Remember the days when you couldn’t wear white after Labor Day? Now as the days turn shorter and colder I find myself gravitating towards a serene white palette. Surrounding yourself with warm brightness seems to ward off the winter blues and creates a peaceful surrounding. The pared down spectrum of white is versatile and visually restful. Whites can be tricky, however. If not done correctly you can end up in a sterile box. The three keys to decorating with white are texture, layering and materials.
Warm colors and soft woods are a perfect match for white. This NYC apartment feels cozy and inviting with soft rust colors and rich wood floors.
Texture is white’s best friend. Without texture and layering, white may becoming boring and stark. Layering pillows or adding wood ceilings can soften a white room and add interest.
Try painting materials white like a brick fireplace for a calming effect.
White can be used just as effectively in products and fashion as well. Stephen Antonson’s gorgeous plaster lighting evokes a winter wonderland.
And you can’t go wrong with a classic mix of warm whites on a chilly day
As they say… don’t be afraid of a “lack” of color.