Thursday, 15 February 2007

It's as Simple as Black & White...

Photo above taken by me at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica designed by Kellly Wearster
Osborne & Little Vintage Wallpaper

New Black & White fabric collection from Westbury


Mirror from Pieces

Image from Inside


Black and White - a classic colour combination which is always so striking when applied. It's clean, it's fresh and it's bold and I love it and if you want to add a little bit of colour you can and then just as easily as you added it you can take the colour away again if you feel like it. What are your thoughts - Do you like the Black & White colour combination?





21 comments:

My Marrakech said...

It's my very favorite combo. I also tagged in my dream file that top Kelly photo. I loved that the furniture that she showed with it was vinyl and that the whole thing was outdoors. Would love, love to create this but worried about making a mistake with the dishes.

midcenturyjo said...

Great post Anna. I love B&W and just a punch of colour.

kim. said...

DO I LIKE B/W????? I am OBSESSSED with b/w colour schemes. I just the simplicity of it, and how graphic it appears. It's so versatile as a base, and to then throw in any accent colour. Thank you for this post - you made my day, and it's only 7 am!

MT said...

I love it, I'm doing a room at the moment in black and white. They have purple painted wardrobes that they don't want to loose so I'm bringing that through to the rest of the room with purple accessories against the black and white. I love the yellow you introduced in one of your former posts!

style court said...

Yes, black and white is always a winner. Love your Viceroy picture.

la bellina mammina said...

Absoktuely love B&W - especially in photos!

LisaJay said...

I think it's great. I'd love to have a room all in black and white, and then one month I might add splashes of yellow, and the next month take those away and add splashes of red. (Red, black and white is a great fav of mine. But in my fantasy room, I'd keep changing the accent color. Just 'cause I could.)

--LisaJay

Alyssa said...

I wear a lot of black/white and agree with a punch of color it's great!

Di Overton said...

I love black and white as you can add colour accents that stand out beautifully from it. I do hope you are using black and white on Pinks hallway!

casapinka said...

Anna, I just love black and white as well. How can you go wrong?

Gypsy Purple said...

I love the B&W fabric from Westbury and mad about the image from Inside....thanx...going for a look

Chamara

The Peak of Chic said...

I love black and white- it's so graphic and crisp. And it's a classic that will never go out of style. The Osborne & Little wallpaper is crazy (in a good way!).

Fairfax said...

Love the wall of plates... I wish I had the nerve to do that many.

CeLee said...

i love the decor in the viceroy... it was the first places that i saw wall montages of different size frames on the wall.

Anna said...

Maryam - I think you should do the plate wall thing. The idea is to lay all the plates in a pattern on the floor first usually starting with the middle plate and then measure it all up and then you can repeat it on the wall. When we stayed at the Viceroy last August I was just in awe of that wall and I think I took about 25 photos of it much to my husbands wonder!! They actually screwed each plate onto the wall. It is so incredible to see!! You should definately go for it!!

Anna said...

MT - I'm really loving lavender black and white lately. I am not usually a lavender fan but this colour combo can look so striking. I would love to see some pics of this once you have finished it!!

Anna said...

Lisa Jay - I think that's what the beauty is with black and white exactly that - you can add things to it and then you can swap and change - one week it might be yellow and then the next week it might be pink or then the next it might be caramel. It all works!! Thanks for your thoughts.

Anna said...

THanks Stylecourt, Fairfax, Celee, POC, Gypsie, Pink, Di, Aly, Bellina & Jo for all of your thoughts too - it seems we all love the black and white colour combo and also with a splash of colour every now and then. Thanks everyone!!

** Terramia ** said...

Oh black and white beauty, how I love thee...

ParisBreakfasts said...

Wonderful examples of black and white..

JHAYNE said...

that wall of plates is stunning! gorgeous! i, too, love black and white. . .let's just say i have a *small* obsession with it {as you might be able to tell from my blog, http://blackwhitebliss.blogspot.com}. great post!