10 White Ideas for Your Home

Why White

White has ‘fresh’ associations. So, it makes you think clean sheets, new beginnings. Surprisngly, even though white is worn in mourning, it signifies a peaceful end and a journey toward a new beginning.

It’s synonymous with purity. That’s why, western brides, doctors and nuns wear it.

The canvas, the whiteboard, a blank paper…white, with its absence of colour, puts the mind at rest and extends an invitation to get creative!

Wonderful Ways with White

  1. When in doubt, choose white—for the walls, sofa set or bed linen. It provides the perfect template against which to play off your pops of colour and texture.
  2. If a room lacks natural light, paint the walls a bright white and watch it brighten up and look more spacious!
  3. If you have elderly guests or senior colleagues coming home, pretty up your place with a bunch of white flowers—they are serence and signify respect.
  4. White blossoms are also a way of saying a heartfelt ‘Sorry’…they are symbolic of peace and surrender.
  5. Lovely white candles on a wrought iron candelabra…always a heart-warming sight.
  6. Brilliant red and orange peppers,  a bunch of lush berries, colorful salad, creamy herbed risotto or pasta—what better to present them than on pristine white plates and bowls?
  7. White on white can be wonderfully serene in the bedroom. Just accent it with pebbles, lavender sachets or candles, perhaps a bunch of blue posies…doesn’t just thinking about it make you feel relaxed?
  8. Three areas of your home where white works best:  bathing, cleaning, food (both kitchen and dining). These are places where dirt and grime need to show up against the spotlessness of white.
  9. White goes with everything, and for a cool, timeless feel, all you have to do is combine it with blue.
  10. Some say white can be cold. Not if you choose the right white accents. Fluffy white pillows, a distressed white cabinet, a gorgeous white chandelier—so warm and welcoming!



Sando H.
Past Member 3 years ago

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Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago

Tho it looks very fresh clean...it's just not possible when one has several furry 4 legged kids! Thanks

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Thorn Briar
Past Member 5 years ago

Nice idea, but too hard to keep clean

Michael Wecke
Michael Wecke5 years ago

White is OK and if in the right nuances. I also find it a bit bland, a bit boring, a bit cold. Again, it depends how it is used and the article shows some good combinations. You might want to go onto the official website of the British Monarchy and view the White Drawing Room. I'm more for the Blue Drawing Room - Buckingham Palace.

Lenee K.
Lenee K5 years ago

White is my favorite colors among others. Including flowers, some say I'm weird of choosing white daisies or white lilies over red hot roses. Well, everyone is free to have their own choice of colors right?!! Anyway - my point is - white is pure, clean and crisp.. create space & etc. its hard if you have toddlers around the house though.. add in a touch of gray shades with a bright orange rug, wow!!

Pat W.
Pat W5 years ago

some white...yes
i like warm colors that are not so sterile and make people feel more at ease

vee s.
Veronica-Mae s5 years ago

What few people know is that our obsession with "whiter than white" has resulted in numerous toxic chemicals entering our homes. There is nothing in nature which is "pure" white, and in our efforts to produce it it is necessary to use chemicals which we could well do without. This is particularly true with laundry powder and liquids, full of "optical brighteners" and other noxious substances. Beware - read labels as carefully as you would if it was food.

natalie n.
natalie n5 years ago

clean, crisp, but could potentially be boring.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago