Black and white is a timeless color theme seen throughout the history of design, and while color is a beautiful thing, lately there has been a rise in minimalist monochrome combinations in the design realm. Minimal lines and colors allow for a clean and chic home design, but minimalist doesn’t necessarily mean boring. Unique black and white patterns on walls, furniture or floors, or a stand-out piece of black and white furniture can add a playful or glamourous touch.
The exclusive luxury furniture brand, KOKET, is known for their empowering and dramatic statement pieces, however due to their bespoke offerings and modern designs, many of their pieces can be incorporated into this minimalist trend.
Starting with the femme fatales of upholstery, KOKET’s new Cocktail Chair was just unveiled at the Maison & Objet show in Paris. The chair’s clean lines and chic polished brass band wrapping the base is only accentuated by the crisp white upholstery fabric. The plush cushioning that hugs the body makes the Cocktail ideal for a black and white living room.
The iconic black Chandra Chair is like a little black dress: perfect for any occasion; especially in the sense of black and white design. Her modern edge mixed with vintage glam makes her the perfect contemporary design companion. The standard Chandra would be perfect for a black and white dressing room or vanity, while the Chandra Dining would add a stunning touch to a black and white dining room.
Between black and white there are fifty shades of grey that fall within the monochrome realm. Greys and silvers are also being incorporated into the modern trend. KOKET’s Mimi Armchair features minimal lines with a sassy flared design and curved polished brass legs. Done in a grey velvet upholstery, Mimi would fit in nicely with a black and white living room or foyer.
The collection’s most architectural design by far is the Intuition Dining Table. The alluring base is a two-tone metal swirl of matte black and metallic, with the option of being finished in a shimmering silver metallic powder paint. Topped with a smoked glass top and surrounded by black Chandra dining chairs would make for an eye-catching modern, monochrome dining room.
The Tamara Nightstand will add a sophisticated punch to a monochrome color scheme will alluring antique mirror panels and strong, minimalist lines. To complement the structure of the nightstand’s design, perch a Gem Table Lamp on the radiant mirrored top coupled with one drawer. The Gem’s sharp geometric lines are softened by an exquisite gem located in the center, a tribute to a diamond’s devastating power of enticement.
One of the most exquisite pieces in the collection, the Mandy Stool transcends design and jewelry, creating a functional and fluid work of art. The spiraled metal of the base channels a twisted minimalist design, topped with a plush fabric seat for an eye-catching accent piece.