Want to instantly add brightness to a room? Painting your walls and built-ins white is a sure-fire way, and instantly makes any colorful accessories in the room pop. With a white backdrop, you don't need to go for intense colors. On trend metallics and pastels are a great way to add interest.
This elegant dining room is designed to showcase this homeowner's priceless collections. From an exotic art collection to antique fine china, the white walls in this home shines the spotlight on these elegant collector's pieces.
If you have a collection of treasured pieces and vintage furniture, an excellent way to help showcase the pieces' texture and charm is to pair them against bright white walls. Since the original mid-century modern ceilings of the space are meant to be the room's main focal point, the pure white walls help enhance this feature rather than detract from it.
A glass-topped dining table, nebulous pendant and horizontal band of mirrors give this all-white dining room the feeling that it’s floating in space. On one wall, a single shelf serves in place of a traditional sideboard. Recessed baseboards play into the design team’s concept of weightlessness and suspension.
This lively living room is full of color. Each piece of furniture sports a vibrant shade, while all colors are tied together with the bold, multi colored rug underneath the coffee table. The throw pillows add even more life to the space with the floral patterns and shades of pink. To add color to the neutral walls, designers hung bright letters and installed wallpaper to the insides of the cabinets giving the space lots of personality.
Because this home is so small it was important to the homeowner to keep every room open to the next. Furniture and color help define the separate spaces without breaking the simple, neutral color palette.
A classic midcentury modern home looks fresh with crisp white walls and contemporary furniture. A sleek modern fireplace divides the otherwise open living and dining spaces and adds warmth -- visually and literally.
Paintings by John Hundt provide a punch of color on the white walls of this modern dining room and speak to the converted firehouse's industrial past. Built-in shelves are painted the same white as the walls for a streamlined, contemporary look.
A neutral guest room is the perfect place to play with color in accessories. Bright, funky patterns and textures on the pillows and in the artwork give the room much-needed energy, while the upholstered headboard with nail-head trim complements the decor.