Colour Stories: White

From blazing gallery white to relaxed, sun-bleached tones, make this season's standout ivory hues your new decorating must-haves

Work with natural shadows and touch-me textures to give the illusion of depth to a flat white setting. Intriguing objets enjoy an Andy Warhol moment…

Walls: Painted in Pure Brilliant White, £13.99 for 2.5L matt emulsion, Dulux. Floor: White Vinyl flooring in 2m wide sheets, £28 per m2, The Colour Flooring Company. Cushion: Serenade fabric in Snow, £51.30 per metre, Camengo and Snow fabric, £91.20 per metre, Sahco. Furniture: Monty Chair, £450, French Connection. Hayward Sofa, £4015 + fabric, The Sofa and Chair Company, upholstered in Boratti velvet fabric in Chalk, Designers Guild. Horse Head Hobby Horse, £390, and Meercat, £60, Andy Warhol £99 all Tusch und Egon. Cloud large coffee table, £960, by Nendo for Moroso. Books, from a selection at Tate Modern. Pleats Please Nougat Flat tote bag. £320 Issey Miyake. LED plexiglass light box ‘But First Coffee’, £485, Bxxlght at Pad Lifestyle. Handles acrylic tray side table, £99.99, Zara Home.


Pale wood is the perfect partner to the creamy whites of a blissed-out bedroom. Lace walls, soft linens and a chic patchwork floor embrace the spirit of the Med.

Walls: Painted in Pure Brilliant White, £13.99 for 2.5L matt emulsion, Dulux. Imera LZ 318 01 lace fabric on wall, £207 per metre, Elitis at Abott and Boyd. Floor: Casablanca Mono Décor Tiles in a combination of twelve different designs, £40.80 per m2, Mandarin Stone. Windows: Curtain in Ruskin Quill (7757/10) and Ruskin Oyster (7757/01) fabrics, £55 per metre each, both Romo. Dunluce wide-width sheer fabric pattern number F6500-09, £49 per metre, Osborne and Little. Details: Gjora bed frame in birch (Luroy version), £195, Ikea with headboard curtain in Purity Voiles linen and cotton fabric product code 141705, £46 per metre, Harlequin. California woven jute and bamboo stool/side table, £85 for set of two and natural straw hats, £15 each, Rockett St George, Silver metal pitcher, £45, Plumo, Faux Almond Blossom, £8.95 per branch, Graham and Green. Wooden side table, £149, Aria. Coral resin decorative bowl, £95, Doris Brixham. Striped raffia baskets, £85 for set of two, Holly’s House. Contrast button cotton ottoman, £385, Oliver Bonas, upholstered in Siam Opal fabric, from De Le Cuona, with trim from Turgen. Towels and bed linen from Linen Works. Pendant light from Anthropologie.


The chalky whites and rustic textures of Ibiza come together in an epic chill-out zone. A simple chimney breast dressed in sun-bleached pebbles captures the raw beauty of beachside living.

Walls: Painted in Pure Brilliant White, £13.99 for 2.5L matt emulsion, Dulux. Floor: Casablanca Mono Décor Tiles in a combination of twelve different designs, £40.80 per m2, Mandarin Stone. Decoration: Windows: Curtain in Ruskin Quill (7757/10) and Ruskin Oyster (7757/01) fabrics, £55 per metre each, both Romo. Chimney breast in Casablanca Mono Décor porcelain tiles in combination of 12 different designs, £40.80 per m2, Mandarin Stone, and Offset Mosaic Square, £224.96, Fired Earth. Solid slate shelf, £75 (+ vat) per metre, Retrouvius. Jute Rug, £130.00, Next. Cassian Silver F4021/07, £80 per metre, Colefax and Fowler. Carlton Cube in faux leather, £64, Abigail Ahern. Ethipoian Crucifix, £199, Aria. Large Shell Lamp, £110, and small lamp both from Doris Brixham. Large Natural Nautilus Shell, £32, Rockett St George. Rattan Mirror, from a set of 5, £315, Graham and Green.


Delicate variations of soothing eau de nil are a warm complement to snowy shades.

Walls: painted in Shy Blue matt emulsion, £26.98 for 2.5L, Valspar at B&Q. Furniture: Ottowa Sideboard, £1,779, Bo Concept. Details: Small Bust, £29.99, Zara Home. Skyn side plates, £20 for a pack of two and Skyn Dinner Plates, £25 for a pack of two, both IKEA. Painted in Zen, Blue Wool, Tadpole Blue and Renew Blue, all £26.98 for 2.5L, Valspar at B&Q. Something In The Air Butterfly Garland, £8.50, Talking Tables. Round Bouquet Vase, £34, LSA. Large Ceramic Horse, £425, Jonathan Adler. Decorative resin female bust, £29.99, Zara Home. Layla white leather and rose gold headphones, £140, Frends at Urban Outfitters.


Pattern on pattern comes into its own when teamed with white. Like the icing on a bespoke wedding cake, this sofa’s tactile seat is inviting to the touch.

Walls: painted in Shy Blue matt emulsion, £26.98 for 2.5L, Valspar at B&Q. Wall panels in Etna Marble wallpaper by Caselio, £38.65 per roll, CasaDeco. Floor: East Hampton Marble, £114.97 per m2, Fired Earth. Furniture: The Elton Sofa, from £890, Arlo and Jacob, upholstered in Serenade fabric in Snow, £51.30 per metre, Camengo on back and Cable Ivory fabric from Sundown collection (2428/01), £100 per meter, Zinc Textile on base. Capitello stool / side table, £690, by Rajiv Saini for Moroso. Details: Straws from Sainsburys. Classic toquilla straw Panama hat, £95, Sensi Studio at Net-a-Porter, On The Rock glass with marble, £95, Lee Broom. Misia porcelain vase (used as straw holder), £98, Jonathan Adler.

Photography: Paul Massey 

Styling: Hannah Franklin

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