Many assume it is easy to decorate with the colour white. However, as anyone that has purchased white paint can say, it’s not as easy as you might think. There are white tones available to decorate with, and quite a few things to consider before you decorate with the colour.
Here’s some tips for decorating with the colour white:
Vary your use of white
As mentioned, there are many tones of white too choose from for interior design. These also come in various textures, while patterns and prints are also available in white. So, be sure to mix and match your use of white, especially when going for an all-white style.
For instance, using two tones of white paint on your walls offers a nice contrast without overwhelming or feeling too boring. You can also add white furnishings with different patterns, textures, and tones, helping to break up an all-white design to great effect.
Use all-white as a blank canvas
Decorating a room is often a long-process, with minor changes made throughout the year. If you like to tinker with your décor, consider using an all-white room as a blank canvas. It makes it easy to change the style and feel of a room with just a few minor additions.
For example, adding splashes of colour to all-white interior can greatly adjust the aesthetic of the room. You can welcome autumn with rustic reds and yellows, or add charming pastels for the spring.
This can be further enhanced by adding various furnishings to transform a room at a moments notice – it’s easy to change rugs, pillows, window treatments, linens and other furnishings when using an all-white room as your blank canvas.
White and metal creates a modern style
Metal colours are popular in many homes, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. These colours pair wonderfully with white and other neutral colours, so you can certainly make the most of this if you want to create a stylish contemporary design.
For instance, if you have any rooms with stainless steel, brass, or other metal colours, they may be a perfect pairing with white. Should you be planning from scratch, consider adding some metal furnishings, fixtures, and colours when decorating with white – they pair well together!
Don’t be afraid of white upholstery
Yes, white upholstery is much more difficult to keep clean and runs the risk of stains and other signs of wear, but there are ways around this. Using the right fabrics make all the difference, so consider how busy a room is and the type of traffic is sees.
For instance, of you pets or young children, more robust fabrics like faux leather or white slipcovers allow you to decorate with white without worrying about lasting damage. Should there be little traffic in an area, don’t be afraid to go for more delicate upholstery and just be extra vigilant around it.
- Posted by David McGawn
- On March 12, 2018