striking contrasts | Where is June?

{our family room}

Last week Benjamin Moore announced the Color of the Year for 2016.  And it is white.  More specifically, Simply White.  It was surprising, since there are like a billion paint colors.  But I have to say I love the choice.  Crisp and clean.  A blank canvas to build upon.  However, in full disclosure, I am totally biased.  I recently painted our family room white.  After much research and five pint size samples, I chose White Dove for the walls and Simply White for the trim. I loved Simply White because it was a true white.  The room makes me nothing but happy.

I took a risk when painting the interior doors glossy black.  My hope was that I would love the contrast.  I am so pleased with the results!  Actually, I love them.  The doors add interest to the white room.  It was a delight to read the narrative on Benjamin Moore’s website about using white and black.  It emphasizes striking contrasts and bold lines.


define with black


Well, there you go!  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  I am by no means a designer, so this is kind of awesome.  More importantly, it reaffirmed the importance to follow your gut and do what will make you happy in your home.  No matter a trend or a “of-the-moment” look, it has to be right for you!

How do you feel about white walls?  Do you love it or do you need more color in your life?

A few rooms in white:

Benjamin Moore Simply White | Where is June?

{images via Benjamin Moore}

As you can see, our family room is a work in progress. It is a very large, BLANK canvas.  Still working on it.  I promise that I will post more about the room.  Including a post about our vintage sliding door into our laundry room.  It was my harebrained idea that actually worked!

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