Timeless, versatile, and adaptable — white interiors have been popular in every era and every decor style movement. From properties with character and old-world details to modern and minimal builds, this classic shade will work in any space. Looking to create a white bedroom, white bathroom, or white kitchen? You're in luck. This classic hue can be fresh, bright, and energetic or simple and elegant, as well as everything in between. Here are all the white room ideas you need to get started.
White Color Trends
As we mentioned, white is timeless. So in terms of trends, it's not going anywhere. However, the way you incorporate the shade in your home can be trend-led. White-on-white rooms have surged in popularity thanks to the influx of Scandinavian minimalism. Plus, the combination of the pale color and wood feels simple and restorative.
How to Choose the Right Shade of White
If you think Benjamin Moore's Brilliant White is the only crisp hue on the market you're very sadly mistaken. Searching for the perfect shade can actually be quite a time-consuming process. From creamy tones to eggshell, ivory, and vanilla — there are also versions that incorporate hints of pink, gray, and blue to complement various kinds of light. Think about the atmosphere you want to create in your home. While a striking white can serve as a backdrop for brighter colors, an off-white will feel more calming and restorative. Take inspiration from these white living room ideas that cover everything from minimal to ultra glam.
White Wall Ideas
A white wall needn't feel flat or lifeless. In fact, it's the ideal setting for a pop of color or some texture. Add graphic decals for the ultimate black and white living room or luxe it up with a high quality wallpaper that adds warmth and depth to the design. Not sure where to go with yours? Here are 10 inexpensive ways to spruce up a white wall.
Must-Have White Furniture
Okay, so the thought of a light-colored sofa fills us with absolute dread too, but with bouclé and sheepskin fabric still very much on trend, there's a lot to be said for the essence of luxury that white furniture can bring to the table. If you don't want to brave the all-white interior life, try incorporating light grays and beiges into the room while keeping everything wipeable in a nice cloud-like hue.
White Decor and DIYs
White decor can easily add a touch of boho to your interior, while also keeping the look crisp. You know there's nothing better than fresh white bedding, right? Consider incorporating materials that are already naturally light — feathers, sheepskin, twine, and wool. And if you can't find the piece you want, make it yourself. From easy DIY macrame projects that will bring something ethereal to your home, to this Scandinavian IKEA bench hack Hunker contributor Trisha Sprouse created, there's something that everyone can get crafty with.