An integral space for any family dinner, the dining room is a vital – but often overlooked – part of the home. Filling the space between lounge and kitchen, it often acts as the design intermediary, not lead. Using monochrome interior cues can give your dining room prominence. Drop a statement chandelier over the middle of your dining table, marking the spot for eating and laughter. Shape the space with unusually curved chairs, around a table in a contemporary finish. Paint the walls in film noir shades to create ambience in your home’s centre for entertaining. Take a look at our top thirty dining rooms that dazzle in black and white.
Visualizer: Artem Bobrov
A circle marks the spot where the family comes together. This light and white room makes a statement chandelier, geometric acrylic chairs and pops of living green features.
Make your design cues subtle, by using textured materials in your dining room. This clean design creates diagonal grooves in its wooden floor, cubbies in its silicone chairs and tinted glass in a collective display of hanging pendants.
Architect: Luigi Rosselli Architects
Any lighting guru knows that Panton VP6 lights are the business. These unique dining room pendants can easily underscore a colour theme, and this black polished wooden floor, white chiffon curtain and peony bunch combo is no exception.
Visualizer: Viz Art
A monochrome finish doesn’t have to be strictly black and white. This room boasts Scandinavian style chairs in charcoal and a host of sepia prints to match wine bottles and a pendant to the kitchen.
Source: Fantastic Frank
A Semi Pendant light adds drama and art to mealtime. Make an entrance for your dining room with classic white-brushed floors, clean furniture and a low-hanging light in an unusual shape.
Visualizer: Koj Design
Differing materials can combine to create a room, not clash with it. This small assembly of suede chairs and a spider web chandelier match the colours of the kitchen while creating visual focus. A pot of green adds flair.
Photographer: Hey Cheese
Dining areas don’t always have to be flashy. This wooden table with charcoal beams acts as a reading, breakfast, study and dining room table, as thin charcoal shelving lines the walls.
Keep it classic in simple monochromes. A bunch of three camera lights beam up two black and white panels in this block-coloured modern kitchen design.
Visualizer: Kuoo Architects
Infuse your dining area with a taste of the East, with a pair of gigantic Chinese lanterns. Surrounded by slick black walls and ceilings, a multi-grooved floor and wicker cane chairs add character and texture.
Designer: Nicole Hollis
Want to blend the Victorian with a contemporary dining space? Use basic white walls, two dramatic velvet chairs and matching cylindrical pendants reflected through a mirror.
Architect: Hillam Architects
Photographer: Dion Photography
Make your monochrome space multi-levelled and multi-dimensional. Add curves with a ceiling plaster mould, corner marbled benchtop and slick fireplace embedded in swathes of dusty stone.
Visualizer: Oliver Wende
Go Scandinavian for your black and white dining, with this kitchen-combined feature. Climb the wooden ladder to a wall of white cabinetry hiding all the basics, while black painted cubby chairs hold your frame for breakfast.
Scandinavian dining rooms can make a monochrome design look light, bright and open. A few French windows, white painted floor and pops of black cabinetry make this shared kitchen and dining space a chef’s dream.
Make the most of an elongated dining space, by designing in black and white. A concrete floor binds distressed black rafters, white pod chairs and two dramatic cylindrical chandeliers into a space perfect for entertaining.
Little pops of wood make black and white warmer. The chair legs and pale wooden floor of this classic dining look steal the show amidst pots of clambering green.
Visualizer: Petru Pinzaru
Tall arched windows can only make the best grey and white kitchens better. Pair them with concrete walls, white-washed floors, Scandinavian school chairs and a large white pendant for a relaxed feel.
Visualizer: Javier Wainstein
Draw in your guests with a black and white abstract acting the feature. This striking black wall is the perfect background for white and wood furniture and a leaning antique mirror.
Visualizer: AR Studio
Only have the space between your kitchen and lounge? Drop a host of white beat lights alongside black suede chairs to make your vase of lilies shine.
Visualizer: HDR Designer
Another beat light sensation, this mostly-white dining area appears monochrome with only the slightest hint of black. A golden interior meets concrete floors, mini sculpted hedges and white and wooden chairs for a relaxed space beside the kitchen.
Visualizer: 081 Arch
Dining at the bachelor pad never looked better. An array of black pendants dangle over a black and white table, as a minimalist lounge and kitchen area make themselves scarce.
Designer: n lab
Have the best of the black and white kitchens with a dining room to match. This unconventionally-shaped design uses stripes of both black and white across an origami chandelier, horizontal pendant light and stunning kitchen bench to help expand aesthetics.
Visualizer: VAE Design Group
Like clean, zen-like lines? This dining room’s lines separate its unusual bookcase partitions, chair bottoms and diagonally-placed table legs to subvert a classic look.
Already a fan of white kitchens? Place pops of black in black cubby chairs, ceiling-inserted lights and a large monochrome abstract to make your dining space black and white.
Visualizer: Minimal Architects
For those that need a larger breakfast and dining, this colour-coded space has the solve for you. Drenching kitchen bar stools in white and dining cubby chairs and pendants in black, it helps differentiate dining zones for different times of the day.
Visualizer: ARTSTUDIO Design
Differentiate your dining in shades of grey. This white cubby-chaired table with black stencil detailing sits well beside grey suede couches and LED-lit inlets.
Visualizer: Anthony Kalambet
An exposed brick wall can add character to your black and white dining. Pair it with black metal chairs, glass jars, black framed windows and a concrete floor for a look semi-Scandinavian.
Visualizer: Dmitry Tereshchuk
Food need not be the central feature of your dining area. Hide your basic cooking skills with a pair of woollen lanterns, a smoky abstract canvas and alternating woven steel and linen chairs.
Visualizer: Djamal Mustafaev
A light feature doesn’t have to be large, as this black and white dining area shows. A row of magnetic lights cling together, as pops of white frame an eight-seater dining table.
Photographer: Przemysław Kuciński
Keep it simple with a white origami light over your table. This area functions for breakfast, lunch and dinner while a vase of flowers tries to stretch to its height. A black wooden design feature adds character.
Visualizer: Juraj Talcik
Don’t think black and white will suit your seaside interior? Think again as this white polished floor extends out to the patio, while offerings of black cubby chairs, steel table legs and a host of white beat lights keep it clean and contemporary.
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