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Going black and white with your home's walls and fixtures

October 18, 2012

You don't have to be a fan of the silver screen days of cinema to dream of the simple gray gradients that make up those vistas and interiors. Black and white is an excellent home décor option that's sure to please you and impress guests.

But before you indulge in some duo-chromatic painting, reupholstering and refurnishing, take a moment to create the ideal wall color contrast. You'll want quality hardwood floors with just enough warmth to keep your home cozy in all its shades of blacks and white, but you also don't want to go too earthy or brown with your choice. Anderson Floor's Haversham collection comes in a beautiful Wicker stain of oak. These floors are the perfect hue of sandy pastel to offset your new design scheme.

Not sold on this seemingly drastic new style? Consider some of these excellent selling points.

It's not actually JUST black and white
The fact of the matter is that you're filling your home with various gradients on the black and white scale, with some excellent additions of silver, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Any home in pure black and white might be too grating on the senses. But the range and variety of interspersed hues, from charcoal to gray-blue, are sure to bring your space to life.

Austere, classic and never goes out of style
Black and white will never go out of style. Look no further than film or photography for evidence! Going with a black and white theme in your home is a fantastic way to bring out the best in your wall décor as well. Consider the style and function of most professional gallery walls. By focusing on those two colors in your fixtures and walls, you can bring out the most in your paintings, prints and wall hangings.

Black and white already make a popular combo in many rooms
For years, bathrooms and kitchens have been going with a stylish black and white vibe. From checkered tiles to bathtub and shower curtain combos, these spaces have perfected the mixture of these two complementing colors. If you're uncertain about trying out the design in your whole home, why not start with a bathroom or your kitchen?