Back to Basics: 10 Simply Stunning Black-And-White Homes In Singapore
These homes in Singapore are dressed in the classic hues of black and white. When done well, the monochromatic palette is enduring, elegant and guaranteed to never go out of trend. Here’s how to do black and white in style, ala Coco Chanel.
“I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” ― Coco Chanel
1. UNUSUAL SUSPECTS
Metallics are a good way to invigorate a basic colour scheme like black and white. Mix up metals for more interest.
They may just consist of two colours, but the graphic prints make things less monotonous and boring.
Timeless subway tiles pair with quirky hexagonal ones in this kitchen.
Location: Circuit Road
Design: Icon Interior Design
2. UTILITARIAN CHIC
We tend to associate black and white with more classic or contemporary styles. But they can work in an industrial one too.
To convey the sense of an industrial themed space, accessorise!
Design: Dots ‘N Tots Interior
3. DETAILS MATTER
In a black-and-white home, it’s the little things that can make all the difference.
Marble walls add instant glamour to this basic palette.
Location: Sommerville Road
Design: 0932 Design Consultants
4. MILD AND MODERATE
Soften the starkness of a monochrome scheme with shades of grey.
Basic doesn’t mean boring. Don’t be afraid to use prints.
Think a full-on black and white is too harsh for the bedroom? Use wood surfaces to allay the effect.
Location: Amber Gardens
Design: The Scientist
5. KEEPING CALM
This 2-room studio apartment is a study in Zen. Light wood features predominantly alongside the black-and-white scheme, creating a gentle, calming atmosphere.
Location: Keppel Bay
6. BEING NEUTRAL
A black-and-white scheme when coupled with other neutrals like brown, grey and wood make for a tranquil home.
Make sure there’s plenty of daylight in your space, more so in a monochromatic home. Too little, and the space appears dark and dreary. Here, translucent day curtains let in plenty of daylight, basking the home in a beautiful glow.
You don’t need to follow the black-and-white scheme too strictly. This grey and white palette in the bedroom makes for a more relaxing feel in this private space.
7. OOH, FANCY
This simple colour scheme is perfect for modern classic interiors, which are timeless in themselves. It allows you to show off your fussy, ornate accessories, characteristic of this theme, even more.
Design: Zidane Design Associates
8. CONTEMPORARY MUSE
A pop art poster helps to break the monotony in this apartment, while a textured rug creates a layer of warmth. Black and white can sometimes seem a bit unwelcoming, so always pay attention to your accents and accessories.
A black tempered glass cabinet catches one’s eye amidst the all-white palette in this clean, modern kitchen.
Location: Stevens Road
Design: LU+C Studio
9. FULL OF GRACE
Monochromatic themes tend to evoke a sense of masculinity, but not in this home. Floral features, antique metallic fittings and taupe walls temper the black-and-white scheme.
Design: The Scientist
10. SILVER LINING
Silver is another colour that complements well with a black-and-white colour scheme, so use it! Unlike grey, it adds a little more bling to turn your home from blah to beautiful.
Location: Bukit Timah
Design: Free Space Intent
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