There was this girl in high school who would wear cream wool trouser pants with a cream turtleneck and a brown belt and she looked fabulous. Now that I've, um, lightened my hair color to blond those winter whites would look really good on me. I feel the need to go shopping.
It's been surprisingly warm in Chicago but it still has been the usual dreary grey (that reminds me I should turn on my SAD light). I love the idea of doing a room in almost all whites to reflect what little sun we get about the space.
There are a lot of shades of white and I think these rooms cover the gamut. What makes a white room not feel cold?
- Natural elements
- More texture
- Contrasting elements (especially metals)
- Lots of lighting
- Personal Mementos
My home is mainly made of whites and greys with a wee bit of color thrown in. I have a ton of indirect lighting that makes the space feel so cozy at night, wood elements, rugs and pillows for texture and most of my art is monochrome.
If I could have a large apartment in Paris I'd embrace all white. Until then, I'll make do with what I have and it isn't too shabby.
Here are some more images on Pinterest to take a gander at and maybe get a little inspiration.
If you are interested in learning about color theory I'm teaching Interior 101. It's BYOB and no, I don't have a white rug!