Thursday, June 6, 2013

Viva la White!

As temperatures start to heat up, white has caught my eye. It's a color that will keep you cool and brings a sense of sophistication to a wardrobe and interior. Contrary to what many would say about white, the absence of a color can be the best color. 

Though this image features a different shade of white, Tiffany & Co. captures the true essence of simplicity and glamour. 

Tiffany & Co.

This dress from Alexander McQueen is amazing! This is texture at its finest.

Alexander McQueen

The textural quality of the Alexander McQueen gown reminds me of the grand custom chandelier Fuse designed for one of my residential projects. The irregular opalescent surface of the capiz shells adds textural depth to an otherwise all-white, interior. 

Fuse Custom Capiz Chandelier for Pal + Smith project

The black railing provides an outline for the stairway  like the leather trim on this Manolo Blahnik shoe. 
Blahnik by Boman: Shoes, Photographs, Conversations by Eric Boman

White is a color-pop enthusiast's best friend. It's a great foundation for any color palette and gives one the flexibility to use different colors, textures and to accent walls with wall coverings and art. 

Black and White (and a Bit in Between) by Celerie Kemble

The dark wooden floors paired with the crisp white walls in the below image makes this hallway clean and fresh. It's a simple design, yet it makes such a grand statement. 

Black and White (and a Bit in Between) by Celerie Kemble

The wall color looks similar to my favorite white paint from Sherwin Williams called Extra White. It's a true museum white that always works. For a more warmer white, I'd go with the Sherwin Williams Pearly White.

The hall shot by Celerie Kemble also points up how using white with another dark color like black or charcoal gray adds a little drama. I like the high contrast in the case of our Shoji Lamp shown below. We made this piece to have the lamp shade precisely match our Chelsea sofa for a client. The white lamp popped even more next to the sofa!
Shoji Lamp by Pal + Smith

Chelsea Sofa by Pal + Smith

Add some white doves for drama in an white-infused fashion ad and you've got yourself a memorable photograph!

 W Magazine, June/July issue

For next week's post, I'll share some of my favorite all-white interior designs including a selection of my very own designs!

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