Black and White Design Inspiration + Eclectic Décor Ideas

While I am partial to French and European country inspired interiors, I appreciate other interior design styles and seem most drawn to neutral color palettes. A classic black and white scheme can be interpreted any number of ways across the world of design styles as you’ll see in this collection of Black and White Design Inspiration.

Leanne Ford designed kitchen with black and white and copper! #leanneford #kitchendesign #farmhousekitchen #blackandwhite
Leanne Ford/Photo: Alexandra Ribar

But I couldn’t stop at just interiors since there are plenty of pretty exteriors and encouraging quotes with this winning combination as well (find a wealth of inspirational quotes to pin right here). Meet me at the finish line with more discussion of the topic.

Timeless design, sophisticated decor, and exceptional architecture in this space by The Fox Group.
The Fox Group – Photos of Black and White Design Inspiration as well as Shopping and Decorating Resources.

Black and White Design Inspiration + Decorating Resources

The Fox Group
The Fox Group – Photos of Black and White Design Inspiration as well as Shopping and Decorating Resources.
Inspiring quote: THEY TRIED TO BURY US THEY DIDN'T KNOW WE WERE SEEDS. #quote #seeds #inspirational #hope
Black painted freestanding tub in Modern Coastal Cottage Interior Design Inspiration in 2018 Coastal Living Idea House. Design by Jenny Keenan and architecture by Eric Moser.
2018 Coastal Living Idea House/interior design: Jenny Keenan/architecture: Eric Moser…certainly classic indeed. Photos of Black and White Design Inspiration as well as Shopping and Decorating Resources.
Scripture from Psalm 16:1 "Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge." Print in black and white.
Scripture Print: Psalm 16:11 Art Print: FIND HERE…certainly a beautiful verse indeed.

Black Windows As Well As Doors

Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones Design.
Brit Jones Design – Photos of Black and White Design Inspiration as well as Shopping and Decorating Resources.
White painted brick beautiful home exterior by The Fox Group.
The Fox Group – Photos of Black and White Design Inspiration as well as Shopping and Decorating Resources.
Black door with white house exterior in Notting Hill - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – Interior Design Inspiration: Rooms With Black and White Decor as well as Photos of House Exteriors.

Black Bedroom Walls…Certainly Daring Indeed

Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain black paint color on walls of beautiful bedroom designed by Sherry Hart.
Design Indulgence/Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain.
Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain black paint color on walls of beautiful bedroom designed by Sherry Hart.
Design Indulgence/Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain – Photos of Black and White Design Inspiration as well as Shopping and Decorating Resources.

In Case You Love Soft Black/Charcoal

Rustic yet refined bedroom design with vintage wood door in lieu of headboard. Design by Michael del Piero. #bedroomdesign #rusticdesign #timelessdesign #interiordesign #headboard
Michael del Piero – Interior Design Inspiration: Rooms With Black and White Decor as well as Photos of House Exteriors.

White Painted Brick With Black Front Door

This charming home exterior in Charlotte, NC, boasts curb appeal, traditional design, and inspiring architectural details - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – Interior Design Inspiration: Rooms With Black and White Decor as well as Photos of House Exteriors.
Inspiring quote from Anais Nin: You live out the confusions until they become clear. #quote #anaisnin #encouragement #inspiration
YOU LIVE OUT THE CONFUSIONS UNTIL THEY BECOME CLEAR. Anais Nin. Handlettering: Lisa Congdon.
Breathtaking traditional white home exterior of new build by The Fox Group with dormers and double door entry.
The Fox Group – Interior Design Inspiration: Rooms With Black and White Decor as well as Photos of House Exteriors.

In Case You Love Rustic Luxe and Modern With Your Black and White

Design: Michael Del Piero – Interior Design Inspiration: Rooms With Black and White Decor as well as Photos of House Exteriors.
Minimal modern rustic luxe sophistication with interior design in the Hamptons by Michael Del Piero.
Michael Del Piero – Interior Design Inspiration: Rooms With Black and White Decor as well as Photos of House Exteriors.
Painting by Francine Turk and minimal modern rustic luxe sophistication with interior design in the Hamptons by Michael Del Piero.
Design: Michael Del Piero – Photo Gallery of Beautiful Homes with Neutral Interiors in case you love black and white decor accents.

