The Endless Possibilities of White

Never underestimate the power of white. With an ability to be warm or cool and everywhere in between, this color can transform a room in the most unassuming way. Here are a few of our favorite uses of white at Remodelista; from a sugary coat on walls to the warm ivory of a natural fabric accessory.

Above: The white background in this simple bathroom in Australia allows the few design elements–a cross medicine cabinet, a pendant light and a round mirror–to stand out and punctuate the space.

Above: If the traditional beer garden table colors (green metal and wood) do not prove flattering for a certain space, consider painting it white like this one seen via Light Locations.

Above: This collection of empty vintage frames painted white creates an artistic visual full of depth and context, proving less is more. Image via Yatzer.

Above: In the Dutch home of textile artist Paula Leen, raw elements are softened by a light background. Here, a wash of bright white paint on the bricks accentuates the natural ivory of the wool sheep cover.

Above: At the Anthem Cafe & Bar in Tokyo, a collection of wine bottles spray-painted matte white creates a minimal accent on the shelves.

For more ideas on incorporating white, check out Remodelista’s posts White Painted Floors, White Cafe Tables and Casa Angelina in Amalfi.


Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

Nice. Thanks for sharing.

Bill and Katie D.

Yes this looks beautiful! Thank You

Annemarie W.
Annemarie L5 years ago

i love white

LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

thank you

Tom Jack
Tom Jack5 years ago

I did not know there was such a color as white until they let me out of my white rubber room, and the lovely Kodachrome world revealed itself to me for the very first time!

Faith Billingham
Faith Billingham5 years ago

Great article, thanks for sharing :)

Diane Piecara
Diane Piecara5 years ago

I especially like the textures like the brick with white. It adds interest.

Samantha Shira
Samantha Shira5 years ago

looks so nice yet so simple.

Aleksandra W.
Past Member 5 years ago

Simplicity works! I love the idea of white bottles reused as decor

Marie W.
Marie W5 years ago

Since I use so much color in other elements, white walls work best.