Sometimes a space calls for simply black and white decor. Nothing more is needed, especially if the architecture speaks for itself. If your home lacks architecture, adding architecture in your lighting and accessories can omit the need for color. There is certainly something calming in the black and white color scheme.
[You can get that Vector Ceiling Lamp or the similar Inertia chandelier light for yourself at StylishBeachHome.com. Other metal floor lamps here.]
I have a huge crush on black and white stripes -- I have Roman shades just like these pillows hanging on my windows in our breakfast room.
There is always black and white with a pop of color ... irresistible! Take a look, the options are endless:
[ The Nebula Ceiling Lamp looks very similar to the one in the photo above.]
And that pop of color could be grey! (Am I the only one tired of seeing that light fixture everywhere? Here is an alternative.)
[You can get those Tin Ceiling Lamps here.]
Now how did those get in here? Hey, if you're talking about good black and white design, why limit yourself to home decor?