Elevate a white bedroom by bringing in two to three accent hues, layering the most vibrant tone over a more subtle transition hue from the same colour family or in a complementary hue to balance out the contrast. This serene bedroom, featured in an elegant Brisbane residential project by CLO Studios, is a perfect example of how tonal layering can work beautifully from a base of white.
CLO Studios has masterfully balanced Ayrton, our classic antique white hue, with accents of Armee, using Fog and Sable as gentle transition hues. In the second bedroom, Ayrton has been paired with a vibrant Rosa accent, while both shades are complemented by a fitted sheet in the soft pink of Floss.
Adding textural elements to a predominantly white space can further imbue depth and cosiness, such as plush and high pile rugs, blankets and statement cushions. For a timeless look, keep to natural materials in neutral colours – think sandy, creamy and taupe rather than optic white – and pieces that have a fleck rather than being flat, which will help pick up the light and shadows.
Timber lends warmth and texture, whether through a timber bed frame or a timber bedside table, which can be complemented by the tones chosen in your bedding. If you include darker timber pieces, it is even more important to focus on the accent blend in your bedding. Styled by Tess Thyregod for Inside Out Magazine, This property has achieved this with a combination of Argent, Nox, Floss and white base of Petra.
Find a calming and cohesive balance by picking up similar tones to the timber elsewhere in the room, such as with artwork or a feature chair, and by choosing warm-toned accessories when working with whites and pinks instead of cooler shades such as blue and green which may clash.
This HMCo pure linen bedscape achieves a harmonious balance by layering Ayrton with Argent accents while Petra works as a gentle transition hue. By using a transition colour, as well as focusing on a pared-back palette and rich textural interest, you can allow accent hues to elevate an all-white bedroom beautifully.