Winter White Design Ideas
When you design with white, the resulting interior can be fresh, warm and inviting. Shades of white are the perfect interior design palette to counter the gloomy doldrums of winter. Always a chic choice, decorating with white is a here-to-stay classic, and it doesn’t have to be cold and impersonal.
To prove the point, here’s a little inspiration and a few tips from top designers. Whether paint or furniture, wall coverings or accessories white is the perfect backdrop for some well-placed pizazz.
By themselves, white paints “all look alike,” but when you compare chips side-by-side, the way this month’s Veranda does, you immediately see the cool to warm variations. The definite gray in Sherwin Williams Oyster White, the yellow in Farrow and Bell Joa’s White and the lavender tinge in Sherwin Williams Spatial White are all noticeably different.
Another 20 color variations in Elle Décor offer subtle differences that can show off your artwork, highlight your millwork or set a serene scene in a bedroom.
To find the right white, you might take a few trial-and-error matching trips to the paint store. But before you start, swipe through a few monochromatic rooms for ideas and inspiration.
Warm It Up
A pop of color goes a long way in a white room. Almost any hue will bloom against a white backdrop; just look at these Better Homes and Gardens examples. Even a sprinkle of green-gold accents can grab your attention and set off the white surrounds.
West Coast Designer Debbie Talianko uses texture and tone-on-tone in these winter white rooms, including the warm wood floors, furniture and curtains.
Traditional and Elegant
Luxe combines tone-on-tone grays, beiges, greiges, taupes and creams to create elegant, traditional looks.
Elle Décor , takes 30 interior spaces and mixes black with white for an arresting gallery of gorgeous rooms that rely mostly on high contrast opposites.
Comfy and Modern
Top designers use classic white shades to create a relaxed living style in Country Living with distressed furniture, flowers, plants, and muted accessories. The result? Rooms that look lovely and lived in.
Wood warms up even the most sparsely furnished white room, like this bedroom by Blackband Design, with its rustic panel plank doors. And you don’t need a beach to appropriate the design ideas in Coastal Living, just a willingness to decorate with light!
Decorate with Winter White at Crystal Valley
The master-planned community of Crystal Valley is an opportunity to settle in comfort and style. Just five minutes from downtown Castle Rock, the sales offices highlight the latest collections by Richmond American Homes in Crystal Valley. Choose from ranch or two-story models, priced from the $300s.