A snow white room layered with white décor is stunning and displays confidence. There are friends and foes in regards to this look, where some deem it as cold and lifeless, others would disagree. While not only making a space appear larger it also is a good way to cover up architectural oddities making the eye flow from the pops of color and interesting shapes around the room instead of the imperfections.
The All White House is also more flexible than you might think. As we observed in the last blog in the Updated Beach Bungalow, the all-white look can fit nicely into most style categories; french country chic, beach bungalow, modern, glam, and plantation to name it a few. The look doesn’t have to feel staunch or stark, but actually comes across as inviting and calming.
Floor to ceiling white creates a crisp canvas for you’re the pure white room. Accent colors pop, artwork leaps off the walls and accessories make a statement with little effort. So how do you select the right white for your space? The Jigsaw Designers have a list of their favorite white paint to work with. Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White, and Behr’s Polar White are among the best. Whites are either warm or cool, warm with it’s yellow undertones are more fitting for a traditional softer look, and cool white with more blue undertones are more stark which are fitting for a more modern or Hollywood Glam style home.
The perfect white doesn’t have to stop at the walls and trim. White floors are the ideal way to complete this look. White flooring can be accomplished many different ways depending on the style of your home, existing floors and budget. Glossy resin finished concrete slabs for the modern home create a crisp look that is very fitting of the style. Porcelain and white marble floors work perfectly in most styles from Hollywood Glam to The Traditionalist. One trend we are seeing more of is painted hardwood floors in a variety of colors and patterns. In white this look can fit into most style category across the board. It can bring new life to older hardwoods with imperfections and transform the look of your home.
Layering white on white creates the perfect back drop for colors to stand out. Additionally, shapes have added movement, art is appreciated more easily, and the eye can flow about the room. For a warmer look, try adding natural wood into a room like seen in the images below. The bright white perfectly complements the natural wood giving way for the Rustic Modern look and farmhouse style to come into play.
Layering whites in different fabrics and textures enhance the drama in a room as seen in the Hollywood Glam space below. Even adding materials like glass, crystal, metallic or mirrors blend in perfectly into the white palette. The textured rug, chiffon drapes, mirrored table and metallic pillows all being simple in design add high impact to this gorgeous room.
The White House has no rules. There is more freedom in this color palette that any other. For as daring as the look appears, it’s certainly the most flexible in style and décor’. Share with us how this look translated into your home, we love hearing from you!
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