Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Let There Be White !

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone!
If you love thumbing through coastal magazines as much as I do, you will find the ongoing theme of decorating with white. Not just white walls and ceilings, but white furnishings and accessories. I know, I know, you are probably thinking white is so boring. Think again. Using white as a foundation on walls and ceilings make other hues pop. White brightens a room, gives you the illusion of a larger space and highlights everything around it. There are so many shades of white and if you look carefully at the undertones, some are blue, pink, and even green. My favorite white paint is BEHR's Plantation White. I have used it for over 10 years, but there are so many more to choose from (See list below) I strongly recommend painting a 24" square of the paint color on the wall that way you can experience the color at different times of day, to see how the light changes it. So the next time you think, whites not a color, think again, it is a color and a versatile one at that!

White Paints
Cottage White
Plantation White

Farrow & Ball
Slipper Satin
All White

Benjamin Moore
Calming Cream
Wedding Veil

Martha Stewart
Picket Fence
Tailor's Chalk

Pratt & Lambert
Silver Lining

Even Outside.......Turquoise pop of color on an all white exterior.
Cream with White trim.
Marine Blues & White
All white (even the floors are painted) with touches of tan.
Layers. Textures in fabric and wood.

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