Trend Alert: White Walls
Keeping up to date with the latest interior design trends is a must and one that keeps catching my eye is White Walls! Largely associated with modern and contemporary interiors, white walls can provide you with a great base from which to add other colors and textures from! Let’s take a closer look at White Walls!
Why we love it!
White walls are fantastic for using alongside bright colored furniture and providing a good foundation to build a more comprehensive color scheme from. White walls work with any style of interior and any other color too! Many small rooms will benefit from white walls in order to make them feel bigger.
How to use it.
There are a number of different ways you can use white walls in your home – it’s a good option for all rooms!
If you have a particularly small room, such as a bathroom or bedroom, white walls will help these to feel bigger and help to bounce light around the space. Even in larger rooms, white walls are a good base to use if you’re painting a colored feature wall.
White walls in kitchens will make painted kitchen cabinets pop! And a similar effect will be achieved in bathrooms too.
What to watch for.
As always, there are some considerations to take into account when thinking of having white walls in your home.
Firstly, choosing a white paint color can be tricky. While you may be thinking, “but white is white, isn’t it?” Actually, there are a number of different white paints available, even within specific brands. From off-white, light creams and almost-white grays you need to be careful of any unwanted undertones with white paint colors. Always do a large paint swatch sample in your space before deciding to make sure the right undertones come through.
Another consideration to keep in mind is the maintenance of white walls. They are the hardest to keep looking fresh all the time as they will show marks and cracks very easily so make sure to prepare your wall’s surface before painting and be careful when moving furniture.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
White walls can last many years in your home if you choose the right space for them!
Using white paint for your bathroom is a classic look that will never go out of style, especially if you pair the white walls with colorful or textured tiles.
White walls are a classic that can be used in any interior and work best when paired with colorful feature walls as the other color will really pop and stand out. You could take white walls one step further and choose a texture wallpaper instead to add interest to the space.
Remember to always paint a sample of the paint color in the room you will be using it in!
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