This Is the One Thing That White Walls Can Do So Well

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Here's the thing about a predominantly white color palette that House Seven Design knows so well: when combined with simple furniture and coordinating accents, white walls make a room's vibrant color story even more compelling. The one dark-hued canvas in the room, a repurposed barn door with a gilded handle, sets the scene for emerald and black tones to create a cohesive look throughout the open concept. White accents allow for these darker shades to pop, like the matching rows of chairs under black industrial pendants, while natural furnishings balance out that dimension with some cozy texture. We especially like how this all comes together in the living room, as the white sofa acts as a base for colorful, eye-catching accessories — including a velvet pillow against a striped throw — to grab our full attention.

Make this look your own by shopping for these pieces.

Velvet Pillow Cover ( $19.90 )

Blue Awning Throw Blanket ( $92 )

Wire and Mango Wood Side Tables ( $285 )

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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