White interiors seem to be synonymous with stark, modern architecture. Its clean finishes and often sharp lines mean that a white interior is sometimes thought of as cold, stark and impractical.
In fact white can be used to create warm and inviting spaces within a home. First thing to understand is that white is in fact a colour, and a colour with over a hundred different shades. A white colour could have undertones of yellow, blue, green and grey creating different variations of white.
If using white throughout an interior design scheme avoid too many hard, modern pieces. Instead layer the white base with woven fabrics, softer cushions and layer different tones of white for a warmer finish.
For families with young children all white sofas may not be the most feasible design option. Try framing windows with long white curtains that drape to the ground instead, these surfaces are less likely to get stained by sticky fingers.ite throughout an interior design scheme avoid too many hard, modern pieces. Instead layer the white base with woven fabrics, softer cushions and layer different tones of white for a warmer finish.
White kitchen designs have long been a staple in contemporary kitchen designs. White feels clean and classic which home owners have come to love in their kitchens.
A white kitchen design could be classic or modern depending on the materials chosen. A white Hi-Mac kitchen surface is sharp and modern, creating an extremely modern kitchen design whereas a white marble surface is more timeless and luxurious.
Metallic appliance finishes, such as stainless steel, work well with a white kitchen design; the reflective surfaces of the metal appliances work well with the crisp finish of white surfaces.
A white interior design is a great blank slate and can help you focus your room design onto specifically chosen elements. By stripping away all unnecessary embellishments such as loud colours or busy patterns you can draw attention to a fantastic view through the windows, your favourite piece of artwork or a focal fireplace .
Using white accessories can hide necessary items, such as light switches, and focus attention on your focal pieces. White home control systems from Indigozest will blend seamlessly into a natural palette and loudspeakers can be hidden in finished ceiling, covered with regular drywall compound and paint for a cleaner interior design.
With a white base canvas adding coloured elements will make these few chosen pieces ‘pop’ and allows you to refresh your room design easily. Changing your cushions, artwork or rugs within your white living room will create a new room design easily.
This is a great design option for modern bathrooms. With a white bathroom design consider adding an eye catching colour to the shower wall, splash back or a creative lighting design using coloured LED’s for an easy ‘wow’ factor.
If an extension is being added to your home white interiors can help unify the spaces, merging the old and new areas easily. Older properties can benefit from an all-white interior design to help disguise odd architectural blemishes such as old exposed pipework.
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