20 Colorful Homes With White Walls
Want to add color to your home without painting the walls? Check out these homes that have bright white walls and are paired with colorful design accents.
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White walls serve as a crisp backdrop to a series of spirited colorblock prints in this artsy office space. The vibrant display sets an energizing tone in the design, while the handsome carved dining table, stacked design books and bright-white chairs offer a space for creative collaboration.
Splashy Southwestern Style
Crisp white paint extends from the walls and coats the soaring vaulted ceiling in this airy, Southwestern den. A dazzling emerald sofa pairs with a fiery Aztec area rug and a pair of punchy pink toss pillows to add vibrancy to the design. Honey-tone wooden furniture is featured throughout, bringing a natural element to the space that balances out the stark white walls for a warm, homey appeal.
Pup-Approved Punchy Hues
The eclectic art collection is enhanced by the bright-white walls in this spunky sitting room. Deep teal drapes appear opulent behind the handsome pup, and a neon pink throw adds an unexpected punch to the traditional tufted bench. Through the doorway, an adventurous mix of mustard, magenta and varied blue hues come together to create a vibrant vignette above the piano.
This white entryway is equipped to make a great (and colorful!) first impression. An orange antelope wall sculpture mirrors the fiery-hued toss pillows on the built-in window bench, below. A sleek navy console and lacquered cobalt accent chair sit flush against traditional ivory millwork for a cool contrast sure to grab guests’ attention as they enter the home.
We’re enchanted by this soft and sophisticated sitting room. White walls serve as a base to cream and gray furnishings throughout. Chinoiserie table lamps flank the fireplace and navy, orange and lime green toss pillows are styled symmetrically on two, taupe chesterfields to saturate the space. Between the sofas, a glamorous glass coffee table boasts a Chinoiserie vase filled with a lush, leafy arrangement that ties into the vivid hues used throughout the space.
It’s always sunny in this spirited design. Striking yellow drapes drench the otherwise white dining room with punchy pigment. The high-impact window treatments are balanced by creamy, contemporary dining chairs and a modern wood table. A rose, ochre and navy diamond patterned area rug creates movement underfoot and usher coziness into the design.
A full-on floral sofa packs panache into this fresh white living room. The statement-making sofa sports garden-inspired upholstery that features a mix of teal, aqua and coral-colored blooms. Two mustard toss pillows flank each end of the sofa to accentuate its curvy midcentury frame.
Creamy white walls act as a blank canvas in this pastel-clad sitting room. A stunning abstract painting showcases soft purple, blue and green shades. The contemporary ivory sectional is styled with two, terrazzo patterned pillows and two miniature mint pillows. The same minty hue is repeated throughout the space with a glossy gourd-style table lamp and a woven throw blanket.
White walls ensure eyes are instantly drawn to the princess-pink cabinets in this retro-inspired kitchen. The designer uses crisp white walls to maintain a clean and streamlined look in the space and allow the true focal point of the design to shine.
A little color goes a long way in this beachy white dining room. Two turquoise chairs make a tropical statement at each end of this otherwise neutral, transitional dining room table. The punchy pair are polished off with matching, red-and-white toile pillows.
A classic white kitchen is elevated by a gorgeous, kelly green island. The vibrant gathering space is equipped with custom, green-and-white upholstered bar stools for cozy dinner preparation and colorful entertaining, alike.
White walls, where? It’s hard to see past the pigment packed onto the shelves in this stunning design. Colorful books and bright baubles line the built-ins in this head-turning transitional study. A rich abstract painting saturates the center of the wall above the creamy, tufted settee with orange velvet accent pillows.
This airy white living room is washed with a lovey mix of soft pink, purple and blue hues. The pastel pigments offer a feminine elegance to the transitional design and pair with the white walls to create a dreamy, ethereal aesthetic.
White walls are one of our favorite hacks to small spaces. This small bedroom appears larger with all-white walls and a long, colorful painting saturates the space with pigment and personality. A classic white duvet aids in the illusion of the space and bright, patterned pillows are piled at the center of the bed for an effortless, bohemian appeal.
Striking abstracts serve as funky focal points in this otherwise neutral, modern living room. The largescale artwork features sleek lines and a bold marriage of primary hues. Greige furniture appears inviting and soft beneath the graphic art and white walls overhead.
White walls allow the jewel-tone furniture and oversized artwork to shine in this high-glamour living room design. The space is elevated by luxe amethyst armchairs, matching velvet pillows and a gorgeous emerald painting over the fireplace.
Soft white walls serve as a sleek and clean backdrop for a productive workday in this fashionable home office. Tulips add a pop of pink to perk-up the desk and a stack of blue and green books mirror the hues used in the modern painting on the wall.
Vivid white walls give way to deep navy built-ins in this California-cool living room. The high-contrast bookcases and entertainment nook bring depth to the design and offer homeowners a stylish spot to display vibrant art prints, sculptures and colorful books.
Balance is key in this bright-yet-sophisticated living room. Its white walls and ceiling take the backseat and allow the show-stopping floral window treatments to shine in the space. The floral drapes feature an elaborate array of hues including chartreuse, teal and fiery red-orange. Contemporary accent pillows pull the cool tones from the drapes to dress up the arm chairs and charcoal sectional.
Sporty + Spirited
Ultra-white walls create a clean base for this tidy midcentury teen boy’s bedroom. Designers create a one-of-a-kind gallery wall above the bed using sports paraphernalia in a mix of bright orange, red, cerulean and yellow hues. The punchy display is paired with matching orange table lamps and slate bedding and mod, geometric accent pillows.