Black and White: March Color of the Month

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Color of the Month Black and White house in snow Lapland
Black house in snow in Lapland. Photographer and Source unknown.

So, here in New England, March came in like a lion and stayed like a bitch. We’ve had a relatively mild winter (so I suppose I shouldn’t complain) but this month, we’ve experienced three major back to back storms in two weeks which resulted in massive power outages across the region. I was without power for about 24 hours – I got off easy! Friends were out 3-4 days TWICE! We all keep reminding ourselves that it could be worse, but we miss our creature comforts.

As I was contemplating my March #COTM Color of the Month picks, you’d have thought I’d be looking at warm colors. As a matter of fact, I’ve been busy these last couple of weeks designing warm and colorful sunrooms, screen porches and sun porches for local clients in Hingham and Duxbury – even though no one is sitting outdoors at the moment!  But, perversely, I was drawn to the starkness of the Black and White color combination – which is both classic and modern and, in some cases, feels like spring to me. Walk with me on this …

First up – a pair of tall townhouses and a study in contrasts:

Color of the Month Black and White Amderstam black house white trim
Source unknown

While I am a generally lazy person and the thought of schlepping up and down all those stairs all the time, these tall thin homes are so romantic and cozy looking, aren’t they?

Color of the Month Black and White Douglas Rixey architect Georgetown Paul Burk photo White house black trim
Georgetown white house with black trim. Douglas Rixey architect | Georgetown Paul Burk photo

Black and White can be bold!

Color of the Month Black and White designer SuzAnn Kletzien photo NATHAN KIRKMAN BLACK AND WHITE HOLLYWOOD REGENCY BATHROOM
Designer SuzAnn Kletzien photo Nathan Kirkman. Source House Beautiful

And black and white can be soft and romantic. I love this bathroom by my friends and design colleagues Sally Wilson and John Kelsey of Wilson Kelsey Design. I almost used this Designer’s Guild wallpaper in my New Hampshire Farmhouse project that I did. I ended up with a different paper, but every time I see this, I have second thoughts!

Color of the Month Black and White Wilson Kelsey Design Michael J Lee Photo Black and White Bathroom Cowtan Tout Wallpaper
Wilson Kelsey Design | Michael J Lee Photo. Source New England Home

Another romantic bathroom and much pinned image from Studio McGee.

Color of the Month Black and White Studio McGee Smokey Rose Wallpaper Anthropologie black and white roses bathroom
Design Studio McGee

 

Color of the Month Black and White ROYAL_ROULOTTE_RENOVATION_DECORATION_FONTAINEBLEAU Black & White
Royal Roulotte Renovation design

 

Color of the Month Black and White Rebel Walls High Seas Black wallpaper ships on ocean
Rebel Walls High Seas Black wallpaper

 

Color of the Month Black and White Homey Oh My black and white tablescape
via Homey Oh My

 

Color of the Month Black and White Sugar Bee Sweets Baker Black and White wedding cake
via Sugar Bee Sweets Baker

So, this post came in like a lion and I’m sending it out like a lamb with this beautiful black and white porch featured in New England Home Magazine.

Color of the Month Black and White Gina Eastman Design John Gruen Photographer Black and White patio
Gina Eastman Design | John Gruen Photographer | New England Home

#COTM Black and White Boutique

xoxo Linda Would you like my Favorite Tips for a Well-Decorated Home? Click here!

6 thoughts on “Black and White: March Color of the Month

  1. OOOHH LA LA, I love them all (you’re a great writer Linda. You had me at your opening sentence …)

  2. Well done, Linda! I love your images of black and white examples, very inspiring!
    I am updating my site and adding my fav blogs and yours will be one of them. Is this okay?

    Mitzi

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