By Annette M. Callari, Allied ASID; CMG
You know how important color is in my life. I’ve never owned a black or white car, because I think it’s too non-committal. (Interesting side bar: black is the combination of every prismatic color and white is the absence of all color—it reflects the entire prism.) So although B & W may not be my first choice, it is a power player for Fall 2016. Let me take that a step further. B & W are timeless in interiors and, if it suits your personality, a fail-proof choice.
Having just returned from the Summer 2016 World Market event in Las Vegas, I kept a keen eye out for what top manufacturers in the world of design were featuring. This truly is an international assemblage of furniture, textiles, floor coverings, lighting, accessories— all things in demand for interiors. Three huge buildings are dedicated to premiering the hottest new introductions and the excitement runs high. So when I saw a certain color combo appearing and re-appearing, I had to feature this renewed trend in my blog.
Impressive display! The combination of black and white linens, black and white lighting, and touches of pure silver made this vignette captivating. The metallic background was for displaying the manufacturers brand of course, but note how effective it is in playing up the dramatic pairing of only black and white.
Look to the right and enjoy this amazing collection of interior goods. The balance, proportion, continuity, and mixture of solid color to pattern are perfect. Texture is a main ingredient in B & W room settings. It brings the warmth and exceptional interest to a totally neutral setting.
Lastly, this amazing showroom capitalized on light and sparkle to make the setting come alive. Those mirrors you see in the background are black-framed with crystals built into the mirror. The lighting makes those crystals shimmer and brings huge drama to the setting. (Coaster Furnishings)
This made a big impact on one of my client consultations. Mirrors are on order!