Dreaming of White- Decorating with a White Color Palette

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I love homes decorated in white. It’s probably one of the most controversial topics in décor today, it seems like everyone has an opinion. Either you love it or you hate it and I love it. While there is something about color which makes a home unique white is just so amazingly versatile. It’s airy and light and accomplishes great opposing feats like opening cramped spaces and bringing cohesion to expansive or disjointed homes.

As I said white is extremely versatile. Using just a bit of imagination you can make it work in virtually any situation. It’s also a powerful tool to use when trying to bring attention to an item which deserves recognition.

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Via Decorology

For example the bathroom above. This entire bathroom is absolutely beautiful but I would say that the most unique pieces in it are the beautiful mirrored sconces. I have never seen a replica for those and believe me I tried to find them.  Such delicate, unobtrusive sconces can easily get lost but this almost purely white bathroom offsets them exquisitely.

Another reason I find white so great is that you can mix and match all different materials and styles and not create chaos. White provides unity and a sense of consistency.  Look at the living room below. It holds an unbelievable amount off different textures and furniture and little items which all blend beautifully because the main color used is white.

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Via Country Living

Many people dislike white because they think that it’s not really a color at all. This is entirely not true. Go into any paint store and you will be astonished to discover that there are hundreds of shades of white with all different undertones. It’s a dramatic color that’s never boring. It’s cozy, and forgiving and generally easy. If you paint your walls a bold color you’re committed to it. When you paint in white you have a blank canvas and all options are open to you.

Here are some of my favorite white rooms:

Decorating-with-White-Library
Via Best Home Designing

White slipcovers can inexpensively transform even the dowdiest chairs.

White-Swedish-Apartment-Decorating-Ideas
Via Parehe

This tiny apartment is expanded visually using an almost all white color palette.

white-bachelor-pad-like-living-area
Via Decoist

This homeowner used numerous shades and textures of white to unify a mix of styles and to highlight the Grand Piano, the focal point of the room.

What do you think of white décor, do you find it dramatic or boring, cold or warm? Would you use it in your home?

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