Color Trends 2016: Clean White & How to Make it Work for You

Color Trends 2016: Clean White & How to Make it Work for You

clean white

Let’s continue our series on colors that are trending in 2016.  Clean white stands out amongst the rest as a color that has truly stood the test of time, while maintaining a contemporary edge.

Clean white is chameleon like in its ability to both blend in and totally stand out depending on the space.  Layering clean white in slightly differing shades can create a gorgeous monotone room, while using clean white as a backdrop for bold colors also makes a big statement.  Clean white is one of those unusual colors that knows how to pack a punch no matter where you find it.

Are you ready to dive in and find out how to make clean white work for you?

Let’s begin!

Here are a 5 ways you can incorporate clean white into your life & space:

 

1. Paint Your Walls

Clean white is a totally blank canvas.  It feels bold and bright in a contemporary space, and it feels warm and inviting in a traditional space.  It is probably the most versatile color on the planet.  You can play it up or play it down – the possibilities are endless.

Here are a few shades of clean white I really like:

 

www.sherwin-williams.com Ceiling Bright White

www.sherwin-williams.com Ceiling Bright White

 

www.sherwin-williams.com Pure White

www.sherwin-williams.com Pure White

 

www.sherwin-williams.com High Reflective White

www.sherwin-williams.com High Reflective White

 

2. Purchase a piece (or several pieces) of furniture in clean white.

Clean white furniture can be gorgeous and oh-so-versatile in your space.  Linen, velvet, leather – pretty much every fabric looks fabulous in white.

Here are a few examples of clean white colored furniture:

 

www.potterybarn.com CHESTERFIELD UPHOLSTERED SOFA in Twill, White

www.potterybarn.com CHESTERFIELD UPHOLSTERED SOFA in Twill, White

 

www.potterybarn.com HARPER UPHOLSTERED TUFTED TALL BED & HEADBOARD in Twill, White

www.potterybarn.com HARPER UPHOLSTERED TUFTED TALL BED & HEADBOARD in Twill, White

 

www.potterybarn.com PB COMFORT ROLL ARM SLIPCOVERED ARMCHAIR in Performance Canvas, Warm White

www.potterybarn.com PB COMFORT ROLL ARM SLIPCOVERED ARMCHAIR in Performance Canvas, Warm White

3. Incorporate a clean white rug.

A clean white rug is the epitome of high style.  My only suggestion is before purchasing a white rug to make sure it has been treated with stain protector.

Here are a few examples of rugs that highlight clean white:

 

surya.com Amadeo

surya.com Amadeo

 

surya.com Anchorage

surya.com Anchorage

 

surya.com Ashton

surya.com Ashton

 

4. Buy some fun throw pillows and blankets in clean white.

Simplicity is a good thing and nothing says simplicity like clean white pillows and blankets.

Here are some fun, clean white pillows and throws:

 

www.westelm.com Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover - Stone White

www.westelm.com Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover – Stone White

 

www.westelm.com Belgian Flax Linen Pillow Cover - White

www.westelm.com Belgian Flax Linen Pillow Cover – White

 

www.westelm.com Velvet Arabesque Pillow Cover - Ivory

www.westelm.com Velvet Arabesque Pillow Cover – Ivory

 

www.westelm.com Cozy Texture Throw in Ivory

www.westelm.com Cozy Texture Throw in Ivory

 

www.zgallerie.com Oslo Throw

www.zgallerie.com Oslo Throw

5. Incorporate clean white accessories and artwork.

Accessories and artwork are another great way to include trending colors in your space.  They add beautiful pops of color, but are much easier to switch out than the paint on your walls.

Here are several home decor accessories and pieces of artwork that include clean white:

 

www.zgallerie.com Mango Wood Slice

www.zgallerie.com Mango Wood Slice

 

www.zgallerie.com Boot Umbrella Stand

www.zgallerie.com Boot Umbrella Stand

 

www.zgallerie.com Gabrielle Table Lamp

www.zgallerie.com Gabrielle Table Lamp

 

www.zgallerie.com Smoldering Tracks 2

www.zgallerie.com Smoldering Tracks 2

 

www.zgallerie.com Caballo Blanco

www.zgallerie.com Caballo Blanco

 

As you can gather, clean white can be used anywhere.  It’s the perfect color for a fresh start AND the perfect color to add a finishing touch.  Your walls, your furniture, your accessories and artwork – everything looks good in clean white!

What do you think?  Do you like clean white?  Have you used it or will you use it in your space?  I would love to hear from you!

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