Happy 2016! I hope that everybody loved a blissful vacation and that you’re all raring to go this new year. I, for 1, can’t wait to get going with all of the huge, big strategies that I have for 2016, and am making it my objective to expertise the best 12 months yet—both personally and professionally. So, let’s kick issues off with our vibrant white updates within, with images by the extremely talented Andrea Pesce.
Waaaaaaaay back in September correct after our previous property went below contract, I had manufactured a not-so-secret pact with myself to paint every wall in our new property vivid white. I even went so far as to start off selecting out the excellent shade of white, and mentioned lots of paint shade alternatives right here. Well, we’ve last but not least produced it to the new property, and I’ve presently commenced the slow process of transforming the interior to white. The change—to say the least—has been dramatic. Beneath, I’m sharing the three principal factors why we determined to paint every single room white in situation you’re considering about performing the very same in your very own room.
White Offsets Other Colours Flawlessly
I’m sort of obsessed with colour. Like, genuinely obsessed. So, why did I make a decision to throw that preference out the window to paint our walls the most purely-devoid-of-shade colour? Because this is genuinely the only way that I can get away with including colorful furniture and add-ons to our spaces with no the general search going overboard. Because our walls are now white (at least in the basement, bathroom, and front rooms so far), I can layer something I want in the rest of the space and the finished search won’t feel as well garish.
It Saves Money In The Long Run
Due to the fact I was ready to settle on 1 single color (“High Reflective White” by Sherwin Williams), I can get my interior paint in bulk for the complete property. That means that, rather of paying $ 60 more than and more than once again on a single gallon of paint at a time, I can select up a five-gallon bucket for $ 250, which saves me about fifty bucks. I’d significantly rather put that $ 50 in the direction of new throw pillows than paint, so indicator me up for the bulk purchase, please! I’m also pretty thrilled about the thought of storing a single massive bucket instead of five small topple-prone gallons of paint, but that might just be me.
You Can’t Beat The Brightness
My biggest cause for going with white paint although? All. Of. That. Light. I think it’s quite simple to see in Andrea’s photos that the light is pretty killer in the front of the property, and a big cause why it seems so bright is the fact that these white walls reflect sunshine all in excess of the area. I’m sorry for saying it like this (John would make fun of me), but that bouncy light is just about the most deliriously delicious thing to wake up to every morning.
Do I want a minimalist look with absolutely nothing but black and white furnishings, art, and equipment? I can do that with white walls, no problem. Or perhaps I decide that I want to dial up the bohemian vibes, and layer in tons of plants, patterns, and textiles. With white walls as my backdrop, I can do that, too. It’s just about the most versatile shade there is, and makes my inability to stick to a selection for really extended much easier to live with.
Would you ever paint your complete home white? If it isn’t for you, what is your go-to color? I’m all ears!
(Photographs by Andrea Pesce Photography)