It's said that life is not black and white. There are many gray areas. Philosophically, this may be true. But as a design aesthetic, black and white can be stunning and fresh. I think sometimes black and white is all you need! Lately, I am loving the sleek look of a black and white space. Yes, a pop of color can be appealing. Van Morrison said, "there is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles." But for today, Mr. Morrison, I want to take a monochromatic view. The simplicity and raw beauty of it inspires me.