Black and White Pillows for a Dramatic Look

Black and White PillowThere’s something quite sophisticated about the combination of black and white in these pillows. These gorgeous examples are just the thing for adding a chic, new look to your living room or bedroom.

There are plenty of styles including geometric, traditional prints like Greek Key, modern throw pillows, and even a few stunning options with some pink accents thrown in (probably my favorite of all).

Black and White Geometric Print Throw Pillows

Black and White Polka Dot Throw Pillows
Black and White Polka Dot Throw Pillows

Decorative Arbor Throw Pillow in Black
Decorative Arbor Throw Pillow in Black

Black White Checkerboard Fleece Throw Pillow
Black / White Checkerboard Fleece Throw Pillow

Chooty Dotscape Jet Down Like Fiber Pillow in Black
Chooty Dotscape Jet Down Like Fiber Pillow in Black

Trina Turk Black Greek Key Embroidered Pillow
Trina Turk Black Greek Key Embroidered Pillow

Palm Springs Blocks
Palm Springs Blocks

Modern, Swirls and Curlicues

Black and White Kaylee Decorative Throw Pillow
Black and White Kaylee Decorative Accent Throw Pillow

Zipper Spiral White Designer Throw Pillows
Zipper Spiral White Designer Throw Pillows

Black and White Flocked Damask Throw Pillow
Black and White Flocked Damask Throw Pillow

Flocked Scroll Square Toss Pillow
Flocked Scroll Square Toss Pillow

Throw Pillow Terrential
Throw Pillow Terrential

Set of 2 Damask Throw Pillows
Set of 2 Black and White Damask Throw Pillows

Black and White Striped Throw Pillows

Lines, stripes, and box prints look great on black and white pillows. The nice, clean lines work well in a room done in modern decor. Picture a simple, mod chic white sofa with these simple, but stately pillows. Black, square leather chairs with metal frames offset with the Classic Greek Key pattern and some black cube tables is intensely modern.

Designers and small shops have begun to use Amazon to sell their products when they might be too small to garner the attention they’d like or are just launching their business. There’s a wonderful collection of amazing black and white designer pillows available from these shops.

Zebra Stripe Throw Pillow Set
Zebra Stripe Decorative Pillows

Set of 2 Black and White Stripe Pillows
Set of 2 Black and White Stripe Pillows

Black and White Gigi Pillow
Black and White Gigi Pillo

NuAngel Decorative Throw Pillow Zebra
NuAngel Decorative Throw Pillow Zebra

Ivory Gray and Black Thick Striped Decorative Throw Pillow
Ivory, Gray and Black Thick Striped Decorative Throw Pillow

Chevron Zig Zag Village Black and White Toss Pillow
Chevron Zig Zag Village Black and White Toss Pillow

Pretty Black and White Floral Decorative Pillows

Flower Power with Box Edge Accent Pillow
Flower Power with Box Edge Accent Pillow

Baroque and Roll Luminaria Pillow in Black
Baroque and Roll Luminaria Pillow in Black

Throw Pillow Bouquet Of Flowers Love
Throw Pillow Bouquet Of Flowers Love

Jiti Siggi Poppy Cotton Pillow in Black and White
Jiti Siggi Poppy Cotton Pillow, Black/White

Floral Toile 22 Inch by 14 Inch Oblong Pillow
Floral Toile 22-Inch by 14-Inch Oblong Pillow

Trina Turk Down Filled Pillow Deco Floral Pillow
Trina Turk Down Filled Pillow Deco Floral Pillow

Black and White Bolster Pillows for Living Rooms or Bedrooms

Natori High Colours Decorative Pillow
Natori High Colours Decorative Pillow

Tao TAO30 078 Mantre Bolster Pillow
Tao TAO30-078 Mantre Bolster Pillow

White and Black Trim Ease Bolster Pillow
White and Black Trim Ease Bolster Pillow

