A room decorated all white can look a calm, peaceful oasis. Yet an abundance of white also has the ability to look stark, clinical and flat. How do we achieve warmth, depth and comfort when decorating with white?
Here are my top three tips for decorating with white paint colours:
🤍 find out the aspect of your room
North facing rooms have a cooler natural light and generally less of it. These rooms can sometimes feel a little dark and cold. Whites with hints of pink or yellow would help to achieve a warmer, cosy atmosphere.
South facing rooms enjoy strong clear natural light so all colours work well. However, when it comes to white, intense sun can make rooms appear perhaps a little too bright! Cooler whites with hints of blue, green or grey help restore the balance and achieve a more tranquil, breezy atmosphere.
East facing rooms get a burst of sunshine in the morning and can feel dark and chilly as the day goes on. Whereas west facing rooms will get a warmer mellower afternoon light and darker mornings.
For these rooms, determine what time of day they will mostly be used and pick warmer or cooler shades of white to suit.
Check out Lick paints. They very helpfully tell you the base shade of each white to make it easier to select the perfect white shade for your room.
🤍 give it depth and texture
All white rooms need depth and grounding textures to bring interest and work across all tones to create a fabulous foundation. Think white polished plaster, metallics or raw white linens paired with natural wood furniture. These touches make the space super inviting and welcoming. Including plenty of nature inspired elements will bring cocooning comfort to all white rooms.
🤍 function is key
How you use your space will effect the white paint colours you choose. For example, kitchens and bathrooms both lend themselves to a brighter white, perfect for tasks like food preparation. Whilst bedrooms and relaxing areas are better suited to warmer whites with a hints of pink or yellow.
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