WAYS TO DO WHITE
Design Tips from a TRI Pointe Expert
You know you’re a home enthusiast when your idea of winding down is spent perusing Pinterest and pinning kitchens. (Never mind that you’re not remodeling.) If that’s you, you know that white subway tile is having a moment. And for good reason. The classic white kitchen or bath never goes out of style. It’s clean, simple and versatile, the perfect backdrop for a variety of design styles and color schemes—pops of orange this month, navy next!
Trust us, white subway tile is a hardworking staple in our design portfolio. But variety is the spice of life, so we’re counting the ways to do white. And, according to Barbara Trachy, our VP of Marketing, the good news is that there’s more than one way to achieve a white look that won’t go out of style. Here are a few solutions she shared from our model homes …
#1: TRY A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF CLASSIC SUBWAY
Case in point? This kitchen. It’s the Residence One at StrataPointe in Buena Park. It’s white on white on white (with a pop of orange!) and absolutely oozing personality. How’d we do it? It starts with that subway tile, featuring a textural mod motif. Arranged in stacked bands, it adds nice detail next to the flat-surface cabinetry. Paired with sleek hardware and minimalist, glossy off-white countertops, this kitchen is clean without being cold; modern and mid-century all at the same time.
#3: USE CONTRASTING GROUT TO ADD POP AND SIZZLE
#4: GO BIG.
Sometimes you’ve got to go big to make the point. That’s what we did at Varenna Residence One with this alternative to white subway tile. Over-sized, patterned tile in 12” x 24” means fewer grout lines, creating a continuous, high-impact effect. We’re still talking all white, but the subtlety of the pattern makes it cool and different.
#5: TAKE IT TO THE BATH
Now it’s your turn. Share some of your ways to do white with your fellow home enthusiasts on our Facebook page at TRIPointeSoCal. Then check out these beauties for yourself at a model home near you! Click here to view all Southern California Communities.
Barbara Trachy, Vice President of Marketing, is the do-it-all gal when it comes to marketing strategies for TRI Pointe Homes Southern California. From model merchandising to brand development, she’s the ultimate in-house expert. And when she’s not talking about white, she’s talking about cardinal and gold. Just in case you missed her last blog, USC football is still her favorite.