Friday Favorites: Black & White

black and white
Hey Ya’ll,
I have always been a fan of black and white, especially when it comes to photography.  A black and white photograph is always crisp, clean and refined. I love the way this color combo can feel as timeless as ‘Old Hollywood’…
Or as modern as contemporary art…

Photograph of musicians ‘She and Him’ by Dave Hill via

So if you decide that you want this color palette for your wedding, you’re in luck because these colors can be used in many different ways… I like to think of black and white as the chameleon duo of the design world!

Black Tie Wedding Design via

Traditionally, black and white are considered the perfect color scheme for a formal evening wedding. You know the drill: the bride wears white, the groom wears a traditional black tux, and the guests are usually given warning that the affair will be a formal “black tie” event. However, these colors also have the ability to create a casual and whimsical environment for a wedding that would take place during the day.

Here are a few of my favorite black and white linens:

Audrey Oxford via

Black, White & Red color palette via

Maybe you’re looking to create a formal event with dining and dancing? A black and white design will be elegant, romantic and beautiful, but if that is not your style, turn up the volume with a pop of color. Red is the perfect accent color to complement a black and white design, but that color combination has been done, and redone and done again!

Black, White & Turquoise color palette via

So, I suggested adding a splash of hot pink, maybe even kelly green or a gorgeous turquoise to give your reception some pizazz and make a bold statement that may be unexpected. In the end, the great thing about black and white is that they are truly timeless, so no matter when you’re getting married or what the current fashion trends are,  you will always be able to find decor elements to make your wedding unique to your personality, on trend for the season, and items will be available in large quantities so that you can easily design and decorate for your wedding.

What’s your favorite accent color for a classic black and white design? Let me know in the comment section below.

Here are links to a few of my ‘Friday Favs’ featured in the collage at the top of the post:

3 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Black & White

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