If you think white is boring, think again. White has been a colour of choice for many years due to the fact that it’s elegant and pure. Yes, if not executed properly, your room could end up looking icy and stark but if used correctly, your space could look like a piece of art.
Reasons to paint your room white
It will make your room look and feel bigger
For small or dark spaces, white is the perfect colour since it will make the space seem bigger than it really is. By using white on every surface, the colour will seep into each other, without creating definite lines. This will immediately lighten up your room.
It can be paired with anything
White is timeless. It’s also extremely versatile. Whether you want to go for a modern or vintage look or even a country cottage look, white will work for any style. Any splash of colour paired with white will stand out. You can also use different textures to add character.
It will enhance your mood
It is psychologically proven than white makes you happy. All over the world white is seen as a pristine colour and associated with happiness – weddings, clouds, snow. White is used to create a peaceful atmosphere in your home.
Downsides to painting your room white
While there are many benefits to a white room, there are some downsides you should be aware of too.
It could feel clinical
If you don’t consider the room size and natural light, a white room could feel antiseptic and cold. This can easily be fixed by using a different shade of white or adding some colour.
It will need maintenance more often than other colours
White tends to show scratch marks and dirt more easily. To keep your white room looking good, you might need to maintain it on a regular basis.
Even with the downsides, it is clear that painting your room white can be beneficial in more ways than one. It is true what they say: “Less is more”.