This colour cocktail is a timeless classic. A fail-safe combination that magically always works. It sees varying shades of black combine to create striking schemes worthy of the glossiest of shelter publications. This monochrome interior holds an eternal style card; an everlasting trump card, continually outlasting the latest trend or must-have styles. Here we see the scheme at work in a home office space, where jet black hues have been used in matt finishes to maintain a masculine feel – adding in gloss surfaces would soften the look. Meanwhile, graphic pattern is used as this lends itself well to a striking black and white colour palette, which all helps to create the monochrome magic. I’m so excited to see Colour Cocktail return – cheers, friends!

Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Beautiful collage! I love the lamp, and the Ikea Stockholm Rand rug is becoming a real classic. The eye doesn't get tired of it, even though it is in so many interior photos.

  2. agreed. i love the gold/metallic pop… and love that you could swap out the pop color seasonally for a new look.

    lovely, as always, my boy. 🙂

  3. Usually not a fan of black in deor, but TOTALLY works her. Love the tip about a dash of copper or gold. I've been adding blingy broze to EVERYTHING lately!

  4. I just discovered this post Will, and I´m so happy that you have used these pictures. Thank you.
    Love your collage as well.

    Happy weekend 🙂

    Hugs from Norway

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.