White blinds with white walls? Yes, no or maybe? There are many advantages going with white blinds against white walls. The best one is that because there’s minimal contrast (difference) between the blinds and the walls, it’s easy enough to achieve a seamless effect. In other words, it’s a safe option! Is it the best option for your walls? Let’s take a look.
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The Whiteness of Urban Walls
Let’s face it, there are a lot of white walls out there. White has long been a pretty standard colour for use in painting large, flat surfaces like walls. It’s lightness promotes a sense of spaciousness, and it’s timelessness means it’s always a relevant option. It works well as a backdrop, and accentuates contrasting colours when they’re viewed against it. Darker coloured walls do this as well, but the effect is lessened and only apparent when the colour contrast is significantly stronger. Take a look at this example of a red square with a white background, a mid-tone background and a black background to see this effect at work:
Effectively, the contrast is strongest against the white background – there is more difference between the red square and the white background. In practical terms, this means that by choosing a white blind to go with your white walls, you’re effectively able to shift the interior design load to focus on room furnishings and accessories. The blinds just merge with the walls for a functional, great-looking background that you can make work in a number of different ways.
Is It Exciting Enough?
When we’re designing interiors, a common mistake is to reach too high – to go for too many elements, combinations, textures, patterns, and create designs which, despite their pursuit of freedom and innovation, become constricted by the dependencies of their many components. This is not to say that using colour in blinds is a bad thing! It’s just that everything is so much simpler when you’re working with a low-contrast solution. There’s less to worry about. So the final verdict for white on white – it’s alright!
White on White – It’s Alright!