Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Colors of White

Laura Cerwinske

If only white were only white, we might be fooled to believe that life could ever be -- black and white. But white -- the luminous sum of all color -- is the epitome of nuance. Think lime white, glacier white, honeymilk white, colorless chameleon white, and dove white. Imagine rich and glossy white "like the rooms in Gosford Park" and sharp, cool, clean enamel white.

Ten architects, interior and set designers, product designers, and color experts reveal their propensities in a to-the-point article about "choosing whites." Writer Elana Frankel confides that she "tends to use brighter whites higher up in a room and warmer whites down around eye level." My conclusion: There's nothing black and white about white.

Take a look: