White may be the most underrated hue on the palate, but it can be pretty fun to work with in an interior. Most people – especially one with big families and a lot of children – avoid using white color schemes within their homes; for good reason. It can easily get dirty or subdued, but once in a while you get someone who wants the austerity of white to decorate their space. For those, we’ll be sharing some resourceful ways to play with this hue in this article.
- Small accoutrements
All white every day and every time might start to seem a bit too bland, so always use a few, small accessories to take away the risk of blandness. The image below shows a perfect interpretation of this point, where in the sea of white the designers have incorporated small colorful interventions like couch cushions and artwork to introduce a little visual diversity.
- Working with pastels
Using an all-white color scheme in a large bathroom space can be a redundant concept – the materials will easily fade away. So you should always use colored tiling in the periphery with enough whiteness in the mix to reinforce the major color scheme.
- Layer on the wall design
This bedroom that has been designed in maximum whites. However, to break away from the starkness, the designers have played with the inherent wall design. Even though the back feature seems plain, there is careful dimensioning in the design in the form of white-on-white wall beading and wainscoting.
- The kitchen space
The kitchen is one part of your home that will automatically reflect off a great visual diversity even when dressed in all white. All the kitchen interior surfaces – including the backsplash, the countertops, the ceiling and cabinets – have varied material palates, which shows the atypical and unique material application when done in a completely white color scheme.
- Using minimalism
The best way to use white is to complement it with a minimal design style. Minimalism is all about restraint and decluttering, and white color schemes are the best way to do it. Even when you’re using colored furniture accompaniments, the otherwise stark, white feel of the space would look absolutely beautiful in the setting.
- In transitional spaces
The transitional spaces like lobbies, foyers and corridors need to be accentuated with warm tones in order to not seem too bare. You could always dress them up with carefully placed credenza or artwork in order to shake out a bit of the starkness from within.