Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The White Stuff

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The White Stuff

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Byline: By Clare Jobson

Clare Jobson takes a look at the endless possibilities of a white colour scheme.

So many colours ( so little space.what to do? Well, you could give yourself a break and stop ruminating over numerous colour combinations and pattern palettes and do the white thing.

It has to be said that white really never goes out of fashion, but it its popularity does fluctuate with people, and often it usually depends on whether you have a couple of toddlers running around brandishing felt tip pens!

However, with the rise of white in your summer wardrobe we are certainly seeing interior style following suit.

It might seem that it's an easy colour to decorate with, but it does need some care and attention ( don't we all? And of course not all white is white ( sounds crazy perhaps, but since the heady days of apple white the variation on this non-colour have been huge. From the palest of greys through to the wateriest blues, white can be chameleon-like in its appearance, and judging by recent interior exposure we are loving it.

Not many people would have dreamed of painting their living areas pale battleship grey, but when it's in the guise of being white it's a very cool colour to use ( in more ways than one.

The use of complete white in interiors is becoming more and more popular. White floors, white walls, white furniture and even white accessories can come together to make a beautiful room and not necessarily one that's hard to look after. There's so many paints around that are extremely durable and are able to withstand the knocks of life i.e. easily cleanable. And if you do go for a white sofa, again there's options to make life easier. All grades of leather can be cleaned, and fabrics too can be de-stained, but if you think your white sofa is going to be particularly prone to damage then perhaps a loose covered option is the best thing. …

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