Here’s a misconception: all white coloured spaces are stark, cold and unwelcoming. Here’s the truth: white hued spaces are actually trendy, minimal and can be warm and welcoming with the right designing. While usually used as a secondary or background colour, white has the potential to take your spaces to a whole new level with its understated austerity. Today, we’ll be sharing 5 ways you can add warm touches to your white interiors.
1. Your fifty shades of white
Every colour in the colour wheel has a number of different shades, and that’s no less true for white. Picking the right ones, and experimenting is the trick to add an inviting touch to your spaces. Ivory looks very antique, frost white is super austere, cream has a very traditional touch and pearl is inherently welcoming. You can create a mood board of which shade you like best and take it from there.
2. Textures make all the difference
At the end of the day, no matter which shade of white you pick, it’ll still look like a blank canvas if you don’t get your textures right. This is where texture becomes key. It adds not only style, but a charisma and depth to your white hued spaces. Too much sleekness can seem very off-putting, which is why going for huge amounts of texture is going to make a huge difference in your white ambiance.
3. Don’t go for precious
The thing that many homeowners fear – and rightfully so – while considering an all-white colour scheme is the amount of damage it’s going to cause when something gets stained or scratched. In our experience, it really is inevitable, which is why it’s always recommended to furnish your white interiors with relatively inexpensive things. You’ll save yourself a lot of heartache and expenses in the long run.
4. Perfect backdrop
The thing about white colour is that it tends to make every other thing stand out. So, even when white is your dominant colour scheme, you’ll still need a little bit of accenting in the form of other colours. White is going to make the perfect backdrop and make them look even more impactful.
5. Embellishing with lighting
Lastly, you can make your white hued spaces look positively inviting by going for warm lighting. The gold incandescence of accent lights and ambient LEDs is definitely going to add an unfettered warmth to the starkness of such interior designs.