In honor of the record-breaking amounts of snow that have hit the East Coast this past weekend, I thought I’d do a blog post focused on the color white. I LOVE the color, or absence of color, white– to me it is clean, and relaxing, allowing space for my mind to pause in the midst of overstimulation.
I have heard some comment that white is too institutional for them, but there are ways to add softness and depth to a white room, which we will see in some of these photos.
The white subway tiles, white floors, walls and ceilings in the next photo grabbed my attention. I like how they added texture with accessories, including the rug, and some off-white fabric help provide a slight contrast.
This room seems very warm to me, the lamp provides a warm light, and again the textures used add coziness. (That’s a technical term)
I included this last photo to show how much color accessories can add. I love the books on the wall! Too cute!
Which of these rooms were your favorite? Why? Is there a room or space in your home that you could apply some of these ideas to? We’ve got some beautiful white products from creamy paint to whitewash to put legs on your creative ideas. Feel free to order online– or call us, we love talking to customers! 1-800-498-7687
I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson’s home, situated on top of a lovely green hill in Charlottesville, Virginia is visited by more than half a million people each year. Why? It is a beautiful and creatively designed neoclassical piece of architecture, planned by the president himself. He filled it with inventions and souvenirs from his travels, and the grounds teemed with a huge variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers he cultivated outdoors.
Schoolchildren and scholars visit Monticello to enjoy its unique beauty and imagine life 240 years ago. When the expert preservationists at Monticello needed to update some of their whitewashed finishes guess whose paint they decided to trust? Ours! We’re so proud! We make a Simulated Whitewash (simulated because it is not made with lime as it once was) that has been endorsed by museum curators and professional historic paint consultants.
Historically whitewash was a water and lime mixture used to insulate buildings by reflecting heat, and was also put on the base of fruit trees to deflect insects and protect form frost.
Now whitewash is used mainly for decorative purposes. We’ve seen people use it on walls, chairs, coffee tables, decorative trays, and even small frames. It adds a beautiful old fashioned effect. We’re proud to see it used at Monticello, we hope it will become a part of your history as well! Send us photos of your whitewashed pieces.