You should have seen the look I got today when I said we plan to paint our entire downstairs white. It was something else.
I take a lot of flack for my favorite color, but I stand by my choice. I love white. To me, white is the perfect backdrop for beautiful living. White makes any color you pair it with shine. White bleaches, which is super-important if you live with children, dogs or husbands. It's comfy, elegant and crisp all in one.
Coastal LivingAnd hard. For me, white is the very hardest thing to figure out. Picking color is easy. And I do love color (hey, you've seen what I do for a living!) But for me, picking a white that doesn't look shadowy, or golden, or flat, is really hard. I've been trying to wrap my mind around the beheomath that is Color Me Happy to see if I can figure out why all the whites I bring home end up getting painted over. I'm a little afraid it has to do with available natural light, and since I'm not too handy with the sledgehammer, I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do about that one.
via the amazing Atlanta Bartlett's website-- now that lady knows her white
So for now, I'm drooling over beautiful images of white living, and saving them all away for later. My goal is to have people walk into rooms that are awash in light and white, with just a few beautiful splashes of color---like these, that we love so much.
So my spare minutes these days are going to be spent researching white. And it's not going to be a bit boring. Just you wait and see....