Color of the Month for January … White!
Decorating with White
White is one of those colors that can be perceived differently …
On a positive note: white can evoke a sense of purity and cleanliness, white makes a space appear larger, white gives a sense of simplicity, white is associated with modern design.
A negative tone: white can perceived as cool and reserved.
Either way, I’m not surprised white is in the forefront in design right now.
Decorating with white is such a great jumping off point for so many spaces in different applications from paint and accessories to furnishings white adds a sense of ease.
Inspiration: The Beach … Sand and driftwood.
Accessories and fabrics with natural finishes + textures balance the purity of a white paint color, they make a room feel effortless a place to relax your body and mind.
The room below is quietly effortless. The “bones” are outstanding but the paint color Benjamin Moore Simply White and the floor choice have a lot to do with the warmth of this space. Add a few well chosen accessories and the room is warm, welcoming, uncluttered and serene.
Inspiration: Graphic designs.
Graphic designs are classic. From stripes to trellis patterns, graphic designs have staying power. Most graphic designs present stark contrasts, and white is a key player.
A small powder room we completed was painted in Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air. Accents in gray and white. The graphic mirror from WestElm.com adds the perfect amount of pattern creating a focal point to this space.
Inspiration: Small space design.
With home footprints getting smaller and smaller, white paint colors are a good choice to enlarge your space. White also give the impression of an uncluttered, clean and organized room.
We’ve just finished remodeling the Guest Rooms below. The hotel has a build date in the 70’s. A smaller footprint combined with an outdoor corridor left us with little natural light. We selected Sherwin-Williams Panda White SW6147 for the walls with an accent wall in Windy Blue SW6240. Immediately the room felt spacious, clean, well lit and comfortable.
Inspiration: The Hamptons
Combine shades of white tones for a subtle ultra sophisticated relaxed vibe.
From ArchitecturalDigest.com Interior Designers Vincente Wolf and Matthew Yee renovated the home in Montauk, NY. Paint from PPG Pittsburgh Paints.
This space combines white finishes from the flooring to the PPG high gloss painted ceiling to furnishings and accessories. Kind of leaves me speechless yearning to take a long nap on the sun-drenched sofa!
Visit the link below at architecturaldigest.com for more information on this amazing home.
Hope everyone had a great weekend ~ Nancy
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