Opposites Attract: Black and White Interiors

With the biggest contrast on the visible color spectrum, black and white symbolizes opposition.  However, like many things in this world, opposites attract.  When combining the two colors in living rooms, bedrooms, or other rooms in the home, it can create a dynamic looking space that is both clean and contemporary,  yet also displays a sense of sophistication and elegance.

If you want a simpler look for your home rather than applying the color blocking trend, using black and white as dominant colors can really help you kick start that effort. Here are some exemplary designs using the contrast of black and white.

Black and White Living Room

The clean lines of the black furniture is accentuated by the use of white walls and floors.

White Sofa with Black Decor

Sporadic black trims along with neutral hues throughout the decor gives the room a fresh contrast.

Black Chalkboard

A black chalkboard is a great way to incorporate the black and white concept by adding a unique characteristic.

Zebra Print Rug

Animal prints are a great way to give a black and white space personality.

Black and White Bedroom

Wall art can further enhance the look of this contrasting style.

Black and White Kitchen

A white counter top paired with black cabinets and retro stools give a clean space for this kitchen.

Black and White Bathroom

This black and white space delivers a unique twist with the patterned rug.

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Ellis Residence on Washington's Bainbridge Island by Coates Design

Coates Design understands that modern designs not only need to be aesthetically pleasing, but designers should be held responsible for the social, economical, and environmental impacts that their projects have on the world.  With that mindset, this Seattle architectural firm is able to create timeless designs again and again, earning multiple awards from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other recognition for their beautiful yet eco-friendly designs.

One of these designs is the Ellis Residence, located on the Bainbridge Island near Seattle.  As one of the first LEED Platinum award winners in the Northwest region, this residence is truly a masterpiece.  This design is a great example of what the principle that Coates Design is founded on.  It is 70% more energy efficient than a typical home, which reduces the carbon footprint.  The geothermal heating system is extremely budget-friendly. In addition, the home features a rain collection system that allows the use of nature’s cheapest clean water source.  As if that wasn’t enough, the architecture is ravishing.

Seattle Modern Exterior by Coates Design

Seattle Modern Second Floor Landing by Coates Design

Large windows and skylights are a energy-efficient way to brighten a home while enjoying the scenery.

Seattle Modern Living Room by Coates Design

The wood paneled ceiling is consistent with the overall design of the home.

Seattle Modern Kitchen by Coates Design

Neutral-toned cabinets and a long kitchen counter makes cooking a more enjoyable experience in this kitchen.

Seattle Modern Bathroom by Coates Design

A breathtaking view inside the bathroom is complemented by the beautiful pendant lights over the sink .

Seattle Modern Family Room by Coates Design

Sit in this relaxing family room to unwind after a long day.

Impressed by this marvelous home? Check out more of Coates Design’s work to see more award winning designs!