Most of you know that I love white interiors. To me, white is chic and timeless, and provides the perfect backdrop to be experimental and daring with your furniture and accessories. However, that does not mean it’s easy to style a white room. In order to pull off the look without things feeling sterile, stark, or unfinished, you need to be ready to inject a lot of visual interest into the room. This can be accomplished many ways through different materials, textures, and smaller introductions of color.
This may seem a little silly, but despite my love for them, I currently have no white walls in my home. When I chose the colors for my bedroom I was just on the verge of discovering the beauty of white, and these first inklings influenced me to choose a very light tan, which I suppose was my tentative version of white at the time. Other colors in my home include medium and dark browns, medium blue, bright lemon yellow, and of course, the slightly ridiculous green somewhere between jade and forest. My spare bedroom was the lucky recipient of that impulse decision. One day I hope to give the white-walled look a try, but not until I have everything I need to make it work, as the following living rooms so beautifully illustrate.
This image showcases some popular color combinations to use with white: wood, gray, and black. While keeping the room from being monochromatic, colors like these still maintain a relative neutrality, and therefore may not be for everyone. Take a moment and imagine this room with a beautiful bouquet of red-orange tulips on the coffee table, or with several royal blue throw pillows on the couch. It’s so simple to change the mood of a room with color! Søren Rose Studio via emmas designblogg.
Via My White Room.
What a delightful rug! Pieces like these can work wonders to literally soften the white-washed look. Via Micasa.
Here the use of key colorful pieces takes the room from “neutral” to “lively”. Notice that not everything in the room is colorful, so the clean aesthetic is still maintained. Via Micasa.
Do you see anything sterile or stark about this space? No, and that’s because they’ve used a variety of texture and carefully chosen colors. If you like white but don’t want your walls to look blank and unfinished, artwork is the perfect solution. This large-format piece sets the dreamy, mysterious mood for this room. Photographed by Patric Johansson via Söderberg Agentur.Like This Post