I love white.
(If you follow me on Pinterest you will notice how much predominately white rooms attract me.)
I love the look of white furniture, white plank or beadboard walls and white painted floors.
It all looks so neat and clean and fresh.
But I know me, I know my Hubs, I know our family…I know that unless I lived alone, a mostly white decor would be a constant battlefield of me against the mess.
I take that back, it would probably not work even if I lived alone.
So, I use a lot of white accents and white trim throughout the house, and soft pale gray on most of the walls.
Then the other colors you will also see predominately in my home are blues, reds and warm wood tones.
In our living room we have a navy blue leather couch and chair.
It was a good quality investment and has worn wonderfully for over a dozen years.
A couple of times a year I clean and condition it with products made especially for leather furniture.
The rest of the time I just wipe if off with baby wipes!
The pine flooring, light gray walls, white curtains and white accents here and there keep the room from looking too dark.
(Just because it sits next to the leather chair, I thought I'd show you this huge vintage tin I bought at a yard sale for $4.
I saw one just like it selling on ebay for $79!)
Next to the couch an old wooden ladder leans against the wall and holds a vintage grain sack and other linens.
You can see what I mean when I say red, white and blue are my go-to colors.
My old blue dresser sits against the wall between the couch and chair.
in most of my rooms you will also see a touch of green.
A living plant is a breath of fresh air, visually and literally!
Another touch of white has been seen on my table all summer long in this white and gray tote, sitting atop a white and blue cotton towel.
The tote has had many changes in content, however.
When fall arrives, I have a darker wood tote that will take this one's place.
All of the furniture in the dining room is wood, the table and benches, the dish cabinet and the Restoration Hardware knock-off shelves.
With the touches of white accents and the light walls and curtains, things still look light and bright.
In my kitchen we painted the oak cabinets white two summers ago.
Unfortunately, the painter only primed and painted and didn't do any pre-sanding, so we are going to have to redo some of the doors and drawers where paint has chipped.
Other than that, I love the light and bright look.
Here you see my red and white "curtains" made from cotton kitchen towels.
Touches of red and white are seen here and there throughout the whole kitchen.
So, I love white, but red and blue and gray too, with a touch of live green plants here and there as well.
Are you an all white decorator or do you have other go-to colors?