Colours are magical. Each colour has its own meaning and effect. What’s more, in combination they can create a very particular atmosphere in your home. For example, combining similar tones from the same colour family creates harmony, while the combination of contemporary colours creates striking contrasts, which can even appear to flicker for a lively ambience, in the fullest sense of the word.
There are many possible combinations, but certain colours are more difficult to coordinate. Although beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder, when it comes to certain colour combinations, they can often appear to clash. The effect is similar to hearing an out-of-tune note in a piece of music.
But there is one colour that always strikes the right note: white. It is neutral and emanates calm, clarity and brightness in your home, forming the perfect basis for many different interior styles. White is, so to say, always right.
From Nordic styles to country house styles and even vintage styles – the interior trends of today are as varied as the colour spectrum itself. Despite an enormous range of available colours, white seems to be at home in many different interior styles. The multitalent looks good anywhere, even when it comes to decorating your walls and ceiling with light-coloured panels in white. These are practically made for countless different interior styles, as shown by several examples.
The minimalism trend is primarily popular for its subtly – less is more, is the idea behind it. Its understated look is expressed in simple, linear shapes, as well as in a monochrome colour concept for furniture, living accessories and decor. White panels are the perfect addition, as they underline the clean character of this interior style and blend seamlessly into the overall look. White panels in a gloss look are particularly clean in appearance.
White panels demonstrate their versatility in the shabby chic look and vintage living spaces too. Especially thanks to their colour neutrality, they create a calm environment for selected decorative objects, whose used character is an expression of the two interior styles. Whether it’s stains, scratches or other signs of wear – white panels are like a blank canvas on which the flaws of furniture are not concealed, but purposefully accentuated. The light-coloured wall panelling brings out the charm of these well-loved objects and places them front and centre. Traces of wear tell the story of an object – and that is exactly what makes shabby chic and vintage looks so unique.
Tip: Panels are not only an attractive wall covering, but look extremely presentable on the ceiling as well. Installing them on the ceiling is easy – no plastering, painting or wallpapering required.
Der sogenannte Scandi-Chic ist ein Wohntrend, der ebenso “Scandi chic” is a living trend that, like minimalism, is exceedingly understated – with one small difference: its colour palette is a little more varied, while remaining harmonious and homogeneous. Grey tones, delicate light blue and light lime green often recur throughout the living space. Furniture and accessories made of woods like birch, ash and pine accentuate the look. A first glance at the living trend reveals that white, in all its light shades, is a quintessential part of the Scandinavian look. Whether it’s wood panels in white oak or silver ash – panels combine Scandi chic’s most distinctive characteristics: light colours and woods. As a result, white wood panels are a real must-have for the perfect cool Nordic living style.
White panels provide scope for a wide variety of designs. They can be used as wall or ceiling coverings, as a styling element to underline an interior trend or to add accents – for example, they can be used to create a cosy reading nook and visually differentiate it from the rest of the room. The same applies to all other panels in a variety of colours and decors.
Besides design-related aspects, the use of wall panelling can also have practical benefits that pay off during everyday life. For example, panels provide insulation that keeps heat inside and reduces heating costs. In the bathroom, humid room panels and the MeisterPanels. terra decorative panels offer mould-resistant properties. Panels are also ideal for loft extensions: thanks to innovative systems, they are easy to install and there is no need for time and energy-consuming sanding or plastering work on uneven walls or ceilings. In particular, panels are extremely easy to clean, so that stains and dirt can be quickly removed with a damp cloth.
There’s a good argument in favour of flooring in brilliant white or a delicate cream tone: these light-coloured floors are not only very trendy, they also give every room, no matter how small, a spacious, friendly character.
For Tanja, the lady behind the blog at Cocojana.de, there’s one colour that’s simply better than the rest. From her furniture to carpets and other textiles, not to mention the fireplace, everything is a vision in fresh white – even the dog is perfectly coordinated! But finding the perfect flooring wasn’t a straightforward task, as Tanja tells us in her story.
The Nordic style is one of the most enduring interior design trends. And it’s hardly a surprise: No other design makes a home feel as warm and cosy as this tidy, casual interior decor style. Light, friendly colours meet carefully placed accents made of natural materials like wood, rattan, linen or leather.