Design 101: Decorating with White 

White rooms are a natural choice for high-country homes. They’re crisp, clean and provide a neutral canvas to showcase a variety of styles (and mountain vistas).

Brands & Kribbs Architectural Photography

To keep the focus on the artwork—and the spectacular mountainside views—the owners of this Aspen home opted for a muted palette of cream, white, silver and black. Rich chocolate-hued tongue-and-groove oak flooring by Arrigoni Woods offers a striking contrast to iconic Barcelona chairs upholstered in white leather. Floor-to-ceiling windows keep the open space light and airy.

Gibeon Photography

Chairs covered in Hungarian hemp surround a custom-made oak dining table from Belgium in this Jackson, Wyoming, home. The cabinet doors are antique French “eyebrow” shutters with the original hardware and paint.

Living Images Photography

Hand-peeled logs with deep espresso stain give a contemporary twist to tradition and provide a bold counterpoint to the pales tones of the stonework, walls and furnishings in this Montana home.

To browse more rooms by color or style, visit mountainliving.com and click on “Ideas & Inspiration.”

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