The Depth of White in 2016 Interior Design

A rendering of a dining room with a chandelier showcasing the depth of white in 2016 interior design.

Although the authority on color, Pantone, has not yet announced the official color of 2016, Benjamin Moore has designated Simple White.  One may argue that white is not even a color; it is, in fact, the absence of color.  However, there are many nuances to white.  Consider off-white, cream and eggshell white.  There is brilliant white which, in some instances, has a slight tint of blue.  On the other end of the scale, there is white with a hint of the red spectrum, which is quite a bit warmer.  Here are examples of the variety of ways in which white can appear in interiors.

A living room with blue and white furniture featuring the Depth of White in 2016 Interior Design.
Cream walls and white trim highlight this stylish room (livingroomideaspic)

Brilliant white is clear, clean and crisp.  If not used correctly, brilliant white interiors can come off sterile and cold.  Add black to contrast and lift the space.  Lighting can create a warm glow and small touches of color give the scheme life.

A living room with a white couch and yellow chair showcasing the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Brilliant white interior (home-designing)
A living room with white furniture showcasing the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Bright white interior is clean and crisp (homedit)
A white living room with a zebra rug showcasing the depth of white in 2016 interior design trends.
Crisp white interior (janetrevisinglife.blogspot)
A white living room with a fireplace.
Beautiful natural colors come alive in a white room (bmodm)
A white living room overlooking the city.
Pure white interior (home-designing)

Off-white used in interiors presents a fresh and ethereal quality.  Include shimmering surfaces to truly bring the space to life.  Wood finishes also show off well in off-white rooms, lending warmth and natural essence.  A muted palette with a few darker pieces grounds the space.

A bedroom with a bed and a chair, showcasing the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Off-white creates an ethereal bedroom (newhomesource)
A living room with white furniture and a fireplace.
Off-white room (home-designing)
A white living room with a fireplace embodies the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Off-white walls in this modern room (maisonidee)
A bedroom with a large window.
Off-white lends soft enhancement to this room (jguesthome)
A living room with a tv featuring 2016 interior design trends.
Off-white and cream create subtle depth (irepairhome)
A living room with a fireplace and couches showcasing the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Beautiful interior enhanced with soft off-white walls (arcadianhome)

Cream white has a bit more warmth than off-white, creating a subtle richness.  On kitchen cabinets, cream white brings out the detail of the cabinetry and highlights the hardware.  Walls of cream glow with soft sophistication, providing a clean and neutral backdrop to room designs.

A kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
Creamy white cabinetry in this open kitchen (jenepting)
A living room with blue furniture.
Cream walls and upholstery enhance this room of colorful accents (omahamagazine)
A living room with a fireplace and couches featuring the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Creamy white walls and upholstery give this room a fresh look (homebunch)
A living room with large windows featuring the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Beautiful creamy tones of white shine in this room (jguesthome)

Interiors rich with variances of white, from brilliant to off-white to cream, have dimension and warmth.  These interiors have definition and a sophisticated elegance.  With the addition of textural elements, such as stone, wood and various natural elements, white interiors are strong on depth.

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A living room with stone walls and a fireplace embodies the rustic charm of 2016 interior design.
Cream walls give warmth to this comfortable room (meddiodesign)
A living room with white furniture and a large window that embodies the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Beautiful room highlights variety of whites (dyfariinteriors)
A living room with large windows and a stone fireplace, featuring The Depth of White in 2016 Interior Design.
Gorgeous creamy whites give this room refreshing style (bestofinteriors)
A dining room with an arched ceiling showcasing the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
White cream walls unite the spaces in this home (decosee)

White in any shade is fresh and always in style.  Take a look at a few pieces of truly ethereal furniture that embody the essence of white.

A living room with a white couch and ottoman showcasing the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Heavenly white furniture (Paola Navone for Baxter Furniture via trendir.com)
White furniture in a room with a chandelier captures the depth of white in 2016 interior design.
Heavenly white furniture (Paola Navone for Baxter Furniture via trendir.com)

White may not be an official color, but this absence of color can surely make an impact on a room.  White can also change dramatically under natural light at certain times of the day or depending on your interior lighting.  Be it brilliant white, off-white or cream, Benjamin Moore has beautiful variations for 2016.

 

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