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Is A White-And-Beige Room Hard To Maintain?

An interior designer shares his secret tip

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Original Article: Tala Singson & Paula de Guzman Photography: Pixabay (Main Photo)

When choosing a new color for your home, we tend to veer towards one easy (non-color choice): white or beige. And with good reason—white or beige can make a room feel much bigger than it is, brightens a dim area, and has a sleek and sophisticated feel. But how can you keep a such a light-colored room clean?

John Vigilia, a freelance interior designer who previously worked at Budji Layug + Royal Pineda Design Architects, says, “While it is true that white surfaces highlight darker elements, we can do white with low maintenance in mind. The use of the right surface material is key. Generally, dirt clings less on glossy surfaces than matte. In painting walls, it is recommended we use semi-gloss paints.  However, if a matte finish is required, there are paint products that have a silk finish with low-maintenance qualities.”

John suggests using Boysen Virtuoso Silk Touch paint on your walls and other surfaces; the paint has dirt-wicking Teflon in its mix.

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And what about using all white or beige upholstered furniture? You can try slipcovers if you’re iffy about having a sofa or chair shampooed every so often. White furniture in gloss or laminate finishes allow you to easily wipe off dust or stains. So how about white bed linen? Oh, just throw that in the wash.

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This snippet appeared in the article “Décor Myths: Busted” in the June 2014 issue of Real Living magazine

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