White is a color!

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Nothing is more classic than white.  White is timeless and always in style, any season, any year. Like choosing any color it takes care and caution to pick white, in fact it can be challenging to pull off an all white space. With many different shades, white needs to be selected and used well.

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There are rules to follow when selecting white:   Don’t use white to lighten up a dark room, it won’t work. There must be good light to make white look good, without good light white looks gray.  White walls help highlight the object in the room, so select carefully, white highlights shapes and other colors.  It also shows off all the dirt, wear and flaws on the surface.  White has to be treated as a color, when it’s picked to avoid color; thinking it’s a safe and easy decision; the space can look cold, empty, cheap, and not welcoming.

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When done right an all white room is elegant, chic, and sophisticated, use different textures and sheens, natural materials and rich woods to add interest. Using different shades of white in one space can highlight architectural elements.

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White can be casual and warm when mixed with soft blues and pastel colors. Be careful when using brighter vibrant colors, white can make them loud.

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Black is white’s complimentary color and when used together it can be very exciting, contemporary, and edgy.

Some of my favorite white paint colors are: B&M Linen White, Cloud White, Designer White, AcadiaWhite.

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by Firoozeh Khorrami
www.DesignSchematic.com

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One Response to White is a color!

  1. Frida says:

    Beautiful pictures! I am a Swedish interior design blogger and I just find your blog, consider yourself bookmarked. (My blog is in Swedish but my iPad-magazine is in English.)
    Have a nice day // Frida