This year sees a wide variety of textures and materials come into play in the world of home interiors, with one of the key trends being the all-white theme. With the hectic lives that we now lead there is something very pure and innocent about the colour white that brings us back to a tranquil state of mind.
The colour represents a tabula rasa for you to stamp your unique signature on. Just as there are hundreds of different whites, there are hundreds of ways to add a pale and timeless elegance to your décor.
Interior stylist, Maxine Brady, suggests an “all-white colour scheme to create a powerful impact making rooms clear of distractions, with surfaces in milky tones. In the rush towards opulent colour and rich patterns these past few seasons, we've forgotten the powerful impact an all-white scheme can have. With more and more of us living within small spaces, in 2015 there will be a move away from colour that can overpower your home. We are going back to basics with whites.
Purists, who are naturally drawn to this trend, will want to add structure to their all-white schemes. Bring life to blank spaces with textures and patterns by looking for clever 3-D effects from wall stickers, panel designs and paint effects. Decorate your surfaces with a mixture of finishes from glossy white, to geometric in-lay prints. These subtle effects will bring depth to your walls.”
Smooth surfaces and delicate natural fabrics will inspire poetic moods and artistic sentiments. Keeping colours delicate and sophisticated is essential for the overall feel of this palette.
Maxine continues, “You can add a modern twist to this trend using white as a gleaming backdrop to showcase your home accessories. Decorate your walls from top to bottom with soft white tones and then add minimal splashes of colour. Perhaps try pairing whites with accent colours. With its simplicity, clean lines and smart finish, the latest shades of whites are the perfect way to refresh your home. Also, tones of blues and green when mixed with natural wood materials will bring nature to this white trend. And for a prettier look, keep an eye out for pastel tones and floral prints. To avoid your home looking too cool and stark by picking whites with hints of or grey or plum.
If you live in a period property then this look will be right up your street. Whites have been the 'go-to' colour for hundreds of years. A quick white wash instantly brightens period detailing from picture rails to floorboards, highlighting your home's character. Look out for whites that have a grown up grey tone as this works well within a historical colour pallet.
Finally, with its simplicity, clean lines and smart finish, the latest shades of whites are the perfect way to refresh your home.”
We're inspired by these great products that work brilliantly with the 'White on White' trend: 1. Malmo 5 Drawer Tall Chest 2. Alice Bedstead 3. Solar Round Coffee Table 4. Elegance Table Lamp, 5. Elizabeth Chair 6.Luca Lorenzo Bar Stool 7. Hotel du Monde Clock 8. Grande Sideboard