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White’s Alright

TWO THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE: 

1.  I need to learn how to take better interior pictures

2.  I need to get a new camera

Other than that, I’m feeling pretty good about the work I’ve been doing at the house lately.

See, we’re trying to prep (quickly) for some possible changes ’round these parts, so I decided to paint our guest room white.

I know that sometimes there’s a stigma against white walls (boring, sterile, cold) – which I’ve never really understood.  I think that white walls are elegant, chic, and modern.  It’s all about the design within them.

For me, I just needed a break from color.  White was refreshing and (what I need most right now…) soothing.  The existing color left much to be desired… creamy… yellowey… beigey… dull… YUCK.  It was time for a change anyway.

But, picking a white isn’t always as easy as it sounds (…picking paint isn’t ever as easy as it sounds!  Am I right?!).  I’ve said it before, there are a ridiculous number of “whites” out there.

Really.

It’s crazy.

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After testing a few (…only three – which is really amazing in and of itself!), we settled on Benjamin Moore’s White Dove – which, as a side note, is a great, soft (and almost universal) white.  It was the tint that best matched our trim (since I wasn’t even going to think about repainting that).

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Working hard…

We also spent some time purging the room of all the “storage” that seemed to find its way in there (…anyone else have a room like this?  Ugh.  It drives me nuts!).

Now, we have just the basics in there.  Ready for a quick turnaround if we need it to.

How it looks now:

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I wanted to keep things simple with minimal styling, using things that I already had (…hence the sad, sad looking plant…).

Because there’s a possibility this room will be changing fairly soon,

I’m not planning on putting any artwork or window treatments…

Yet.

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I know, I know.  You’re asking yourself, “why did she leave that blanket on the floor?”

Well…

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I didn’t have the heart to disturb her.

What do you think?

Could you live with white walls?

Tiina

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. I totally want white walls too. It’s been on my mind a lot lately.
    I want to learn to take better interior pictures too.
    And I love that you didn’t disturb her in that blanket. I do the same with my kitties 😉

    April 9, 2013
    • We can share photo tricks!

      T

      April 10, 2013
  2. People don’t realize that white, is in fact – a color too! Looking good!

    April 9, 2013
  3. I love your white walls…they look great against your dark wood. I’m thinking of getting on the white train myself in my master bedroom after a phase of making sure not a single wall in my house was white. Great choice with the white dove!

    April 10, 2013
    • Thanks so much, Christina! It’s funny how the pendulum swings in the other direction. Good luck with your master bedroom!

      T

      April 10, 2013
  4. kristinfrombliss #

    I hear ya! I have been saving for a new DSLR and am starting to loathe my limited camera. And white walls are perfect. xo Kristin

    April 10, 2013
    • Haha! I’m glad I’m not the only one. 😉

      T

      April 10, 2013
  5. For the first time in my life I’m a home owner and for the first time in my life I want white walls! There is a difference between decorator’s white and white paint. I’ve heard good things about White Dove—I think I’m going to try it! Btw, is the ceiling in that room painted?

    April 11, 2013
    • It’s still the original color from when we bought the house – kind of a beige. I want to paint it, but we totally lost steam after the walls were finished. Ha! Now I just have to sell the awesomeness of repainted ceilings to my husband…

      T

      April 11, 2013
      • 1) I kinda like the ceilings, and 2) good luck with that : ] There’s a reason why our home is unpainted, I’m not selling the awesomeness well enough!

        April 11, 2013
      • Haha! You crack me up!

        T

        April 11, 2013

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