Modern Farmhouse & Classic Styles

Hello Lovely Studio – Photo Gallery of Beautiful Homes with Neutral Interiors in case you love black and white decor accents.
Serene bedroom decor with black and white and curtains on poster bed - Classic Casual Home. #bedroomdecor #blackbed #bedroomfurniture #classicbedroom #blackandwhite
Classic Casual Home – Photo Gallery of Beautiful Homes with Neutral Interiors in case you love black and white decor accents.
Black and white classic design style in a bedroom by Classic Casual Home. #blackandwhite #bedroom #classicstyle
Photo: Classic Casual Home…hello lovely indeed.
Classic and traditional house exterior to inspire - The Fox Group.
The Fox Group – Photo Gallery of Beautiful Homes with Neutral Interiors in case you love black and white decor accents.
 Inspiring scripture quote about doors: KNOCK AND THE DOOR will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7. #quote #doors #scripture #matthew7
KNOCK AND THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED TO YOU. Matthew 7:7.

In Case You Love Wearing the Combo

I love Cindy Hattersley’s fashion sense, and she has been rocking and recommending these vegan leather leggings for years…ready to give ’em a try?

Cindy Hattersley…certainly gorgeous at any age indeed.

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A Few Favorite Black Decor Finds

Scripture from Psalm 16:1 "Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge." Print in black and white. #psalm16 #bibleverse #blackandwhite
Print: Psalm 16:11 Art Print: FIND HERE – KEEP ME SAFE, MY GOD, FOR IN YOU I TAKE REFUGE.
Black cast iron teapot.
Cast Iron Teapot…certainly a kitchen essential indeed.
Black modern farmhouse bench.
Farmhouse Bench…certainly perfect for a porch indeed.
Conrad Wood Bench
Black martini table
Black Martini Table…certainly a versatile accent indeed.
Grassingt Bistro Set
Black Bistro Set: FIND HERE…certainly a patio essential indeed.

Black Window Trim Inspiration

Elegant French country home exterior with steel double arch front doors, stone, brick, stucco, and rustic lanterns. Design by Brit Jones.
Brit Jones Design – Photo Gallery of Beautiful Homes with Neutral Interiors in case you love black and white decor accents.
Classic and luxurious white kitchen designed by Sherry Hart for the Brookhaven project. #whitekitchen #kitchendesign #classickitchen #traditionalkitchen
Sherry Hart…hello gorgeous indeed.
Black white and natural design elements in a bedroom by Michael Del Piero.
Michael Del Piero – Photo Gallery of Beautiful Homes with Neutral Interiors in case you love black and white decor accents.
Beautiful renovated white classic kitchen in Julian Price Mansion with subway tile, farm sink, and yellow accents. Marsh Kitchens executed the lovely design which features black windows, warm wood floors, butcher block insert in huge island, and luxury range and hood.
Marsh Kitchen & Bath – Kitchen, Living Room, and Bathroom as well as Bedroom Photos with ideas for black and white decorating.

Inspiring Ebony Flooring

Serenely quiet minimal yet industrial farmhouse interiors in a renovated Barrington modern farmhouse with exquisite architecture and thoughtful design. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – Beautifully designed spaces featuring a simple color palette as well as shopping resources for black and white decor finds.
Leanne Ford painted this gorgeous staircase PPG Black Magic, while wals are PPG Sugar Soap, and trim is PPG Delicate White. #interiordesign #paintcolors #leanneford #restoredbythefords #bestblack
Design: Leanne Ford for HGTV’s Restored by the Fords – Photo: Reid Rolls Interiors. Paint color on staircase: PPG Black Magic – walls: PPG Sugar Soap – trim: PPG Delicate White.
Inspiring quote by C.S. Lewis - You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream. #quote #inspiring #cslewis #dream
YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR TO DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. C.S. Lewis.

Charming Black Front Door Inspiration

Lovely Lake House porch with cedar shake, black door, and charming boxwood in pots. Design by My Sweet Savannah. #cottagestyle #porch #cedarshake #boxwood
My Sweet Savannah – Beautifully designed spaces featuring a simple color palette as well as shopping resources for black and white decor finds.

