Crisp, clean, and flawless. Use the color white as a backdrop to accentuate accessories, or let it take center stage for a dramatic effect.
Paint walls, ceilings, and trim all the same white hue. The result is a blank canvas, which allows the eye to gravitate toward
warm textiles and brighter hues found in furniture and accessories.
Paint: Alabaster (SW7008) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.
Allow lighting to create warmth in an all-white room. This bath uses sheer cafe curtains to allow in as much natural light
Brighten a room that has dark wood floors and accents with white walls. Walls painted white recede, allowing the natural wood
paneling and molding to steal the show— without becoming overwhelming.
A monochromatic white palette allows experimentation with texture. Layer wood, ceramics, and other materials to keep the look
of white paint from falling flat.
A white background allows accessories to rule the room's decor (and makes for easy updates, too!). Choose pillows, art, and
other accents carefully because they’ll garner all the attention.
Paint: Titanium (2141-60) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Ottoman Fabric: Zig Zag in Shrimp on Tint from Alan Campbell by Quadrille (quadrillefabrics.com), available through DCOTA; 954/921-7575
Mix shades of white to createthe illusion of depth in a space, and add hues of different colors to create a neutral-like color
Paint: Niveous (OC-36) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Dress tight quarters in bright white for a more spacious and airy feeling. As the light changes, so will the space’s color
Paint: Wall, ceiling, and trim paint: White Dove (OC-17) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Use white to warm up stone walls, interior brickwork, or other hard surfaces, allowing them to appear approachable and inviting.
Paint: Pure White (SW7005) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.
Use white as your base for the entire room. Colorful fabric and accessories pops against a white background.
Barstools: Grayson from Pottery Barn; potterybarn.com.
Barstool slipcover fabric: For a similar look, try Corazon in Seaglass from Calico Corners; calicocorners.com.
Natural light brought in by the large windows pairs well with the white upholstery and white walls in this dining room.
A warm wood ceiling and floor treatment paired with painted wood walls adds vintage character to the space.
In keeping with the calming color scheme, an antique shopkeeper's cabinet with glass-front drawers was painted white and serves
as an interesting dresser.