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5 ways to add contrast in white interiors

White is that one hue that’s perpetually present in all home interiors. Sometimes it is used as a background, other times it is used as light contrast, and sometimes, it can even constitute the entire theme of your home. In the case of that last one, it’s best to note that you have to apply proper contrast to be able to pull it off nicely. So, if you don’t know how to do that here are a few tips to get you started:

 

1. Pull out the accent furniture

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The main job of accent furniture is already to provide stylish contrast within the ambiance, but when your surroundings are mainly white, all furniture becomes accent furniture. Take a look at this image: the living room has a dominantly white theme, but it doesn’t come off as too cold. This is mainly because all the furniture has been carefully selected in colours that add beautiful contrast to the surroundings and act in an accent capacity!

 

2. Warm lighting contrast

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One major problem with interior designs that have a dominantly white theme is that they tend to come off as very austere and frigid. So what’s the best to keep that from happening? It’s by using warm lighting to create a cozy contrast. You can use pendent lights, track lights, and spot lights to accomplish this. They gold incandescence can alleviate the coldness and effuse the ambiance with a welcoming aura.

 

3. Metallic contrast

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If there is one texture contrast that works exceptionally well with all white interior designs, its metal! Stainless steel complements the ‘cool’ vibe of dominantly white themes quite well. Nickel, copper, and brass are also good options. But the metal accent that you end up using needs to complement the theme of your spaces. For example: chrome and stainless steel for modernism, copper for traditional, etc.

 

4. Pattern contrast

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Another way to add contrast to white interior designs is by using classy patterns. Plain white materials can come off as boring and uninteresting. Introducing patterns in such ambiance can make the overall space look more interesting. You can do so by using hexagonal tiles, mosaic patterns, patterned laminates, and more!

 

5. Gold accents

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If you’re going for a royal look then what better way to accent your white interior designs than with gold highlights. You can use frames, mirror filigrees, fixtures, and other such details to articulate this accent in moderate amounts. Don’t overdose on this aesthetic – keep yourself restrained, or your space may end up looking very old-school.

 

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