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I think a lot of the time the colour white is overlooked. It is considered boring and unimaginative. It is reserved for the trim and moldings throughout your home. Rarely would you contemplate painting an entire room white for fear it would feel cold, harsh and institutional.
But thankfully, that is only a misconception. The colour white can be warm, inviting and intimate, it’s all in how you utilize it. And if you are looking for the perfect white paint, Simply White is it. It’s been noted as the most neutral, level and constant white when tested in a variety of light sources, meaning it will be perfect for your home too.
Today I’m going to share a few simple ways you can embrace neutral or light paint in your own home.
So many people are afraid of white paint. But when it comes down to it, it’s probably one of the easiest design decisions you can make. It is a classic and timeless decision. Neutrals are constants, they are here to stay.
A white room (or entire house for that matter) is so versatile. It suits any style, it looks just as good in a cozy, rustic farmhouse setting as it does in a contemporary modern home. It’s the perfect backdrop to let architectural details or artwork pop. Or you can incorporate warmth and texture with planked walls and natural wood elements.
Trim, Moldings and Ceiling
Painting your trim, moldings and ceiling in white is pretty mainstream. It is an easy and effortless way to add white to your walls. We have a lot of wainscoting in our home and a full paneled wall in our master bedroom, and I absolutely love the way a crisp white paint makes these details pop.
If you need a quick and easy way to refresh a tired looking room, painting the trim and ceiling in a fresh, crisp white is the way to go.
I think this one is a given. There is nothing I love more in a home than a bright, white kitchen, from the walls to the cabinets and, of course, beautiful white subway tile. A white kitchen is timeless and it radiates an air of simplicity and cleanliness.
One of my favourite projects we’ve tackled to date in our home is our kitchen renovation. We transformed our kitchen from dated and dull to a beautiful and inspiring space, simply by painting our oak kitchen cabinets a simple, bright white. Every time I walk into our kitchen I am in awe of just how much I love it. It’s such an inviting and warm room, it truly is the heart of our home.
I know first hand the power of paint when it comes to a kitchen makeover. It certainly takes patience and hard work, but the payoff is so worth it.
And last but not least is painted furniture. New isn’t always better, or even possible for that matter. You can find some really beautiful pieces of furniture at garage or estate sales and online classified sites, like Kijiji or Craigslist, or maybe you received a few hand-me-down pieces from a relative. Previously owned furniture can be beautiful and unique, but it usually requires a little bit of love first.
The easiest way to breath new life into a piece of furniture is with a fresh coat of paint. And nothing looks prettier than a crisp white dresser or a chippy and distressed hutch. This summer we found a vintage wooden chair for our daughter that we painted white, and I couldn’t love it more!
What do you think of Benjamin Moore’s choice for Colour of the Year? You can also drop by Benjamin Moore’s website to see all of the 2016 Colour Trends.
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