Dare To Be Bare

As we all know, light color palettes have a reputation for expanding a space and giving the illusion of a larger area. Typically homeowners opt for soft yellows, pales olives, or neutral tans for a living or bedroom area. Although these color choices have proved to have beautiful outcomes, one color (and yes it’s a color) that most people seem to easily dismiss is white.
Now white isn’t the easiest color to chose from when decorating a space, it in fact can be pretty complex…but when designed properly, the end result can be outstandingly gorgeous.
One important thing to remember is that white has two different undertones. One reflecting warm yellow and red undertones, and one reflecting cool greyish blue tones. According to ElleDecor.com the trick to achieving a perfectly balanced all white design is to incorporate a good mix of both types of undertones.
Don’t be afraid to bare it all. White shouldn’t just be restricted to wall color. Combing different kinds of whites, with various textures, weaves or patterns in fabric or surfaces is visually appealing. The variation also allows for different relections of natural and artificial light, making for great eye movement and enhancement of the modern and warm appeal of the room.
Additionally, all-white design also allows for great statment making pieces such as artwork, furniture, or accessories to serve as major focal points in a space. Whether you hang your favorite Warhol screenprint, or bring in your great grandmothers antique vase, its sure to make a huge impression. Really, the accent possibilities are endless….who doesn’t love that?

Courtesy of ElleDecor.com
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