The power of WHITE was lost on me for many years. Even before I went back to school to become an interior designer, I eschewed it's subtle greatness as nothing more than boring and unimaginative. But I have seen the light! Or rather, the white...
I actually credit my dear friend and client Tiina [with 2 i's] Harris for forcing me to explore the depth of white, and all it's beauty. Probably as much as she credits me for the 3 times she's had to re-paint her bedroom...!
White projects serenity, cleanliness, and purity. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally were white gowns and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.
How does the color white affect us mentally, physically and spiritually?
* aids mental clarity
* encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles
* evokes purification of thoughts or actions
* enables fresh beginnings
From a design standpoint, it's the greatest of the 3 neutrals in it's ability to make everything that gets palced against, or adjacent to it sing. As I look out the window today, I see a world blanketed with the most beautiful, sparkly white snow, and that red VW Beetle looks great out there! However I'm still painting my living room pink, but hey. That's me.