What’s not to love about black and white? This color combo is the ultimate classic; it goes with everything, works with every manner of decor, and never goes out of style.

Summer might bring be bringing a burst of pastels and florals to your wardrobe, but the bold fashionista knows she can always rely on black and white. And this trend makes a statement in the home too–a monochromatic room tends to be striking and packs a powerful punch.

Zero Shades of Grey

Since black and white are the epitome of contrast, this generally isn’t a look for the faint-hearted. But black and white can be used to great effect no matter what your style; we’re loving the range of uses: black and white shows up as bold stripes, traditional houndstooth, trendy chevrons, feminine damask, classic checkerboard, and of course, good old color blocking. Bright white rooms get grounded with a touch of black; mysterious black rooms make small touches of white pop. And we love the way this trend is showing up in bath and kitchen fixtures; a black or white faucet is a small design choice that can make such a difference.

Don’t leave black and white to the dalmatians and old movies. Get graphic with your wardrobe and your home! Here’s a few inspiring images we found on Pinterest–check out our board for lots more!