{In­te­rIor talk} WHITE IN­TE­RI­ORS

Real Living (Philippines) - - Real Homes -

an all-white pal­ette is re­fresh­ingly mod­ern and clean. this color scheme works well in hot, trop­i­cal cli­mates like ours, and looks great in any in­te­rior style—from coun­try, to rus­tic, to mod­ern. there are, how­ever, a few chal­lenges with an all-white home (like pets and chil­dren), so here are some tips.

You don’t have to use pure 1. white paint. this can be blind­ing. In­stead, use different “ver­sions” of white. “try off-white, cream, tan, taupe, ivory. these are ‘rest­ful’ col­ors and look good in ar­eas that tran­si­tion from the out­doors, like the liv­ing room, din­ing room, and kitchen,” says in­te­rior de­signer han­nah acab faustino. 2. Break up the monotony with dark tones and nat­u­ral

stains. a dark brown or black cof­fee ta­ble, din­ing ta­ble, an ac­cent piece, or mas­sive con­sole ta­ble in a pale, nat­u­ral wood stain can break up the ex­panse of an all-white in­te­rior while still main­tain­ing the sleek ef­fect. 3. Most im­por­tantly, use

slip­cov­ers. want to know the se­cret of those pris­tine white so­fas and arm­chairs? slip­cov­ers are made for them. have a slip­cover in cot­ton twill or can­vas stitched up by an up­hol­sterer. you can just throw them in the wash if dirty paws or wine stains soil them. For more ideas on color, check out www.re­al­liv­ing.com.ph

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