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The 15 Best Black and white Rugs

Neutral colors have been popular throughout many interior design styles for the past few decades, but no color combination is more classic than black and white. With the purest of shades, these two contrast one another perfectly between light and dark to create bold style. When softened, they can still highlight their differences but create a more gentle, restrained statement. One way to incorporate black and white into a room is through a rug. Choosing the best black and white rug can be a daunting task since there are so many options out there, which is why we’ve compiled a list of our top 15 black and white rugs.

Mosaic Vintage Vinyl - Design B Area Rug by Spicher and Company

Spicher and Company’s Mosaic inspired rug showcases how vintage penny tile can be brought into the modern day through a classic color palette and modern materials. This vinyl rug is fitting for many styles and uses as it is durable, easy to clean, and comes in two color palettes.

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean
  • Non Slip Backing
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Indoor/Outdoor Rug
  • Many Shapes and Sizes Available

Cons

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Unique Production Process

From a Customer

“This final rug is absolutely stunning. I am so happy with the way it looks & feels. I placed it on my front porch which is covered but not completely protected against sun and rain. Since I live in Southern California I’m not too worried about the rug being exposed to the elements. I would highly recommend to anyone considering purchasing a vinyl rug!” -Susan P.

Hilda - Monica Area Rug by Surya

The Monica Rug from Surya uses simple geometric shapes atop a medium looped pile to become a rug that is comfortable, durable, and stylish. Oversized plus signs dominate the surface of the rug and can easily tie into other geometric shapes in the room.

Pros:

  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Plush Wool
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Inverse Color Options

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“This rug was the perfect fit for my son’s nursery. It was exactly as I expected it to be and looks striking in his room. The quality and colors are great.” -Jess G.

Francis - FRA-02 Area Rug by Chris Loves Julia x Loloi

With this rug, Chris Loves Julia x Loloi presents a softer color palette with a creamy white and black. The textured grid structure is a perfect blend of vintage tile and modern cleanliness with its lines and artistic use of texture.

Pros: 

  • Hand Hooked Quality
  • GoodWeave Certified
  • Durable and Resilient
  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Kid Friendly

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“This rug is heavy and high quality and worked out perfectly in our clients space. It instantly laid about 95% flat. It paired well with our moody chic farmhouse master suite!” -Rugs C.

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Classic Vintage Vinyl - Pattern 65 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

“A great product with color and style choices we appreciate. We found this classic back and white tile that fit our decorating and then the Kitchen with a similar pattern in the sage greens of our paint color!” -John M.

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean and Resistant to Stains
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Indoor/Outdoor Rug
  • Custom Sizes Available

Cons:

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Unique Production Process

From a Customer

“A great product with color and style choices we appreciate. We found this classic back and white tile that fit our decorating and then the Kitchen with a similar pattern in the sage greens of our paint color!” -John M.

Corfu - 27321 Area Rug by Surya

The Corfu 27321 Rug incorporates busy bohemian patterns into the rug’s design, but it shows modern restraint with a simplified color scheme. If you’re looking to create a modern boho or modern tribal style, then this rug is a great option.

Pros

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Super Soft Dense Wool Rug
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Hand Tufted Quality

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Boceto - BOC-02 Area Rug from ED Ellen Degeneres Crafted by Loloi

This rug from Ellen Degeneres and Loloi uses the black and white color scheme in a more contemporary, chic design. The busy geometric/tribal design of this rug is sure to make a big statement in whatever room it’s placed in.

Pros:

  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Kid Friendly
  • Hand Hooked Quality
  • Thick Wool

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“We are so happy with this rug. It was exactly as pictured, beautiful design & a nice thick wool. Would highly recommend!!” -Susan H.

Marinai -2932K Area Rug by Oriental Weavers

Buffalo plaid is a pattern synonymous with farmhouse style. When you choose to add in that pattern through a rug like this one from Oriental Weavers, you can lean fully into the country aesthetic inside or outside the four walls of your home.

