If you want a classy and clean space, go with white. It's versatile, classic, and timeless.

"White lends itself to every decorating style. It can be modern, romantic, or traditional, depending on how it is used," says Janice Easton-Epner, author of Bedrooms. "White is not a single color, but rather a range, from soft, warm white (look for ivory or beige tones) to cool, bright white (look for gray undertones) as any trip to a paint store will reveal."

This contemporary condominium, designed by Voilà Design, is clearly maximising the aesthetic benefits white offers. By rendering white-on-white in different shades and textures, the entire apartment, from the bathroom to the living room, looks undeniably elegant and crisp.

Want to pull off the same look? "White-on-white decorating allows you to layer different shades and textures of white within a unified scheme. Consider using a variety of different fabrics, from cotton to lace to wool, and combining them in a range of tones. A mix of textures, from smooth to shaggy to rough, also makes for interesting effects. The result will be at once soothing and pleasing to the eye," says Epner.

Step into this white wonderland at Villa Marina:

 

This article was first published on Cromly.com