Having a white wall at home is like having a canvas ready to receive the paintbrush loaded with paint. Neutral and clear color allows different styles to be incorporated into the decoration. But what can seem like a great advantage can become frustration if it is not well used.
That's because too much white can make the look too cold and impersonal, carrying the mood of tiresome and nauseating neutrality. That's why it's so important to know how to work the white walls we have at home.
If you love white walls and have them in your home, or are thinking of using color to refresh the look of environments, it is interesting to know more in depth how white can influence the decor and find ways to balance it in the environment . Then come with us and we'll tell you all about white walls:
Characteristics of white color
White is the universal color of peace, purity, cleanliness and innocence. Color is also known as "color of light," since it reflects all the colors of the spectrum.
The white color on the walls of the house suggests freshness, spaciousness, freedom and cleanliness, but when used in excess can lead to feelings of emptiness, coldness and impersonality.
Why have white walls at home
One of the main reasons for using white on the walls of the house is the sensation of amplitude that it causes. White expands environments giving the impression that they are larger and more spacious, which is a very interesting trick for small environments.
The white also reflects the light leaving the environments brighter, further enhancing the sense of amplitude.
Another great reason for using the white on the walls is that the color combines with all other colors and can be used without fear as the basis of any style of decoration, from the most classic and sophisticated to the most rustic, and jovial.
In short, the white walls are a joker in the decoration and work very well when the intention is to illuminate and expand environments. However, it should be used with care so as not to cause discomfort and discomfort.
How to Decorate the White Walls
Knowing how to use the white walls is the big secret to having a neutral, clean and well decorated environment. So let's list below some ideas on how to decorate the white walls and make them look nice and comfortable. Check out:
One way to value the white wall is by applying texture to it. This texture can be a graffiti, bare colored paintbrushes, 3D effects, boisseries or other interference that brings relief and a visual aspect differentiated for color, adding information and aesthetic value.
Niches and shelves
Using niches and shelves on the white wall is a practical, functional and very decorative way of giving life to the environment. Use colorful decorative objects that contrast in front of the white wall.
Another quick and practical way to change the look of a white wall is by hanging art frames or photos. These elements bring life, color and movement to the environment, besides adding personality and the style of the residents.
Do you like crafts? So you can take advantage of them in white wall decor. It is up to you to choose the craft according to the style you want to print to the decoration, but with a white background does not have what goes wrong.
The intense and bright green of the plants are another asset for those who want to invest in the white walls. Suspend vases in front of the wall or place them on shelves and niches. Another option is to mount a vertical garden next to the white wall.
The use of plants in white environments is the face of the Scandinavian style, so if you also enjoy this style do not waste time and invest in small plants to break the whiteness of the house.
Mirrors are old acquaintances of interior decoration, not only by the decorative effect, but also by the visual effect. Mirrors, like white, reflect and expand light into the environment, that is, they can and should be used in small spaces. Another advantage of mirrors is the feeling of depth they cause, plus a great trick to visually enhance environments.
If you want to bring a little more color to the white walls you can bet on the use of stickers. They are practical, inexpensive and quick to install, not to mention that they do not make dirt and can be changed whenever you feel it necessary.
The stickers can cover the entire wall or, if you prefer, only parts of it. Another option is the leaked adhesives, where the white color continues to predominate.
Do you like white and want to keep the walls like this? Then you can add more touch in the environment using indirect lights. LED tapes are a good example, they create a cozy and intimate effect to the environment without changing the color of the wall. You can still opt for wall lights or targeted ceiling spots.
Touches of color
Try to take small doses of color to the white walls. You can do this in countless ways, starting with the decorative objects hanging from it, such as clocks, pictures and lamps. Another way to insert color into the wall is by using smaller stickers and a different paint, such as the geometric one for example.
I want the white walls!
Ok, if you want to continue with its impeccably white walls, no problem at all. But in this case, it is interesting to opt for decorative objects that bring color to the environment, such as sofas, rugs, tables and chairs, creating contrast and breaking the monochrome. Remember that excess white generates emptiness and coldness and no one wants a home like that, does it?
Betting on white walls is a great outlet for small environments and an opportunity to try out different decorating styles. In the right measure it is possible to achieve balanced and harmonic environments having the white as a base. Want to see how this is possible? The environments selected in the photos below show how white walls can become a welcome surprise indoors. Check out:
Picture 1 - In this dining room, the white walls have won pictures of photos that keep the white background, but are differentiated by the black frame, matching with the chairs.
Picture 2 - The exit for these white walls was to use frame, mirror and a light blue retro furniture.
Picture 3 - White bathroom is classic, but this one stands out by the unused frame on the wall.
