Black and white. A timeless classic and an enduring color combination of endless possibilities of personal statement and style. A fusion of colors that have no lack of fame in the interior or in our wardrobes, for that matter. Endless attention does this striking color combination receive, including mine. Although it is expounded upon and presented in visual form time and time again, I am compelled to gather another saturation of images and add yet another appreciation for this bold duo of color.
Stunning drama can be found within interiors that are adorned with the union of black and white. A stark contrast with pure white against the depth of ebony black brings a sophisticated elegance to any interior. No matter the preference of design style, the marriage of black and white is a statement of style, in and of itself. The simplicity yet boldness of this color union is a palette of iconic status. To further express appreciation of this combination, one can quickly acquire visual images of the icon of black and white style: fashion icon, Coco Chanel . Like the striking logo itself, the iconic emblem that represents the House Of Chanel is timeless. Certainly emanating elegance paired with bold strength. And of her interior entry hall of her country home outside Paris in Garache, France? A remarkable vision of tailored style in black and white. Classic, indeed.
“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” – Coco Chanel
Like pearls paired with the “Little Black Dress” or the classic black tuxedo paired with the stark white shirt (and of course, the black bow tie), the black and white color combination speaks elegance, sophistication and timelessness that will never go out of fashion or interior style. An enduring color combination that provides a bold background with a drama that is crisp, clean and modern yet classic style. Perfection in black and white. A perfect harmony. A bold confidence paired with the vivid intensity of personal style, indeed.
“White…is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black…God paints in many colours; but he never paints so gorgeously…as when he paints in white.” -G. K. Chesterton
“Black and white are absolute…expressing the most delicate vibration, the most profound tranquility, and unlimited profundity”. – Shiko Munakata