I love black and white…….old movies, black and white photography, the black and white in nature. There is something about it that is at once clean and crisp and always interesting. It is yin and yang, conflicting, opposites, at odds. No matter if it is a portrait or a scenery, the black and white simplicity delivers the very essence of the captured moment. When I design, it is rare that black or white cannot be used somewhere to add elegance and sophistication. I thought it would be fun to look at black and white together, both in photographs and interior design. Notice the shadows and the nuances in the photos and how that might translates into our interiors.
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant
Now let’s look at photos of black and white decor, and the degree with which each color permeates the room. See how you react to each varying dose of each……..
I hope this post has provided some food for thought. Perhaps you discovered that you might like strictly black and white decor, or maybe it is not for you. I tried to use examples that were without any large pops of color, but in many instances you can certainly add a favorite color. The biggest difference between a decor that is black and white, and one that is more colorful or is that when you walk into a black and white room, you can almost take in the entire room at once. When you walk into a multi colored decor, the eye will roam, then settle, roam then settle. You will do this in a black and white room, but not the first thing.
For purposes of this post I did use the term “color” when talking about black and white. Always a debatable description, depending on if you are talking to an artist, a chemist or a physicist, among others. The history of black is fascinating, but too long to go into for this post.
As always, thanks for stopping by. I hope you all are enjoying the amazing weather we are here in the mid -Atlantic states. Laters, charisse