Lighten Up with Winter White

Home December 11th, 2012

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Everyone’s heard the old adage: no white after Labor Day. But if you’re still abiding by it, you’re living in the past. Why stash away our brightest color when we need it most? White is the color of snow and of twinkly holiday lights. It’s fun, easy to incorporate, and– although tradition wants us to deny it– it’s perfect for winter. Like the marshmallows in your hot chocolate, let white liven up the dark days of winter.

It’s easy. Take on the cold temps with a cream colored coat. Fight your seasonal affective disorder with a cozy white sweater. Not one to break fashion rules? Winter white works for home decor too. While you may think of white as cold and sterile for home, playing with texture can make it warm and inviting. A fuzzy white throw or sheepskin rug emanates comfort. Especially during the holidays, white decor can look very elegant and fresh– think a group of white candles on a mantelpiece or string of lights around a window frame. Whatever you do, forget tradition and give in to nature: white is meant for winter.

1. Bellezza Salt & Pepper Shakers, $56; 2. Classical Urn Massive Marble Lamp, $2,100; 3. Salad Servers in Horn and White Bone, $70; 4. Kelly Wearstler Pillow for Sferra, $155; 5. Selenite Votive, $350, 6. Creed Love In White Body Lotion, $95; 7. Zefyros Evening Bag in Alabaster White Python, $720; 8. White Leather X-Base Bench, $595; 9. White Guinea Leather Cuff. $150

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