Why white goes great with wood?

06/23/2021 09:50 AM By Lizzy

We know the trend of modern farmhouses where you will be greeted with lots of light, white materials paired perfectly with natural woods. The contrast is intriguing to the eye yet timeless and clean. It’s minimalistic with a touch of rustic, and the combination can pull together any contemporary home.


Once you see these tones together, you’re sure to opt for white and wood--but why? There are many aesthetic reasons behind this beautiful combination.


White Makes Old New

  • Painting old things white makes them feel new again
  • White, when kept clean, adds a clean feeling to any room
  • When paired with wood, white brings in a sense of modern yet timeless


There’s a reason why hotel rooms use white bedding: it’s the universal symbol of clean, pure, and fresh. That’s why it’s taking over homes as well. In bathrooms and bedrooms alike, white is helping to take old, dingy walls and accent pieces and make them new again.


Whether you choose a smooth white or a weathered white, pairing white with older accents gives an instant farmhouse feel to any space. The wood means there’s just the right amount of rustic while the white makes sure it doesn’t give any 1970s vibes or other dated feelings in the design.


Modern homes are all about being light and open. So, it’s no wonder that one of the most common places to see white nowadays is in the kitchen--the “heart of the home” where everyone wants to emphasize size and space.


In fact, the white kitchen is very much in right now, and it’d only take a quick scroll through Instagram to see beautiful transformations. Our friend @fancyfixdecor, really knows how to get the perfect touch for her home when using this combinations in her own home, her kitchen feels so fresh and elegant as in the picture. It is also amazing that she keeps renovating the style with new accessories and finds.

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