As much as I enjoy bright pops of colour throughout the home and the visual interest it generates, I can’t help but to revert back to a standard colour scheme of mainly white with hints of black, grey and timber. While this mostly white colour pallet is a familiar formula, it can be anything but boring. I simply can’t go past white interiors (or exteriors for that matter - painted white bricks especially) as they create a sense of cool calmness while remaining fresh and refined.
There is a good reason so many homes are painted in a shade of white as it forms the perfect neutral backdrop and foundation for furniture and accessories that can be easily changed around, adding in more or less colour as required. This versatile shade can also be adapted and used to work in with any style from Scandinavian chic to timeless Hamptons and everything in between.
With so many variations of white, when looking for paint pay particular attention to the undertones of your selections, some may have cool blue or green undertones, while others will have warm pink bases and each will reflect and disburse light differently. Don’t limit paint to the walls either; lifeless pieces of furniture can be effortlessly up-cycled with a fresh coat of white paint or even white washed for a more dishevelled appearance.
It is definitely possible to utilise a white on white palette without your home appearing stark, sterile or blizzard worthy! White is always modern and forever in style - just be sure to layer different shades of white to create interest and play around with various textures so that each room is sophisticated and cohesive while remaining light and airy.
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