Once upon a time, fashion dictated that you only wore white after Memorial Day… and then put those pieces away in moth balls on Labor Day. But not any longer! White is worn throughout the year…but once it turns cold it’s referred to as “winter white” which reflects a cozier feel using textures, warm tones and varying shades of the classic we know so well.
The world of architecture and design reflects much of what we see on the fashion runway…and vice versa…so it makes sense that our homes would follow suit. Bare white walls were once the builder grade but now there are so many shades of white it’s mind blowing! Interior designers have expanded “winter white” into a design style all it’s own – with variations here and there! It’s exciting to see the many different genres with a white palette as their jumping off point – farmhouse, contemporary, french country, and Scandinavian to name a few.
I fell in love with the examples I found and I hope you do too! You’ll also notice the accents of natural woods and textures complimenting the white decor throughout.
This month’s writing and research has inspired me to finally paint my condo walls and trim a lovely shade of white! For almost 3 years the walls have been a bit sandy (the original color when I moved in) and it makes my 1100 sq. ft. seem smaller than it should. I know with brighter walls… my Arizona sun can shine much brighter! Time to get painting!