Last updated on May 3rd, 2017 at 04:33 pm
The stark contrast of black and white is boldly represented in patterns like stripes and checkerboard. Incorporating vertical stripes as wall decor is an ideal way to instill a sense of dramatic simplicity. But it’s important to keep room proportions in mind, and employ the less-is-more mindset. A small number of large stripes is highly preferable to the alternative, which could prove to be both dizzying and distracting. Checkerboard motifs, whether they’re marble, tile, vinyl or paint, are another great use of black and white design. Traditionally found in kitchens and bathrooms, this pattern lends itself to a wide variety of alternate applications. Consider more formal areas, like the dining or living room, for checkerboard flooring. The effect will create a contrast that’s eye catching and elegant. If you’re looking to introduce an interesting focal point, try applying a black and white pattern to a fireplace facade.