My mother and I have always poked fun at my grandmother for her house that has nothing but white walls. We poked fun enough to where she eventually listened to us and painted a few rooms in soft blues. But looking back, maybe she had the right idea.
Recently my grandmother, being the sharp, witty woman that she is, said to me with a smirk, “I noticed in all the design magazines everyone has white walls.” Just a couple years ago I, like the rest of the world at the time, could not accept a room as finished if it didn’t have some sort of hue on the walls. White walls were almost sinful! A missed opportunity. So what happened? Why all of a sudden did the entire world grasp a hold of taking white-out to a space?
My theory is that after years of having no white in our lives we all wanted a breath of fresh air… and that air was white. And truly, white walls are refreshing. They allow focus to be kept on more important things like great furniture, rugs, fabrics, and artwork. It can lend a crisp, modern, gallery like feeling to a room or can take a room to a vintage, cottagey look. It enhances an already bright room, can (sometimes) brighten up a darker one, and not to mention it literally goes with every single color ever. While white never REALLY went away for all those years, it did come back with a huge vengeance… and I, for one, am thrilled about it. So is my grandmother.
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