I AM ALL OVER THIS! Black and white is quite possibly one of my all-time favorite color combinations. It is simple, clean, and so timeless. When I think modern, I think white, and nothing goes better with white than black! One thing that I love to use as a main inspiration is contrast, and NOTHING is more of a contrast then black and white. Check out some of these spaces:
I love the very subtle pop of green used in this room above.. and I am dying over all of the Lucite!
When using a color palette as simple as black and white, you want to make sure to add lots of interest in other ways, such as texture. This room above uses a wonderful shag carpet to break up the flatness of all the white. I also love the super-low coffee tables.
Stripes are a perfect way to add dimension to a room that is decorated solely in black and white.