The colour white seems to have made a comeback and is all the rage at the moment. I’ve seen more homes finished in white now than i do in shades of black or grey which were more common around the same time last year. I don’t profess to be much of a fan of homes designed more in white as i have a tendency to walk into my home covered in grease after fiddling around with the car.
A white house will definitely give my wife a heart attack as i leave greased stained hand prints all over the immaculate white furniture. A nightmare to say the least. But even if i’m not exactly a match made in heaven in a white themed home, i must admit that the homes being finished in the colour white are starting to be finished more luxuriously.
Here in Malaysia, we always somehow seem to associate white colour paints as something we are accustomed to seeing in our grandparents or parents houses. It’s only more recently that white coloured furniture have been given a more luxurious and modern treatment.
The apartment featured here is not exactly pure white but shows how white as the primary colour in any home can be used effectively by creating slight contrasts. It’s often not easy to match designs against the softness conveyed by white and its easy enough to go off tangent by adding too many other colours which would lead to visual diarrhea.
The owner/designer of this apartment opted for timber coloured flooring and black as the secondary colour within the living room. The colour choice used within this space creates a space which does not lose the luxurious feeling which continues throughout the rest of the home. It’s pretty ingenious actually how well the differing colours of the throw pillows meld in with the black of the sofa but still lend a hit of colour to match the carpet on the floor.
The use of white continues on into the kitchen with the kitchen cabinets finished in a nice glossy white. With a grey splash tile wall just behind the counter top and stainless steel kitchen appliances and bar tables and stools along with the large glass windows to let plenty of sunlight in really creates a warm comfortable area for a quick cuppa before dashing off to work.
The use of grey on the floor and in the shower area also makes this space feel nice and comfortable. From the picture the toilet looks like a pretty decent size and is very neatly laid out. The washing machine and dryer has been neatly placed on the left with the sink and WC easily accessible on the right. The movable glass partition at the shower area is a very nice idea as it helps create more space when the shower area is not in use. Potentially something to consider for those who have smaller toilet space.
The creation of a home like this in Malaysia takes a great deal of time and patience to plan and execute. The items shown in this home are all readily available, all it takes is a little ingenuity, pre-planning and the selection of the right materials and finishing to seal the deal.
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