Black And White Dining Room – Year 2019 sees the rising trend of bright colors for dining rooms, but black and white dining room remains popular. This classic pair looks simple, but in the design world, black and white can instantly create dynamic due to their contrast.
There are many ways you can use black and white, with just little variations to draw attention to details.
From romantic to dramatic, here are 17 ideas to use black and white in a dining room project.
1. Black Banquette and White Walls
Black banquette seating is perfect for a small dining room. Pure black seating contrasts beautifully with white walls. Wooden table and floor imbue additional elements without being overwhelming.
2. Intimate Dining Room with Textures
Textures will enrich a simple black and white dining room. Using a textured wooden dining table makes a strong statement. Adding textured natural rug and 3D wall accent will create unique look without using other colors.
3. Circular Room
Why sticking with square dining room if you can have a square one? This shape is perfect to maximize small space. Adding high ceiling and windows will make a black and white room feel bigger.
4. Black Floor, White Walls
Seamless, black granite floor is an elegant choice for black and white dining room. The grout-less look matches pure white walls. Using (mostly) white furniture items will reduce the dark look of the dining room floor.
5. Black as Accents
An almost-white dining room feels very relaxing. To reduce the empty feeling, use the black as accents. It can appear as one of the chairs, wall decoration, and the lampshades. A French window and painting with black frames add the 60’s look in the room.
6. Black and White with Accentuated Light
Accentuated lighting fixture (especially the one with bold color) will emphasize a black and white dining room. The lighting fixture can be a modern pendant lamp, Edison’s bulb chandelier, or reclaimed wood lamp. It must be something that can “surprise” the eyes amidst the monochromatic look.
7. White Subway Tiles and Black Grouts
Subway tiles can appear bolder with black grouts. Using them as the walls create more unique look. Since such walls create eye-catching visual, pair them with white floor and main furniture. Use black only as small accents.
8. Modern Farmhouse Dining Room
Black and white tone creates more modern look in a farmhouse-style dining room. White walls and backsplash are the background, while black cabinets and chairs are the accents. Adding a long, reclaimed wood table creates the unique “center” for the room.
9. Integrated Dining Room
Black and white dining room can be integrated into other living spaces in an open-plan building. For example, a predominantly-white dining space can be paired with mostly-black sleek kitchen or bar. The dominant tones help separating the areas visually.
10. Sheer Grey for Softer Look
If black and white is too contrasting, adding sheer grey is great to connect them. As the combination between black and white, grey is great to balance the two tones without “breaking” them visually. Using sheer grey walls and floor, for example, can connect the white furniture and black accents.
11. Café-like Dining Room
Imitating café design can add casual warmth to the dining room. Adding several chalkboard arts with your daily menus on pristine white walls can create fun atmosphere. White brick walls and wooden floor warm the atmosphere, while black furniture creates the accent.
12. Black and Seashell White
Bored with regular white? Use seashell white to break the black color. Seashell white is off-white with slightly pinkish tone. It has warmer tone than white, but still gives nice balance with black elements.
13. Charcoal and White
If black and white dining room is too jarring for your taste, try replacing the black with charcoal. This tone leans to grey-black area, reducing the sharpness of pure black color.
14. Black Room with White Decals
Using mostly black for a dining room creates moody atmosphere. White wall decals can cut through the darkness. Minimalist designs, such as simple flowers, leaves, or geometric designs on certain spots will make the room more alive.
15. Vintage Gallery Dining Room
Creating a gallery in the dining room is a modern trend. To create warm, classy look. use vintage photographs and corresponding artworks. Arrange them on white walls, preferably in one spot that will become the focal point.
16. Contemporary Dining Room
Spice up black and white dining room by choosing unique, contemporary furniture. Unique shapes of chairs, table, and lamps will make the simplest room more interesting.
17. Touch of Greens
Black and white room can be improved with living plants. Adding wall shelves with mini succulents can spice up a monochromatic room. Arranging mini plants in a round terrarium add more modern touch. Greens can also relax the mind and improve the appetite.
Black and white dining room offers many possibilities in design variations. Try one of these ideas for your next dining room making project.