Fighting The “White Is Plain” Myth
White is a very interesting color when it comes to home décor. Many decorators are hesitant to use it, especially in a home that has a lot of foot traffic, multiple children, or any pets. Many people associate white furnishings with having to clean them all of the time. Where that may be a valid concern, that doesn’t mean that you should be avoiding white totally.
Other people claim that white is too “plain” of color and avoid it for that reason. That’s what we’re going to really fight against in this article. Contrary to popular belief, white is not plain and can actually bring a lot of life to a room that you really have been struggling with the design for.
Not as plain as you’d think. Think about the color white; when there is no dirt or mess on a white shirt, you frequently associate it with being clean, right? Who doesn’t want their living space to feel clean? If you decide to decorate with white, then you’ve opened up your living space to a variety of things that you may not have ever seen before. Here are a few of the reasons it’s great to decorate with white.
1. There are different “shades” of white.
Many people avoid white because they think it’s a one-trick pony, but it’s not. There are different shades of white (we normally call them “off white,” but they’re still whites) and you can use those whites in conjunction with each other
2. White décor is flexible and timeless.
Everything you can imagine comes in white. New and old styles of furniture, carpets, sheets, curtains, countertops, ceiling fans, and whatever else you may be decorating your home with likely come in the color white. So why not use that to your advantage and decorate with it?
3. White makes your space feel “bigger.”
White can bring a very warm, comfortable feeling to a living space, and the lack of “color” can actually make the area you are in feel as if it’s larger. Because of this, your bedroom may be a great place to consider decorating in shades of white and off-white.
Overall, white can be a great addition or central color to any room in your home. In the bedroom, it feels cozy, in the living room, it feels homey, and in the kitchen and bathroom, it feels clean and hygienic. You can’t go wrong when decorating with white!