“White as snow”. The color of pure snow on snow capped mountains, the brilliant white painted door is perhaps the shade of Winter that holds seasonless appeal. Year round delight. White is the color of light and the opposite of its counterpart, black. For certain, a modern appeal and elegance certainly are offered with a blank canvas of white. The many subtleties of hues of white delight are cool, calm and serene yet powerful. Of course, with the potential to embellish with distinctive hardware and seasonal appeal, such as a wreath of green, always brings an added striking appeal to the exterior. Distinction against white, indeed.
Of historical interest, the Icelandic word for white is “Hvitur”, derived from the Old Norse form of the word “Hvitr”. Of note, the common Germanic word “Blankaz” meant “White, bright and blinding”. Like the blinding snowfall on a Wintry day, this Germanic term is said to have been borrowed from the late Latin term “Blancus”, which meant simply “White”. A clean and pure color. Of additional interest, within Europe and the United States, the color white is said to be associated with not only with perfection, positivity, brilliance, illumination, faith, purity, neutrality and lightness but exactitude. Exactitude. There is an intent when we adorn the entry to our interior worlds in white…
Consider white. The elegance of this stark, crisp and yet serene color can provide a clear and deliberate focus in regards to curb appeal. Ethereal elegance. Classic, sharp and clean. Blanketing the exterior entrance. Whether you view the color white as coated in a fresh “blanket of white” or a cool retreat and haven within Summer’s heat, the layering of a white on the exterior door provides an elegant, pure and sharp contrast in painted appeal. Pure white style, like fresh snow. Classic and crisp “Winter White”, indeed….
“…Winter is the snow with black silhouettes…” -Vincent Van Gogh