Ebony and Ivory
Le Creuset may have become synonymous with vivid colour, but that doesn't mean that the brand doesn't see beauty in black and white. In fact, the much-loved French cookware manufacturer has been sure to develop a number of products in ebony and ivory to cater to those who aren't as keen to bring hues like 'cherry', 'flame' and 'Caribbean blue' into the home. This stems from Le Creuset's recognition that while coloured enamel is striking, there is no look more timeless and clean than a monochrome one. A black and white aesthetic is sophisticated yet unfussy, eye-catching yet clean, and it's perfect for anything from industrial to state-of-the-art contemporary kitchens. Plus, if a solely monochromatic palette is too harsh for you, you can always soften it with interesting textures or break it with a few extra pops of colour. Interestingly, although the vibrant shades are what make Le Creuset products stand out from the crowd, the items' handsome forms, intricate details and sculptural quality is brought out most in a black or white finish. If a stark theme is what you're going for, or even if you want only the sophisticated lustre of black or only the simple purity of white in your home, here's a peek at a few of the relevant products from Le Creuset.