Working with a pure white palette is hard but always rewarding. Hard, because it's important to consider every single element in the space. You will need to get swatches of all the fabrics, samples of every paint and, before that, have your daylight and artificial lighting worked out. It is equally important to consider whether you want gloss, eggshell or matt, and where.
You can bypass some of these decisions by dividing whites into two categories: one based on blues and blacks, and the otherbased on browns and yellows. It's advisable to work with just one category. Currently, the greys are trendier, but the creams are always warmer.
- The textures and tones of white evoke a calm and freshness that are at home in the city or anywhere else.
- In a white room, everything fits in with everything else: when you want to rearrange it or buy more, there are few complications.
- Add exhilaration to a white kitchen with piles of lemons or tomatoes, boxes of earthy potatoes and ropes of creamy garlic bulbs.
- White is so clean and pure that it is the perfect antidote to strong colour.