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Everything's Gonna Be All White

Posted by Mike Brown Group on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 10:23am.

Nothing says bright, fresh, and clean in a home like the color white. White is arguably the most versatile of paint colors. No matter the design style, from classic and cozy to clean and contemporary, this versatile neutral works well in a variety of color schemes. Decorating your home in an all-white interior gives you the ability to change your decor at a whim – by simply adding texture and pops of color.

White is timeless and can be used as an anchor within your home and it's the most reflective of all colors - containing all of the wavelengths of the visible spectrum. When light is filtered throughout your white walls (such as bouncing light coming from windows), wavelengths are being reflected and none of them are absorbed, creating the perfect canvas. Look at the color white as a fresh start, giving you the ability to go wherever your creativity takes you. Instead of engulfing your whole room in a color, try starting with white and see what speaks to you.

It’s important to note that not all whites are the same. While perfectly fine to combine whites, make sure they are on the same temperature scale; yellow-based whites are warm, blue-based whites are cool. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of shades of white and all of them do not look like versions of beige. Surprisingly, every color in the spectrum has a white version of it. Many homeowners love a white kitchen because it feels clean and classic. You can easily change the look of your kitchen with a new backsplash or by installing different hardware.


 


 

Consider layering whites using similar shades of white. Use patterns, textures and varying materials in white hues to create a room that has depth and interest. This especially works well in bedrooms. There's something so restful about a clean, white bedroom with a few strategic pops of color.

When it comes to bathrooms, white always works because it elicits the feelings we want to have in this part of our home - cleanliness and a refreshingly sterile environment.

One of the greatest assets of working with the color white is the ability to showcase your own personality and style within your interior, without having to compete with the color on the walls, furniture, and decor. There's a reason museum walls tend to be white: all art looks great up against it. If you love artwork, sculptural pieces, or any elements that command attention, consider displaying it on an all-white wall, over an all-white fireplace mantle or over your all-white bed. All eyes will go right to your one-of-a-kind artwork without you having to try!  

No matter what your style, everything naturally comes together in a white room. Consider integrating white into your home and you might be surprised at how versatile this color can be. Not sure where to start? Check out this article that will help you pick the perfect white paint: https://www.remodelista.com/posts/remodeling-101-how-to-choose-the-perfect-white-paint/ and here are the 33 best white paints according to top interior designers: https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/color/advice/a3448/the-right-white-a-70889/.  

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