White has long been thought of as a safe room interior color with many people using it like a neutral, non-color. However, when treated like the gorgeous color it is, white makes a bold, clean dramatic design statement and can be the most exciting room colors of all.
White is one of those colors that many homeowners shy away from, as they are nervous about making an all-white room feel comfortable and welcoming. White can be the most refreshing color of the spectrum. It can evoke purity, cleanliness, but also confidence and sophistication.
Instead of getting intimidated by white, look at white as a fresh start to do whatever you want and go wherever your creativity will take you!
Believe it or not, there are hundreds of shades of white and all of them do not look like versions of beige! From pinks and yellows to greens and purples, there are underlying faint hints of color in a variety of whites. Choose what furniture and decor your home has the majority of color in. Look to kitchen cabinets, flooring, countertops and tile in your bathroom for color cues on how to choose the best underlying colored white. There are several ‘perfect whites’ for every home.
White on white on white is a beautiful look — but how to pull this off without your home looking like a hospital room or a museum?
If your room is lacking personality or warmth, consider layering whites in similar shades of white, warm whites, gray, warm grays, etc.… pick pieces of the same color, but in different textures, so they play off each other and create visual texture. That way the eye doesn’t get bored. Use patterns, textures and varying materials in similar white hues to create a room that has depth and interest. This especially works well in bedrooms. Textiles, an upholstered headboard, window treatments and bedding can all work together in harmony in varying shades of tone-on-tone white varieties.
Adding colorful items keep these rooms from feeling sterile, and the white backdrop makes those little bits of color really stand out. A little bit of black (or dark grey) is a good way to ground an all-white interior. Also, wood adds warmth and texture to interiors that might otherwise seem a little unapproachable.
Either if you prefer minimalist, vintage or romantic style, white is always a good choice. So, scroll down for inspiration on gorgeous white interiors.