A versatile colour that reflects light beautifully, white can be used throughout the home without being clinical or bleak.
Textures creates an inviting and interesting atmosphere. White bull-denim fabric, wood and cement all complement each other, which is a strong example of how to create harmony while keeping the look simple and understated.
A white kitchen can still be a warm and welcoming space. All it needs is a few splashes of colour like sunny yellow and natural wooden features for charm and some contrast.
Natural fabrics and colours work well together to create a harmonious, peaceful environment. The use of a natural colour scheme also enhances the architecture of a room.
The use of different paint finishes and textures on surfaces creates interest in a white room. The way in which these different shades and textures of white are combined ultimately determines the success of the décor composition.
When it comes to accessories, there is some truth in the saying that you can’t go wrong with white, so opt for pure white bed linen and cushions. These are old favourites and will create an inviting, crisp look.
If you’re not that confident about using white, introduce the colour subtly into your décor: a wooden cabinet filled with a selection of white pieces is a good starting point.
Ceramics and glassware in different textures add a certain charm, preventing a room from becoming impersonal. Antique ceramics work especially well as the off-white, shiny glaze looks great against natural wood.
A natural, all-neutral white space can easily be brightened up. Make a bold statement by accessorising with a strong colour: try a daring artwork, rug, or cushion that will really stand out; a vase of colourful flowers or an extravagant lighting accessory could also become an interesting focal point. Any of these colourful touches give you room to play as they can easily be changed.