Whether you think of an entirely white room as cooling or just an item or two will suffice, it’s clear that cool coloured interiors can have a cooling effect on us.
It’s already August, but it has just started heating up here, in Vancouver. It’s common for people (with a bit of cash to burn) in this city to decorate their interiors in all-white. Their multi-million dollar condos and penthouse suites have amazing views, so in order to not distract from the exterior setting, white makes a lot of sense.
photo sources, above 2: House and Home Best of the West
I personally prefer to add a few items to my interior that give off that icy-white vibe:
I admit to always being transfixed by the sight of these and other items in the Calligaris Ice collection. I love the way the light plays off the pattern/texture of the surface.
above photos from Mac and Mac Interiors in the UK.
The Kartell Stone collection is equally beautiful, don’t you think? If I ever decide to incorporate some of these pieces in my home, I’ll be sure to go on an Italian buying trip.
photo via houzz
Of course, if you need some actual cooling in your home—check out the gorgeous, white (or silver) DYSON Air Multiplier fan that I reviewed in June. Mine still keeps me cool—don’t know what I’d do without it this summer! The aesthetic of the fan is definitely in the cool and white range.
What do you think of this look? Is it visually cooling or too cold for you?
The X-Men First Class Yacht I featured here is cool and white on the outside, and has lovely, mod accents inside—with a lot of white.