Checkmate

There is something so incredibly classic about a black and white check floor. Not only are they full of contrast, but they also are a symbol of an enduring home. Black and White checkerboard floors are very relevant to a Monday. White with the promise of a new week, and black to remind you about the death of a weekend.

Black and white floors are a perfect platform to showcase pretty prints and bold patterns. They are also a great way to add a hint of drama to a neutral space. Contemporary or classic, modern or traditional, black and white floors work for all types of interiors. The juxtaposition creates a timeless tiling that can weather all events in the life of a home. Here are a few divine decor images full of the perfect contrasting combination.

Black and White Floor via Veranda

Black and White floors in a Toronto home designed by Jan Showers. Very effective with the black lacquered walls. Photo source: Veranda

Black and White Floors by Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler takes a different shape to black and white floors in her Hollywood Regency style home.

Black and White Floors Frederic Mechiche

An antique and classic look in the Paris apartment of Frederic Mechiche. Photo source: Elle Decor

Black and White Floors in Hamptons Kitchen via Elle Decor

A lighter approach to a checkerboard floor, but still incredibly classic. I love the look in this Hampton’s kitchen designed by Timothy Whealon. Photo source: Elle Decor. 

Mary McDonald Hallway with Black and White Floors

A fabulous hallway of black and white showcases potted lemon trees in blue and white porcelain. Photo source and design: Mary McDonald

Black and White  Floor

A spectacular dramatic entry in this home. Source unknown.

Black and White Floors via HGTV

Some black and white marble pattern mixed with green. I love this combination. Photo source: HGTV

Black and White Hallways via Belclaire House Blog

A stunning entry hallway with wicker baskets and gilded tables. Photo source: Belclaire House Blog

Black and White in the Kitchen

A lovely play of black and white with checkered floors and a striped seating banquet. Photo source: Pinterest

Black and White Entry via TPB

A stunning door and green Gracie dining room make this floor the perfect transition. By Elizabeth Dinkel Design. Photo source: TPB

Boxwood Estate in Nashville by David Netto

A wonderful pattern of black, white, and cream in the Boxwood Estate in Nashville designed by David Netto.

Evelyn Lauder Black and White Tiles via HC

The always impeccable Evelyn Lauder in her Palm Beach home. I love how the black and white check really pops the yellow! Photo source: Habitually Chic

Gray and White Windsor Smith via LA Times

Windsor Smith adds a wonderful mix of gray, white, and black in this fabulous entry in the now home of Gwyneth Paltrow. Photo source: Veranda

Karyl Pierce Paxton via HB

A lovely black and white floor in this all white bathroom. Photo source: House Beautiful 

Kelly Weartler Black and White Floors

Kelly Wearstler always has a flair for dramatic, especially in this sophisticated entry full of black, white, and gold. Photo source: Elle Decor

Ruthie Sommers does Black White and pops of pink in LA via HB

Ruthie Sommers uses a vibrant pink curtain and potted palms in this lively LA home. Photo source: House Beautiful

Tory Burch Halllway via Vogie

A timeless hallway in the Southampton home of Tory Burch. Photo source: Vogue

 

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