I was looking through the houses that I have pinned on my Pinterest boards and noticed that I had a trend going on ….white houses with some kind of black accent – either shutters, the front door, or the roof. And it wasn’t just once. It was over and over again. (Can you believe that house above is modular?)
Do you find that there is often a trend in the things that you are drawn to – something that recurs over and over again?
I think that is one really beneficial thing about Pinterest. It allows you to accumulate images and then see similarities between them that you might not have otherwise noticed. If you are building a home or renovating a space, this would be very helpful. Not only did I notice that in my Exteriors board there were numerous white houses…
but in some of my other boards the use of black and white showed up more than once. I thought this next one had an unusual combination (but still black and white.)
And the combination continued in these…just a little differently. How about a black house with white trim?
This is my favorite of them.houseandhome.com
Then of course there are the interiors with all their black and white goodness. I have loved this kitchen with its unique ceiling treatment for a long time… and the fact that it is in Nantucket doesn’t hurt either.
And … I have thought about painting my island black as a contrast to the other cabinetry in the kitchen but have not gotten quite brave enough to do it yet.
This dining “room” is in a very small home where they utilized the wide space of the entry hall. I like how the area looks elegant and simple at the same time thanks to the use of few accessories plus the classic look of the black and white together.
And then of course, there is my addiction to black and white checked fabric (kind of obvious if you have looked at the rooms in my house, isn’t it?) The drapes in this room would fit right in here.
I would love to have this chair for the room we are trying to finish over our garage.
And last, but certainly not least, here is a room that is not afraid to use every drop of black and white loveliness that it can find! Too much for you?
Yes, I am hopelessly addicted to black and white. Do you have a color or perhaps an accessory addiction that keeps showing up in your home (or on your Pinterest boards?)
We’d love to hear about it!