Alessandra Branca Black White Dining Room Decor

2013 Decorating Trend: Black & White Dining Rooms

Black & white, the yin and yang of the color world, is trending in dining rooms of style leaders around the country. From florals to stripes, this color combination packs a bold punch that is oh-so-chic. Check out our favorite black & white dining room looks:

The Florals Have It

Black and white floral is unlike any other version of the pattern because it strikes the perfect balance between feminine and daring. We recommend paring it with color-blocked white and black leather dining chairs and a dark, rich table. We like the idea of using the black & white floral wallpaper just outside of the room so that your guests feel as if they’re walking under an archway of blossoms as they enter.

Black & White Floral Dining Room Decor

Black White Dining Room Decor

Graham & Brown Wallpaper - Peony - Black & White GB 20-194
Graham & Brown Wallpaper – Peony – Black & White
Graham & Brown Wallpaper - Serene: Black & White GB 30-256
Graham & Brown Wallpaper – Serene: Black & White
Clarke & Clarke Wallpaper - Floribunda - Black/White W0040/02
Clarke & Clarke Wallpaper – Floribunda – Black/White W0040/02
York Wallpaper - Scenic Vines - AP7431
York Wallpaper – Scenic Vines – AP7431
Fabricut Fabric - Alloy - Onyx 3473016
Fabricut Fabric – Alloy – Onyx

Graphic Stripe

A classic black and white stripe is nearly all you need to make a dining area pop. Even if you don’t have a dining room that is located in a separate room, you can still cover two corner walls with the paper to section it off as a spot to eat at. For stripes this bold and contrasting, choose a thicker version with lines that are even in width. This keeps the look grounded and structured. York’s 3 Stripe wallpaper is a timeless pattern that works with both traditional and modern art.

Alessandra Branca Black White Dining Room Decor

York Wallpaper - 3 Stripe - ST5691
York Wallpaper – 3 Stripe – ST5691
York Wallpaper - Silk Stripe - SA9159
York Wallpaper – Silk Stripe – SA9159
Graham & Brown Wallpaper - Reflection: Black & White by AphroChic GB 0039
Graham & Brown Wallpaper – Reflection: Black & White by AphroChic GB 0039
Kravet Suede Fabric - ULTRASOFT - 111
Kravet Suede Fabric – ULTRASOFT – 111

A Pop of Color

A stark white background in a modern home looks great with black dining room decor, and it looks even better with a pop of high-voltage color like neon pink, emerald green or royal blue. Try using black suede on the front and seat of the chair, and the pop of color on the back of it. Balance out the intensity with clean-lined drapery or custom blinds in a misty tan hue.

Black White Pink Dining Room Decor

Scalamandre Fabric - Moda - Black 36370-019Scalamandre Fabric - Moda - Black 36370-019
Scalamandre Fabric – Moda – Black
Stout Fabric - Grand - Rose GRAN-15
Stout Fabric – Grand – Rose GRAN-15
Fabricut Fabric - Barrymore - Mist 3550505
Fabricut Fabric – Barrymore – Mist

A Touch of White Gold

Gilded touches work well with black and white motifs because they bring warmth to the space. We like a subtle white-gold that is slightly metallic. Try it in a trellis or geometric wallpaper with solid black linen or velvet drapes and chairs upholstered in thin black & white stripes.

dining room decor black gold white schumacher imperial trellis

Schumacher Wallpaper - Modern Trellis - Alabaster 5003283
Schumacher Wallpaper – Modern Trellis – Alabaster
Schumacher Wallpaper - Cordoba - Flax 5005920
Schumacher Wallpaper – Cordoba – Flax 5005920
Fabricut Fabric - Figure - Dalmatian 3066301
Fabricut Fabric – Figure – Dalmatian 3066301
Duralee Fabric - 31907-655 Black Tie
Duralee Fabric – 31907-655 Black Tie
Stroheim & Romann Trim - 0369L Bell Fringe - S0940 Licorice6008709
Stroheim & Romann Trim – 0369L Bell Fringe – S0940 Licorice6008709

Related Articles:

Black & White: Endlessly Chic

3 Ways to Go Black & White

How to Incorporate Black & White into your Home Decor

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