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Monochromatic Monday

Washed Out

July 25th, 2016

All White Mood Board

When I was fresh out of school and working in advertising one of my mentors asked me, “Do you know what dates a logo more than anything else?” “Um…. the typeface?” I guessed hopefully. “No,” he said with a smile. “It’s color.” He went on to explain that we link very specific hues to different time periods: avocado green to the 70s, hunter green to the 90s, pale dusty pink to right now. Color itself is one of the trendiest elements in visual design, so it’s easy to see how we’re endlessly enticed by the freshest new hues in fashion and interiors. That said, I’ve noticed a pattern when scrolling through my pinterest boards. Over time, my taste has become more and more colorless. There’s just something so fresh and timeless about a white-washed room… I’ve even had the crazy thought of painting my hardwood floors completely white. I still have colorful posters all over my house, but I’m toying with the idea of doing an artwork overhaul featuring more muted tones. What do you think? Could you live in an all white space?


image sources: seascape by sharon rowan, fireplace and flower by eleanor pendleton, knotted strappy dress from zara, 501s image from jenni kayne, shelves with cups and dishes via biacno design, white washed wood texture from kokoroyuki, coconuts and image of dining table from villa palmier,  white cross poster and tropical leaf poster from lila and lola, painting of legs in water by joseph moncada juaneda, styled white shelves by brittany ambridge

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6 Comments under :: Washed Out
  1. Libbynan says:

    Couldn’t live in a completely white environment; however I do love white with some color. I used to have a very colorful house, but as I get older my eyes need to have a more restful palette. Right now I am doing white with various pale blues, greens,and pink. So soothing….

  2. Whitney says:

    Interesting. I think we’ll definitely remember these years as a time when the all-white aesthetic was at its height. White kitchens are my jam right now!

  3. yankified says:

    I love the clean look that white decor brings. It’s always so fresh

    Amy |

  4. Marina says:

    I find that I never tire of white on my walls, but it has to be the right one. My all-time pick is Benjamin Moore Simply White. Somehow, it glows, and manages to strike the perfect balance between clean and warm. Pops of blue and green, with a bit of orange thrown in, keep the white walls from taking themselves too seriously 🙂

  5. All these pictures are so dreamy! I’m the same way. I stray away from color, and love everything simple, white and pure. Love that its what is in right now, because it makes it so easy to find light and airy everything!

    Nicole |

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