Less-bright winter white can work in home
White has long been viewed as a formal color, typically reserved for seldom-used living and sitting rooms.
These days, those seeking a light, bright and minimalist look are choosing winter white. Unlike stark, bright white, winter white has cream and taupe properties that can serve as the ideal foundation color for a neutral color palette.
If you want to incorporate the beauty of winter white into your home, here are some tips.
• Blend shades and tones of white in a single space. This is no longer considered taboo.
• Consider neutral or mostly white artwork. Artwork helps to make a statement as well as introduce or complement colors in a room.
• Pair winter white with Soft gray mixed with a cream chair creates a balance of soothing, soft colors in this den area. other soothing colors such as soft gray or deeper shades of taupe.
• Consider metallics to complement white decor.
• Look for ways to add winter white by bringing portable design into your space in the form of toss pillows, throws or accessories. Don’t
• Pair bright shades of white side by side. Slight off-hue tones might look dirty when placed next to each other. Instead, pair slightly different shades of white with darker or more winter-white shades of white.
• Place white furnishings in high-traffic areas where they might be susceptible to frequent staining. A more winter white or taupe color palette might be best, as it helps to better conceal.
• Forget white is a color. Often the color white is ignored, but it can be used just like any other color, either as a primary color for furniture and walls or as an accent.
• Overlook the opportunity to create a strong visual statement through the use of contrast. Black is a bold color that adds the perfect sense of contrast.
• Ignore lighting. Lighting can be another opportunity to incorporate winter white into a space.