Black And White: How To Use It To Design A Delightful Playroom


When designing a playroom for your kids, you may not think about using black and white as the primary colors of the room. However, if you're looking to design a playroom that stands out from the rest, black and white can be a refreshing change from the traditional colors of blue, red, yellow, and green. Black and white is perfect for children of any age or gender and makes new and interesting options in interior design possible.

Keep walls white

Paint walls a bright white. Avoid off-white or antique white shades of paint, as these softer whites can take on a yellow tone in certain lighting. This will give the room a crisp and clean appearance. Choose washable paint that will stand up to regular cleaning with soap and water, such as those with satin, semi-gloss, and eggshell finishes.

Use black flooring

If you have existing wooden floors, consider painting them with an ebony stain. Black vinyl plank flooring is also a good option that is durable and easy to clean. Carpet provides a soft play area for young children but can be difficult to keep clean even if treated with a stain-resistant finish.

Black and white furniture store finds  

A white, round coffee table will make a great all-purpose table for your playroom. Coffee tables sit low to the floor, which makes them a perfect spot for little ones to color, work on crafts, or put together a puzzle. Scatter black and white geometric or polka dot pillows around the coffee table to give kids a soft place to sit while providing a nice contrast of color to the room.

Choose several black bookshelves to create a library and storage center along an entire wall of the playroom. Paint the back of the bookcases white or consider covering the back of the shelves with a black and white animal print fabric or wallpaper to create a unique and fun addition to the room. A large console with plenty of cabinet space below can double as a gaming center, as well as provide extra storage for toys.

Black and white accents

Decorate the room with your children's best drawings or paintings by framing them in black poster frames. Complete the room with a black and white striped area rug.  A black and white geometric fabric teepee placed in a corner will provide a perfect hideout for little ones.

Using black and white in interior playroom design is a decision you won't regret. It's crisp but dramatic look makes it gender-friendly and pleasing to the eye. Not only will your children have a room that will grow with them, but a black-and-white playroom will also be a lovely addition to your home.

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