Designer Mariah O’Brien’s tried and true color for living rooms is a nice warm white. “White can be as vivid or soft as any other color as it has a variety of undertones and tints. Finding the right white that works is the key. I have some go-to favorites: Benjamin Moore’s Alabaster White and light beige, as they contain a subtle undertone of pink, which I believe truly flatters the skin and allows for a nice glow.” O’Brien warns against using whites that contain yellow or blue undertones. “They tend to look dingy or too cool.”
At first glance, the elements of this eclectic sitting room don't appear to relate, but the chocolate tones of the artwork, wood furniture, rug and floor poufs and metallic details of the chair, console table and sconce help tie the design together.
The "X" detail on the ends of the kitchen island help to provide support for the extended breakfast bar while adding a bit of texture and warmth to the white color palette of the modern farmhouse kitchen.
Marble floors from the Old East Denver High School guide visitors into the foyer. Here, a console table, armchair and antique cabinet warm the white walls, while stairs and a gold chandelier draw the eye towards the home's second level.
While wraparound windows keep this master bedroom bright and full of light, rich wood floors and a fireplace ensure the space also feels warm. White bedding and chairs look clean and fresh, and colorful artwork adds a punch of vibrancy.
Gorgeous wood floors lend warmth to this home's hallways, especially paired with crisp white walls. The family room and hall bathroom feature different types of flooring to help differentiate the different spaces.
White cabinetry pairs with a white subway tile backsplash for a bright, timeless design in this airy kitchen. A wood island countertop and rich wood floors lend warmth to the space, and a paneled ceiling adds a charming touch.
A wood bench at the foot of the bed complements the upholstered headboard and small nightstands in this white bedroom. The room's transitional style is dressed up with a minimal use of color, including the blue wall hanging and the pillows on the bench.
This open-plan kitchen uses a two-pac cabinetry in a double strength of the wall color. Feature cabinets in a contemporary wood grain are designed to draw attention to the custom-made tile backsplash and feature on the front of the island.
Mirroring the black of the shelves is this painted feature wall. The wall is topped with a white, Cameroonian Juju hat on festive display. Combined, they provide the perfect backdrop to the sleek, modern fireplace that keeps the couple warm through the colder months of the year. A New York luxury, the bio-fuel burning fireplace was installed by Tanika and Brian to complete the look of the space.
In a warm, traditional kitchen with beamed ceilings, iron wall racks and a dark wood island, white cabinetry offers bright contrast. The island provides customized storage on the working side as well as seating on the backside for entertaining.
Walnut cabinetry pairs with streamlined white countertops in this Scandinavian-inspired kitchen. Open shelves keep glasses handy and allow for an airy, bright feel. Vertical rectangular white tiles make for a striking backsplash.