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Match the whites to the room style. A cottage-style boudoir with a painted iron bedstead and ruffly curtains calls for warm whites, which feel cozy. On the other hand, an ultramod home office might be better served by stark, cool shades.
Emphasize texture. Even if you add depth with layered white tones, color can take you only so far. Monochromatic rooms beg for texture to bring them to life. Accent the different whites with different textures as well: thick carpeting in one shade, sleek lacquer in another, painted brick in a third.