When it comes to timeless combination, Black&White is the climax. Uncluttered. Comfortable. Chic, contemporary sophistication that is age neutral and open to accents of color. Stripes, or checkered patterns, white walls, table tops and bookshelves, contrast with black sofas, rugs, or lamps. It is a non-interfering color scheme that usually works with one or two accent pieces perfectly to bring out that edge to the space.
This high contrast palette can either shift to black or to white, making one color dominate over the other, it is a mood changing aesthetic dimension. To some, black and white are the absence of color, but one can think of black and white as the strongest colors of all as well.