The Black + White Dining Room

No color combination is more classic, bold or versatile than black and white; a killer pair that inspires drama and an endless possibility of looks. Your dining room is the perfect place to amp up the formality and take some daring design risks. Tread carefully though. Although these two mingle amazingly together, sometimes a space in exclusively black and white can fall flat with a lack of visual depth. Here are three different design strategies to consider when creating your black and white dining room.

  1. Incorporate an accent color: Introduce a touch of either a bright or low-key accent color depending on your design direction. As you will see, a lime green chandelier can add a playful flourish to an otherwise all-adult room while a tufted emerald green bench adds elegance to stripes. 
  2. Press the pattern advantage: Patterns in black and white will eliminate any chance of monotony. Use wallpaper in geometric, striped or floral patterns on a feature wall or ceiling. The other option is to incorporate uniquely upholstered pieces such as two arm chairs or a cool rug to catch the eye.
  3. Go straight black + white with layers: Add metallics or wood in a variety of finishes as layers throughout an all black and white look. Don’t be afraid to add some neutrals like tans and grays in choice textures. For a natural vibe, use plants and flex your green thumb. Ensure they are real, living, breathing plants because faux just won’t do in a space of this caliber!  

See if you can guess which way each of these chic rooms went: 

Decorator
Photo by Margot Hartford Photography – Discover contemporary dining room design inspiration

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Photo by Wick Design – Look for transitional dining room design inspiration

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Photo by Noz Design – Search contemporary dining room design ideas

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Photo by JONATHAN CALVERT | Interiors Photographer – Look for contemporary dining room pictures

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Photo by Sally Wheat Interiors – Look for contemporary dining room pictures

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Sunset
Photo by Sally Wheat Interiors – Look for contemporary home bar pictures

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Photo by Viyet Luxury Consignment – Search contemporary dining room pictures

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Transitional Dining Room
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Transitional Dining Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Lizette Marie Interior Design

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Mohawk Flooring Gallery
Photo by Jack’s Carpet – Browse shabby-chic style home design photos

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Holiday House 2014
Photo by Beth Webb Interiors – Look for dining room pictures

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Dine and Dazzle
Photo by Kathleen Ramsey, Allied ASID – Search transitional dining room pictures

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Sandy Springs - GA
Photo by B Design – Browse contemporary dining room photos

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Sandy Springs - GA
Photo by B Design – Look for contemporary dining room design inspiration

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Contemporary Dining Room by Toronto Photographers Aristea Rizakos

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Designer Showcase with Stephanie Brown
Photo by Once a Tree Furniture – Discover transitional home design design inspiration

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Toorak
Photo by Melbourne Contemporary Kitchens – Browse contemporary dining room ideas

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Private Residence, Chicago
Photo by Parallax Design LLC – Search contemporary dining room pictures

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Papermill Estate East Cobb, GA
Photo by Kristin Drohan Collection and Interior Design – Look for contemporary dining room design inspiration

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Elegant and Modern Dining
Photo by Kristin Rocke – Look for contemporary dining room pictures

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Pacific Heights Residence
Photo by NICOLEHOLLIS – More modern dining room photos

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Main Line Modern
Photo by Semerjian Interiors – Browse transitional dining room ideas

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Park Street Residence
Photo by Roost Interiors – Discover transitional dining room design inspiration

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Willowsford Hamilton Model-Camberley Homes
Photo by Laura Bendik Interiors – More farmhouse dining room photos

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St. James
Photo by Brooke Wagner Design – Look for beach style home design pictures

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Until our next adventure,

Jenn

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