White Done Right!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I am one of those people who loves color!  Normally, it makes me feel happy and energized, but with the oppressive heat (already) here in the south, I find myself drawn to clean, breezy, light spaces - mainly in the color white!  


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I totally get why people are so in love with an all-white palette!  It is serene, cooling and refreshing!



 The first ingredient to a successful all-white room is light!  The more natural light you have the better, as lots of natural light is what brings a white room to life!




Texture is important in a white room.  It takes the place of color, creating contrast to make the space engaging!



Mostly we think of modern spaces when we envision a white room, but that doesn't necessarily have to be so...







I love the look of a white room with small hits of a single vibrant color to shake things up a bit!







Above and above this from here

One of my favorite rooms of all time, by Gerrie Bremerman!  Perfect combination of natural light, texture and a small dose of  that incredible blush pink...perfection!

How about you?  Do you love a white room?


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19 comments:

Moxie Maley said...

Love all of the white! So crisp!

Everton Terrace said...

I went white a few years ago and we love it. It probably does have something to do with our heat but I also like the clean feeling of it. I do love color but right now I'm enjoying living with white. Love these rooms!

chair up said...

Our house was an unpleasant yellowy cream when we moved in and it's slowly going white (with a few stripes here and there). I just wish we got more natural light but Aussie homes are built away from the sun as it gets too hot in Summer.
Great post and thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm now following yours and looking forward to a good read:o)
Angex

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, gorgeous, Kim, and I especially love the white floors, I think those are what really "make" a white room. I am with you, it is soooo hot and humid in Georgia, truly miserable!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

My favorite is the last room with the blush pink. So pretty. I love looking at white rooms. I have a lot of white slipcovers, but I find myself throwing in a pastel accent wall. I can't keep them just white.
I also love to add mostly dark wood in the rooms with the white slips. My favorite combo.
I'm in the south too. We've been having 90's and 100's with heat index of 110! And of course add in 90% humidity!! So the white rooms DO look so soothing and cool.
Kelly

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

All these rooms are gorgeous! I agree...it must be the heat that makes us want to lighten everything up! I am feeling the same way!!!

this free bird said...

I have to say I love all white. Love it. And with wood type accents and just a splash of silver and it is beautiful. These pics are great.

kayce hughes said...

I am in love with the last room!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I love white rooms...white on the walls and in some furniture...and then a pop of 1 or 2 colors...my favorite!

Diana Mieczan said...

I not only love white rooms but floors too...It’s so fresh ...The kitchen image is so beautiful :) Great selection :)
I think white is back...and more people re-discovering it :)
I am so happy about it. Have a great afternoon :)
Kisses

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I hate to be the crumudgen, but I'm not a fan of the white rooms. Apparently, I'm very affected by color, and in the same way that I get depressed with all neutrals, white does the same thing to me. I started to breathe better when I scrolled down to see the pics with the colorful accents! Besides, I have a 140lb BLACK dog and a long hair BLACK cat.....so wouldn't work for me. I'm sure it's lovely for someone much less messy than me.

Privet and Holly said...

I DO!!! I DO love a white room!
But, where I live, it is COLD a good part of the year....
SO: I put slipcovers on a lot of the furniture during the hot summer....
and then take them up and get things looking cozy for the looooong winter that we have in the upper Midwest :)
However, I'm visiting the South right now, and a dose of white is JUST what the doctor ordered! xx Suzanne

Vanessa@decor happy said...

I love white too and that last room - agree it is fabulous!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

White rooms do have that refreshing quality to them. I'm not sure I could keep up with the cleaning though. I have a white sofa and that's enough for me.

Karena said...

I enjoy seeing the white rooms, for myself thought I need pops of color! Surprised?!

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Things That Inspire said...

The Gerrie Bremerman room is one of my all time favorites as well. I love the combination of elegant and casual, texture and smoothness, antique and modern (and love the huge contemporary art piece that is on the wall that can't be seen in this picture).

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

gorgeous images, that third one made me sigh! love it heaps!! jx

Marija said...

I do love a crisp white room but I think it works best when it includes something warm and natural. And I always love a bit of crystal. The last image is one of my all time favorites, too :)

Allison - Simply Beautiful World said...

I'm totally in love with these white rooms! I especially love the last picture with the fabulous chandelier! So fabulous! Stop by and visit sometime!

xoxo,
Allison