The enduring appeal of a white room is undeniable. From clean and crisp to soft and warm, white comes in endless shades and works in almost any space. Here are seven Pinterest-worthy rooms that demonstrate the power and versatility of white.

By Jennifer Flores

Nothing says "hello, clean kitchen!" better than white. This classic kitchen feels fresh and airy thanks to an abundance of windows and simple decor. White paint accents the lofty ceilings while disguising large elements, such as the range hood. The contrasting grout on the white subway tile backsplash and iron cup pull handles provide subtle dark accents. The white shade pendant ties into the monochromatic palette.

2. Simple Shiplap

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White has the magic ability to make the smallest detail stand out. Here, simple shiplap walls instantly add a beachy feel to this lofty space. To make the room grand, the walls and ceiling have been painted the same shade of white. A white room can work beautifully with minimal decoration and allows other room elements, like a brick fireplace and view to the lush outdoors, to draw your attention. Keep things casual with white slipcovered chairs and accessories soft shades of blue.

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3. Cottage Bathroom

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Tongue-and-groove walls and a large white vintage sink combine to create a whimsical bathroom with cottage flair. Contrasting metals in the faucets and light fixture add to the casual, collected-over-time look. A checkerboard floor and round wooden mirror frames add a dose of color and a youthful style that both kids and adults will love.

4. Serene Bedroom

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When you need calm and serenity, a white bedroom might be in order. A DIY panel treatment on the walls brings subtle sophistication. The white-painted side table and white accessories add to the calm feeling while small checked and striped patterns bring a lived-in feel. A dark headboard grounds the space while lending the room a slight masculine quality.

5. Small Space Magic

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Challenged with a small space? Use white to maximize your square footage. Here, white appliances, cabinets, walls, and countertops combine to create a seamless space. This kitchen is packed with storage, but the singular palette prevents you from feeling overwhelmed by the tall walls of cabinetry. Furniture-like feet on the stove and lower cabinets brings a sense of airiness. A mirrored backsplash and silver accessories bounce light around the room and keep things bright.

6. Welcoming Entryway


A bright white entryway and dark wood floors create a warm welcome in this home. A carefully composed gallery wall draws you in, and the weathered bench and potted shurbs invite you to take a seat. Painting the numerous French doors the same shade of white keeps the hallway from feeling too busy. A stately Swedish clock adds interest in this minimally decorated space.

7. Youthful White Bedroom

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Can white work in a child's room? Absolutely! From floor to ceiling, this bedroom sticks to an all-white palette that allows colorful accessories and bedding to pop. The white metal bed, clear lamps, and white-painted nightstand are timeless and can easily transition to a teen room. No need to repaint once your daughter is out of her pink phase -- just switch out the throw and pillow shams for a whole new look.

8. Classic White Kitchen

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White kitchens are a classic, but they needn't be dull. Add height and dimension by carrying cabinetry up to the ceiling and topping with thick crown molding. A white beaded-board backsplash and curvy corbels add architectural interest, while a plate rack and glass doors break up the monotony. Wood floors and a butcher-block island bring warmth and a casual feel to this traditional kitchen.


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