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To be or not to be: the pros and cons of a white apartment - etk-fashion.com

Freshness or hospital sterility? Complete impracticality or universality? Someone's white color attracts its effectivity, someone is bored with boredom. Together with professionals we decided to figure out whether to be the basis of the interior or not. White color seems so natural, universal and generally harmless, it's hard to imagine how there can be so many contradictions around it. And there are a lot of them, when it comes to: starting with an enhanced cleanliness, which is exactly required, and ending with disputes on the topic "cozy" or "sterile". But if it is so hard to keep a white apartment clean, as they say, why is it so popular with practical Scandinavians? Our editorial board decided to finally find out whether the white interiors have a right to life, what they are good at and, on the contrary, what pitfalls to expect. We weighed all the pros and cons of this color, and also learned the opinion of designers on this issue. Would you like to live in a white apartment? Julia Alexeeva, designer: - In recent years white has replaced the dominant beige color of the interior. In the last 5-7 years we have seen the emergence of unique innovative technologies in the field of finishing materials, which also affects the expansion of the range of textures, drawings and palette of interior items. At the same time, there was a certain deficit of living space, so the priority direction in modern design was the visual expansion of the space in conjunction with the bright accent pieces of furniture and accessories. White color expands the space and fills it with air and light. In such apartments there is a spirit of optimism, it is easy to wake up in the morning in a good mood. In the modern rhythm of Moscow business life, in the conditions of increased intellectual and emotional loads and a high level of stress, white interiors are becoming more and more in demand. julyalex.com Interior of Julia Alekseeva Interior of Yuliya Alekseeva Pros of white interiorsThe first and probably the most obvious advantage of white color is its versatility. It is not for nothing that the walls in museums are painted most often in this color: white is the ideal background. It gives you complete freedom for creativity - you can choose furniture and decor of any colors, and also change them whenever you want, without worrying about how they will be combined, for example, with walls. Not everyone uses the services of a professionaldesigners, and therefore errors, including color, when repairing are almost inevitable. The interior on the basis of white color amateur to draw up much easier than competently "to collect" color and not to be mistaken in combinations. Another very useful property of white -the ability to visually increase space, fill it with air and give a sense of spaciousness. That is why in all modest European apartments, white is found in such numbers, especially in decoration. White color is durable. Unlike other flowers, it does not burn out in the sun and does not fade. Moreover, it reflects sunlight, so that the room seems lighter. This effect is especially relevant in our regions, where the sun - and not only in autumn or winter - does not often look out. If you like furniture and decor items unusualshape and want to emphasize them, white color is the best assistant in it. It makes the interior more graphical and like no other color emphasizes the shadows, the volume and texture of objects, without attracting attention. It does not matter if you like Scandinavian minimalism,classics or, white color will be appropriate in any interior. There is no such style, wherever he came to court, and over time, white does not lose its relevance. Oleg Orlov, designer: - There is an opinion that gray color will save the world, but if some color and destined to do it, it is white. White color is the starting point of any design and interior in particular. Due to its unique nature, it has no less unique abilities. White has a court in all styles and is used for a variety of purposes: visually increases space, emphasizes the shape of complex objects and contrasting silhouettes, reveals the complexity of other colors and acts as a binding element. Probably, the most important argument against the design of an apartment in white is its impracticality. Indeed, it is unlikely that someone will call a white color non-marble: most of the dirt on it is seen more strongly than on a dark background, and if the apartment has children and animals, you might think that the matter is quite bad. On the one hand, the argument is fair, on the other - today it is not as relevant as it would be 5-10 years ago. Washable surfaces, modern means for creating cleanliness and ordinary life tricks make a white apartment no more difficult than any other. "Too sterile," "just like in a hospital"such reviews can often be heard about the white interiors from his opponents. Such sensations arise when the white is very much and its cool colors are used at the same time. To correct the situation it is possible with the help of warmer tones (pudrovye, ivory, etc.), and the interior will be made cozy with well-chosen textures, textiles and appropriate decor. To someone white can seem basically boring. If the room uses only one shade and there are no interesting at least at the expense of its shape details, the interior really becomes faceless - like a white sheet of paper. However, making it more diverse is not difficult: you can use several different shades, combine them with other colors, choose furniture with an interesting texture and, of course, do not forget about the decor. Dangerous and the other extreme - overdo it. Abundance of white color, especially if it is a bright, snow-white shade, can cause a feeling of stuffiness. Some also believe that the eyes get tired of the large amount of white in the interior. To solve this problem it is possible by means of a so-called false white color which turns out, if to dilute pure white gray, beige, blue or pink. With this combination, a very soft and neutral shade of white is obtained, which does not "put pressure" on the eyes and is ideal for finishing the room. Oleg Orlov, designer: - There are many prejudices in relation to white color, but most often it is associated with purity, order and completeness. Also there are negative characteristics: boredom, despair and others. With regard to the use of white in the interior, then from the negative points can be distinguished impracticality. This color is not easy to clean, and all the irregularities, painted in white, will be obvious. But you must not allow such a banal thing, like cleaning, to get in your way. White color is romantic and full of poetry, you need to cherish it, but do not be afraid of it. To be or not to be Summing up, I want to remember first of all the well-known saying - "there are no comrades for taste and color". Someone likes quiet light interiors, someone likes cozy dark colors, and someone comes to delight from colorful eclecticism. It is interesting, however, that in any color gamut there is room for white details. Do they have the right to life completely white interiors? Certainly. All significant disadvantages at first glance have their own solution and can easily turn into pluses. If you like white, but are afraid to make it dominant in the interior, start small: paint this wall with one wall, buy a white sofa or a set of bed linen. And finally, we offer to see a few examples of white interiors created by Russian designers. Anna Schepanovich's interior Interior of ROOMDESIGN office Interior of Anton Cherenko The interior of Andrei Polienko Interior of Christina Petraitis Interior of Anton Grishin Interior of the office SL project

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