Classic Contrast: Kitchens and Bathrooms in Black & White

One of the reasons we focus an entire month on bathrooms and kitchens is to inspire ideas on how to bring your own personality into rooms that are often thought of last. One easy way to bring the drama is to focus on that contrasting pair of colors: black and white.

Black and white is eternally classic; it's a color palette that goes with nearly every style and nearly any size room. The best part of combining these two colors is that it's virtually impossible to get it wrong. There are no color palettes to try and coordinate and plenty of patterns work well together when there are only two colors in play. If you still haven't found the right inspiration for your kitchen or bathroom, take a look at the examples we rounded up:

Top Row:
1) Black & White Stripes In Small Bathrooms
2) Kim's temporary bathroom redo via Desire to Inspire
3) A Black & White Sweedish Home via Desire to Inspire
4) Stockholm-based Erik Andersson Architects via Desire to Inspire
5) Sherry & Dana's "The New Modern" Home

Bottom Row:

6) Look!: Paul's Black and White Bathroom
7) A (Temporary) Graphic Black and White Kitchen
8) Kitchen Tour: Tracy's Glamorous Black and White Remodel

Are you a fan of black and white? Or do you need color? Let us know what you think about this classic color combination for kitchens and bathrooms.

Images: Elle Decor; Kim from Desire to Inspire; Desire to Inspire; Erik Andersson Architects; Bethany Nauert; Elle Interior Norway; Sally Kuchar; Suki / Varpunen; found via {Black.White.Yellow}; Tracy of Shutterbean