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Black and white staircase ideas: How to achieve monochrome colour palette in your hallway

Black and white stairs are a great way to add a modern touch to your home interior, complementing almost any colour palette. If you prefer minimalist design and neutral tones but want to add a stand-out feature to your hallway, consider this monochrome aesthetic in your staircase design.

Black and white stair designs

When renovating an existing staircase, it’s remarkably easy to replace cosmetic components to achieve a whole new look. Explore below some of our favourite black and white stair ideas, from classic wood to contemporary steel.

Black wooden staircases

Achieve a rich natural wood finish with black wooden staircases, the same colour could be used for the entire staircase. From black stair banisters to black handrail and black risers & treads, everything simply made to bring forth the beauty of a dark wooden staircase. This bespoke design below is finished in our exclusive Jacobean oak, blending traditional and contemporary styles. Black wooden staircases are a simple way to add drama and depth to any staircase structure, from classic straight stairs to L-shaped, U-shaped and curved configurations.

Black and white painted stairs

If you live in a period property and want to give a modern update to some of its original features, try a black and white painted staircase. You can be as creative as you like with painted stairs! For larger hallways with plenty of natural light, recladding and painting your entire staircase black will transform it into a striking design feature.

For a monochrome look that will keep your space feeling bright, contrast newel caps and handrails in a deeper shade, while allowing the rest of the staircase to remain bright and airy.

Modern black and white stairs

Black steel staircases can give your home the ultimate modern update. The industrial look of steel will complement a minimalist aesthetic, whichever design you choose. Opt for narrow steel spindles or combine steel bannisters with glass panels to keep the space feeling bright and airy.

Make your stairs the focal point of your hallway, landing, living space or bedroom with a curved steel staircase. Or why not introduce some contrasting textures to your stairs by combining wood and steel in the design? Let the natural wood finish show, or paint the treads white for a complete monochrome look.

Bespoke black and white stairs

At Neville Johnson, we offer bespoke staircase renovations made-to-measure to get the most out of your space. Request a brochure for more inspiration or book a free design visit online, where our expert designers will help you find the perfect staircase.