Feel calm and collected with minimal white

If you’re seeking purity and peace, try white.

Until the 19th century, only a few women could afford a wedding dress made from expensive white fabric. But when Queen Victoria of England wore white silk, satin and lace at her wedding in 1840, she started a more general fashion trend. These days, white is the first choice for many brides around the world.

In many cultures, white (whether it’s worn for weddings or not) is the colour of purity, simplicity and spirituality, which makes it the perfect choice for a space where you want to think, read, relax or simply free your mind from worries.

For a truly peaceful room, keep your colour palettes simple. For a fresh, modern feel, blend bright whites with cool neutral colours with a similar tone, such as dove grey and rich limestone. For a more traditional interior, pair white with smoky warm neutral hues, like sandstone and rich taupe.