This pristine kitchen makes the most of natural light with crisp white walls and understated units. The black granite-topped work surfaces are chic and practical.
Don't be afraid to go for a darker shade in the bathroom - black flooring is great for creating a look that is both strong and masculine. A decadent roll-top bath, a candelabra and a sparkling pendant light add drama and glamour while the modern plasma fire and flatscreen television make bathtime extra special.
The elaborate pattern of the black damask-style wallpaper is echoed in the striking chair cushion, giving this bedroom a five-star statement, while elegant black furniture gives the room a chic-hotel look.
A monochrome palette gives this minimalist living room a modern, masculine edge, while the contemporary artwork and pendant lights ooze retro style. The walnut flooring adds warmth to this uber-cool and minimal scheme.
This luxurious black-and-white bedroom features a unique white black tassel panel feature wall. A black chandelier and striped faux-fur bedspread give this room a decadent feel.
Having a monochrome scheme gives you a blank canvas on which to display unusual objects, artwork and personal photographs.
Covering the walls entirely in black makes an eye-catching feature, while coordinated accessories and soft furnishings give a coherent look.
Black accent colours give the decor a crisp finish. Photographs and wall lights have been mounted on clear black acrylic for dramatic effect.