Let’s take something simple yet visually captivating and design an entire room around it. This image is white with a black graphic element, lots of different “non matchy” color and some gold metallic.
I personally think black and white rooms are in danger of being boring, or worse — cheap looking. There are obviously exceptions, but it is difficult to pull off a strictly black and white room. A lot of people sense this and add one color that is usually too bold or bright (like bright aqua or purple) and/or takes up too much of the room. And then they go crazy. Avoid this by using small doses of color and making sure to break up your black and white with pattern or texture.
The palette is pretty simple:
This image immediately inspires an adorable yet unique child's bedroom design. But this color scheme, though sometimes childish on the surface, can be very sophisticated and modern:
Where would this powder room be without emerald green? But notice it does not overwhelm the bold black and white scheme. I also love the black ceiling echoing the black floor tiles.
Here's a clean, modern version with wood, that softens the potential severity of black and white.
A black accent wall adds interest and depth to a cottage bathroom.
You may also notice that most of the color comes from the accessories and art, which makes changing the entire mood of your room super easy.