Color Trends: Black and White

by kennethfawalter

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Black and white is popping up everywhere.  This fall Fashion Week’s runways were peppered by black and white for Spring 2014 from Ralph Lauren, Jill Stuart, Opening Ceremony, Cushine et Ochs and Altuzarra.  Black and white is classic, daring and brave and stands the test of time.  From bold patterns to sleek architectural details- here’s a smattering of what is inspiring me in the world of interior design!

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This ebony floor is so chic.

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Black and white can even go a little rustic.

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A traditional space can look modern with black trim and white walls.

Stripes can be very dynamic in black and white:

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Amazing lacquer wall treatment in ebony.

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The Carlyle

Stairways make a strong architectural statement in black and white:

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Entrance Hall of a Hotel Particulier design by Henri Samuel, Rue du Bac, Paris, France

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Le Petit Trianon, Versailles

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A traditionalist foyer. Design: Windsor Smith.

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Babe Paley

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La Galleria Grande, Palace of Venaria, Torino, Italy (by Nikontento)

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A master bath I designed for a client with a checkered marble floor. The Master Bath is housed in turret of a landmarked residence.

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A sitting room I designed with plush white chairs.

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The Tremont House I designed…

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A recent project I just completed…

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One of my favorite color palettes.

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One of my favorite color palettes.

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I’m loving these black and white materials from House Beautiful’s website.

I hope you enjoyed a little black and white inspiration for your interior design project.  For more ideas, please visit www.kennethwalter.com.  Have a great week!

-Kenneth Walter