What Color Paint Goes with Black and White Furniture? (10 Stylish Combinations)

Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : May 13th, 2024

In the past, many people may think that the monochrome decor style is boring. However, times have changed, and this simple yet elegant design style has experienced a resurgence in popularity.

One of the most common ways to introduce this palette is by using black and white furniture. This pairing yields a stunning high-contrast effect, imparting a sense of drama and modern sophistication to your space.

Yet, to avoid a boring and monotonous look, the black and white furniture combination may need to be enhanced with the right wall paint colors.

For black and white furniture, our interior design expert recommends colors like pure white, alabaster, Olympus white, Aleutian blue, or sea salt green as the wall colors. These options will add more depth and drama to the black and white palette, adding some new hues to the palette without overshadowing the sleek elegance of the furniture.

Read more to explore all awesome wall paint color ideas for black and white furniture

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10 Best Wall Colors for Room with Black and White Furniture

Pure White

Pure white walls

If you want to keep the perfectly monochromatic looks for your space, then the pure-white wall is obviously the best option.

This choice can keep the consistency between the white items and the walls, and at the same time help make the black elements stand out elegantly as the main interest for the room.

Moreover, using pure white can be very beneficial for any room that lacks neutral lights, as it will reflect a lot of light from outside and help makes the entire space feel lighter and brighter.


Alabaster walls

For you who want to bring a bit of warmth to your space but at the same time want to keep the elegant monochromatic appearance, then you can try this lovely shade.

Alabaster is a warm white shade that at first, may look very similar to pure white, but actually, it had more depth and a bit brown-yellowish tone.

Thus, it can still bring all the benefits as the pure white to keep the consistency between the wall and the white furnishings but comes with some warm touch to makes the entire space feel a little bit more comfy and welcoming.

Olympus White

Olympus white walls

This is another great alternative to pure white. Olympus white is a very light gray shade that looks almost identical to pure white, but actually, it had some gray undertone in it.

Thus, if you are placing the pure white furnishings in front of the wall, you may notice that there is some contrast between them. This contrast can be really helpful to avoid the monotonous looks that can potentially occur if you are using pure white paint.

Steely Gray

Steely gray walls

If you prefer a darker gray than the Olympus white, then this can be a great alternative. As its name, this shade had a steel color look that makes it suit perfectly when used alongside black and white furnishings in a modern-style interior.

Furthermore, it can spread some sleek and stylish elegance to the entire room. We love to use this paint for any room that had many different metallic elements, as it can wrap them up together and create perfectly flawless looks.

Aleutian Blue

Aleutian blue walls

Typically, blue and black don’t seem to go well together, except if you are using a very neutral shade of blue such as this gorgeous Aleutian blue.

This shade had a very strong amount of gray undertone that mixed beautifully with a hint of a light blue hue, resulting in a uniquely soft, subtle yet elegant appearance that makes this color can be a perfect choice for any contemporary style room.

And even though the blue doesn’t look too dominant, but it can still spread the airy and tranquil vibe to makes the room feel cozy and relaxing.

Mindful Gray

Mindful gray walls

Same with blue, brown is not a great choice to go with black, except for any brown that comes with a very neutral appearance such as this mindful gray. This particular shade combines a medium-toned gray with light brown, resulting in a very light brown look that is close to tan or taupe.

When used inside any living room with black and white furnishings, this paint color can spread some elegance wrapped in a beautiful earthy and neutral looks to make the entire room much more inviting and welcoming. And that’s why, this color can be a great option for any room that needs such a vibe, such as a living room or dining room.

Sea Salt Green

Seasalt green walls

If you want a paint color that had a hint of green to refresh up your space, then you can try this sea salt green.

Indeed, this particular shade doesn’t have a lot of green hue in it, but it can still bring all of the beauty and fresh visual appearance similar to any other typical green, while at the same time its neutral looks make this shade can blend relatively easy with dominant and bold furniture such as our black items.

Gray Screen

Gray screen walls

This pure, true light gray paint can be a great backdrop to any room with black and white furnishings. This color gives enough contrast to both black furniture and white furniture, while still looks clean and crisp to let your space feel bright.

With ultra-modern look, this paint color will be a perfect choice to create a trendy, stylish modern contemporary interior.


Stargazer walls

Stargazer is a unique paint color where it blend gray, blue, and a hint of green in a beautiful modern way. It combine all the benefits of these colors together, creating a serene, fresh, and elegant ambiance.

As you can see in the image above, the stargazer painted wall looks amazing, especially when combined with stylish white and black furnishings. We love to use this paint color as an accent wall, although you can also use it to paint the entire walls.

Urbane Bronze

Urbane bronze walls

For you who need to bring a strong earthy atmosphere to your interior, then you can try this amazing paint color. And since it’s a neutral, it will work really well with any kind of furniture, including our black and white ones.

Bring nature to your home, this brownish gray color will work best in a large living space. Combine the urbane bronze wall with plenty of greenery to get an even better result.

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