It’s the ultimate neutral. It can be warm, cool, bright, soft, etc. And it’s never out of season. While they say you can’t wear white after Labor Day, you certainly can paint and decorate with it! We’ve put together a collection of inspiring white interiors to fall in love with and why it’s the right color for these spaces, plus our favorite white paint colors!
Crisp, clean white is a go-to for new homes, old homes, and everything in between. Put it in any room for a fresh neutral look that pairs well with wood-tone trim, white trim, or even contrast trim (painting all of the moulding with a deeper color).
Above Left: Classic stained wood trim are timeless against white walls with soft, neutral furnishings in this living room. The mix of modern and traditional furniture shows the color’s universal nature across all design styles. Source
Above Right: White walls are the perfect backdrop for kiddos as they grow up and their preferences (read: cartoon character obsessions) change. Source
Whoever said white isn’t cozy hasn’t seen a space like this before. I mean, how can you not feel all warm + fuzzy in this boho nursery? The lucky little one growing up in this room will surely feel right at home with the brown, gold, and orange accents.
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Tone It Down Now, Y’all
Soften the look of a space with a duller shade of white. You’ll still achieve a fresh, clean look but it won’t be as stark + sterile. A light gray undertone balances it out just enough AND is super modern, excellent for a minimalist home.
Though this master bedroom remains bright and neutral, the slight grayish hue of the walls softens the light. This kind of white is much less intense and great for layering different shades of neutral tones, such as gray, tan and brown. And don’t forget texture! Using materials with deep texture can simplify your color palette but keep things interesting.
Wilmot’s Favorite Whites
Over the years, we’ve seen trends come and go. So, we have been able to determine which colors stick around for the long-haul and which ones are just a fad. That being said, here are our top 3 shades of white that stand the test of time and trend:
OC-17 by Benjamin Moore is a beautiful, cool and creamy off-white. Its undertones are not quite gray, yet not totally yellow either. This color creates a softer look on walls, trim, or both!
AF-20 by Benjamin Moore has a much stronger yellow undertone. It’s the perfect shade for a warm, welcoming environment. In the center picture below, it’s used on the walls and cabinets of this kitchen. This complements the warm wood tones on the floor and and shades.
Contrary to Mascarpone and White Dove, Steam AF-15, contains stronger gray undertones. Its cooler nature contrasts well with gray walls without being too bright. It’s fresh, clean and great for trim AND walls.
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