What White

Much ado is made annually about the color of the year as chosen by Pantone, a company world-renowned for color expertise. This year it broke from tradition and went with a pair of shades: a nursery-ready pink and blue—Rose Quartz and Serenity, respectively— although any baby coming home to these soothing hues would be the chicest on the block. However, when it comes to home design, specifically, we turn to some of our other favorite authorities on color: paint manufacturers. For 2016, both Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore announced what amounts to a non-color as the top trend. These shades—Sherwin-Williams Alabaster and Benjamin Moore Simply White—are sophisticated basics that can carry a room or make any color, pale or intense, pop. Here we explore the variety of ways white can be right.

Soft Surroundings

The gauzy romance of these balloon-hem linen drapery panels will make you want to gaze dramatically out your French doors.
$179-$199, Soft Surroundings, Flatiron Crossing and Park Meadows, 303.708.8132

Hickory Chair Furniture Co. Oyster Bay

Shabby is the super-chic with this distressed chest.
From $6,783, Howard Lorton Galleries, 12 E. 12th Ave., 303.831.1212, howardlorton.com
HW Home, 199 Clayton Lane, 303.394.9222/5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 303.779.9500, hwhome.com


Jonathan Adler Maxime

The sculptural, sinuous lounge chair features bent brass and signature arrow details.
Jonathan Adler, 158 Fillmore St., 303.377.1742, jonathanadler.com

Arteriors Pomona

This alluring lamp features a gold keyhole in striking contrast to the crackle-glazed porcelain.
$390, arteriorshome.com

Bliss Home & Design Aintree

Grace a transitional space with this striking curved bunch upholstered with luxe tufted white leather.
$1,988, 866.312.5610, blisshomeanddesign.com

Currey & Co. Gracemount

Strands of frosted glass beads create movement in this stylish, curvy chandelier.
$3,638, Urban Lights, 1393 S. Santa Fe Drive, 303.989.8895, urbanlightsdenver.com

Corbett Lighting Manhattan

New for spring 2016, these sconces, part of a complementary collection of chandeliers and more, make use of texture and frost for visual interest.
$590, Galleria Lighting, 100 Rio Grande Blvd, 303.592.1223, gallerialighting.net

Alden Parkes Anne

This elegant high-back chair is hand-cared of mahogany with a burnished silver leaf.
$1,797, Designwright Studios, 899 Broadway, designwrightstudios.com
C.A.I. Designs, 595 S. Broadway, 303.282.8100, caidesigns.net