White Plus Wood: The Cozy Side of a Winter Palette

White Plus Wood: The Cozy Side of a Winter Palette

Leah Moss
Oct 21, 2009

OK, so it's not winter yet, but this time of year, as I brace my cold-blooded self for chilly season, I always have the same little decor quandary: do I pile on cozy warms colors in the form of throws and pillows or embrace the bright spareness that comes when all the leaves fall off the trees and unhindered natural light comes streaming in? These warm white rooms having me leaning toward the latter...

We often think of white as a summertime color, however adding warm raw cuts of wood, natural rugs, a few bright green plants, and layers of texture in the form of slubby linens and chunky wools, as well as a few dark accent pieces can keep a mostly white palate from seeming chilly.

What's your take?
(Images: 1: Marie Claire Maison, 2: Jim Cooper, 3:Morten Holtum, 4: Hotel Azucar, 5,8: Skona Hem, 6: Coastal Living, 7:Jessica Helgerson, 9: via Decorno)

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