It can be glamorous in cream, oyster or mother of pearl with touches of silver, glass, mirror or antique nickle.
Or, I love it just as much when it's pure white with minimal accessories, natural wood accents and plenty of natural light.
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I've often said that if I were to do it all over again, I'd paint my whole house white. I wouldn't really. I just like the idea of it. In the end, my house just doesn't live up to the "rules". I guess they aren't official rules but more what I think. Hey, it's my blog and I can say what I want, right? :)
"My rules" about using white:
#1: High ceilings and nice architecture really help.
Ceiling height silk panels spell luxury.
The white, glossy floors make my heart skip a beat. Not practical though.. especially with a shedding dog.
A dream room for me.
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#3 Sure, all-white designer spaces are great. In real life, we need somewhere to rest the eye. (artwork, flooring, accessories)
White walls are the perfect canvas for bright artwork.
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To me, nothing beats a black and white rug.
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Dark wood floors ground the space.
More dark wood floors and a dark framed mirror.
#4 White kitchens always work. Always did. Alway will. I hope:)
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Don't get me wrong. My house doesn't meet all the rules. I don't have tall ceilings, or even crown mouldings, and I get only moderate amounts of light depending on the room. But, I do have a ultra-white bedroom walls and bedding. It works with the addition of some black accents.
One of my favorite white houses belonged to Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things. You can check out my feature on her home here.
Also, for those of you stuck with white wall and not diggin it, Kate over at Centsational girl did a great post today on injecting color when you can't paint. (any renters out there who can relate?)