Dark stained hardwood floors make for a warm welcoming entryway into this craftsman style home. The front door gets a modern update with glass panels set high on the door. Gray walls make a nice contrast with the white molding over the doorway to the next room.
The open layout of this spectacular great room allows for seamless entertaining from the casual dining space into the living area. Exposed beams contrast beautifully with the white walls and emphasize the high ceiling. Chic neutral furnishings provide plenty of seating around the tall, stone fireplace.
From the subway tiles to the squared-off pedestal sinks and high-gloss hardwood floors, the sleek details in this rustic farmhouse bathroom give it an elegant, polished look. The white palette offers a clean, fresh feeling and a great contrast to the dark wood molding.
Gray cabinetry with a high gloss sheen is the star of this kitchen. A white marble backsplash and kitchen island with a waterfall countertop and sleek white bar chairs really stand out in contrast to the gray. Pendant lights hang over the island, adding a touch of black accent.
This open-concept kitchen in striking white with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and hidden refrigerator detail makes a bold statement. The large contrasting black island area provides eat-in space and is accented with pendant lighting. High cabinets feature glass front door which provides extra storage and decor.
This high-end cooktop instantly upgrades any kitchen, especially when paired with the black quartz countertop and white tile backsplash. The cabinets offer an unusual and interesting contrast: dark-toned wood on the bottom level, white for the upper level.
Yellows and oranges warm up the dining room and provide contrast with the neutral walls and gray Roman shades. Using a mix of high-end furniture pieces and budget-conscious artwork and lighting, the designer was able to create a cohesive look without a large investment.
The high style of this living room recalls Hollywood in its heyday. Deep, soft upholstery contrasts the clean lines of the coffee table and art deco desk. While mostly neutral grays and beiges were used throughout, the purple Murano glass lamp and the eggplant-colored pillow add a bit of color.
As seen on season 1 of Tiny Luxury, dark hardwood floors and black metal accents contrast dramatically with light butcher block countertops and high gloss white cabinets in this modern Zen space. An open-concept staircase leads to a master sleeping loft that features a large skylight and queen-sized bed.
This contemporary dining room in Sedona, Arizona has been created to complement the beauty of the home by incorporating natural materials with its furnishings and providing a spectacular exterior view. The soft yellow high-back chairs in a nubby material contrast with the dark hue of the dining table and and black frames of the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The entry of this home, which opens into the living room, is defined by a striking wood wall and ceiling. The living room is set off by two gold-leafed coffee tables that work with the gold accents within the space. High ceilings allow for the open second-floor loft, which is visually separated by contrasting trim work.
A moody color palette and industrial accents are used to echo the looks of New York City buildings in the master bathroom of an Atlanta townhome. A custom-made window overooking the living space below replaced an existing set of glass blocks. High-gloss subway tile reflect the stylish lighting. Wood-look tile alternates with black tile to create visual contrast.
With such high ceilings, the goal of designer Anna Williams was to introduce a dramatic piece of art that would be the focal point of the living space. The commissioned painting by local artist Sue Tilley perfectly incorporates the serene coastal feeling with washed out shades of aqua. A rustic black coffee table grounds the space and contrasts with the warm timber floors.
Maybe you have time to make cranberry sauce from scratch (and if you do, we highly recommend you try Joanna Gaines' recipe), but you most likely don't have the time. Make a partially-homemade sauce by mixing fresh or frozen cranberries with a can of cranberry sauce. Garnish with orange peel for color contrast.
A favorite kitchen element is a farmhouse sink with a window just above. If you're going to be cooking or doing dishes, why not have a beautiful view in sight? This lovely space is also defined by its custom refrigerator, which matches the white cabinets perfectly. High cabinets are ideal for storing infrequently used pots and pans, and the simple black backsplash behind the range adds an understated punch of contrast.
A mix of fun colors and patterns set the tone in this light-filled living space, part of a 12,000-square-foot waterfront home in Greenwich, Connecticut. From the high-gloss red coffee table to the pair of mustard armchairs to the multicolored pillows, the hues in this room contrast nicely against the white walls and ceiling. Wall-size windows offer a sweeping view to the patio and water view beyond.
Tamara’s bedroom is a far cry from the high-energy of the living area. Away from the bright colors and energetic patterns, this is a space designed for relaxation. The dark gray walls set an intimate mood, overlaid by black and white accents that continue the calm feeling. Warm pops of pink from the bedding provide contrast. The art in this space is simple and focused, a tribute to the designer, her husband, and the home that they share.
“The theme was inspired by my love of gold and green,” says Maria Gonzalez of Graceful Order. With inexpensive items—such as the metallic ornaments, faux trees and gold plastic chargers—intermingled with china and glassware in her collection, the effect is seamlessly elegant. “It’s all about creating layers with contrasting colors and textures to create a high-end look on a budget,” Gonzalez says.