Why you should not underestimate the Simplicity of White in Your Home

Why you should not underestimate the Simplicity of White in Your Home

Posted by Jackline Mukami | October 2, 2019 | Blog

White can inspire divisive reactions when used in a home’s interior decor. For some, the color says clean, sleek, and modern, while others merely see blank and boring.

However white does not need to be relegated to minimalism and museum-chic. In fact, the queen of neutral hues has an astonishing versatility that can give any design scheme a lift.

It makes things so much easier for entertaining. It makes the food look better, it makes everything feel more modern. It doesn’t dictate, it’s very much there to help. Here, learn all the ways the snowy shade can bring your home décor together.

Use white to add texture

Pattern mixing and stand-out textures have been one of the hottest design trends of recent years, but the look requires a serious commitment to a style. For those craving the impact of bold patterns without all that color, a creamy white palette offers the opportunity to go wild.

Pieces with dramatic textures like a glossy side table, faux fur cushions, or a funky woven wall hanging might not share a single design sensibility, but by pairing them in shades of white, the scheme remains cohesive.

The key to creating a white-based space that is soothing, not stark? Mix in different shades like ecru, alabaster, and ivory that will create a visual separation between your layers to amp up the visual interest.

Make statement pieces stand out

There is a reason that top chefs all over the world opt for pristine white plates: When you create a work of art, you want the frame you present it with to serve as a spotlight, not a distraction.

Whether you are crafting culinary delights or translating that concept to your bed, bath, or living room, the liberal application of streamlined white is the most dynamic way to give extra impact.

For a stunning dining space, set the scene with classic white serving and let your culinary concoctions take center stage.

Balance trendy with timeless

We love a fun design trend as much as the next interiors buff, but it would be a mistake to overlook the value of timeless pieces.

To craft a design scheme that is equal parts versatile and satisfying for years to come, start with a base of classic, streamlined white pieces that can work as accents for any style. Think: white linens, white countertops, and everyday white china.

Then, whether you develop a yen for painted cabinets, a craving to make your space more boho, or want to shake up your table settings with seasonal touches, you can revamp your look with ease—without having to worry about the style coming off dated.

Pull together a color palette or room-to-room scheme

If you are struggling to mesh all of your style inspiration into a single cohesive contrasting shades with appropriate tons of white—warm whites with earth tones, more blue-toned whites with cool shades—or transition between rooms with distinct schemes by creating a divide with a clean white space like a hallway, doorframe, or large white furnishings.

Draw the eye through the space

Part of making a visually pleasing space is allowing the eye to move effortlessly. The human eye is naturally drawn to sources of light, which white reflects more powerfully than other hues.

Add pops of white throughout a room—from picture frames and pillows to the serving ware in your cabinet—to naturally draw attention throughout the space.

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Provide negative space to refresh the eye

Love bold aesthetics? Take a cue from the world’s top museums and create white spaces for a visual break. Whether it is an impactful color, a bold pattern, or a striking texture, offsetting a look with white prevents what could otherwise feel overwhelming to the eye, taking it down to a polished finish.

 

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