White – The Perfect Neutral

We want to make the case for using white colors as a neutral in your interior design.

Neutral colors are foundational to today’s interior design. Several factors account for the wide use of a neutral base for a room.

  • Neutrals provide a “canvas of color” – a base – that gives you the freedom to more easily experiment with colors and finishes in the rest of your room design.
  • Neutrals don’t demand your attention. They’re laid back and relaxed. Too much competing detail in a room can feel stressful.
  • Neutral colors allow the textures in your room to take center stage.
  • Neutrals are long lived. You’ll love them for years.

White is the best neutral of them all. Below you’ll find images of white room in several different design style. White Neutrals work in every interior design style!

Organic Modern Design Style with White Neutrals

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Siena sectional covered in Prescott Cream.
sectional in neutral white color
Saxton Sectional

The Saxton Sectional in the room above is in a classic neutral white fabric. Then pillows and pops of color, shapes and texture. Comfy chairs and an interesting fabric on the ottoman keep the room subtle, but interesting. Interior design with white colors is so great!

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Marley Sofa in white cover.

Using White in Modern Luxury Design Style

Lucca sofa in white fabric
Lucca two seat sofa covered in Kapri Snow.
Oliver sofa contemporary interior design in neutral white cover
Oliver Sofa in white
Elegant oscar chair in polished nickel and white leather
Oscar chair in polished nickel and white leather.

Mid-Century Modern Design Style in Neutral Whites

Mid-century modern Nash sofa and Aaron chair in white leather
Nash Sofa covered in white fabric and Aaron Chair in white leather
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Bryant Sofa. Natural walnut pops against the white cover.
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Koki sofa, Albany chairs and Cremini ottomans in shades of white & cream.

Modern Eclectic Design Style

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Thea sectional covered in Kakassay Cotton. Leg finish: Moonstruck. Pillows in Rapper Tuxedo.
Brooke Sectional
Neutral white fabric on Crew sofa
Crew sofa covered in Kazoo Ivory with pillows in Kimoni Natural.

White colors and New Classics Design Style

How about something a bit more traditional? Does this interior design style work with white colors? Absolutely!

Townsend sofa covered in Kenworth Pearl fabric. Pillows are Truffles Storm.
Carson Swivel chair in ivory leather.
Neutral white colors in new classics interior design style
Corby sofa covered in Topnotch Silver fabric with pillows in Teeters snow. Cocktail and end table finish is Outlander Driftwood.

Euro Contemporary Design Style with White Neutrals

Menlo Park serpentine sectional in white leather.
neutral whites in euro-contemporary interior design style
Divani Sectional and Divani Chair in an Ivory cover.
white leather inspiration sectional.
Inspiration Sectional in White leather

Now we love color too much to argue that everyone should use white all of the time. That said, you should consider using white colors as a neutral in your room’s interior design. After all, WHITE IS THE PERFECT NEUTRAL.