I hope I’ve dazzled you all week with beautiful images of beautiful, bright, white spaces -so gorgeous and inspiring.
“White expands the space, it creates the sense of having no boundaries. White makes a strong foundation.” (Vincente Wolfe)
White provides a gallery-like backdrop for you to display your art, it highlights architectural details, it reflects light to make a small room feel larger, it can unify an eclectic mix of furniture, and it provides an uncluttered look to calm a space.
But it is time for a reality check – Is white achievable for everyone?
Sadly, the answer is….no.
You may have noticed one common theme this week – most of the spaces had huge, un-adorned windows that provide tons of natural light. If your space is lacking ample natural light, white walls may look downright dingy.
Do you have kids? Dogs? You may want to think twice about going all-white, as things are bound to get messy pretty quick. Still, if you are willing to give this look a try, think about using white materials that are easily cleaned – white tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, semi-gloss white on the walls, white slipcovers over furniture, and good quality white bedding that can be bleached again and again.
If you want more advice on choosing the perfect white, check out this great post over at 10 Rooms: Getting White Right.
And in case you missed any of this week’s previous White & Bright posts, here are the links: white & bright [room of the week], white & bright: bedroom, white & bright: nurseries & kids rooms, white & bright: living room. And a few other old favs: elements for the perfect white kitchen, more white kitchen inspiration.