Spoil Alert….there’s a “White Hot Trend”!
Benjamin Moore has announced Color of the Year 2016, as Simply White OC-117. White, really? All those with a fear of decorating with color can now rejoice! White is hot, white is now and white is trending!
“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci
“White is transcendent, powerful and polarizing — it is either taken for granted or obsessed over,” Benjamin Moore Creative Director Ellen O’Neill.” I couldn’t agree more; this classic white is one that will never go out of style. Just look at the beauty it holds when paired with a dark contrasting color.
Watch the video! Benjamin Moore 2016 Color of the Year
This particular color was actually chosen from the company’s more than 250 selections of white paint colors because “it was the most neutral, level and constant in the various light sources used in today’s design environments.” Now that we know they have selected the perfect shade for us, you might be trying to decide where and how you can use it in your own home, right?
A white kitchen is always in style and always looks clean and organized!
There are numerous ways to decorate your home using white, especially with such a soft, muted white, as this one. The beauty of Simply White is its versatility, which makes redecorating a cinch. That’s why using it as the primary color in kitchens and bathrooms is a great idea and look how stunning!
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Old World white marble counter tops and white tinted walls make this bath a spa!
Layering is another noteworthy styling technique to use while decorating with white in your home. Using various textures, fabrics, and hues of white can work together to form a cohesive look that can make your space feel warmer and more inviting. White is elegant and very refined when placed against stronger colors that may already exist in your home now.
A dark wood floor against white upholstery, perfect contrast!
In your upholstery! I know many of you probably have a fear of using white fabrics in your home because you believe white is harder to keep clean or shows dirt more quickly. While this may be true, this problem can easily be solved. When decorating just take the time to consider where in your home these beautiful white fabrics are going and choose your fabric accordingly. If an item is going into a high traffic area of your home, consider choosing fabrics like a microfiber suede, crypton, sunbrella or leather. Khaki and white denim slipcovers are also great options for pieces in your living room like the couch and chairs. So don’t let those active children, pets, or messy husbands deter you!
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Soothing white on white in the dressing room!
Are you ready to transform a space in your home with this elegant, classic color but not sure where to begin? We can relate, choosing the perfect shades of white can be a daunting task. You can start by calling to schedule a Color Consultation today and I will show you a large sample of this “White Hot Trend”!