The color white has many meanings. Psychology connects the color white to purity, innocence, wholeness and completion. Often times white can represent new beginnings and wiping the slate clean, like a blank canvas. White is totally reflective, bouncing surrounding colors off of itself, which is why it can be a great color to utilize in painting both the interior and exterior of your home. There are some important things to consider when thinking of using white paint:
• Consider Natural Lighting Source
• Use White to Expand Spaces
• Add Texture to White
• Work with Accent Colors
White color in design can give off a sense of freshness and cleanliness. Although it is important to note that too much white in one space can be overwhelming and bring out the opposite vibe that you are going for. Too much white can actually signify barrenness or coldness. This is why it is important to know exactly how to utilize white paint correctly throughout your home without overdoing it.
THERE ARE OVER 50 SHADES OF WHITE PAINT
No, really… there are many shades of white out on the paint shelves and therefore you should take your time in choosing which shade is best for the room you are planning to paint. Just to name a few: opal, eggshell, vanilla, ivory, bone and so many more. The subtle differences in the shades of white can make a huge difference in the aesthetic of the room you paint, as well as the undertones that the white part may come with. When used correctly, white can be utilized as a secret weapon throughout your home. It has more power than you might realize.
Painting a space white could help to bring out the texture of a surface, may help bring light into the room and can make a space look larger than it actually is. White has the ability to adapt to the colors around it and give off different vibes or feelings.
LET THE ACCENTS DO THE TALKING
Using white as a base color in a room is a great start. But you want to keep in mind the type of room and feeling that you are trying to portray when adding colors and accents to it. The first thing to consider is the lighting, as that can play a huge role in what white and other colors will look like in a room. The amount of natural and artificial light in a room will impact the tone of the walls. White is an incredibly versatile color, making it easily adaptable to whatever accent color you have chosen – which can be a blessing and a curse.
When it comes to the exterior of your home, utilizing white to accent your home’s features is also a great idea. On many homes you may see that white is used for the trim, which can be a great way to contrast the color of your house.
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