Confession: The bachelor pad was the first place I ever did with white walls. Ever. I used to think white walls looked lazy… but now I kinda dig it… I chose white for the bachelor pad, not because I couldn’t paint in there, but because I wanted that fresh bright white look. We used Benjamin Moore “White” my go-to when you don’t know what white to choose. Its very, very white without a blueish or greenish undertone, but it’s not as harsh as Super White. For the black doors we did Black in high gloss. I’ve found that if you use ANY other color other than good-old black, the doors look grayish and somehow commercial, in a bad way. Its gotta be real black. Ideally, I’d recover every wall in my house with white lacquer, just like this library/art room that Aman Carson did for Kips Bay a few years back. It totally stuck out in my mind as one of the silkiest white interiors I’ve ever seen.
I’m liking both varieties of the white wall: used with pops of color, or with strong textural neutrals. Both good. The only thing is, with white walls, you just need to make sure that your furniture and art are really strong enough to hold the room together. Oh yea, and the color on your walls when you move in is NOT white. Its band-aid rental beige and you need to change it. That’s all. Enjoy the photos!
Aman Carson, Kips Bay Showhouse
Jonas Ingerstedt’s home.
White walls- boring or bold?
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