Monday, December 7, 2009

White Living Rooms

When you think about it, white would seem like a boring
color to have as a background color. Track homes and
new homes always come standard with white walls. But
using textures, shapes and accent colors - white can be a
wonderful color to be the base of your design.

This post focuses on living rooms that have White
as a background or the main color of the room.
There's something to be said for a monochromatic
color scheme. By using different shades of the same
color, a monochromatic room can be quite dramatic.

Who doesn't like a little zebra in their living room?

Otherwise, one can never ever go
wrong with black and white.

Using plastic or lucite pieces with white also
works quite well since it is devoid of color.

This is a more neutral room with beiges,
greys and a little bit of red accent color.

Having white as a background is a great way to throw in
colorful accessories. Tired of the color? Just swap in
new pillows, drapes or accent pieces.

With everything white except for the sofa,
the green sofa really pops in the room.

Silver or grey is also a wonderful
neutral color to pair with white.

I thought this was such an interesting living room.
It has rococo features on the ceiling with a decidedly
rustic looking chandelier. It totally works though.

At Home with White

If you love white in your home, Atlanta
Bartlett has a great book called "At Home
With White"
that you should check out.

Photos from Living Etc.


so Spiffy said...

You know white is my favorite, right? The whole house, condo is ALL white.. now I've been looking for a low round or square coffee table...

Zia Meadows said...

Lovely post, some real peaches here, the top one looks like a smart version of my lounge (without toy cars and sticky handprints!)

London lisbonite said...

I love the large white mirror over the fireplace. One of the best things about white decor is that you can buy anything from thrift stores, paint it an voila, a modern look!

chair up said...

Great post. I just can't get enough of white images and am trying to get the right mix in my home. It's not as easy as I thought it would be but it's so much fun having a go and trying different textures, and shades of white. Thanks for more great inspiration :o)

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Jill Seidner | Interior Design said...

Really beautiful selection of rooms. I love seeing elegant white rooms - great pics!

Jan said...

Great pics (as always) and as you so rightly point out - can't really go wrong with black & white !

Black on White said...

Ooh, those first living rooms are so fine!

Jennifer Lee said...

white spaces are one of my favorite - and you would think it would be simple to put together an all white room, but it's actually quite challenging. you're totally right - texture, layering, shapes and tone on tone is key. great inspirational ideas. i love the white birch wood in the fireplace.

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The Goods Design said...

Love EVERYONE of these images - I painted my whole house white. My husband thought I was crazy but now he loves it.

Slumber Designs said...

These pictures and these spaces are so inspirational. I love the leather couch, the zebra rug, the mirror above the fireplace... I love it all! Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

C said...

White has always been my enduring favourite! So fresh and its hard to get tired of it. Layering is great though, different shades of ivory, cream, nude, taupe...sheepskin rugs & colourful artwork!

Francine Gardner said...

Beautiful, crisp rooms. i love a white palette with touches of silver and grey

Katherine Lee said...

Love love love... I've always been a fan of glossy white walls with all the color in little punctuated pops of accessories. Great post as always!

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

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Anonymous said...

such a beautiful post!!! the plastic/lucite furniture is definitely my favorite!! and, indeed, nothing is better than a perfectly painted white wall!!


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Mike said...

White is a color that never looks bad in a home. It's a safe color by my books.

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