Black and white is a classic color combination — and for a good reason. The strong neutrals serve as a solid backdrop for so many textures and decor styles. While bringing these two colors into your sleeping space might feel daunting, when you layer and accessorize, it really works. These spaces prove it.
Designer Tobi Tobin installed in the guest room of her Hollywood Hills cottage, which added a bit more of a romantic, feminine vibe.
In the master bedroom of this New Jersey home (designed by Michael Aiduss), black unifies the variety of furniture styles, white helps the room feeling serene, and yellow gives it a bit of energetic fun.
As for the guest bedroom in stylist Jill Sharp Weeks' Charleston rental, she went with her signature mix of neutrals, including an iron bed frame and black-and-white striped linens.
Designer Ken Fulk hung San Francisco master bedroom, which he says "provides relief from the heavily ornamented bed."'s in this
Jill Sharp Weeks is back again with this petite Colonial-era master bedroom in her Charleston rental. The black upholstered headboard makes a statement against unadorned white walls.
In the guest bedroom of this San Francisco home, Ken Fulk went with bold horizontal stripes that are "playful and modern." Silhouettes of children hang behind the daybed.
Designers John Mayberry and Antonio Martins added architectural flat-file cabinets in this San Francisco bedroom so Mayberry would have a surface for drawing, as well as storage for completed works. The neutral palette serves as a clean backdrop for the makeshift art studio.
The guest suite in this Santa Barbara bedroom by designer Christina Rottman features a mix of black-and-white patterns with terra-cotta and red prints, which help tie the wooden ceiling beams into the palette.
Designer Betsy Brunham infused this Los Angeles home with Moroccan motifs, including in the master bedroom, which features a bed by Posse Furniture and a shaggy white throw that adds texture to the room.
Custom black paint by Fine Paints of Europe sets the tone in this Chicago townhouse's master bedroom, designed by Steven Gambrel. Meanwhile, an ivory canopy and white bedding add some dramatic romance.
The red velvet headboard is "grand and whimsical," says the designer of this California bedroom, Stephen Shubel. To prevent the entire room from becoming "over-the-top," he went with a palette of mostly black, white, and ivory for the rest of the space.