Bolster Decorative Pillow
Bolster Decorative Pillow

Embroidered Oblong Decorative Pillow With Tie
Embroidered Oblong Decorative Pillow With Tie

Natori Indochine Bolster Pillow
Natori Indochine Bolster Pillow

Delicious Pink, Black and White Accent Pillows

Black White and Pink Mod Flowers Pillow
Black White and Pink Mod Flowers Pillow

Hot Pink Black and White Isabella Decorative Accent Pillow
Hot Pink Black and White Isabella Decorative Accent Pillow

Throw Pillow Cow Parsley
Throw Pillow Cow Parsley

Pink Black and White Stripes and Dots Reversible Pillow
Pink Black and White Stripes and Dots Reversible Pillow

Pink Rose Flower Black and White Decorative Throw Pillow
Pink Rose Flower Black and White Decorative Throw Pillow

She Loves Me Pillow
She Loves Me Pillow

Black and White Throw Pillows Online

Finding the best selection

Alright, fellow black and white pillow enthusiasts, fess up. You have a choice of all these brilliant colored pillows to pick from, but nothing stands out for you as much as the combination of angelic white with the darkest black. I’m the same way with clothes. I leave the house with a set of colors in mind and I come home with black pants, white blouses, and black shoes. I can’t help it. I love the shiny brightness of white and it looks so much more smashing against the darkest black. I know, technically black isn’t a color – some would say white isn’t a color – but for the purpose of pillows, they’re all the color we want.

Black and White Interior Decorating Ideas

From walls to textiles

I have always had trouble falling asleep. My brain just won’t turn off and let me rest. As a working mom, there’s always so much to do and so many things running through my head. I’ve learned to play a few games that eventually let me drift off because they distract me from being stressed or using that time with my eyes pressed shut to create more work for myself. One game is to go through the alphabet naming animals, plants, street names, movies or cities in order. I usually fall asleep around the letter “G”.

What does this have to do with decorating? Well, the other game I play is to redecorate a room in my house from top to bottom in my mind. I always start with the living room and I always pick either a black sofa or a white sofa and have since I was fourteen years old. On top of that, I add black and white throw pillows and the room grows from there. My husband doesn’t know it yet, but when my three boys are fully grown and have left the house, I’m redecorating in all black and white.

This little video will give you some quick ideas for carrying out a black and white theme in your own home.

Stencil Your Own Black and White Pillow

Craft ideas for DIY pillows

Recycling old pillows into new, or using cheaper, solid color pillows is one way to quickly make a room look newer and fresher. You can use fabric stencils and paints to take a pillow from plain to posh in no time flat. These free, online directions will give you some great ideas.

How to Stencil Pillows – Pretend for a moment that the designs in these pillow stenciling instructions aren’t pastels, but are done in black on a white pillow. This site includes very, thorough instructions on how to stencil a pattern onto fabric.

Free Stencils – A small sampling of very simple stencils (don’t try to say that five times fast – that was a mistake) that you could use in a pillow project to make black and white pillows.

Free Spray Paint Stencils – I’m pretty sure you don’t want to spray paint your pillows, but you might want to use a few of these free online stencils to come up with some designs to use on your own pillows.

Beautiful Black and White Fabrics

Make your own black and white pillows

If you’re crafty, take a look at some black and white fabric options and imagine how these prints would work in your home. Pillows can be one of the easiest sewing projects and there are even throw pillow patterns available free online.

black and white pillow fabric 1

black and white pillow fabric 2

black and white pillow fabric 3

Mostly Black or Mostly White?

Throw pillows require regular care but a black and white pillow may need some extra attention – especially if it is more white than black. White fabric picks up everything, including dust, and will eventually show a tinge of yellow or gray if not cleaned frequently. Follow the care instructions on your pillow, air them out in a mesh bag outside to freshen them up, and make sure to vacuum them at least monthly if they sit an unused room.