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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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Written by: Erica Guajardo
Edited by: Linda Decuir