Simply White! – Is white right for you?

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The last time you saw an all-white room did you feel comfortable or did you feel timid and afraid to relax? White is one of those colors that many homeowners shy away from, as they are nervous about making an all-white room feel comfortable and welcoming. White can be the most refreshing color of the spectrum. It can evoke purity, cleanliness, but also confidence and sophistication. Before you decide that your home could never “do white” consider my points below.   You may be surprised how easily comfortable white can be in your interiors.

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Are you worried that all white is hard to clean?  Think about the rooms in a home you see most often all white, if you’re like me, Kitchen and bathroom come quickly to mind. I would say those are the two rooms in a house most likely to get dirty, but yet we accept all white in these rooms with little concern, right?  Why because white surfaces in those areas are cleanable products, floors in tile, countertops etc.  Why not bring the same philosophy to other rooms in the home, another words, it’s not about the colour of the products you choose for other rooms but the product itself.. You may be thinking that white upholstery and carpet is harder to keep clean or it shows dirt quickly. While this may be true, consider what product would suit the room you wish to use it in.  In living and family rooms with busy traffic – consider using , tile or hard surface flooring and consider fabrics such as faux leather and faux suede’s for easy clean ability, washable white slipcovers are ideal for homes with pets and active kids. Don’t shy away from white because of the color – instead use products suitable for your home, family and lifestyle.

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Instead of getting intimidated by white, look at white as a fresh start to do whatever you want and go wherever your creativity will take you! White rooms are a great way to find out what inspires your room. Do you have a killer view of the ocean, trees, mountains or city? White is a beautiful canvas to use as a backdrop for your gorgeous vistas or maybe gorgeous art?. Instead of engulfing your whole room in a color, try white and see what speaks to you.

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Believe it or not, there are hundreds of shades of white and all of them do not look like versions of beige! Every color in the spectrum has a white version. From pinks and yellows to greens and purples, there are underlying faint hints of color in a variety of whites. Choose the undertone best suited to furniture and decor your home has already. Look to kitchen cabinets, flooring, countertops and tile in your bathroom for color cues on how to choose the best underlying colored white. There are several ‘perfect whites’ for every home. Use tone on tone white in varying shades, patterns and textures to create interest and depth.

 

 

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