Black Accent Lighting in a White Kitchen

Lisa Furey's white coastal cottage kitchen in Palmetto Bluff inspires with its colorful tile, quiet grey island, and modern black wall sconces.
Lisa Furey Interiors (see more of this home HERE) – Beautifully designed spaces featuring a simple color palette as well as shopping resources for black and white decor finds.
Inspirational quote about grace: CHASE GRACE. #quote #inspiration #grace #faith
A charming white rustic vintage cottage in England (Wynchelse) by the Beach Studios is available for rent. #whitecottage #interiordesign #rusticdecor #shabbychic
The Beach Studios – Kitchen, Living Room, and Bathroom as well as Bedroom Photos with ideas for black and white decorating.
Black and white kitchen with interior design by Leanne Ford and bohemian decor. Sputnik chandelier hangs over rustic farm table with wire Midcentury modern chairs. #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #bohemian #rusticdecor #modernfarmhouse #leanneford #restoredbythefords #midcenturymodern #minimal
Leanne Ford – Kitchen, Living Room, and Bathroom as well as Bedroom Photos with ideas for black and white decorating.

See THIS STORY for paint color ideas from Leanne Ford.

A gorgeous shabby chic vignette with vintage mirrors massed over a country painted cabinet. The Beach Studios. Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote. #shabbychic #interiordesign #vintagestyle #whitecottage #mirrors #romanticdecor
Design: The Beach Studios – Kitchen, Living Room, and Bathroom as well as Bedroom Photos with ideas for black and white decorating.

Trudy Crane’s Loft

Classic Black and White Stripes as well as Checks

Hello Lovely Studio – Beautifully designed spaces featuring a simple color palette as well as shopping resources for black and white decor finds.
Keep the Faith graphic quote image. 1 Timothy 6:12 KJV Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, where unto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. #faith #quote
Classic living room with black and white stripe rug and beautiful white framed fireplace - Good Life of Design. #livingrooms #livingroomdecor #blackandwhite
Good Life of Design – Beautifully designed spaces featuring a simple color palette as well as shopping resources for black and white decor finds.
Timeless design, sophisticated decor, and exceptional architecture in this laundry room space by The Fox Group.
The Fox Group – Beautifully designed spaces featuring a simple color palette as well as shopping resources for black and white decor finds.
Frank Lloyd Wright inspiring quote: You have to go whole heartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having. #quote #franklloydwright #flw #inspiration #lisacongdon
YOU HAVE TO GO WHOLE HEARTEDLY INTO ANYTHING IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING WORTH HAVING – Frank Lloyd Wright – Handlettering: Lisa Congdon.

In Case You Love Bold Black Wallpaper

Black floral wallpaper in a modern French home office in Queen Creek, AZ. #modernfrench #interiordesign #homeoffice
See this house tour for more of this home – Kitchen, Living Room, and Bathroom as well as Bedroom Photos with ideas for black and white decorating.
Inspiring quote by Walt Whitman. Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. #waltwhitman #quote #sunshine #inspiring
KEEP YOUR FACE ALWAYS TOWARD THE SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU. Walt Whitman.

Black and White Edgy Bedroom

Black and white chic decor in this bedroom design by Leanne Ford. Undone, effortless, boho chic with retro glam and minimal modern appeal. #blackandwhtie #rusticdecor #bohochic #bedroom
Leanne Ford – Kitchen, Living Room, and Bathroom as well as Bedroom Photos with ideas for black and white decorating.
 Inspiring quote about grace: GRACE WILL TAKE YOU PLACES HUSTLING CAN'T. #quote #inspiration #grace #faith #christianity

When Black Walls are Elegant

Dramatic black and white bathroom with console sink and gold accents.
Tour this home RIGHT HERE – Lovely designed spaces as well as photos of exteriors to inspire your design plans.
Inspiring quote: We won't be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose. Bob Goff. #quote #inspiration #bobgoff
WE WON’T BE DISTRACTED BY COMPARISON IF WE ARE CAPTIVATED WITH PURPOSE. Bob Goff.

In Case You Love Laid Back Luxe

Black and white bedroom with rustic decor by Michael Del Piero.
Michael Del Piero – Tour more of her work in THIS STORY – Lovely designed spaces as well as photos of exteriors to inspire your design plans.

Black and & White Inspiring Tile

This Medina encaustic tile is one of my favorites of all time!

Medina 8" x 8" Cement Tile in Black and White
Black and White Cement Tile: FIND HERE – Lovely designed spaces as well as photos of exteriors to inspire your design plans.
Inspiring quote: Grace doesn't seem fair until you need some. -Bob Goff. #quote #inspiration #grace #bobgoff
GRACE DOESN’T SEEM FAIR UNTIL YOU NEED SOME. Bob Goff.

Decorating Resources

Black and white and minimal is so Scandinavian, yes?

