All-White Interior Design: Tips With Example Images To Help You Get It Right

Stylish white decor schemes aren’t as simple or easy to get right as some may think. Sure, a blank palette takes away the margin for error in terms of clashing colour but go too plain and you’re in danger of living inside of a bland box. There are actually quite a few white shades out there! Paint pots come labelled with curiosities like: Navajo White, Seed Pearl, Silver Lining and Whisper. Aside from the shades of white there are to explore (they can be pretty open to interpretation on a backlit screen), let’s delve into adding interest through furniture, accessories, bold accents and differing aesthetics.

Visualizer: Z Design  

Don’t have an icy heart. A white living room seems the obvious place to start, and a kitchen diner to boot. As this is the heart of the home, go for a warmer shade of white so that this cosy zone doesn’t feel too cold, or use lighting to cast a warm glow.

Architect: Amir Navon  
Designer: Yael Perry & Dafna Gravinsky  

Use treasured items to colour your blank canvas. White wall shelves blend cleanly with white walls and allow display items to stand out.

Visualizer: KUOO Architects  

Initiate a shape theme. A set of round modern coffee tables and a group of high impact orb shaped modern chandeliers make a stunning central focal point.

Visualizer: Jamie Bush & Co  

A gallery white wall is just crying out for some art. If you like this look check out these other living rooms with large wall art.

Designer: DNA Concept Design  
Photographer: Hey!Cheese Photography  

Who needs colour when there’s shape? Another shapely theme, only this time from the ceiling architecture and an unusually shaped table. The rest of the room is minimalist. See other minimalist homes that indulge in lots of white here.

Designer: Brain Factory  

Warm up white walls with wood flooring.

Visualizer: Paulina Arcklin  

Go tribal with natural accessories. There are more pictures of this unique home here.

Visualizer: Image Box Studio  

No one does white decor better than the Scandinavians. A Scandinavian living room is typically littered with monochrome elements, lots of wood frame furniture and an occasional pop of cheerful colour.

Visualizer: Juraj Talcik  

White painted boiserie is like icing on a cake.

Visualizer: U6 Studio  

Go all-in. This all-white interior design spans the entire house, making the mezzanine level in-keeping with the ground floor.

Visualizer: Hung Le  

Use texture, pattern and framing. This tv wall decor has a grey veined white marble backdrop. Wainscoting decorates the adjacent wall. Even though both walls are white, these small additions add lots of interest.

Visualizer: Igor Sirotov  

This white dining room uses textured tile for the floor.

Architect: Amir Navon  
Designer: Yael Perry & Dafna Gravinsky  

Change out just one or two white items. One white dining chair has been bumped for a black version in this black and white dining room. A black plant pot balances out the new recruit.

Visualizer: Artem Bobrov  

These shapely black modern dining chairs look like origami.

Visualizer: KUOO Architects  

Crown a plain white dining set with a striking black dining pendant light.

Visualizer: Craftr Studio  

Dark wood looks strong cutting through a snow white scene.

Designer: Yael Perry  

Season with black pepper. Not literally. But a white scheme is made more tasty with a peppering of small black accessories, like this crockery set and plant stand. Indoor plants add a sneaky snippet of green too.

Visualizer: Paulina Arcklin  

Add soft textures, like the bushy light shades and shaggy faux fur throws of this tribal decor.

Visualizer: Z Design  

Build in some industrial flair with a concrete accent wall.

Designer: Yael Perry  

Break a run of white kitchen units with an integrated black oven.

Visualizer: Modom Studio  

Make a quirky layout of ordinary white kitchen units.

Visualizer: KUOO Architects  

White decor helps a small kitchen feel more spacious.

Source: Stadshem  

Scandinavian kitchens have most of the cooking utensils out on display to create a culinary buzz.

Designer: Euge & Seta  

Throw in a block of colour like this yellow accent kitchen.

Visualizer: Inuti  

Draw out a design with electrical wiring. The route of these kitchen pendant lights looks like a subway map. Black kitchen bar stools match the ceiling feature.

Visualizer: KUOO Architects  

A stairway to heaven? Nope, just some heavenly white LED lighting.

Visualizer: Marina Tsishyna  

Jazz up a white bedroom with an eye-catching feature wall.

Visualizer: N-Gon Archviz  

Use warmer neutrals to soften. The wooden legs of this floor lamp are complemented by a neutral pebble rug and bed throw.

Visualizer: Vlad Mishin  

Embrace flexibility. The beauty of a predominantly white scheme is that you can change out colour with ease. These swing arm wall lamps light bright wall art that can be swapped in an instant.

Visualizer: BrainFactory  

This pastel headboard feature wall is a little more permanent, but oh so beautiful. Also note the fantastic recessed bedside lighting strips that travel up and over the ceiling.

Visualizer: Duan  

Whitewash exposed brickwork for a cool loft look. A modern four poster bed looks great against the urban chic backdrop, with a unique ceiling fan and artwork contained within its frame.

Visualizer: Pavel Pisanko  

Turn up the volume on pattern. A white decor scheme doesn’t have to be plain. Black polka dots and geometrics update the look.

Source: Ivy Muse  

Turn your white house into a greenhouse.

Visualizer: Filip Sapojnicov  

Pretty pastel pink accents look divine on white.

Visualizer: AM Studio  

The white interior door next to this makeup vanity is kitted out with white door furniture for a clean finish.

Visualizer: Odair Santos  

Every nook has a wooden lining – or at least this reading nook does anyway.

Visualizer: KUOO Architects  

A tinted shower screen sections the white space in this luxury bathroom.

Visualizer: 365 Design  

Charcoal floor tiles ground this light bathroom scheme.

Visualizer: Zrobym  

Be brave with chunky base notes of black to counterbalance white.

Visualizer: Home D  

An all-white bathroom always looks clean and hygienic. However, a few natural elements like a unique laundry basket and a leather strap mirror pull in a little style. Note the beautifully distressed white painted floor too – gorgeous!

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