Recently, the trend is shifting back to white. Designers and decorators alike are opting for white walls to act as the backdrop to furnishings and accessories. Even Benjamin Moore is jumping on the band wagon and has recently named its 2016 Color of the Year as Simply White.
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I, for a long time, was also a proponent of non-white walls. In fact, you will not find a room in my house that is painted white. However, I am being swayed by white's versatility and simplicity. In doing research for this blog I have come across many rooms painted white that look amazing. Here are a few that show how white walls are anything but boring.
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The key to decorating with white walls is adding interest in other parts of the space. Different colors and textures are what make white walls shine. Dark floors, a colorful rug, interesting pillows or textured tile all help take ordinary white to the next level. White walls allow all the other elements of the space stand out and helps the walls recede to give the illusion of more space.
Beware, not all white paints are the same. Each one has a different undertone so make sure you test it out in the space you are using on different walls and view it at different times of the day. Then you will be sure to get the color that is right for you.