Who said that black and white isn’t colorful? I think it is. It all depends on the combination of patterns. And what else is in the vicinity.
In this case the old Ikea Ektorp chaise lounge, two pillow-cases from Ikea (striped and dots), one really cheap pillow (SEK 39) from Ikea, one throw from Ikea, laptop table from Ikea, lamp behind the tulips also from Ikea, and one candle holder from MIO. Even the black and white panda is from Ikea. The floorlamp is also from Ikea, but that is grey. Yes, Ikea is my friend for black and white things.
To me this is colorful.