Senin, 24 September 2012

Is white the next big color trend in interior design?


According to the famous interior designer Timothy Corrigan, the color white will be the new color trend in interior design for the next coming months.

Visiting Maison & Objet, the big design trade fair in Paris this month, Timothy spotted new launches and new trends and concluded that the color white was seen at the booths of a lot of the world’s leading furniture and design manufacturers. Timothy tells us that the most significant trend he spotted was the bold move away from multi-colored, almost rainbow splash of the last couple of years to the ubiquitous use of white.

‘White is everywhere!’, he explains. ‘Furniture, accessories, carpets, lighting,….’

‘What’s interesting to note’, says Timothy, ‘is that you can do some pretty outrageous design concepts but they somehow seem more accessible when they are pitched up all in white.’

According to Timothy we can expect to see a lot of white in catalogues and home stores starting this winter and extending into spring.

With permission of Timothy I posted some of the pictures he took at Maison & Objet which all confirm his conclusion that the color white was indeed omnipresent.

TC 1Pictures by Timothy Corrigan at Maison & Objet September 2012


TC2Pictures by Timothy Corrigan at Maison & Objet September 2012


TC4Picture by Timothy Corrigan at Maison & Objet September 2012


TC3Picture by Timothy Corrigan at Maison & Objet September 2012


I would love to thank Timothy Corrigan for sharing with us his thoughts about new trends he observed at Maison & Objet.

And a huge thank you to Timothy’s assistant Elaine Maltzman, who is always so kind to share with me the latest news about Timothy’s design work, as she did now by sending me usefull pictures and information.

I have always been a huge fan of Timothy’s work and for my readers who are not familiar with his design, please visit Timothy’s website at, you will not regret it.



White is color at its most complete and pure, the color of perfection.

White is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion.

White is a color of protection and encouragement, offering a sense of peace and calm.

White is the color of new beginnings, it is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon.



Presumed one of my clients asks me to decorate their home in the new trend using white! What would I suggest?

I was curious about the use of white as new color trend and started browsing the web and tried to search for examples of using white in a future client’s project.

These are examples of how I would love to see bringing in the color white into a home.


Entry hall source hereHal 180 (VT Interiors)White painted paneling.


Living room source hereWhite room 4White slipcovered sofas, white curtains and white carpet.


Dining room source here8I just love the way Anouska Hempel created this ambiance by using white in the restaurant at Dansfield House.


Kitchen source here13White painted beames, ceiling and walls. White floortiles. White slipcovers for the chairs.


Master bedroom source hereWhite room 9White paneled walls and mantelpiece. White seats, white bedlinen, lamps and even a bouquet of white flowers.


Bathroom source hereBadkamer 316 ( the bathroom I defintely would bring in carrara marble and would love to cover the bathtube with white paneling.


Children’s room source hereWhite room 10Completely white.


What do you think about this white painted attic room? Ceiling, walls and floor painted in white! Even if you don’t want to follow color trends, this room will always be beautiful. White is a wonderful base.No matter which colors you want to bring in afterwards.

‘This room is as a blank canvas waiting to be written upon.’

White room 1


Imagine you create this ambiance as Axel Vervoordt did in this white painted attic room!Foto 514Source Magazine MoreThan Classic april-mei 2010


If you are not ready yet to make such a significant changes, you can always start with the purchase of some white decorative accessories as the ones I found here :

A beautiful and huge white chandelier for your entry hall.White room 2Source here


A Philippe Starck chandelier for your dining room.2012-09-24_113243Source here


A work of art to decorate your bedroom.White room 3Source here


A white painted mirror for your entry hall.White room 8Source not known


A work of art by Lucio Fontana.Foto 139Axel Vervoordt. Source not known


White tableware.White room 7Source here


Are you happy to see white as the new color trend? Let’s talk!

I wish you all a fresh start of this new week!



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