Welcome to Trendspotters. A round-up of interiors inspiration on a given theme, by your friends at White Black Grey. Oh, and spoiler alert: modern, minimal and monochrome are the order of the day, so no bright colours here #sorrynotsorry.
This edition, our theme is Black Accents, inspired by the dreamy open-plan living space above by Tiina at Design Wash.
Layer up light neutral colours for your background palette and add pops of black for a dramatic contrast. Black might not seem like an obvious accent colour, but done right, it's a delightfully bold look. Here are some inspo images if you fancy bringing this statement look to your own home.
One of my favourite rooms for this look, is the bathroom. Who doesn't love a black tap?? Absolute champions of the boldly minimal monochrome bathroom, are Nichba Design:
Or go for a slightly more subtle look, like this bathroom by Planned Living Architects:
Image via Homes to Love, Australia.
And here's one more beautifully black-accented bathroom for you. I love the oversized herringbone floor too:
Nir Am House, Israel (via Dwell.com) posted by Shir Shtaigman. Photographer: Itay Benit.
Dining chairs are another fab option for a pop of black in a neutral space. Check out this light and bright kitchen from Nordiskakok.
Styling: @sundlingkicken . Photo: @cimek
I suppose we might count a big black wall as slightly more than an 'accent', but I love the vibe of this kitchen. Great use of a small space too.
Architect: Ewa Czerny, 3XA / Photo: S.Zajaczkowski
Check out this space... Loving the way that the black draws your eye outside and so connects the interior and exterior. So clever!
Found via Anneli Bush. Do contact us for credit if this is your work!
If you're feeling very brave, consider using black for a longer term architectural feature such as window frames...
Or something unusual like the staircase...
Here's our last image for this inspo round-up, via the inimitable House of Grey. There's so many things to adore about this space (a masterclass in interior design!) but I really rate the use of black here.
Photography by Rory Gardiner.
If you're not quite ready for a full renovation job right now, check out my favourite black products from our shop... add a pop of black in a very affordable way!
Have you used Black Accents in your home? We'd love to see it! Drop us a line with your pics, if you like :) firstname.lastname@example.org
All image credits as listed in the article.