GEOMETRICS. Because of white’s simplicity, the color cleanly accommodates innovative and unconventional lines in a home’s interior. White in these instances can be the most effective yet subtle color to draw out the uniqueness of your home—and your individual taste and boldness to take a perennial classic and make it your own.
Here is a second look at how white amplifies the unusual geometric design of a hallway. The unusual chandelier can't help but be noticed.
CONTRAST. Nothing is as breathtakingly stark as white walls contrasted against dark wood flooring. Or mahogany furniture. Or an abundance of indoor vegetation. No doubt that white can stand on its own; and it can be a beautiful blank-space balance.
LAYERS. Though more modern-inspired spaces will want to retain a clean-lined look, crown moulding added to white walls creates not only a classic warmth, but a dimension of detail. The moulding need not be limited to its traditional placing near the ceiling, of course. It can be used to enrich any blank wall, or draw attention to specific focal points in a room, such as around a piece of art above a mantle.
The potentially cottage-like feel of this area ups its class with elegant layers: note the mantle, the cleanly-designed chair, and the glass coffee table.
TEXTURE. Because it is so clean and pristine, white encourages expansion in your choice of furnishings. Whether you continue the white theme into your textiles, or want bolder accents, white leaves room for embellishment. Decoratively with white: anything, anything goes.