As a colour, white or pale colours often signifies cleanliness, purity and a sense of calm and it may be for these reasons that light-coloured furniture has become more popular than ever. We’re all seeking out a sense of calm in our lives and our homes provide the perfect sanctuary to whatever troubles may lay outside of it.

Hove bedroom

Hove double bedHove tallboyHove 7-drawer chest

We have plenty of white and grey painted furniture ranges – Hove, Shay, Brindle, St. Ives, and Roman – each encompasses a sense of calm and serenity to your home this year. And, best of all, the pieces are all 100% solid hardwood all through, from top to bottom and front to back.

We’re sharing ideas on styling these ranges and why the lightest shades of furniture can be the perfect choice for nearly every home.

Why decorate with white furniture?

Hove white coffee table

Hove coffee tableBrighton 3 seater sofa

Alongside the colour associations we have with using white, light tone furniture will create a sense of space in your home. While darker stained furniture may feel visually ‘heavier’ in a room, white lends itself well to smaller areas or to emphasise a feeling of lightness and space in a larger one.

White also reflects more natural light around a room, creating a bright and breezy feel that’s so popular today. Thanks to its simplicity, it’s easy to marry with nearly any other wood tones you may already have and mixes well with every colour palette.

It can easily be incorporated into a room which is neutrally decorated. Combine it with shades of grey, taupe or natural wood and organic materials like houseplants, bamboo flooring or a sisal rug for a spa-like feel or to embrace the California vibe.

Hove tall bookcase

Hove tall bookcase

If you like a bolder look, consider painting your walls in darker or bolder shades and your white furniture becomes a stand-out piece, popping against its colourful backdrop.

Roman – Feminine Botanical

Roman grey painted furniture living room

Roman coffee tableRoman large dresserRoman console table

Our Roman range encompasses quiet simplicity in warm neutral finish and rustic oak tops tone with pewter coloured swirl handles. The slim legs on these pieces lift the furniture from the floor, creating a greater sense of space within a room and its light colour is the perfect choice for smaller spaces without compromising on quality or on style. Combine our Roman pieces with sage grey walls, sliver glass lighting, and green and pink accents for a soft and feminine look inspired by the beauty of nature.

St. Ives – Cool Coastal

St Ives bedroom

St. Ives double bedSt. Ives bedside tableSt. Ives double wardrobe

The St. Ives range is also the perfect fit for a bedroom scheme that takes its cues from blue skies and beach huts. Set the scene with our St. Ives double bed and add accents that hint at a nautical look like woven baskets or lighting. Finish off your decor with natural objects like driftwood for a taste of the seaside all year round.

Brindle – Chic Grey

Brindle grey painted furniture office

Brindle deskBrindle dressing stool

Our Brindle range is a perfect blend of old and new, with its smart sage grey colour and modern farmhouse style. Embrace the cool look by going for charcoal grey walls and office accessories. Paired with a matching bookcase, your study or home office will be inherently elegant and chic.

As you can see, white and grey furniture can be a great way to get a versatile and bright look in your home this year. Check out our painted furniture ranges on our website, and don’t forget to share your beautiful photos with us on Instagram, simply tag us or use #OakFurnitureland.