written by: BRAD MEE

If you attended the recent Utah Valley Parade of Homes, you couldn’t miss how a black-and-white color palette dominated many of the dramatic, high-style interiors.

In the recent Utah Valley Parade of Homes, black and white delivered drama to many of the stylish interiors. Sure, this classic color combo may be nothing new, but the fresh way these homebuilders and designers used it to elevate the style of their spaces was absolutely inspiring. These shots may give you some ideas for rooms of your own.

A stunning black range and brass-trimmed hood dazzle an Alpine home’s white and black kitchen. White floating shelves float on a marble-clad wall. By Raykon Construction.

A cluster of woven black spheres illuminate the open living area of a chic, contemporary home in Provo. By Ezra Lee Design + Build.

A trio of black-and-white patterns—tile, stone and textile—mix it up to animate an Alpine home’s lower-level kitchen. By Concept Builders.

Black-and-white geometric wallpaper creates a bold backdrop in a Highland home’s winning bathroom. By Emerald Homes.

In a Provo home, the stark contrast of black and white gives this traditional staircase a fresh, fashion-forward look. By European Co. Inc.

This floor’s intriguing black-and-white pattern anchors the spacious laundry room featuring contrasting black appliances and handsome white cabinetry. By Raykon Construction.

Southwest accents and patterns mix with a black-and-white color palette to give this top-floor bedroom a chic, casual charm. By European Co. Inc.

A surprisingly large piece of abstract art hangs above a black contemporary console to give a white hallway a jolt of movement and contrasting color. By Concept Builders.

Graphic art and black floating shelves pair with texture-rich stacked stone to give this light-filled living room a distinctive contemporary flair. By Emerald Homes.

Even in the garage of this hip Provo home, a black and white palette is used to capture a cutting-edge, contemporary vibe. By Ezra Lee Design + Build.

A witty combination of black-and-white, plain and patterned hex tiles creates an inset rug in a Provo home. By Magleby Construction.

Head-turning black-and-white wallpaper helps gives this contemporary bedroom a hip, swanky style. By Emerald Homes.

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Brad Mee
Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.