Bring on the wow factor: your guide to designing with whites

There are lots of emotions you can evoke while using white colour in your interior designs. Sometimes, it feels trendy, sometimes it feels austere and sometimes it feels very upscale. The trick is to blend it with the right colours and materials to create the right contrast and ambiance. So, today we’ll be sharing a few tips on how you can bring on the wow factor while designing with whites! Let’s take a look:


1. Glam it with lighting

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All shades of white are inherently very understated and benign, so the real challenge lies in making it seem lively and glamorous. There are a number of ways you can do so, but the one that works the best is by using lighting. Good lighting can make a huge difference in an all-white interior. You can go for cove-lights in the ceiling and recessed lighting in cabinets to glam up the ambiance to the fullest.


2. Bold shapes

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It’s quite important to create great focal points in an all-white interior design to make it seem interesting. While you cannot be very intrepid about it, we recommend using subtle shapes as the center point to emulate an attractive aura. You can go for a circular ceiling design or a bold elliptical coffee/dining table to evoke this particular effect in your interior designs!


3. A flashy texture/colour

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No matter how you try to glam it up, at the end of the day, whites are always going to seem lukewarm if you do not complement them with a splash of contrast. For this purpose, you need to curate a bold furniture piece that features a vivid texture that can balance out the understatement of your white ambiance. Dining tables, coffee tables and accent chairs are a nice option.


4. Brach out

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Just because white is the main colour in your palate does not mean that you have to stick completely to it. In fact, you need to branch out a little in the neutral category to get really good results. Add in some wooden accents, bring in the light beige and experiment with different shades of white to get the desired results!


5. Metallic tones

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Did you know that white looks especially gorgeous with beautiful metallic accents? They don’t even have to be accessory based – you can use fabric based copper or dull gold accents to take your white interior designs to a whole new level. Curtains, bed headboards and hardware a good place to start.


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