Today, we’ll talk about a specific color combination from our faux Roman shade selection:

Black and white.

It’s one of those color combinations where everything in your home (and your closet for that matter) will become dated, but this color combination will remain no matter what.

Black and white is simply a timeless color combination, and the fabrics chosen here are proof of that. In fact, some of these fabrics were introduced by their manufacturers over a decade ago, and still find themselves among our top sellers.


# 1 – Traditions in Black and White


This fabric features prominent floral medallions printed on a medium-weight cotton. And yes, it’s an actual white background and an actual black pattern print.

We added black gimp trim at the bottom for an additional accent. Find this product here.


# 2 – Colonial in Black



Printed on the same medium-weight cotton as the example above, this one too is a pure black and white print. Only here, you get to pull off a French country look thanks to the traditional toile pattern. Find this product here.


# 3 – Anderson in Black




Black and white buffalo checks are bold, yet they also are clean and modern in bright and airy kitchens and bathrooms full of white cabinetry. Anderson is printed on a slubbed cotton, also giving you a unique depth and texture. Find this product here.


# 4 – Aaron in Ink



Windowpane checks are all the rage now, thanks to all the modern farmhouse (p)inspirations out there. It’s also a more subtle and reserved way to add some color instead of going with its cousin, the oversized buffalo check full of color (as is the example above).  Find this product here.


# 5 – Jing in Regal



Not all Chinoiserie is a bold mandarin red next to lacquered furniture or busy wallpaper. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but there are other takes on Chinoiserie.

Cue this example – a gray and white lattice design with a modern grosgrain ribbon in black. Find this product here.


# 6 – Trillion in Black



In case you want to go all in on the black, how about this medium-scale diamond pattern? It’s interesting how the variations in the color give the pattern a more natural flow. Find this product here.


# 7 – Roman in Ink



Ok, we cheated a bit on this one. Technically, this pattern is black and light gray. But we love it so much, we’ll just pretend it’s black and white and that it belongs in this blog post.  Find this product here.


# 8 – Ander in Graphite



So far you’ve seen our medium-weight cottons, but we also carry 11-ounce basketweave linens, like this geometric pattern in charcoal and white. These faux shades are heavy and sturdy (and so should your curtain rod for it be as well, by the way).


It can be customized as pictured above….

…or you can add trims to it. The gimp and grosgrain ribbon trims will work on any length, but for tassel trims (like in the video above), we recommend a valance length at least 21 inches long to maintain the scale and proportion between the faux shade and tassel size. Find this product here.


In conclusion, for the ideas we’ve just shown you, check out our faux Roman shade valances here, or take a look at our functional Roman shades to use these same beautiful fabrics too!

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