Monochrome will never go out of fashion; chic, classic and simple, this palette works for almost any style – from minimalist and graphic, to romantic and elegant. The trick to this trend is to not overdo it, as a fully black-and-white room can look over-styled. Adding bare wood into a monochrome room will break up the black and white, as will plants and subtle accents of other colours.
White is the main colour in these interiors, with black furnishings, window frames and images creating a bold contrast. Grey is also used, providing different tones and adding softness to the stark black and white.
On the surface this is quite a simple trend, but paying attention to details will prevent it from being boring. Add personality (and functionality) to a room with unconventional lighting fixtures or shelves that showcase books and ornaments. The use of different textures and patterns in cushions and throws will also stop the room from looking flat and one-dimensional, as will mixing new and retro styles.
Words by Angharad Jones