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.
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.
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.
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.
Crisp white walls provide a clean, fresh backdrop for this contemporary dining room. Gather around this wood dining table and gorgeous contemporary chandelier, adding a personal touch to the modern space.
A pair of clear glass table lamps bookend knickknacks atop a console table and a striking modern wall sculpture. The white piece of art provides contrast to the room's navy walls, while complementing the lampshades and decor.
White paneling surrounds this room with a crisp, clean backdrop for pops of color in the furnishings. Symmetry is key in this space with streamlined furniture arranged around the focal mantel and wall-mounted television. Accent colors, chartreuse and soft lavender, are used for sophisticated pops of color in small benches, flowers and accent pillows. A whitewashed sculptural console is placed behind the sofa to smoothly transition from the foyer.
This neutral kid's room proves that a space doesn't have to be colorful to be fun and playful. Built-in cabinets flank both sides of the bed, creating functional and stylish bedside tables. An upholstered headboard with two rows of nailhead trim is custom-built to fit the space, and reading lights above are a practical addition. Dinosaur-printed bedding and a pair of acid green pillows bring punch and kid-friendly flair.
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.