All White Interior Design
Lately, I’ve been scouring
all my inspirational photos in search of all-white interior design examples. While shuffling ideas around for a new design concept for a client, I thought I would explore the “all white” look.
An all-white interior (a.k.a. an Achromatic interior) has the potential to be dreadfully boring, BUT, it can also be very soothing and interesting, as long as other elements of design (texture, scale, repetition, proportion, etc.) are not forgotten about. I rarely stumble upon an all-white space during my travels (except in Siem Reap, Cambodia, which I wrote about HERE) – most budget hotels and hostels seem to use a mish-mash of random furniture items, most of which come in different colours and styles (usually not done well).
I think that all-white spaces are intimidating to most designers and decorators. You’d think it’s easy – just “buy” everything in white and paint the walls white too! Right?! Nope, sorry. Likely not the case. It’s difficult to create an all-white space that is balanced and pleasing to the eye, but it’s not impossible. I think I might have to give it a try, I love a good design challenge.
Here are some examples of successful all-white interiors:
All-white design can result in a MODERN look, or a TRADITIONAL space, it can feel COOL or WARM; INVITING or FOREBODING – it all depends on the style of furnishings, the types of finishes chosen, and the colour temperature of all the whites.
The results will always vary, which is why I love how versatile an all-white space can be.
Personally, I like a space with white walls and white furnishings – but only if there are pops of colour and contrast added by art and accessories.
What do you think? Could you live in an All-White space? Do you find it soothing or boring? Do you need colour in your life? Do you like white walls? Geez, I ask a lot of questions. :)