I also plan to paint our kitchen tile, which is a dated multicolor pattern, a high gloss bright white to convert it to a subway tile look without re-tiling. Ten Bellangé pieces have been recovered to date and share the room with several reproductions. It was lovely in the summer and autumn when the trees were lush and leaf shadows danced over the walls. I hope these pictures give you an idea of our space and how it impacts our white wall satisfaction level. You are always able to find a warm or call colour, bright or matt. The living room. I finally understand what I did wrong. I find it calming. I can do some changing for the seasons with accessories and textiles, but I’m not about to repaint and buy new styles of furniture with every change of the season! Both should be white, regardless of the material. If you have ceiling detailing that you really want to keep, like wood panels or beams, make sure the walls are white at least. If you aren’t looking to entirely cover up your white walls, but you do want to add a focal point to a room, consider a wall-size, self-adhesive and removable mural. • Everything goes with white walls, right? The house was built in 1912, but the interior was completely redone the year before we bought it. I spaced my shelves apart 17.5" between the top of one board and the bottom of the next to allow just enough room for storage totes. I love it! Taking suggestions! Off-white, on the other hand, leaves a softer, gentler impression. When we bought the place, we covered the pink and mint green walls (seriously) with white, but after a few years we went for a barely there ecru, that’s just the glow of sunrise on white. Our last house had an east facing front and west facing back and it was blazing hot in the evenings which drove me bananas. 20. My entry hall and staircase are what I thought was going to be a soft, sunny yellow…but I hate it. Good job. Many would-be interior decorators want to try mixing and matching colorful patterns but fear that they'll end up with a clashing cacophony. After moving to my latest house i fell in love with a creame colour for my kitchen cabinets, then my husband fell in love with s.c. italian tiles with ochre and green and burnt ochre. We decided pretty quickly to leave the white walls for the time being. we have very few fully, uninterrupted wall spaces and I’m finding I like the white to provide some consistency between rooms. And all my art looked fabulous.). It just casts a dingy hue over everything. White walls are a good choice to cool these spaces, and the paint can be adjusted with pigmenting options that will address glare. This post came at just the right time, as I’m selecting paint colors for our entire first floor. (I’m guessing I take another 30% in the library, which has good light, but not amazing light. You are always able to find a warm or call colour, bright or matt. When you are ready to try colors, paint two coats on a very large piece of cardboard. Love this! These oversize wall decals are applied just like removable wallpaper. Wooden floors and rich rugs with gold and red accents. Depending on whether you have north or south facing windows it’s important to choose a warmer/cooler white to complement the room otherwise the color will never seem quite right. “White is super tricky,” admits designer Andrew Howard. One of the most obvious ways to add warmth to an all white room is hardwood flooring. the light falls very differently in parts of the room and has been difficult to find a white I like. Right now, my mahogany furniture and artwork looks kind of “not right” with the BM Maritime White wall color. Eeks! The west/southwest-facing open kitchen, breakfast nook and family room is painted ALL Cloud White, BM regal matte and Satin Impervo for trim. • It’s easy. We viewed it as our opportunity to experience the house with a neutral-ish backdrop so we could decide how we wanted to move forward. There are lots of photos of before and after. I have to admit that to me, white walls demand that everything else in the room be “perfect.” You have to have furniture and accents and wall art that pulls it all together, and I find that hard. We’re in a ranch and his room is right off of the kitchen. I love it. Painting it can be a great way to switch up an otherwise boring room. Most of my rooms are a very light shade of gray that pulls slightly warm. And my office is in orange. White peonies? My “library” is also painted a darker brown, it’s called Ticonderoga Taupe by Benjamin Moore, and the book cases are white and there is a large bay window that lets in plenty of natural light. I have white walls in the living room entrance foyer and halls in my home. Our master bedroom is a very deep green with almost dark gray undertones and since we have natural, American cherry floors, a cathedral ceiling and a wall with a triple gang of windows it really feels like being up in a treehouse. Black furniture, black-patterned accessories, and perhaps a collection of black-and-white photographs on the walls turn plain-Jane white walls into an integral part of something special. I chose all white because I couldn’t commit to any color scheme! My daughter in law, upon buying a house with great white rooms in the front, said that Yes, they looked nice, but she couldn’t bear to leave them such a Non-Color when there were so many GREAT COLORS in the world. After a year with white walls, I have a good feel for where white is perfect, and where pretty neutrals could better serve the space. I considered white, so I was glad to read the pros and cons of all white. The modern accent chair really stand out here as well. Having moved from a southern state to a midwestern one, I really felt the shorter winter days partway through the season, but not this year! (I used BM Collector’s Item in our last home, in the family room, and it was beautiful night and day, rainy and sunny, summer and winter. We bought our first house last may and it had a variety of problem paint colors (my son’s new room was Pepto Bismol Pink) so I announced we were painting the entire interior on move in and that it would be all white except for one wall in the master and one wall in the family room. When we moved, I was so excited about bringing our adored taupe sectional into our new space. Spread your accent color throughout the space: Curtains, throw pillows, bedding, rugs, artwork, and light fixtures can all add a punch of color that relies on the white walls to keep things controlled, yet never boring. Every room deserves something special. If I never see yellow again, ??. I agree. The Wall Street Journal even calls white walls “Instagram gold,” because they look terrific in photographs and easily combine to make a unified grid. Our walls are flat white, which can’t be cleaned. • What I didn’t realize: what’s outside the house affects how the walls look inside the house. If I lived somewhere that didn’t have 4-6 months of snow on the ground I might be tempted to paint more rooms white. You’ll be amazed at the difference an area rug can make to the vibe of a room, and with all eyes drawn to the floor, your white walls will barely get noticed. Builders used to slap it everywhere in new-builds, but a warmish white will top it any day. Bright white rooms are lovely, but dim white rooms look institutional. This is a soft, clean, warm white. Large black and white prints and one wall all glass overlooking trees and hills. I painted the cabinets navy (Benjamin Moore Stunning) and the walls white, and I can’t believe the difference. Everything in our back room — curtains, walls, countertops — matched our terrible 70’s wood cabinets, and just absorbed light. In this dining room, an X-base farmhouse-style table is paired with casual white director-style chairs. I grew up in colonial homes which my mother tended to paint white, with colonial greens, golds and blues for trim. My friend Myquillyn calls this “quieting the house.”. It's a non color that is perfectly fine to carry right throughout your house. But wait. I wasn’t ready to deal with the neutral wallpaper on the bottom but when I do I’ll do the whole room that color. https://www.adventuresofemptynesters.com/the-empty-nest-the-newly-renovated-kitchen-and-dining-room/. I’d choose the same color all over again. Carefully press them into place and then use a ruler or other straightedge to smooth out any air bubbles. Our house does not get a lot of great natural light – we have a lot of pine trees on three sides of our house. Such a helpful post! I have added colour with curtains, furniture, accessories and art. One of these days I will have the chance to make some new paint choices here and I won’t be painting the entire space white! A quick and easy way to create different spaces for eating and socializing, or a temporary bedroom for overnight guests. Our living room: white walls, neutral bones, lots of texture. White is a whole range. We’re about to de-white at least one room: my daughter and I are planning a mini makeover for her room, she wants to paint. We have four kids and a dog, but we can touch up paint on the whole house in ten minutes because we just need one can of paint, or two if the trim needs help. I just dream of all white! I am still trying to decide what color to go with when we do get around to painting. Shirt from Readerly. But also, we liked the look—and when else were we going to get the chance to live in an all-white home for a while with so little work? Plus everything seamlessly flows. Wish me luck. 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