The strong emotional impact from the use of a hard color like black, surprisingly combined with its slightest declination: the chromatic scale of gray, from the smoke to the pearl, in a combination of refined elegance that gives the rooms a satin look.
Small light spots and small shadow spots
German minimalist efficiency and gusto find fertile ground in the creative and innovative proposal of this color matching that had not yet been conceived in the interior furnishing sector. On tensely white backgrounds, dark spots are created, highlighted by strong contrast, using decorative elements or black complements, and immediately, with a light gray element, dimmed. For example, a black fabric sofa, a symbol of elegance and minimalism, with a soft and wide pearly carpet in front of it, making the tones with its delicate shades.
The eternal contrast between light and shadow, between light and dark, between night and day: a game often used and put into effect by turning black and white, which acquires a new meaning and a new emotionality by introducing the gray intermediate to enrich the chromatic scale.
The clever use of black and gray in practice
A combination that gives a great aesthetic result in all the environments of the home. In the kitchen, marble or marble worktops are made by the master, with pearls with classic and unmistakable black streaks. The perfect match is the insertion of black appliances, rather than the classic white ones, which fit discreetly and elegantly into the chromatic context, giving the kitchen a professional look without the need for brightness.
In the bedroom you can play with the furnishing accessories: curtains and bedspreads in delicate shades of gray, contrasting with modern and innovative design lamps, such as the Luceplan arm, which is mounted directly to the wall and can be adjusted to suit perfect and convenient usability.
In the living room there are contrasts between important furniture and small decorative items: sofas, armchairs and tables with simple, austere lines, pure black, dampened with carpets, pillows and curtains in light gray shades, with glittering shades pink.
The chiaroscuro that is good everywhere
Following the grid proposed by German architects, playing to create dark spots immediately rectified by a light and bright accessory, you can decorate any modern style room. These choices give the environment an important but discreet personality, the line of elegance that does not scream but whispers its qualities, the timidity of the cool colors but absorbs and returns light. There are only a few accessories to recall this particular style in any area of the house: a black carpet in front of the bathtub and a gray under the sink or shower outlet, a black padlock at the entrance, and a gray-silver portraiture alongside entrance hatch, a gray coffee table in black iron armchair. Fantasy is always the perfect ally for successful combinations, especially if you have valid guidelines in which to channel it.