Winter Whites for 2016

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Winter Whites for 2016

Pantone’s 2016 color of the year will be announced soon, but we have already seen a dominant trend among recent color forecasts that is very fitting for the upcoming season; White, specifically shades of off-white, is the top color choice from paint manufacturers next year. Here’s a look at how a few of metro Detroit’s top designers incorporated these white hues into their designs.

All-white interiors, when done well, are a great way to visually open up any space while also creating a clean appearance. Kevin Serba of Serba Interiors designed a beautiful kitchen that uses hand-planed wood floors and counter top to contrast with the crisp white cabinetry for an inviting cooking space.

If you prefer bold, vibrant pops of color, incorporating white may be the perfect way to break up the palette. The clean and crisp nature of these tones allow other colors within a space to truly pop, like the artwork in this sleek breakfast room designed by Toby Sneider of Sneider Custom Interiors.

Another advantage that white interiors brings is staying power. Neutral spaces tend to feel less dated than those that use vibrant, trendy colors. Jane Synnestvedt and Marianne Jones both used neutral tones and classic design elements when creating their timeless living spaces that are sure to stay current for many years to come.

Many people are choosing to incorporate a minimalistic design style within their homes in order to decrease stress and improve overall health. Choosing light, monochromatic hues is a great way to accomplish this, as seen in this airy bathroom designed by Amy Weinstein of AMW Design Studio.

One of the greatest advantages of working with lighter colors is their ability to showcase your own personality and style without having to compete with the color on the walls or furniture. The cream color of the wall in the foyer and the white tone of built-in shelving provided the perfect backdrop for Jimmy Angell of James Douglas Interiors and Cheryl Nestro of Tutto Interiors to create an artful display of heirloom pieces from their clients’ collections.