White After Memorial Day
White After Memorial Day
Some time ago, there was an unwritten rule about when one should and shouldn't wear white, with Memorial Day and Labor Day serving as sufficient bookends marking the season. Those days have surely come and gone (especially for those of us living in Texas), but I still consider Memorial Day "opening day" for the color white. And to that end, I'd love to share with you a few of my favorite white design inspirations, or #kristinspirations, if you will.
#kristinspiration || My Favorite White
I have a current favorite white. I absolutely love Benjamin Moore's Dove White because it has the right mix of warm and cool to it. One of the biggest compliments I can pay a piece of furniture or a color is that it plays well with others, and Dove White does. It's very versatile. If you're considering freshening up a room with white, Dove White is your go-to paint.
#kristinspiration || White Kitchens
Everyone is asking whether or not white kitchens are in, out, or soon-to-be dated? I am often asked about white kitchens and my thought is they're pretty timeless.
A white kitchen is a blank slate upon which to build color by season or whimsy, and I absolutely love mine (shown above). I have designed many kitchens over the years; and the aesthetic of a white kitchen, I find, appeals to most of my clients. For those who might enjoy a pop of color in your kitchen as we jump into summer, I have a lovely tip! Injecting color into a kitchen space is effortlessly accomplished by adding color on the center island, when appropriate. I would absolutely do so in a kitchen that opens to a great room but not in a stand-alone kitchen, as it might look a bit contrived.
#kristinspiration || White Bedding
What feels more wonderful and fresh than slipping into beautiful, white sheets? One of my favorite things in a bedroom is to dress a bed in layers upon layers of all different shades of white. I love building white atop off-white on cream and bright white. There is an elegance to that I find really appealing. It takes away the sterility one might feel and gives a sense of ease and luxury.
There you have a few of my favorite white design inspirations! I'm off to sip a glass of white wine (wink!). For additional white #kristinspirations, please swing by my Snider Plaza shop, Curated by Kristin Mullen, open tomorrow through Saturday or by appointment. In the meantime, it's Memorial Day, and who doesn't want to hop into that pair of white jeans?