Into the White
Styled by Summer House Lifestyle // Photography by Brandan Babineaux
Forget about not wearing white after Labor Day — especially along the Emerald Coast. In this subtropical destination, white is just right all year-round. In fact, Benjamin Moore recently named Simply White (OC-117) the color of 2016.
And why not? White is classic, bright, chic, clean and calming.
White seems simple enough, but in truth, it can be complicated — in a good way. Usher in the renewal of spring by layering a variety of white hues within your home interior design. Vary the vibe of any room with a touch of texture. White faux fur pillows, throws and area rugs are surefire ways to add warmth and dimension.
White doesn’t have to mean vanilla. Add a punch of color by placing vibrant art on walls, or choose a focal point such as a fireplace and frame it with a reclaimed rustic wood mantel, and you have an exciting conversation starter.
Just a bit of brass or gold-colored accessories such as doorknobs, cabinetry hardware and even faucets add elegance and shimmer for a complete look.
Take it from the color authority, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute: Soothing colors are a salve for today’s hectic lives.
“With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation,” Eiseman says.
So relax, eliminate the conflict of color choices and let the wonder of white wash over your home.