While some people might say decorating primarily with white is boring, we think that couldn’t be further from the truth. White is a vibrant and bright color with an endless number of decorating possibilities.
A white room keeps mid-century modern styles from looking dated, farmhouse style looking fresh, and sets the stage for Scandinavian design.
The decor of a room pops against white, whether keeping it simple with natural materials and neutral colors or adding bright hues for a high-energy space. An accent of wood, whether on the floor or as a piece of furniture, goes a long way to warm up the starkness of an all white space. Remember that less is more, even with a white base.
When painting a white room, consider that paints aren’t one-size-fits-all. A range of undertones in white paint can create a multitude of different looks. Benjamin Moore has over 200 shades of white, after all.
Enjoy these white room ideas!
34 White Room Ideas That Are Anything But Boring
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Scandinavian Meets Mid-Century
An eye-catching branching bubble chandelier and rich mid-century modern furnishings look timeless (read: not at all dated) against a crisp white backdrop.
Talk about a clean kitchen. Soft lines of wood, both on the flooring and the ceiling, compromise the sharpness of the white cabinetry in this San Francisco classic home style.
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Cozy Scandinavian Style
Inviting textures in neutral tones add comfort and style to this living room, proving that shades of brown and tan don’t have to equal boring.
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Dreamy Boho Bedroom
Bohemian, mid-century, and minimalist design styles all come together to create a serene, but not sterile, space. We love the vintage-inspired dresser, and how nothing else in the room fights for attention.
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Shades of Grey
Don’t underestimate how peaceful and captivating a grey color palette can be. The white base to this room allows it to remain bright and lively, while the grey tones make it livable and minimalist.
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This home takes wood detailing a step further with built-in cutouts that break up the consistency of the white walls.
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Warehouse, meet new house. The white walls and ceiling accentuate the character found in the both steel framed windows and industrial lighting of this once-factory.
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This white bedroom features several softening details, from a sheer canopy draping from beam to bed, to the natural fiber accents in the bench, basket, and rope that give this room its hip vibe.
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A Nordic Kitchen
This kitchen and dining space create their Scandinavian look with a combination of white and wood. The white paint stays dynamic with its blue undertone, while the wood remains soft and warm for the perfect balance of color and texture.
Image: Traci Connell Interiors
A country kitchen gets a fresh upgrade with a coat of white, which accents details including French doors and paned glass above the cabinets.
Image: Chelsea Alelier Architect
In this all-white space, a gray on white wrapped marble countertop subtly steals attention, while dark wood flooring provides a stunning color contrast.
Image: Christian Dean Architecture
The simple beauty of this bathroom leads the eye right to the modern soaking tub and out at a picturesque view. What makes this room really pop? It’s the black framing on the wall-sized window.
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Four major pieces create a warm and stylish entryway that looks both tidy and lived in — the ultimate combination.
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Simple detailing on the white cabinetry, shiny chrome fixtures, and dark wood flooring make this white kitchen a chef-worthy space.
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This city apartment looks lavish with little, made beautiful with a few signature pieces: an oversized pendant lamp, an oak dining set. Fresh greens bring this look to life.
Bohemian meets minimalist in this simple space for sleeping. Island-inspired wicker furnishings bring softness to this blank canvas, paired with richly patterned bedding.
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A taste of the tropics comes thought in this neutral living room, accentuating arched French doors, rich wood beams, and a pop of green — inside and out.