MARTIN's WORKSHOP

Classic Black & White

BY MARTIN AMADO ON JUNE 21ST, 2017

When we chose a color scheme for a room, black & white is probably not the first choice that comes to mind. It might sound either too risky, or completely opposite, too boring. I actually wanted to dispel the myth by doing a bedroom makeover in these classic colors.

Take a look at the photo … what do you think? I love how the bedroom turned out and the entire budget was $750.00. The goal was to combine black & white with different textures and patterns to create more visual interest. I began by painting the walls a gray tone to have a neutral backdrop for everything to stand out against. Crisp, white bedding is the perfect choice for a clean and fresh look. Then I brought in decorative pillows in black & white, with stripes and pattern. The upholstered headboard becomes the focal point of this bed and extends onto the ceiling with a canopy made from the reverse of the same fabric used on the headboard. I finished off the makeover with lamps and a mirrored nightstand to add a reflective surface in the room.

You wouldn’t call this room boring or plain, right? It’s timeless and elegant, but the best part is that if you still wish to introduce an accent color in the future, it will work. A lime green, tangerine, purple, turquoise, you name it, and will refresh the look of the space using the black & white as the inspiration and foundation.