Monday, January 12, 2009

WHITE IS A COLOR TOO!!








WHITE .... THAT IS WHAT I DO BEST; REMEMBER MY MOTTO: "IF IT'S NOT MOVING, PAINT IT WHITE"! SOMETIMES WHEN IT'S MOVING I PAINT IT WHITE! ( THE NEIGHBORS CAT WAS WALKING BY ONE DAY WHEN I WAS PAINTING!)
I COULD GO ON FOREVER ON DECORATING IN THIS HUE; I DON'T KNOW WHAT EVER MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH WHITE, MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE THERE IS A NATURALNESS IN DECORATING IN PRIMITIVE AND PEELING OBJECTS AND ALSO NOT BEING WORRIED THAT IT WILL GET BEAT UP, BECAUSE IT PRETTY MUCH IS WHEN I BUY IT!
THIS IS A CLASSIC COUNTRY COLOR FOR ALL SEASONS, IT'S TIMELESS AND WHOSE COLOR HAS MANY SHADES THAT ALLOW YOU TO FEEL COMFORTABLE AND NOT LIKE YOU'RE IN A HOSPITAL.
SHADES OF WHITE:

* SUMMER WHITE, SNOW, WHITEWASH , MILK PAINT,
PALE SMOKE , VANILLA, ECRU, CREAM, PARCHMENT

WHITE IS SIMPLE YET ELEGANT AND FRESH; YOU CAN INTRODUCE ANY COLOR FOR AN ACCENT AND COMPLETELY CHANGE THE LOOK.
TEXTURES OF WHITE CAN BE SMOOTH AND GLOSSY OR ROUGH AND WEATHERED. INTERMIXING THESE TEXTURES, GIVES A ROOM ITS CHARACTER; CASUALLY DISORGANIZED YET ,A WELCOMING QUALITY, RATHER THAN BEING METICULOUS AND ANTISEPTIC LOOKING.
THIS IS THE CLASSIC COLOR CHOICE FOR DINING
ROOMS AS IT CREATES A RELAXED MOOD FOR ENJOYABLE DINING. WORKING IN A SERENE, UNCLUTTERED WHITE KITCHEN WILL HELP ANY COOK STAY CALM IN A CRISIS. CHOOSE WHITE WALLS, STRIPPED FLOORBOARDS, PALE WOOD COUNTER TOPS AND A MATCHING DINING TABLE.
FOR DREAMING IN WHITE, DECORATE THE BEDROOM IN ROMANTIC WHITE WITH FILMY, FLOATY, FEMININE CURTAINS, CANOPIES, DUVETS AND COTTON SHEETS AND DOWN FILLED PILLOWS ON A WHITE IRON BED; ALL IN ALL WHITE IS CONDUCIVE TO SLEEP.


WHITE IDEAS:
*IN SUMMER, WHITE SHEER CURTAINS BILLOWING IN THE BREEZE.
*IN WINTER, CREAM COLORED CURTAINS FASHIONED FROM WOOL BLANKETS (LIGHTWEIGHT).
*WHITEWASHED FURNITURE.
* TABLES WITH THE TOPS LEFT NATURAL WOOD. *PORCELAIN KNOBS ON KITCHEN CUPBOARDS.
* WHITE SLIPCOVERS.
*WHITE THROW RUGS THAT CAN POP IN THE WASHER.
* WHITE SHUTTERS IN THE WINDOW OR ON EITHER SIDE AS DECORATIVE ACCENTS. CAN ALSO BE PROPPED IN WINDOWS IF YOU HAVE DEEP SILLS.
*WHITE PORCELAIN PITCHERS GROUPED TOGETHER ON TOP OF YOUR KITCHEN CUPBOARDS OR A SHELF.
*OLD CORBELS WITH PEELING WHITE PAINT IN YOUR DOORWAY OR SITTING ON SHELVES.
*PEELY BIRDHOUSES.
*VINES OF WHITE BERRIES.
*WHITEWASH WOODEN BUCKETS FOR STORING MAGAZINES, WOOD FOR THE FIREPLACE (YES, A WHITEWASHED ONE!)
*A WHITE IRON HEADBOARD.
* A PEELING WHITE PICKET FENCE FOR A HEADBOARD OR A GATE IN THE KITCHEN.
* WHITE AND OFF WHITE BEDDING FOR THAT SUMMERY LOOK, BUT I USE WHITE ALL YEAR ROUND.
* A WHITE WEATHERED MIRROR IN THE BATHROOM OR SEVERAL GROUPED TOGETHER, OR BETTER YET A WHITE MULTIPANED WINDOW TURNED INTO A MIRROR.
*OLD WHITE PLATES HANGING ON THE KITCHEN OR DINING ROOM WALL.
GO CRAZY, WHITE IS FOR EVERYONE :)

1 comment:

TJLoop85 said...

Some great ideas and the room you pictured is beautiful! A very nice remodel. I love adding architectural elements like corbels as you mentioned, they seem to give visual balance and character to any room.

Great suggestions.

-Tim