Pros:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Rug
  • Easy to Clean
  • Hand Hooked
  • Durable and Easy to Maintain
  • Multiple Shapes Available

Cons:

  • Not Everyone Enjoys Farmhouse/Country Style

From a Customer

“I've been eyeing this rug on several different sites but this was by far the most affordable - which made me a little worried about the quality. But I was very pleasantly surprised by how thick, soft and well made this rug is. It looks great in my family room and is very comfortable. I've received so many compliments already. Highly recommend this purchase!” -Cspin

Cambridge - CAM-123 Area Rug by Safavieh

This ultra soft, ultra stylish rug from Safavieh is a classy addition to contemporary homes. Aside from the beautiful black and ivory contrast, this rug boasts a 3/8 inch pile of pure wool that is unbelievably soft beneath your feet.

Pros:

  • Incredibly Soft
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Hand Hooked
  • Kid Friendly

Cons:

  • Too Modern for Traditional Styles

From a Customer

“Searched high and low for the perfect rug and kept coming back to this one. Even more beautiful in person thick comfy rug! Weight was shorter than anticipated so that was icing in the cake! Love it!” -Jennifer B.

Casablanca -CSB-954 Area Rug by Safavieh

If you’re looking for a rug that fits into the modern boho style, then this rug from Safavieh’s Casablanca Collection is a great option. With its hand tufted wool, neutral color palette, simple design, and use of fringes, this rug is both youthful and classic.

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Hand Tufted
  • Soft and Plush
  • High Traffic Approved

Cons:

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes

Metlili - MTL-4 Area Rug by Lemieux Et Cie

This hand woven striped rug from Lemieux Et Cie is an elevated take on stripes as it staggers them, alternates their sizes, and uses a minimal color palette. This rug is easy to coordinate with in modern, contemporary, and even boho homes.

Pros:

  • Hand Woven Quality
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Reversible
  • High Traffic Approved

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Lanai - Remora Area Rug by Jaipur Living

The Remora Rug from Jaipur Living takes us back to classics with bold solid black and white stripes across its whole surface. Because of the simplicity of the design, this rug can work well in a variety of styles and can also be used in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Pros:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Rug
  • Easy to Clean
  • Hand Woven Quality
  • Resistant to Fading, Wear, and Moisture
  • Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Pleased with this rug. Using for three season porch that was pretty blah with mostly beiges. Added punch of color. Quality seems good. Every other place I checked for availability said delayed delivery but rugs direct delivered promptly.” -Theresa Y.

Zanafi Tassels - 24568 Area Rug by Surya

This hand tufted rug showcases how black and white color palettes are anything but boring. Between the weave embellishments, fringe, and overarching texture, this rug is great for modern, boho, and contemporary homes.

Pros:

  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Chic Design

Cons:

  • Not Everyone Likes Fringes

From a Customer

“Love it” -Cathryn K.

SEmory - EB-09 Area Rug by Loloi Rugs

Emory EB 09 is a youthful Moroccan rug that utilizes triangles, diamonds, and arrows to create a charming design. Whether you’re looking for a Moroccan theme or you just enjoy the geometric shapes, this rug is versatile enough for a variety of interior design styles like Southwestern, boho, and others.

Pros:

  • Very Soft
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable
  • Inverse Color Palettes Available

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Beautiful rug! I’m very happy with my purchase. It’s very soft, well made and reasonably priced. Colors are as pictured.” -Renae M.

Lyna - 31713 Area Rug by Surya

The funky diamond pattern of Lyna 31713 is a great way to incorporate bold, oversized geometric shapes in main rooms, bedrooms, and other spaces. Aside from its vivid, raised diamond pattern, this rug is machine washable and highly practical for those areas where you need an easy to clean rug.

Pros:

  • Machine Washable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable and Easy to Maintain
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Textured Pattern

Cons:

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes

Polly - POL-02 Area Rug by Chris Loves Julia x Loloi

Finally, there’s the Polly Collection from Chirs Loves Julia x Loloi. This rug in particular displays its black and white color scheme masterfully and is a work of art in its own right.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Hand Tufted
  • GoodWeave Certified

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“We got this rug for our dining area and it is perfect! The texture is beautiful, and there is a blend of neutral colors that makes the rug work for many spaces. Super happy with the purchase.” -Kay

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Black and white is a classic color combination that can either harken back to the past or usher in a new era of design. Regardless of whether you found your ideal rug in this list or not, you now see how versatile these rugs are and see all the benefits of using one in your home.

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