Black and White…The New Inspiration in Design

The combination of  “Black and White”  is a trend that keeps emerging in the design world almost every year in one form or another.  Whether you are one who follows fashion, interiors, or the arts, this look has grasped the attention of many throughout the generations because of the contrast aspect it projects.  As you flip through your favorite magazines you often notice  this combination  emerging throughout the ads because of its attention grabbing quality.

In the interior design world, the look is currently being used in way that enhances geometric patterns.  By creating labyrinths and patterns that are hypnotizing and trend setting, this look  invites the viewer to crave this combination in their spaces.  Here is a look into the year’s most talked about patterns and how they create bold statements in your interiors.

Chevron Pattern

Chevron Inspired Room: Patterns that bring the zig-zag back!

Chevron Inspired Room: Patterns that bring the zig-zag back!

In the fashion world, the chevron (zig-zag pattern) got a lot of attention when Missoni branded this look as a trademark of his collection.  Since then the look has emerged into a pattern that creates a bold statement in the fashion, interior design and art world. Because of  its  simplistic pattern and contrast it will get the viewer’s attention quickly.  The contrast between the line weights of the design and the colors used are what allow this look to create hierarchy in the space.

Labyrinth Inspired Geometric Designs

Black and White Labyrinth Inspired Pillow

Black and White Labyrinth Inspired Pillow

Geometric designs are the latest rage in patterns.  These looks have been trending for a number of years in the design world, but have you ever wondered where the inspiration for this look came from?  Labyrinth patterns were commonly seen in the cathedrals, such as the Notre Dame de Reims.  This look was a symbol of the architect who built the structure.  Many other architects in different regions also created symbols and patterns into the ornamental features of the facades of their architecture thus creating a distinct symbol of the country in which it was created.  Today’s patterns are commonly pulled from Greek, Moroccan, and Asian themes.

Moroccan Inspired Geometric Pattern

Moroccan Inspired Geometric Pattern

Asian Inspired Geometric pattern

Asian Inspired Geometric pattern

Greek Key inspired Geometric Pattern

Greek Key inspired Geometric Pattern

Stripes

Romanesque Architecture with Striped Pattern incorporated

Romanesque Architecture with Striped Pattern incorporated

Just like geometric patterns pulled from past origins, so did striped patterns.  There are many different type of stripes, but the most popular stripe is the awning stripe.  This is a stripe that is symmetrical in width and alternates two contrasting colors.  This particular look has been used since the 6th century during the Romanesque Architectural Period in Europe.  Check out how this look is used in modern times to create a chic trend setting look!

Bold Stripe Wall pops Black and White Furniture

Bold Stripe Wall pops Black and White Furniture

Black and White is a combination which has been and will be around for centuries.  It is a bold enough look which will generally create a statement in any design.  If you are someone who is looking to create a room inspired by this combination, then let Fabrics and Frame Furniture help you!  We have an expert staff ready to make any of your design inspirations come true!

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

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