Black & White

We have gone through a long period of soft and romantic colours, we are now expecting monochromatism to be the dominant colour vibe in 2016. Contemporary colour trends cater wide choices to use black and white, and their harmonious combinations, for creating elegant, stylish and luscious spaces.


Occasionally, this colour combination could come across too bold and strong, but if used wisely it could add an additional level of sophistication and glamour. It is possible to use them in every context and you can even pair this shades with contrasting colours, such as gold and silver for giving a unique look and an unexpected result.


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This Black and White interior interpretation has been used in the Ministry of Design’s latest high design boutique hotel in Singapore: The Club. Colin Seah, MOD Design Director, says “Searching to ground the hotel in the context of Singapore, we drew its inspiration from Singapore’s colonial past, creating a colonial chic aesthetic.”


Conceptualizing The Club’s branding, MOD has created a monochrome universe, unifying the pure design vision to all related collaterals, signage and spatial environments.

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© AAMER Architects

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In this boomerang-shaped dwelling, called The Cove, Aamer Architects uses the monochrome palette with the white as the dominant element, and black as it counterpart, to give the house a sense of spaciousness, movement and add  a sense of sublime comfort to the contemporary architecture.


The grand piano works beautifully with the black and white color scheme, as well as the impressive staircase that connects the two levels of the house. In the first floor, a solid stone-cladded wall with narrow vertical slits is dominant while the upper floor feature a solid plastered wall, punctuated by small horizontal slits, that peels off from the main volume of the house.


On the other side, the house opens towards the waterfront in a transparent and natural manner through glass enclosure, timber deck and balconies.

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© AAMER Architects