Are you thinking about freshening your home up with a coat of paint this spring? One option to consider when choosing your paint colour is simple white. The benefits of keeping things white are numerous; it can maximize light, help furniture and artwork standout, and highlight the architectural features of your home. I came across this beautiful gleaming white Malaysian apartment on Bloesom the other day and it had me wanting to give every room in my home a clean slate.
Just taking a look at your local paint store you will see that there are no shortage of options when it comes to shades of white. You can go warm or cool, or add a hint of colour depending on the room and mood you’re trying to achieve. In the kitchen above a warm white has been used on the walls, cabinetry and window coverings, making a welcoming and relaxed environment. The pale walls and counters also play nicely off the light floorboards.
This eclectic apartment belonging to Amelia of A Beautiful Living illustrates how white paint can be used to accentuate interesting architecture. Using a more vibrant colour in this room might draw too much attention to the intricate molding for the wrong reasons, but by painting everything white the contours are subtly enhanced with light and shadow, while the room remains cohesive and beautiful.
White is probably not the first colour you would think off when designing a kids room, but this high contrast bedroom/playspace may have you thinking differently. I love the way the patterns and artwork pop out in this all white space.
One of the wonderful things about sticking with a neutral wall colour is that it allows you to bring your own personality into your space. White can be anything you want it to be; eclectic, minimalist, traditional, country or hopelessly romantic like the glamorous bedroom above.
As you’ve seen, white does not need to be boring. There is something I absolutely adore about painted white floors, and the way they add instant Scandinavian cool to a space. This stunning foyer, designed by Jonathan Adler, goes to show that by using the right details and colour accents white can have just as much personality as any shade of the rainbow.