I chose white because I collect art, and I don’t want the art fighting the wall color, but also because I think that if you have architectural detail, you don’t need a lot of color. And I move things around all the time, so the monochromatic palette of off-whites and beiges works well for me, with accent pieces and dark wood providing color.
— Darryl Carter (Metropolitan Home, March/April 2002)
I have found that homes with spectacular architectural detail — whether that detail is traditional or contemporary — are the ones that work the best with a monochromatic palette. By comparison, homes that lack such detail seem to come alive when the homeowners use color in their interior design. I love pops of color, but this house relaxes me just to look at it. And remember, white and twins can co-exist … peacefully!
Do you see a connection between the use of color and the presence (or absence) of architectural detail?