Monday, January 4, 2016

White: A Blank Page Or Canvas 2016

As we begin a new year with promise and possibility stretched out before us, I am reminded of these words from "Sunday In The Park With George" by the great Stephen Sondheim: "White: a blank page or many possibilities." Here in the western world, white represents purity. It is basic, untouched, unformed. These are the qualities of a blank piece of paper or a painter's canvas, ready to absorb any ideas and to support whatever might be created upon it.

There are those in the interior design world who think that white is a lost opportunity for color, and being more of a maximalist myself, I might lean in that direction, but I can't deny the allure of the absence of color as well. White can be a bold statement as much as any hue and the following white rooms speak volumes.

Welcome to 2016--may it be a year full of happy designing!

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