Until a few years ago, everything in our home was dark. When I say dark, I mean burgundy, mustard yellow, navy blue…you get the picture in your head, I know.
Then one day my youngest came to me and literally said, “mommy, everything in our house is so dark”. At seven years old, my daughter noticed something that I didn’t. She saw that our house needed to be lighter and brighter…not dark and gloomy.
I still remind her of that home changing comment every time she says, “mom, everything in our house is white now”.
Her comment really did get me moving on making some much needed changes in our home. Room by room, I began undoing anything dark that I could undo. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still have dark leather sofas and a dark entertainment center and some other key pieces that will remain dark, but overall, our home has a much lighter and brighter feel. So much more calm and relaxing in my opinion.
One of the things that I totally love about using white as my foundational color is that I can add pops of different colors here and there and it looks wonderful.
My two main colors that I use along with white (wood and metal also) are light shades of blues and greens. I love how both of these colors look against the white.
One of the sweetest comments my husband has made on a couple of different occasions is that our home feels like a relaxing bed and breakfast to him. I totally love that comment from him. That’s speaking my love language right there.
Having white as my backdrop sure does make it easy to change things around if my daughter gives me anymore great suggestions. Don’t you agree?
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