This post takes a look at the latest trend – Pure Brilliant Whites. If you thought they were unadventurous and a bit too safe – then time to think again. Take another look at the the powerful impact an all-white scheme can have on your home. Time to grab a tin of paint.
With more and more of us living in small spaces, nothing beats painting your walls white to freshen up spaces and leave walls clear of distractions. There is a shade of white out there to suit every home & taste.
Are you a ‘Purists’? You know you are if you are naturally drawn all white schemes.
1/ Bring alive blank spaces with textures and patterns looking at clever 3-D effects from wall stickers and panel designs to paint effects.
2/ Decorate surfaces with a mix of finishes, from glossy white to smooth matts to geometric inlay prints. These subtle effects will bring depth to walls.
3/ Try reviving your home with the crisp tones of:
Liberty Chalk, Fleur Snow White, Nantucket Lighthouse Pure White
Maybe you are a ‘Modernists’? Does your home have to be ‘bang-on-trend’. The you will use white as a gleaming backdrop to showcase your latest buys.
1/ Decorate your home from top to bottom with soft tones of white – then add minimal splashes of colour. Try pairing whites with accent colours.
2/ Blacks and greys will add drama to a room. Tones of blues and green when mixed with natural wood materials will bring nature to this white trend.
3/ For a prettier look, look out for pastel tones and floral prints. Avoid your home looking too cool and stark by picking whites with hints:
Fleur Sugar, Liberty Amborella, Fleur Chalk White
Or are you a ‘Vintage lover’? If you home is covered in floral patterns and retor find, then you can still work this look. Whites have been the ‘go-to’ shade for hundreds of years.
1/ A quick white wash instantly brightens period detailing, from cornicing to picture rails and floorboards, highlighting your home’s character.
2/ Look for whites with a grown-up grey tone, as this works well within a historical colour palette.
3/ Take a look at the pleasing tones of:
Nantucket Lighthouse, Milkstreet & Hammock Pond
Bringing simplicity, clean lines and a smart finish, the latest shades of whites are the perfect way to refresh your home – don’t you think? Let me know in the comments section – which shade of white you are!
All these paints ranges from Liberty, Nantucket & Fleur are from Colour & Paint.
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4 thoughts on “Advice On How To Decorate Your Home In White”
Maxine, congratulations on the launch of your new blog, It’s looking great and I look forward to getting lots of ideas to decorate my property too! You are full of inspiration, so keep the ideas rolling in…. S xx
Lots more ideas in the pipeline. If you have any suggestions for post, please email them in
Although we’re usually fans of dark inky colours at Dowsing & Reynolds, we absolutely adore this trend too…however, we think we’re maybe a bit messy for it 😉
Ally @ Dowsing & Reynolds
Go for a grey-white then you can be as messy as you wish!