The Allure of White

Posted on 31 August 2011

What is it about white that we love so much? From our smiles to our diamonds—there is something utterly alluring about the clean and freshness of pure.bright.white. The most fantastic thing about a completely white space is that it's simply a blank canvas for us to add splashes of our own expression! [caption id="attachment_852" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Click here to see more of LISH's artwork "][/caption]       

Striking Accord

When there are a lot of different or vibrant colors trying to work together in a single space, white is the perfect way to balance and ground the design. White works as a visual palate cleanser when artwork is busy. Any piece that can seem overwhelming in composition or color is easily offset by the purity of a white foundation. Why are the walls of galleries and museums white? This is the best way to create a visual background and foreground. White spaces are one of the best environments to display your favorite pieces of artwork. All the focus will be on the artwork. If you want something to truly be showcased—or to be the focal point of a space—white accents or walls will really make your pieces POP! [caption id="attachment_850" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Painting by Megan Triantafillou"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_846" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Click here to see more of Elizabeth Foley's artwork "][/caption]  

White Knight

White is an extremely romantic color (or…really, the absence of color…but, you understand). Any light that filters into a space with a significant amount of white will be reflected and diffused, brightening the room tenfold. This can make a relatively small room feel much larger. White is soft, airy, and cozy—it’s the color of clouds, breaking waves, and whipped cream! [caption id="attachment_851" align="aligncenter" width="381" caption="Click here to see more of Irina Koulikov's artwork "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_848" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Click here to see more of Kevin Poole's artwork "][/caption]  

Let Me Count the Ways

White has a wonderful way of allowing for and accommodating to any style. Based on the lines and layout of your design and the style of artwork you choose, your alluring white space can be contemporary or traditional, cottage, country, or urban chic. White spaces also permit you to change the look of the room as often as you please. Without having to worry about clashing colors, you can rotate your artwork at any time! You can have a painting for every season, or feel confident whenever you find your tastes changing from one design style to another that the overall look will still work. White is the clean slate that lets your favorite pieces shine center stage! [caption id="attachment_849" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Click here to see more of Elizabeth Foley's artwork  "][/caption]
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Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.




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