A No-Fail Color Combo for Instant Drama

Black and white is classic. But what happens when you add a little bit of gold? Well, then you’ve really got something. The proportions might be a little different, but these nine spaces all work this color combo, guaranteed to add a little glamour and drama to even the humblest of spaces.

Above: In this space from Residence Magazine via My Unfinished Home, gold and white accents take on a new aura when paired with dark, dusty walls. The juxtaposition of bright to shadowy, glitzy to matte makes the accents stand out that much more.

This dramatic gold and black desk, set against a white wall, elevates the look of a Scandinavian bedroom from Svenska Maklarhuset. The Beni Ourain rug adds a bit of texture and sets up a nice contrast.

This bathroom from Styl & Interier just feels fancy. And really, if you look at it, it’s a pretty typical bathroom, until you get to that gold ceiling. Your bathroom may not be quite this massive, but you can still paint the ceiling if you want it to feel like a million bucks.

The touches of black and gold are more subtle in this space from Style Me Pretty, but the effect is still quite sophisticated.

Just a hint of black and gold feels so stylish in this mostly white bedroom from The Style Files.

In this apartment by Architect Prineas, black and gold makes an unexpected but striking color combo in the kitchen while a white ceiling keeps things airy.

Studio Gang‘s renovation of Chicago’s Shoreland hotel includes this dramatic staircase, which feels modern and luxurious all at the same time.

Gold accessories add a touch of liveliness and luxury to this black and white living room from Hege in France. This is the perfect example of how just a tiny bit of gold can take a space to the next level.

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