Fashion’s hottest spring trend is undeniably the black and white geometric print. Led by top fashion houses including Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, these patterns have been featured in countless spring editorials, top trend lists, and themed Pinterest boards. Their growing popularity has also crossed over to interior design, with many professing the inherently chic qualities of black and white combinations.
While this talk may seem all too trendy, fear not: Black and white geometrics have long been used in interior design. Their timelessness and high impact make them the perfect candidate for interior projects. So, this is one bandwagon that you can hop on without regretting it later. Here are some ways to incorporate black and white geometrics based on your comfort level:
For the ‘Fanatic’ – Pattern the Floors
A bold, black and white floor may be one of the most striking statements in interior design. Whether checked or striped, an oversized geometric underfoot adds immediate impact. My personal favorite is this painted floor by designer Grant Gibson, featuring a large-scale, octagonal pattern.
“I am a huge black and white fan. White brightens the room while the black grounds it.” – Grant Gibson
Stripes or concentric squares are an equally striking alternative.
For the ‘Mind-Changer’ – Stripe the Walls
Another way to add black and white geometrics is by way of your walls. While this option may be less of a commitment than flooring, it can infuse just as much drama. For the DIYers, some painter’s tape and a long weekend can yield amazing results. Wallpaper is another option, offering lots of pizzazz at varying price points.
For the ‘Risk Adverse’ – Add accessories and textiles
If black and white floors or walls are too dramatic for your tastes, accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! The options are absolutely endless and, most importantly, noncommittal. From throw pillows to tabletop, black and white geometrics can dress up any surface.
Dinnerware by Marimekko and vintage barware The key to this trend is big and bold – no delicate prints here! Are you ready to add a bit of black and white?
Diane von Furstenberg used black and white textiles in her suite for Claridge’s.
Greek key pillows by Trina Turk
Image Sources- Photo 1:(Left) Ty Larkins, (Right) Go Runway; Photo 2: Go Runway; Photo 3: Grant K. Gibson; Photo 4: (Left) Ty Larkins, (Right) Christina Murphy Interiors; Photo 5: Tim Street Porter Photography; Photo 6: Woodson and Rummerfields Design; Photo 7: (Left) Marimekko (Right) Lonny; Photo 8: Claridges; Photo 9: Layla Grayce.
The key to this trend is big and bold – no delicate prints here! Are you ready to add a bit of black and white?