Decorate with WhiteFew trends have dominated the design world like the all white interior has over the past decade. Designers and DIYers alike seek its clean look and its minimalism. But to think that decorating with white will simplify your project is to underestimate its difficulties. Though it is extremely versatile and elegant, designing with white offers surprising challenges. To use it well is an art in itself. Consider these tips to help paint your blank canvas.
Choose the Right ShadeMany people falsely believe there is only one shade of white. In fact, there are many different shades and they are marked by either warm or cool undertones. The first step in your project is to make sure you have picked the correct hue.
Consider Your Light SourceAlways consider how much and what type of lighting you have. Rooms full of natural light support cool tones, while fluorescent light brings out the best in warm tones. Don’t be afraid to combine different shades, but be sure to match cool tones with other cool tones, or warm tones with other warm tones.
Rugs and TextilesAdding a large area rug, layering multiple rugs, adding and mixing textured or patterned throw blankets, pillows, velvets, linens, and window treatments will give your space versatility.
Pops of ColorSharp, saturated colors are the perfect complement to white’s boldness. If you do opt for this bright look, whites with a cool undertone serve as the perfect stark backdrop to bring the colors to life.