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Alabaster: 14 Ways to Use This Versatile Neutral

September 05, 2016

Neither overly warm nor overly cool, this balanced white complements just about any space. Find 14 ways to use it in your home.

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Alabaster White Color Palette

Not as stark as white yet not as warm as beige, this neutral works with just about any decorating style or color palette. Try it with peach, navy blue and just a touch of bright orange for a bright yet soothing bedroom.

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Healing Hue

Soft, porous alabaster is thought to be a “drawing stone” — it can draw energies to or away from you, depending on your needs. Some believe alabaster can ease anxiety, diminish anger and provide mental clarity. The stone’s soft hue has a similar soothing effect in the home, setting a calming tone.

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Bright and Airy

A palette of light neutrals and pastels helps this already spacious living room feel even larger. Against the alabaster walls, an entertainment center in crisp, bright white really stands out.

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Photo: Tessa Neustadt. From: Blackband Design.

Rustic Touches

Alabaster walls look equally at home as a backdrop for darker elements. In this Spanish-style dining room, they provide beautiful contrast against richly stained ceiling beams.

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