White represents an equal combination of all the colours of the spectrum present in white light. This is probably why white is seen as a well balanced colour, which seeks to be pure and fair. Symbolically, white is often representative of a Saviour, spiritual or otherwise and most hospital doctors and medical staff wear white coats, as a sign of health and hygiene foremost (but also because they have come to save us from sickness).
White is open and light and its nature is pristine and efficient, it shows up any imperfection, it also represents purity and innocence (bit like myself).
It’s not surprising that it is the bridal and baptismal colour in so many cultures.
Beautiful White pearls, from Applebys in Dublin, Ireland.
Oriental style white umbrella, €18.95 from, Maple & Violet, Ireland.
Nothing is more chic or timeless than white on white in any room.
I love white furniture on dark wooden floors, its a beautiful contrast.
White adds a great quality of light to any room, if you have a small room it will make the room seem larger and brighter.
Just a little reality check, White can be a difficult colour to live with too and not just from a practical point of view, well is isn’t a good choice for homes with children, pets or muddy areas.
Comfy white three seater sofa Ikea £263.28.
Simply elegant white arm chair €1400 from Irish company Duff Tisdall located in Dublin.
A completely white room makes a very dramatic statement in any home.
Classical white rattan bed from Sweetpea & Willow £575.00.
Classic white Cotton knit cushions with crochet edge, €5.90 Zara Home.
Using white in a room can make it have surprising depth, use several shades of white to bring out the architectural details in a room
Colonial 2 drawer sideboard,£337 from Sweetpea & Willow.
I do love white painted floor boards, I have them in my sitting room, the more worn they get the more I like them.
The key to using white successfully, is to add interest in other ways other than colour, like this white painted canvas on a white wall.
Using white as a background with dark accessories, compliment each other.
The black wire side tables add more interest to this white room.
You can create a dreamy vintage look with just a few pieces of faded white furniture.
Frame £12.99, Zara Home.
Adding more character to white painted furniture.
White and Shabby chic go hand in hand.
Entering the White Zone.
Clean white, contemporary.
White ceramic table lamp by Betty Jackson Debenhams,£50.
Classical white chair from Sweetpea & Willow at £181.87
Baskets €16.99 at Zara Home.
Adding texture, not colour to a white theme.
A cosy white sitting room.
Furniture painted white, compliments every detail.
“White … is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black…. God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously as he does in white,”