Bold, striking and sophisticated black makes a big impact in a room even when used sparingly. Often relegated to window and door frames, black can be used in more ways than one in the modern living room as well. Making an instant impact even while blending in with the rest of the room, a black coffee table is one such stylish and dare we say, trendy option. Moving away from the transparent beauty of glass and acrylic coffee tables and the warmth of those in wood, a black coffee table seems inherently more contemporary and far more polished in appeal.
Sure, monochromatic living rooms need not be restricted to white alone. But white is undoubtedly one of the best colors to use in public spaces as it gives the room a relaxing modern appeal and a pleasant environment. Monochromatic living rooms with bolder or darker colors can feel a touch too tacky and you will get pretty bored with that overwhelming visual very quickly. Then you end up with a room that is ungainly, boring and just an eye-sore that needs a complete makeover. In case of the all-white living room, adding an additional layer of color down the line is both easy and cost-effective.
Contrast is still a major part of the monochromatic living space and adding a hint of black here and there to the white living space helps immensely. This can come in the form of accent pillows with black piping, dark, metallic window frames or even a simple striped rug in black and white. Remember though that the line between a monochromatic living room drenched in white and one that veers towards a minimal, black and white color palette can be pretty slim at times! Yet, make sure there is a contrasting darker element in it all somewhere to anchor the room.
Yes, an end table allows you to place you put down your favorite page thriller, your smartphone and that drink you are sipping next as you relax in your comfy sofa. But there is much more to picking the right end table than just size. You can choose an end table that either blends in with the color scheme and style of your living room or feels like an entirely oblique addition that ushers in contrast and curiosity. A smart end table with golden glint is a great choice for contemporary living rooms which need some sparkle and metallic zest.
Dark woven chairs and navy blue cushions are the ideal contrast for a white interior, giving the room a feeling of balance and coziness. The subtle sandy rug reminds us of a sunny beach day!
You can have a lot of variety within a neutral living room. Choose your furniture pieces in a way that makes each of them a little different, be it by color shade or design! The sofa, armchair and ottoman are all a different hue of beige, making the room beautifully diverse.