A few weeks ago on Interior Obsessions with FormFire Glassworks, we took a look at all types of bookshelves as organization in the home. Another clear organizational method is the use of a monochromatic color theme, in this case, white. The new year always brings up concepts of freshness, a clean look, starting over. To me, the white space embodies this feeling.
I have to say that I am immediately drawn to white spaces. Never in a million years could I have an all-white space, both because I am way to messy for it, and because I prefer a warm simplicity in my own living environment. But darn, I am suckered in every time I spy an expanse of white with white accents. Many people think of ‘all-white’ spaces as stark and clinical. But today’s images show that this is not at all the case.
The important thing to remember when designing a white environment is that in general, they aren’t all absolute white. The illusion of a white space is made by the subtle use of neutrals tones, either ranging toward the greys or beiges. This gives differentiation between shades of white, and allows the eye to see the different pieces that make up the whole composition. Another great way to keep an all-white space from looking flat is to vary your textures. Wood slats, linens, furs, anything that gives depth and shadow lines is going to help the eye pick out one item from the rest of the background.
The last image shows that even an all-white space can hide a fun shot of color only visible when doors are open. How do you incorporate white in your home?
(above) Interior Swing