How To...Get White Just Right

How To...Get White Just Right

Abby Stone
Jun 3, 2008

While we talk alot about colour here at AT, we like neutral spaces as well. What we don't like is a boring space. While most people think an all white space is boring, we disagree. But there are some tricks to getting white right...

  • All whites are not created equal. A warm white, as seen in the opening image, with a touch of yellow or pink, is open and inviting. White with a touch of blue in it is cooler, a great choice for a bedroom in our desert climate.
  • White expands. Make a small space feel instantly bigger, brighter and airier with a fresh coat of white paint. See how the light bounces around.
  • White is flexible. With an otherwise all white backdrop, changing your space with the seasons can be as simple as bringing in a bowl of lemons and a few big bunches of daisies. If you love knick knacks, white can be the perfect foil for displaying an ever changing parade of collections.
  • Keep it clean. With an all white interior, the trade-off for flexibility and simplicity is daily cleaning.

[image from Living, etc.]

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