03/10/2020

Backdrop of White

by Larayne Boaz

White is the perfect backdrop for almost any room. The nonappearance of color makes your space feel clean and airy. A room with all-white painted walls can live on its own, but also it provides a blank canvas to explore. White hues like White Veil OR-W14, Cameo White MQ3-32, and Painter’s White PPU18-08 are easy to coordinate with. Adding a pop of color to an all-white room can give depth and visual relevance. It is a simple way to refresh your space. A soft color will freshen up the clean and airy feel or try a bolder color for a modern look that feels crisp and renewed.

Bathroom and Office:

A warm white hue like White Veil OR-W14 works nicely with greens and yellows. In both the bathroom and the office, the added pop of color is a nice contrast with the white walls. In the bathroom, the green changes the ordinary look of the door and makes a statement. The color used in the office quickly catches your eye. The entire room comes alive evoking energy. The space is soothing yet exciting, allowing you to relax and focus on the task at hand.

Bedroom:

Cameo White MQ3-32 is a soft white hue that provides a relaxed feel. To keep this feeling, add a soothing dusty hue to the mix. The soft denim blue used for the headboard and chair is just enough color to add interest while keeping the atmosphere quiet and serene. The color combination provides a moment of calm before you start and end your day. 

Stairway:

White hues can help to make a space look larger. This is why Painter’s White PPU18-08 is the perfect choice for a small stairway. The color is light and airy and opens up the space. To make this area more interesting, add in color. The bright blue draws your attention to each step. It provides a resting place for your eyes, while the white sits in the background undisturbed.  

Exterior:

The Farmhouse is another perfect choice for Painter’s White PPU18-08. The details in the siding help the white to stand out.  Using black or gray for the window frames define the look. The texture and the accents express the home’s style but don’t overtake the crisp clean look of the white.  

Do you have a backdrop of white in your home now? If not, try one of the white hues above then bring in additional colors to fit your own personal style.

For more ways to use white hues, check out Behr’s Color Studio where you will find inspiration, color tools, design advice and more!

Colorfully yours,

Larayne

10 responses to “Backdrop of White”

  1. Lori Totten says:

    Love the clean look of a pretty white! So gorgeous & airy! This makes me want to repaint the whole inside of my house!! Love it!

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello Lori, thank you for visiting our blog!
      White is a marvelous shade to go with since it is so clean, versatile and calming.

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

  2. Jacklyn says:

    I love the clean organized feeling of white it’s so calming! I’ve been thinking of ideas for my Retirement condo in FL and pretty sure you’ve made my mind up.

    • Larayne Boaz says:

      Hi Jacklyn,
      Congratulations on your retirement condo in FL. This must be a very exciting time for you! You will love using white in your rooms. It allows you to create your own feel since it works nicely with almost any style and color.

      Colorfully yours,
      Larayne

  3. Shari says:

    I can not wait to paint my room and make it look clean and airy!!! This article and the visual examples have given me great inspiration for my spring “cleaning” which begins in less than 2 weeks! Thanks BEHR!!!!

    • Larayne Boaz says:

      Hi Shari –
      So glad you found inspiration through this article. Whites are best to give you a clean and airy feel. Make sure to sample the white in your room first. White paint colors range from warm to cool hues. Also, they tend to pick up the hue of other accessories in your room. Enjoy your spring cleaning!

      Colorfully yours,
      Larayne

  4. Karrie says:

    I love the clean look of white! It lends itself well to a pop of color and us the perfect way to freshen up a room!

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hi Karrie, thank you for visiting our blog!
      These are perfect white hues to freshen up your home for a crisp look while also adding in some pop of color!

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

  5. Traci says:

    I absolutely love these fresh clean whites!! After so many years of colorful hues in my home, I am ready to try out one of these not so back to basic looks in my home. Thank you for the amazing inspiration!!

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hi Traci, thank you for visiting our blog!
      Those are beautiful white tones to choose from! 🙂

      Happy Painting!
      Colorfully yours,
      Deanna

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