Decorating with White

A living room decorated in white. Shown with Palm Beach shutters, available at Creative Window.



White is a clear, clean choice for summer decorating


The color white will help your house feel bright, airy and cool. It’s perfect for hot summer days and evenings, yet lasts throughout the year, lightening a room on dark winter days.

Even though 'white' seems like one color, the shade actually comes in many different versions. Warm white hues are often used to enhance elegant home designs, while cooler tones work well in contemporary or modern rooms.

White can calm your rooms or make them more energetic depending on the shade of white you select and the colors you use around it.

Combining cool and warm shades of white brings this room alive. Shown with Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, available at Creative Window in Ocean City, NJ
Combining cool and warm shades of white creates a serene feeling in the room.



Ideas for decorating with white


Almost any interior design elements look beautiful in white, including:
– Paint on walls and moldings
– Upholstery and drapery fabric
– Floor coverings, including rugs, carpets and hard surfaces
– Tile backsplashes, showers, walls and countertops
– Window treatments
– Table and bed linens
– Accessories

You can decorate a room almost all in white without it appearing bland, boring or stark. The key is using a variety of textures – rough and smooth finishes, soft and hard qualities, and matte and glossy surfaces.

A variety of white textures and patterns add interest. Shown with Silhouette® window shadings, available at Creative Window in Ocean City, NJ
Consider adding a variety of white textures and patterns to add interest.



consider these color combinations


Also consider adding colors to enhance your white decor:
– White is stunning when used with black
– White is warmed up when joined with dark, rich colors like chocolate brown, deep blue or gray
– White is serene when paired with other neutrals, such as cream, taupe, tan and light gray
– White can be combined with almost any other color palette, including shades of blue, green, pink, red or gold

Add white to your décor for a clean, clear look that works all year round.

White is warmed when shown with dark, rich colors. Shown with Parkland® Wirebrushed wood blinds, available at Creative Window
White is warmed up when joined with dark, rich colors.