Okay, inquiring minds need to know, I have been thinking about the 2018 obsession with painted white walls a lot lately.
I can’t help it, in our eDesign consulting, whenever I specify the palest colour our client can get away with in their home, they often ask for an even lighter shade which brings us back to. . . you guessed it, white.
And not every house can pull that off.
Especially if your house is still decorated in the Tuscan brown trend.
Which means it has a lot of earthy fixed elements in tile, backsplash and countertops. If that is the case, ‘Art gallery white’ is rarely, if ever a good solution.
Anyway, I realized that while I might have a bunch of theories on why the planet is obsessed with white, I haven’t actually asked YOU, my lovelies.
So here’s what I would love to know:
Have you painted your house something in the realm of ‘art gallery white’ (in my system for choosing whites I would call that a true white, like BM Chantilly Lace or an off-white like SW Snowbound) similar to the images shown in this post in the last year or so? And if so, is it fabulous? Do you love it? If not, why not?
What had you arrive at the decision to go WHITE?
You have scheduled a painter and your house (interior or exterior) is about to be painted WHITE.
Why? What series of events, magazine photos, Pinterest or Instagram photos (or HGTV) had you decide that art gallery white was THE answer for your home?
Please post the answer in the comments below!
And don’t forget, if you are about to choose a white, better to be informed and know what you’re doing, you can find the answer in my White is Complicated, A Decorators Guide to Choosing the Right White eBook here.
Is it because there are so many rooms like this everywhere (above)? Rooms filled with lots of light?
However, notice that the walls in this room (above) are actually a pale yellow beige and not white it all (just compare them to the blue white ceiling)
Also, please leave a comment on blog topics? What burning question/s do you have that I haven’t already covered?
And, it’s been awhile since I wrote an Ask Maria post, but I need photos!! Please email photos for my ‘Ask Maria’ column here. Please include real dilemmas not just “What colour should this be?” since I’m looking for questions that have not been previously covered on the blog. I want this to be as helpful as possible!
Can’t wait to read your comments!