by Alexander Catt on January 20, 2011
Black and white decor on its own may look dull, but add a splash of red and suddenly you have a complete composition. This color scheme can be applied to any room in your home as long as you follow a few basic principles. Some of the rooms below successfully pull off this bold and sometimes tricky color scheme, while others, not so much.
This design takes the black, white and red concept to the extreme, obviously taking inspiration from the classic checkerboard. Don’t try to perfectly balance black and white and red around the room; one shade should stand out among the others. (Credit)
A black accent wall makes these white lacquer cabinets look all the more crisp. Splashes of red in several different shades help to avoid a contrived look. (Credit)
White walls and a black floor make this room look expansive, and a single red lacquer cabinet provides the exclamation point at the end of the sentence. (Credit)
This color scheme works for the bathroom, too. Why not bathe in a bright red bathtub against an otherwise subdued backdrop? (Credit)
Red furniture is rarity as well, but this couch is the perfect shade of brick red. A fluffy black rug helps to anchor it and vary the texture. (Credit)