White is a popular choice when choosing finishes and furnishings for your home. White interiors are versatile and can add instant freshness to your home. But is it always the best choice? You don’t want to have too many of any one thing. It can lead to a dull, uninspired space.
Ross Clayton, Vast Furniture & Homewares CEO, shared his top tips on using whites in new and exciting ways. Ross has over 18 years of experience in the furniture industry and has built an empire with 25 stores across Australia and New Zealand. Ross has seen many interior trends fade, but he believes white will always be in style.
WHY IS WHITE SO COMMON?
White can be seen as a blank canvas, allowing homeowners to change the style and design of their homes easily. It is a pure color that evokes an atmosphere of space and cleanliness. It is a color that comes with no risks. White can be both modern and rustic.
WHERE CAN PEOPLE GO WRONG AFTER CHOOSING WHITE?
Although it’s a neutral color, all colors have a tone. There are many shades of white available on the market. It cannot be easy to choose the right color for your home. A white with too much gray can cause the walls to look old.
WARM VERSUS COOL WHITES
Warm white is a mixture of white and yellow or red tones. It creates a relaxed, rustic feel. Natural linen cushions and jute rugs can give a white room an earthy touch.
Cool white is a base tint of blue or black that gives the room a slightly pale grey undertone. It can be used to create a Scandi effect or a crisper look. The room can be styled with white and navy.
A neutral color is any color that isn’t dominant in space. It doesn’t make you feel sad or excited. A neutral color palette is traditionally composed of earth tones, beige, and ashy grays. As a neutral color, grey is very popular. Grey is elegant and relaxing and can be used in many different shades. If you prefer earthy tones, you should consider sandstone, wheat, and linen colours. Black can be used in neutral schemes to add drama and enhance the styling of a room.
Green is the most popular accent colour. In the living room, add an ottoman upholstered in deep forest green. A combination of cushions and rugs in muted greens can brighten up an area and keep it cool. A beautiful green velvet throw can be added to the end of the bed.
Indoor plants are big in home styling. The most loved tree is the Fiddle Leaf Fig ( Ficus lyrata). The designer tree adds colour and visual interest to the space. It also purifies the air.