Design showcase: Top five black and white designs
Our latest collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN focuses on hotels that deliberately avoid brighter hues in favour of striking black and white colour schemes.
Choosing a monochromatic colour palette may be a minimalist approach to colour, but it shines light upon every single other design component. Reducing the spectrum of a colour scheme does not mean easiness.
A classic colour combination
It’s a true challenge to be able to create interesting visual and spacial experiences when one of the elements is simplified. Space, line, forms, light, texture and pattern become protagonists; when used creatively, these transform good layouts into great ones.
This week’s selection of projects exceeded our expectations:
W Bellevue for its perfectly placed blue pops of colour and dynamic geometric ceiling optic patterns.
Le Méridien Zhongshan for its perfectly placed artworks and careful attention to overall proportions of light and darkness.
W Washington DC for its brilliantly chosen lighting installations that reflect on the refracting surfaces that surround it, creating a compelling depth to the design.
St Jane Chicago for its wonderful black and white geometric flooring that goes perfectly with the bold pops of red hues.
And last but not least, Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living for its elegant and sophisticated monochromatic ambiance, created by the flawless balance of contrasting light and dark forms.
by HKS – Dallas
Imagery: © Daryl Shields HKS
Le Méridien Zhongshan
by HBA – Hong Kong
W Washington DC
by Studio Gaia
Imagery: © Greg Powers Photography
St Jane Chicago
by Simeone Deary Design Group
Imagery: © Nathan Kirkman
Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living
by Anouska Hempel
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