Image 4 - Already here, the white background is highlighted by the refined use of wood; highlight the heart made with tablets.
Picture 5 - White yes, but coated with wood! To bring warmth to the room, a very colorful bed.
Picture 6 - Texture on the white wall to leave the sameness.
Image 7 - White coating wall with different textures to create contrast.
Figure 8 - How about an LED sign on the white wall? It does not go unnoticed.
Image 9 - The effect on this white wall is due to the indirect lights.
Picture 10 - All the romanticism of white and pink.
Image 11 - The modernity and elegance between the white and the black also has time.
Image 12 - Light, mirror and texture: three effects on the same white wall.
Picture 13 - Colored pictures on the white wall; in common among them is the background - also white, like the wall - and the black frame.
Picture 14 - The corridor of white walls counts on black doors and details in gold.
Picture 15 - The neutral tones prevail next to the white wall; the green of the plants and the black of the objects that raise the astral of the environment.
Picture 16 - The children's room, all white, won a plane sticker that covers almost the entire wall, yet it did not leave the neutrality aside.
Image 17 - Wooden floor, neon sign and plant bed to break the whiteness of the walls.
Picture 18 - The wall remains white, but with a beautiful differential.
Image 19 - White and minimalist.
Picture 20 - How to be neutral and modern in the decoration without appearing coldness? Bring an element of color, like a yellow armchair.
Picture 21 - A little game to decorate and relax the white wall.
Image 22 - Do not want to escape the neutral and modern proposal? Use a black sticker to create contrast and movement on the wall.
Image 23 - Want something more rustic and funky for the white walls? What do you think about peeling the wall and leaving the building bricks in sight?
Picture 24 - Two simple, but different comics on the white wall.
Image 25 - Irregularly positioned frames create a composition that values the white wall, not counting the contrast created between the yellow frame and the black frames.
Image 26 - White wall in 3D: an effect that changes everything.
Image 27 - Wallpaper also tells, this one has the white background scratched by gray lines.
Image 28 - Wallpaper also tells, this one has the white background scratched by gray lines.
Picture 29 - The white tiles give a rustic and cozy touch to the room.
Image 30 - White tiles of subway for the kitchen.
Picture 31 - Here, it is not only the walls that are white, the whole room follows in that color; the difference is the brushstrokes of black on the decorative objects.
Picture 32 - The Scandinavian style house perfectly with the white walls.
Image 33 - Boisserie and lamp to highlight the white wall.
Picture 34 - How to leave a white wall elegant and full of charm? Using 3D coating and wooden shelves.
Picture 35 - In this living room, the white is still there, but the blue ... it is he who transforms the decoration.
Image 36 - An inspiration for those in love with clean decor.
Image 37 - White wall and frames with black frame: this combination has no error.
Picture 38 - A tip to change the look of the white wall spending little - or almost nothing: use electrical tape to create drawings.
Image 39 - And what do you think of a white magnetic wall? You put photos, messages and other important things using only magnets.
Picture 40 - A touch of fun and relaxation for the white wall of the children's room.
Picture 41 - Pictures and a yellow couch to illuminate the white wall
Picture 42 - How to leave the white-walled bathroom more interesting? Use a wooden frame
Picture 43 - A couple of pictures here, a handicraft there and you will deconstruct and redo the white wall.
Image 44 - The white brick wall has been reinforced by the colored light fixtures and the light coming out of them.
Image 45 - White and black are still the best combination for those who are afraid and hesitate to decorate.
Image 46 - Mirrors with varied frames decorate this white wall.
Picture 47 - On one side the white wall, on the other the wooden furniture.
Image 48 - On one side the white wall, on the other the wooden furniture.
Picture 49 - On the white walls, only the boisseries; is the green that gives the touch of color and life to the room.
Picture 50 - White wall, white curtain .... is the bicycle with details in red that contrasts the environment.
Image 51 - Frame and pink carpet in the middle of the white background of the living room.
Picture 52 - For Scandinavian decorations, white on the wall is not a problem, it is a fundamental part of the style.
Picture 53 - The natural light that enters the window is enlarged by the white tone of the walls.
Picture 54 - A little relaxation on the walls does not hurt anyone.
Picture 55 - If the idea is to keep the white wall complements the decoration with objects that have color, like this sofa of earthy tone.
Image 56 - Stone wall: a beautiful look for the room.
Image 57 - The stones also enter the decoration of this other room.
Image 58 - Do you like geometric walls? How about risking a white and blue?
Image 59 - On the white wall, birds perched.
Picture 60 - In this house of integrated environments, the decoration of the white walls include niches, stickers and apparent brick.