Moroccan Pouf, Black and White - Accessories #leatherottoman #leatherpouf
Black Moroccan Pouf: FIND HERE – Lovely designed spaces as well as photos of exteriors to inspire your design plans.

Care to add just a touch of black to your white kitchen?

Black With White Stripes Turkish Towel
Black with White Stripes Turkish Towel FIND HERE – Lovely designed spaces as well as photos of exteriors to inspire your design plans.
Inspiring quote. Don't dig up in doubt what you've planted in faith. Elizabeth Elliot. #inspirational #quote #faith #christianity
DON’T DIG UP IN DOUBT WHAT YOU’VE PLANTED IN FAITH – Elizabeth Elliot.

Decorating Finds Friendly With Black

The very first kitchen chairs I ever purchased for myself were Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs for my first apartment as a freshman in college. I was 18 and over the moon to find them at a garage sale.

Marcel Breuer Cesca Cane Side Chair - Bauhaus 2 Your House - 3
Marcel Breuer Cesca Cane Side Chair in Chrome and Natural: FIND HERE – Lovely designed spaces as well as photos of exteriors to inspire your design plans.
48" Round White Modern Saarinen style dining table #saarinen #tulip #diningtable
Modern Saarinen-style Round Dining Table: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed.
Inspiring quote about the soul: It is well with my soul even when it is not well with my circumstances encouragement quotes, christian quotes, women, Scripture quotes, positive quotes, Scriptures for strength, Bible verses, truth, faith, Christian hymns, hymn quotes, hymn lyrics, words of encouragement, courage quotes. #quote #peace #soul

This Modern Chair Comes in Black As Well

 Midcentury Modern White Leather Wassily Breuer Style Chair #wassily #breuer #modern #chair
Midcentury Modern White Leather Wassily Breuer Style Chair: FIND HERE…certainly modern indeed.
Lisa Congdon hand lettered wuote: kind words will unlock an iron door (Turkish Proverb). #quote #kindness #lisacongdon
KIND WORDS WILL UNLOCK AN IRON DOOR. Turkish Proverb: Handlettering: Lisa Congdon.
Sharon Butterfly Lounge Chair #butterfly #chair
White Butterfly Lounge Chair: FIND HERE…certainly boho chic indeed.

My Favorite Black & White Shoes

Find black and white Converse sneakers HERE.

Red fallen leaves under my Black Converse in Paris - Hello Lovely Studio.
Inspiring quote about how everything belongs. Gloriousness & Wretchedness - Pema Chodron quote, type by Lisa Congdon. #inspiring #quote #pemachodron #lisacongdon
GLORIOUSNESS & WRETCHEDNESS NEED EACH OTHER. ONE INSPIRES US, THE OTHER SOFTENS US Pema Chodron: Handlettering: Lisa Congdon.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. October 29, 2019 / 3:20 pm

    Long live black & white! Great post today chock full of awesome ideas!! Thanks Michele

    • Michele
      Author
      October 29, 2019 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting and soaking in the loveliness, Holly – hope your week is fruitful and joyous. 🙂

  2. October 29, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    I love the combination – so chic and sophisticated! Happy Tuesday, my friend!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 29, 2019 / 11:24 pm

      Thanks for boarding this chic black and white train of lovely today, ladies – we love having you here! xox

  3. Amy
    October 30, 2020 / 10:23 am

    Love the Trudy Crane video!! Love her style & noticed all her art is leaning somewhere but not hung on the wall; only her mirrors were actually hung on the wall. That makes it a lot easier to change things up when you want to! Love that Scandi look & made me feel better about having only hung 2 things on the wall of our new house so far (after living here forn10 mond) …just might lean the rest except for a few mirrors!😉Thanks for finding & sharing so many talented designers including yourself!!

    • Amy
      October 30, 2020 / 10:25 am

      *(for 10 mons) *need to proof read before I hit send🤪

      • Michele
        Author
        October 30, 2020 / 5:08 pm

        or not – I love the imperfection of stream of consciousness so never change!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 30, 2020 / 5:07 pm

      I just love Trudy’s style and work and attitude so I’m not surprised you do too. I think it’s wonderful that you are so satisfied with the airy-ness of your home that it doesn’t feel necessary to cover the walls with more stuff. At this moment I am taking a break from organizing as I have begun tearing rooms apart after neglecting the house for so many months while my family and I were ill. Purge mode now! I do like leaning art too – such a casual look. Bon weekend, Amy! xox

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