrens bedroom is a daring combination! Who would have thought that a black and white zigzag carpet with vibrant red walls could work? And somehow this cheery pattern makes a great backdrop to a bunk bed and desk in this childrens bedroom. Japanese motifs on the walls give the room an extra burst of colour.