There are a lot of variations to white oak. Most white oak is really more of a light brown than a white, with antique white oak being an exception. Most very light brown oaks are considered white.
Now, why are these colors so popular among homeowners, interior designers, and kitchen designers?
For one, it's a neutral color. Neutral colors are very "in" right now in contemporary design because they help to bring out the subtleties of furnishings and textures.
Often times the textural components of a space can get lost in the fray. Interior designers' education teaches that a neutral backdrop creates a welcoming interior when mixed with warm textures such as rough wooden elements, shiny tiles, nubby linens, and brushed velvet.
For instance, if the walls of a room are painted in a bright red, then the bold color will take prevalence, making any textural elements disappear into the … Read More