Over the past couple of years we have been seeing a lot of black & white interiors that are sleek, modern & very sophisticated. While that trend doesn't look like it will disappearing anytime soon, it is definitely evolving. A softness is being brought into this trend by using blacks that aren't quite as solid, whites that are a little warmer and textures that bring in a sense of softness. The style is developing a heart and evolving into a style that is now chic, modern and well suited to not just the minimalist home. So what is the trick in creating a softer black and white scheme for your home? Incorporate with blonde timbers - This will warm up the colour scheme, without adding too much colour. Pale timber hues sit beautifully with fresh whites and prevent the look from being harsh or stark.
Use Texture - Nothing softens a room like a variety of textures. To transform a space from sleek to chic in a very budget friendly and fast manner, use throws, cushions, rugs and other textural items such as woven baskets.
Bring in Shades of Grey - Here you can be as lavish or modest as you choose. By simply adding a shade or two of grey a pure black and white room will be dramatically softened. This can also be achieved by using off-white instead of a crisp-white or charcoal instead of black.