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What You Need To Know About Having An All-White Home

White does not have to be boring

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Photography: Vincent Coscolluela Architect: Architects Justin Espejo, Paolo Balatbat, and Abe Alejandro of Minimalist Manila

When it comes to working with white, homeowners are split down the middle—some simply love the light and airy vibe it gives a home, while others are worried it can make a room dull and ordinary. If you’re one of the few who can’t seem to decide, we’ve got a few tips and ideas that may just help you settle your feelings for this non-color.

Architect Justin Espejo of Minimalist Manila lets us in on the secrets of making an all-white home work. “The biggest challenge of an all-white space is the risk of making it look bland and uninteresting. You have to play around with a combination of non-white materials in furniture, finishes, and décor, while still making it feel like a white space. It’s an exercise of how one can creatively break the rules,” he says. Discover the pros of having an all-white space and how you can work around the hurdles of maintaining one with these insights:

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An all-white space is perfect for rest and meditation.

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