‘Tis the season…to dress in white! Whether you’re dressing a room or yourself, winter whites are an especially beautiful way to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year. We’ve met several homeowners who are as intimidated by a white room as they are a bold color scheme. It’s easy to imagine a winter white palette as stark, but there are a few tricks you can use to pull off this timeless look in style.
1. Texture is your best friend.
Creamy off-white beadboard ceiling and walls flow into a natural stone floor speckled with veins of gray. The effect is anything but stark.
A statement piece, like this coral-inspired mirror, adds dimension and interest to a room.
A chunky knit sweater plus a fantastic pair of cigarette pants equals a classic winter look that can be dressed up or down with accessories.
A flowy blouse paired with a quilted skirt creates an unexpectedly modern look.
2. Sprinkle in some sparkle.
Pure white shells look perfect hanging from an antique frame.
A large mirror centered over the fireplace and flanked by matte silver frames adds a restrained opulence to this room.
Kate, as usual, shows us how it’s done in the fashion world.
Bling doesn’t always have to come from jewelry. A Lacey Perspective added metallic heels and a clutch to jazz up her winter white ensemble – genius.
3. Choose an accent color.
Greys and whites blend seamlessly in this luxurious wool rug. The natural tones would add plenty of warmth to an otherwise white space.
Soft blue paint is all the color this white bedroom needs.
Margo at Classroom Couture shows us how the same principle can be applied to an outfit.
Add a patterned “neutral” to a fabulous pair of white cords.
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