Thursday, July 30, 2009
Today I'd like to begin a new (and hopefully inspiring) interior series about colour. And for a girl whose life revolves around colour of every hue, I thought I'd surprise you all by writing this first column about ... white.
Far from being boring and clinical, white is the perfect blank canvas - the single colour that is able to make every other colour look good. As well as changing with the light in a room, white reflects it, transforming other colours around it. Only when set alongside white can other colours be truly seen. White is the oasis of calm in the busy-ness that is the colour spectrum.
One only has to glance at a Resene paint chart to know that there is white, and white and white. A true chameleon - white has many nuances - from the crispness that is white cotton bedlinen, to the softness and warmth of this knitted chair (which I just love!) A blend of materials and textures is the key to keeping a white space inviting and warm. Add warmth in your details.
White can be contemporary and modern, or rustic, or vintage. It is always elegant and versatile, and the coolest colour for modern living.
P.S I'm no techno-whiz, and today Becky gave me my first lesson on the wonders of photoshop. I'm smugly proud of my efforts to put this post together, but OMG, I hope I get faster at it! It doesn't help when the computer crashes, one loses broadband midway through, and is tempted to throw ones laptop out the window, while saying things which should not be said out loud in the presence of young children or husbands who say helpful things like 'didn't you save it'!!
(Images courtesy of Designers Guild, marie claire, living etc, crystal chain gang & me) Pin It