Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior


The combination of black and white is an immortal trend in interior design. Nevertheless, wallpaper on a black and white background requires the right combination of colors in the apartment, taking into account the style used. Learn how to take advantage of black and white wallpaper in home decor thanks to the tips and photos in this article.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Suspended colorful chairs

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in Any Interior as the Main Decoration

Black-and-white wallpaper on the wall is an excellent solution for people who appreciate simple, versatile and timeless designs with an elegant note. Black and white wallpaper stripes, with an interesting pattern or floral motifs are invariably fashionable to decorate the walls. This finish fits into any interior and every style. Contrasting classics can decorate the walls in each room of the house:

  • living room;

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Green curtains and dining group at the wooden table and

  • bedroom;

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Contrasting headboard wall with pattern

  • an entrance hall;

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Shallow black texture of the accent wall

  • kitchen;

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Classic design with mantelshelf at the kitchen

  • bathroom.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. White glossy tile in the Classic styled small bathroom

Available wallpaper patterns give unlimited possibilities in decorating walls. Do you think of white wallpaper, delicately decorated with black accents? Or, perhaps, more inclined towards black with clear white accents? Regardless of which option you choose, it will be an excellent solution. White and black are a duet that gives many opportunities for decorating a living room. This is one of the few trends that are skillfully used in almost any style of interior design. The wallpaper in black and white design is stylish, fashionable and at the same time ageless. It will create a unique space arrangement.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Suspended airy stairs with wooden steps

White Wallpaper with Black Patterns in the Interior: with What to Combine

Black and white wallpaper with large and clear patterns give an interesting decorative effect inside the room. With this decoration you can trim only one wall or a selected plot in the apartment. It is worth combining contrasting wallpaper with delicate accessories and colors, because black and white sheets are the main decoration of the interior and walls. The interior with a repeating print will also be interesting motif for wallpaper.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Bedroom interior design with animalistic contrasting wallpaper

Neutral Wall Tones and Bright Accessories

Remember that patterned wallpaper should be combined with homogeneous surfaces, for example, of the couch and armchairs in the living room. Black and white drawings look great in the company of walls of the following colors:

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Kids' room with bright accents on the bed and dotted wall decoration

Thanks to this combination you can put accessories of a more saturated palette in the room, for example:

Inclusions in such colors immediately enliven the interior.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Room for children with white metal frames of beds and dotted wallpaper

Advice! Be careful not to overdo it with bright colors. It may turn out that there is a lack of order inside, and the whole arrangement is chaotic.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Faces on wallpaper for VIntage styled bathroom

Black and White Accents

Black and white wallpaper can be placed on the wall which you want to highlight by creating an interesting background. It is not advisable to apply it throughout the entire interior, because such an arrangement can be suppressing and tedious.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Starburst chandelier

Black and White Wallpaper: Which Pattern to Choose?

It would seem that black and white wallpaper should be a homogeneous, simple wall decoration. However, modern manufacturers offer extremely diverse products, adapted even to the most refined tastes and original interiors. Today there are black-and-white wallpapers in almost all possible models – geometric and floral. Supporters of soft lines will find samples of plants, animals or glamorous prints for themselves. And the fans of the classics choose black-and-white wallpaper in stripes. Against the background of such surfaces, black expressive furniture or large scaled lamps looks great. You will consider patterns on wallpaper as pictures on clothes. You can combine wide stripes on wallpaper with narrow ones on curtains or on pillows. Great idea is to combine soft floral wallpaper with geometric stripes or circles.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Simple design of the bedroom with dark bed and print on the accent wall

However, the universal nature of the combination of black and white does not mean that you can choose anything without caring about the end result. The main motive and the characteristic atmosphere of this drawing should be also taken into account:

  • abstract geometric patterns emphasize the modern character and add depth to the rooms;

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Vivid contrast to decorate walls

  • motifs, made through the use of photorealistic technology, will give a retro-effect;

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Pop Art pattern for the walls

  • strips, located vertically or horizontally, can optically change the proportions of the interior;

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Contrasting striped walls

  • the use of floral motifs will help creating a delicate female interior.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Thin black metal frames of beds in the bedroom for two

Advice! If you decide to choose a large pattern on the wallpaper, you should think about using more voluminous skirting on the ceiling. Such white decorative items beautifully complete the interior and give it a classic elegance.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Mid-century styled dining room with striped ceiling and gilded chandelier

Black and White Wallpaper for Different Rooms

Your choice regarding the advantages of black or white on wallpaper should depend on what room you want to use and what effect you want to achieve. If the interior is small, the wallpaper option with the predominance of white is the best option. Thanks to this you can decorate the room and visually increase it. A bright color will also draw more light. In case of wallpaper with a predominance of black it is better to use it in a certain area of ​​the room, rather than on all walls, if you do not want to make the design gloomy. Dark colors applied to walls can visually reduce the space and subtract a few inches of space. But in large rooms or for some styles (African, Vintage) they are welcome.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Negative floral photo as the pattern for walls' decoration

Large, clear drawings are great idea for black and white wallpaper in the living room or corridor.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Wavy contrasting decoration for walls in the living

Smaller, thinner patterns on the wallpaper work fine in the bedroom. But it really depends on what you like about the interior design. Large transparent strips on the wallpaper can also look great in the large bedroom.

Black and White Wallpaper: Ageless Classics in any Interior. Scandinavian styled bedroom in contrast

Wallpaper in black and white can also appear on the wall of the kitchen or in the bathroom, which has no direct contact with water.

Unusual bathrrom design with sepia photo of forest and metro tiles

There is black and white wallpaper that will fit perfectly into the children’s room. These are, for example, designs of black stencils or paintings on a white background for children painting or inserting drawings there.

Colorful bedroom decoration and dark wallpaper

Black and white is an endless combination of colors. Decorative wallpaper in these shades is an ideal offer for self-confident people who appreciate strong and bold motives in interior design. Black and white wallpaper perfectly combines with both modern and classic decor. Together with homogeneous additives, it will create a unique atmosphere in each room. Do you still think how to use the wallpaper in your house? If so, take a look at the presented photo-gallery. You will find a lot of ideas for inspiration to make the right decision.

Modern bathroom design with suspended wooden vanity and naturalistic wallpaper design Laundry and home office combined with casement window and black and white wallpaper Dark wallpaper and black mirror, chandelier and drapes for Vintage styled bedroom Kitchen with the entrance to the backyard and contrasting wallpaper Gray pattern of the wallpaper and black window frame in the nursery Black and white pattern of the walls in the Classic designed bathroom