Nothing captures the crisp serenity of freshly fallen snow like a winter white palette in the home. A modern winter white color scheme pairs well with other neutrals, such as gray and burlap, although many homeowners successfully incorporate pops of color. A winter white tone is also an excellent backdrop for metallic, Lucite or glass furnishings.
A winter white palette projects cleanliness, simplicity and minimalism, but runs the risk of looking stark unless you incorporate layers of texture. You may also need to eschew antiques to avoid a weathered, shabby chic look and capture the essence of a modern home. Here are some ideas for decorating with winter white.
One surprising way of incorporating texture into a winter white color scheme is through lighting. The antler chandelier to the left adds an unexpected layer of texture from above while embodying a winter theme.
Despite the unusual nature of this pendant light, the piece still doesn’t scream for attention because of its neutral color.
Solid wood pieces that have been expertly stained with whitewash can help you incorporate winter white into a living space.
Placed over the top of a textured faux fur or skin rug, this neutral piece can be quite the focal point in a front room.
Smooth winter white ceramic vases in varying heights add depth to a winter white color scheme. These pieces call to mind delicate snow drops.
For entertaining, you might also consider clear jars of varying sizes filled with white winter treats, such as white chocolate covered pretzels or yogurt-coated raisins.
To finish off a winter white space, consider white textured rugs and/or winter white throws to drape over your furniture and add a sense of warmth.