THE SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL ALL-WHITE INTERIORS


THE SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL ALL-WHITE INTERIORS

Imagine this scenario: you’ve found the perfect mont kiara house for sale and it comes with milky-hued walls. Why not turn this foundation into the perfect blank canvas for your décor endeavors? We’ve yet to see a white room that we didn’t like.

All-white interiors are often an incendiary aesthetic, and much has been said (both gleefully and angrily) about this polarizing design choice. Some tout it as the modern minimalist’s appreciation of classic neutrals, while others may snark at it as a bleached-out space of starkness and coldness. However, although detractors may say what they want (let’s face it, the Internet is great at producing intense reactions to non-essential things), the visual reality of all-white interiors tells a different story.

It is impossible to escape the popularity of all-white interiors right now. Whether you love it or hate it, in the past few years, the all-white aesthetic has defined the zeitgeist of the world of interior design. There is an art to making all-white spaces look curated yet effortless. So, read on for the secrets to creating the ultimate all-white interior.

  
Texture is your best friend

When it comes to all-white interiors, the use of closely related shades of the white family can make things look a bit too one-note. So, it is ever more pertinent that you add visual interest in warmth through elements such as texture. Smooth surfaces and white paints can impart a cold and sterile look to your space, so texture is the element that can pull in the balance and make things feel more warm and inviting. In this case, texture can be anything: it can be wood, brick, molding, furs, cowhide, wool, you name it. The rule remains the same in every white space: combine textural elements to bring life to your space.

There are 50 shades of white

The number of paint choices in the white family can be a veritable minefield. There are literally more than 50 shades of white (no kidding). Although it might not seem like much of a difference, sometimes subtle difference in particular shades of white can make a big impact when you put the color on your walls. If you’re unsure which one works best for your space, consider bringing home a number of samples of different tones, hues and shades, putting them on your walls and observing the effect of different times of day and lighting on how the shade is perceived.

Don’t be (too) precious

One thing that you should never do in a white space is be precious. Don’t think that you will need to be extra careful when you’re living in an all-white space. White is not the precarious color it’s made out to be, it’s actually very livable. All things get dirty with time! However, the good thing about white is that its easily repainted, washed or bleached. Think about it this way, if you love it, use it and enjoy it! Things all get better with time and age, so let it wear and learn to live a little. Realize that your space is meant to be enjoyed and truly lived in.

White makes everything else look better

An all-white interior is often a secret (or not so secret) weapon in many interior designers’ arsenals. White is akin to a secret service agent doing their job without you even noticing and realizing what it’s doing. As a color, white puts visual focus on the elements in the room that would otherwise go unnoticed and fade into the background. For example, the textures, the woods, the materials and the room. It makes you take notice of the light seeping in through the windows; the art and furniture you put in your space; the architectural details that would otherwise be masked by more dominant colors. White is a pretty magical color that has more power and importance than all of us realize.

Natural pieces add more warmth

As a rule, colors in the white family can tend to veer towards colder territory. If you want your white space to exude comfort and warmth, you would do well to introduce natural décor elements to inject warmth, life and character into your space. Pieces like décor items and furniture made from the organic earth (wood, stone, marble, plants) help ground white spaces, no matter what color the piece is. No matter how glam a white space is, you can always introduce an element of the outside inside.

Mismatch your whites

Now, although people might say that mixing and mismatching shades of white is a major no-no, we beg to differ. In fact, layering light, tonal hues of white will help diversify the look of your space by adding depth and dimension. Not everything has to be matchy-matchy. Think about throwing in layer upon layer of mismatched white and creams to truly imbibe your space with visual interest. If there is one rule for layering whites, it should be that the more layers of different whites the better.

Don’t be afraid of color

All-white interiors do not really have to only be white. If you can’t resist throwing in a dash and splash of color here and there, why not just go for it. It can be a bit tricky to get the balance right when you are working with an al-white color palette. So, don’t be afraid to experiment a bit with other colors. For some, this could mean a pop of a bold color in accent pieces. To others, this could be colors from woods and natural elements. The idea is to not be afraid of color. Rather, embrace it as a way to come up with a space that is truly creative.

2 comments

  1. Kalau interior semua warna putih, macam tak menarik la pulak... memang warna memainkan peranan penting dalam menceriakan suasana dalam rumah... kombinasi pelbagai warna cerah dalam rumah mampu mengubah suasana dalam rumah... 🤗

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  2. Bersih dan lapang.. tapi sha kurang suka all white nie..

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