Saturday, April 17, 2010

White vs.... Color

In blog land we are seeing a lot of beautiful all white interiors. There seems to be two camps. One camp that prefers all white and another that prefers to have color in their interiors.  I love an all white interior in photo images and even to visit a room in all white.  I am not sure I could live with all white in my own personal home.  I do have to have color in my decor except in one particular item in my home and that is towels.  I think there is nothing prettier than a stack of fluffy white towels. I have used all white towels for as long as I can remember.
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If you are as obsessed enamored with towels as I am you might like to read another post I did  here.  
So, let me ask you.  Are you in the all white towel camp or are you in the color towel camp? What color of towels do you use?  Boy! I am just full of questions today!!

“Enjoy the Process” Of: Finding out how many people prefer white vs.... colored towels.
Kathysue

23 comments:

Julienne said...

Ohhh Kathysue I am in the all white towel camp along with all white bedding (and toot paper) but it means going through jars and jars of nappysan as we live in red clay territory and it is almost impossible to remove!!!!! Top suggested we get muddy brown in future! Don't think so!!!!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I love white towels. About the rooms....I am loving all the white, wicker, sisal, textured rooms. However, I have a LOT of color in my house and wonder if I could go the route of all white - not sure. Linda

Allie and Pattie said...

Funny! I, too, use all white towels and like Julienne we live in the red clay South- that and I am the mother of a bunch of boys! But there will be no color in my towels!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Kathysue
We are homeward bound, on our Spring road trip. I'm visiting blogland from our hotel room, somewhere along the way.:-)

We have white towels in our home and at our lake place.

I did one of our lake guest rooms in all white last year. This year, I've added some color, with shams and folded duvet cover. Our room, at home, is done in creamy white/off white, but there are some accents of color.

Flaviana said...

Hi KathySue
thanks so much for your visit and for your kind words. I love posts with questions to answer to!
I love towels in every color of the rainbow ! White ones are chic-er but get stained with makep too easily ;))
Have a lovely weekend
Flaviana

kim said...

Kathysue, I love white towels, too, but right now I have the big thick Egyptian cotton ones from Williams Sonoma in ivory and the celery green for our bathroom. They were on sale at a really good price and of course the white was sold out.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Hum. I don't use white towels. Actually most of the towels in our house are a really soft camel color. I do have a few in chocolate and black for accent in the bathrooms too. I actually don't have one white towel in the whole house. I like color, but I am really loving all the white/off white rooms I see. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

I prefer big white fluffy towels. Except in Cait's bathroom :) I like all white bedding too, which is a challenge since the cat bed hops all night long and you never know which bed is going to be graced with her hair! I do love the look of all white rooms, just don't think they are practical for our messy family. Especially since I have NO time to clean lately. Hugs, Kat

laney said...

...white...only white...

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the look of fluffy white towels, but in my own home I use color. My bathroom towels are greens and blues and my childrens' towels are red and navy. I just need that punch of color.

sissie said...

Hi Kathysue,
I am all about white towels. They looks so clean and fresh, that is until my husband and my son decide to dry off their cars with them! LOL

I have a stack beside of my garden tub and they know better than to even touch them.
But seriously, I think white towels are always the best.

hugs
Sissie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kathysue! No white towels here! Don't know why...mostly beige. They do have a wonderful boutique hotel feel to them, though! I hope you are having a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

La Dolfina said...

I've always been a white towels only girl. Although, I must confess that I can go the colored route with hand towels for my powder room.

Red Door Home said...

I have shifted to all white towels in the past several years. I find I don't have to worry about them all being the same pattern. Colors tend to be trendy and white towels are never out of style.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I love the look of white towels, but I don't think white is always the best look for every bathroom. So I'll compromise....I want to use big white bath SHEETS...that's more important than color to me...then display appropriate colored ones. How's that! As to the bedlinens?? I just want Eygptian Cotten with a high thread count. Color should work with the bedding in my humble opinion!
Thanks for being so good to comment on my posts, Kathy. I really appreciate you!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Hey Kathysue! I WAS on the white towel bandwagon, totally. They do show makeup though, but then you can bleach them. Then I got some lovely sage green monogram towels, and I was LOVING those, but somehow bleach got on them in the wash (and I don't even use bleach in my washer, so ???). So now I'm leaning towards white again!

vignette design said...

White towels only! And I'm a color girl!

Marija said...

Part of me says I am definitely a white towel girl but part of me loves the color they can inject into a space without much commitment. To be honest, right now I have cream. Does that count as color!?

Hope you're having a great weekend, my dear blogging friend ;)

Marija

DesignTies said...

I'm in the colour towel camp. Our bath towels are green & purple, and our hand towels are green, purple, and chocolate brown. I'm not sure if we even own any white towels!!

Kelly

xinex said...

Oh KathySue, your comments are just the sweetest. Thanks for visiting my secret garden. I use colored towels but I have lots of white too.....Christine

The Zhush said...

Kathysue, I am in the strictly ALL white towel ALL white sheets and bedding camp, to find color in my house, you will need to look in the kids' rooms, the playroom, the family room etc! Love posts like this!

Jaybird said...

I'm in the SMALL towel camp, and will take them in any color that I can find!!! DH likes the big towels and his are mostly tans and golds. I have white, cream and sage...mainly because they were what was available in the size that I like :^)
I am enjoying my first visit to your blog! It is great!

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