Color plays a huge role in interior design, so when you're decorating with a color palette that technically lacks actual color, it can feel pretty uninspiring. While the classic black and white combo can look timeless in almost any sequence, a perfectly balanced achromatic bedroom requires serious vision.
Before you go shopping and stock-piling décor that may not make the cut, scroll through 20 black and white bedrooms that you'll undoubtedly want to copy from top to bottom. Whether you're going for something modern and minimal or you have the bohemian look all over your Pinterest boards, there's a colorless bedroom in here that's sure to color you inspired.
Work With Texture
When you're working with basic shades, make them pop with the addition of texture. Both pillows with three-dimensional embroidery and textiles with tassels and pom-poms give your simple color palette the extra oomph it needs to stand out.
Add Natural Fibers
Black and white designs can sometimes come off as stark. Work in touches of natural fibers, like warm woods, linens, and greenery for a somewhat rustic, but totally sophisticated touch.
Light It Up
A beautiful way to highlight both the dark and light characteristics of a black and white bedroom is to ensure you have great lighting. This glass pendant complements both colors perfectly—while saving precious nightstand space, too.
Play With Prints
Who said a black and white bedroom is doomed to look boring? If our eyes don't deceive us, this achromatic bedroom boasts seven patterns from the walls to the upholstery. Create this same lofty look with wallpaper, textiles, curtains, and custom upholstery (like the dual patterned couch we can't stop looking at).
Add Warm Wood Floors
Cool-toned black in a bedroom can feel intense for certain settings. Balance it with a warm-toned wood floor, like the blonde maple color in this simplistic bedroom. It warms up the room, making it feel soft, despite the dark tone incorporated throughout.
Don't Shy Away From Pattern
The best part about a black and white color palette is it boasts a graphic quality no other color palette can. Run with it by incorporating black and white patterns and textures throughout your room—it's sure to create visual interest.
Thanks to the simplicity of a black and white color palette, you don't run the risk of overwhelming the room with patterns. Go all out!
Go Bold With Black
Dwellers tend to shy away from dark colors on the walls in fear that it will make the room look smaller. This glamorous bedroom is proof that black walls elevate the look of the space and don't shrink it in the slightest.
Make It Eclectic
It's a common misconception that the eclectic look resides in an abundant color palette. However, the assorted design style is actually rooted in worldly collections, charming furniture pieces, textures, and weathered textiles. The ornate headboard paired with a decorative pendant light, and a vintage rug contributes to the eclectic feel in this primarily black and white bedroom.
Go Window Shopping
One of the most unexpected ways to add to your black and white color palette is via black window frames. When the Roman shades are drawn, this all-white bedroom boasts just the right amount of black touches.
Embrace Classic Charm
While black and white bedrooms often boast a modern feel, this Spanish-style setup is proof you can enjoy the minimal color palette without skimping on the cultural charm. The addition of wright iron elements and the perfect tile-print headboard are just what you need to make it your own personal hacienda.
Opt for Off White
While a bright white paired with black can read more modern, incorporating a softer shade of cream gives any space a more classic, timeless vibe. Modern furniture pieces paired with classic sconces help tie it all together.
Try an Accent Wall
While technicolored spaces can feel busy all their own, a colorless room makes way for an eye-catching accent wall. This black and white bedroom feels anything but boring with this art-deco wallpaper installed behind the headboard.
Incorporate Beige Tones
Soften your black and white color palette with the addition of beige tones throughout. The soft linen accent pillows, headboard, and woven rug give this bedroom a serene, spa-like feel.
Consider Your Ratios
While some styles look their best in a fifty-fifty ratio of black and white, this feminine bedroom looks glamorous in mostly white with a touch of black accents. In this space, a midcentury pairing of this minimal black pendant light and a couple of black chairs add just the right amount of contrast.
Make It Shine
We can't think of a better addition to a black and white color palette than a shiny metallic gold. This achromatic bedroom gets an extra special update thanks to a metallic gold wallpaper print.
Soften Things Up
Bring a visual and literal softness to your black and white bedroom with the help of sheer, flowy curtains. This space utilizes wall-to-wall drapes to create a curtain wall, which makes this room feel bright and airy despite the addition of dark colors.
Curate a Collection of Sculptural Pieces
Some may interpret an achromatic color pairing as boring (for the record, we are not some). Instantly elevate the simple palette with décor that boasts unique and interesting qualities.
This stone ring-stacked lamp base is the perfect example—the special shape is anything but boring.
Enhance Your Bedding
While plain white bedding remains the standard in most rooms (regardless of the color palette), using a hotel-style comforter and pillows with black trim not only contributes to the achromatic feel but makes it feel high-end.
Bring in Greenery
Plants and fresh greenery have a way of popping in an achromatic setting—case in point, the fresh palm leaf clipping in this modern bedroom. Opt for tropical greens, leafy plants, and budding trees for a fresh take on a black and white color palette.
Stick With Stain
If you're working with wood surfaces, you can enjoy the modern color palette of black and white while still maintaining the integrity of your wooden installations. Swap out an opaque paint for a black stain like the one on this accent wall.
Add a Third Color
The best part about an achromatic color palette is it leaves tons of room for additional color additions. Adding a third color (like this pink-toned lavender) makes a common color palette feel custom to your personality and style. The trick is to add it in small doses so the focus remains on the black and white tones.