Design Corner: How to Use White in Your Home Design

January 28 2022

Old Mill Brick has a number of white brick options ranging from beige to whitewashed. (To see all our brick options, click here). We understand the desire many have of including white in their home designs. We want to help by providing some tips on the best methods of including a white brick to your home design.

Old Mill Brick's white bricks selection

1. Don't Underestimate Negative Space

Negative space is defined as “an area on a paper or in a painting that is not taken up by the subject.” Mosaik Homes describes the importance of negative space in their article “The Power of Negative Space in Interior Design”. They say, “negative space ensures that striking furniture pieces and fixtures take center stage without being interrupted by other objects around them.” By introducing negative space as a white tone, you are then able to make other features pop, for example this tan leather couch and the green of the plant.

Brick Shown: Artisan Paintable

2. Don't Be Afraid to Use More Than One Tone of White

One big mistake people make when using white in their home designs is thinking they can only use one tint or tone. Using more than one tone of white can create the necessary contrast in order to avoid the plainness that often comes by using too much white. This fireplace demonstrates the principle by having a bright white brick fireplace with the off-white paint above it.

Brick Shown: Artisan Paintable

3. Add Texture

This is where brick is an ideal component when using white in your designs. Brick will add such lovely, yet not invasive, texture to your wall or floor. But you can also add texture in the form of rugs, pillows, and other accessories.

Brick Shown: Artisan Paintable

4. Bring Home Samples

This cannot be overstated. The best way to see if you like a certain tone or tint of white is to bring it home! Hold it up to your wall and next to your furniture. Buy a small sample and paint part of your wall. Or in our case, buy a sample brick box and use those bricks to really know what you want in your home. See all our brick sample options here.

Brick Shown: Glacier Bay

Go Check Out All our Brick Options

If one of the bricks shown and discussed in this blog does not suite your design needs, please reach out to our customer support team. They are always more than happy to help with any further questions or concerns you might have about using thin brick in your home design.

Also, please visit our website to see all our brick offerings. You can also visit our instagram page for inspirational designs and photos. Further, we do have Pinterest and Facebook accounts which will help in your thin brick discoveries.

Along with our website, we sell a majority of our thin bricks online at Home Depot and Lowe's. You can also find a selection of our thin brick at Floor & Decor and Menard's.

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