From sophisticated black and white checkerboard flooring to more casual black and white ticking stripes, this color scheme has been a lasting one throughout the decades. Design icon Dorothy Draper used black and white in her decorating schemes in the 1930’s, and today, many designers use black and white as their “go to” color scheme. New black and white furniture pieces from a number of manufacturers were spotted at the Fall Furniture Market in Highpoint, North Carolina. Highland House, a high end furniture company is no exception. Nathan Copeland, president of Highland House says that “the color black helps to ground a room, giving it a focal point, while white provides a sense of freshness.” Black and white can stand alone or is amazing with pops of bright color to punch it up.
We all seem to have a pair of colors that we use often – in our clothing or in decorating our homes. Sticking with traditional pairs like black and white may be a safe bet, but maybe it is time to move a little bit outside our comfort zone. The Crimson and Deep Violet duo we saw on the Domino Magazine website is beautiful, untraditional, and complementary. It could be risky, but, in smaller doses and in the right place, it will be stunning. The magazine suggests “filtering in accent pieces that belong within the spectrum of the two shades.” We also suggest using lots of neutrals to balance the brightness and boldness!
The Beaufort Center Hall Table by Highland House Furniture is a contemporary take on a design classic. www.highlandhouse.com
This is the unusual color scheme that caught our eye on www.domino.com.