White is the most classy and austere hue on the entire color wheel. It acts as the perfect backdrop and an even better neutralizer between bold colors. It’s available in a number of different shades – frost, bone, eggshell, ivory, powder and more – all of which can be used to specifically complement a certain interior design style. Further, we’ll be taking a look at 5 interior designs that feature the classy attraction of the white color scheme.
1. According to textures
The various white surfaces used in this interior design all feature a unique finish that creates a visual contrast between the various design elements. The smooth white paint provides elegance, the glossy laminates on the storage shelf are sleek and sophisticated while the exposed brick wall provides a raw, comfortable edge. The dull brown furniture and accessories create a great tonal contrast with the all-whites.
2. Adequate trimming
While the white hue does have inherently classy qualities, it’s always wise to use it with some adequate contrasting. Take the example of the image above – without the proper offsets of dull browns used in the floor and the shelf trimming, the whole design may have looked very stark, impersonal, sterile and austere.
3. Distressed textures
The distressed materials used in this bedroom interior design provides a nice contrast to the white bed and duvet. The texture adds a sense of comfort and homeliness within the design that makes the space look cozy and elegant at the same time. Even the bed covers have been chosen in all-whites to complement the elegance and sophistication of the rest of the finishes.
4. As the best backdrop
White always provides the best and classiest backdrop for any interior design style and execution. The study room in this image is such a great example of this technique. The all-wood desk and suspended shelving may have looked like a huge visual clutter with any other color as the backdrop.
5. Widen it up
Aside from being one of the classiest colors, white hue also has the ability to make a space seem more spacious then it is. This illusory aspect is because of the reflective qualities of the white color. So like the kitchen in this image, you can use white hued materials to make your small space seem larger than it is.