I mean yes, we all appreciate a lot of space and uncluttered spaces, but when there is TOO much white, I don’t like it.
For instance, look at my blog. It’s not all white. I could do something extreme where it’s just black text on white, but it’s not me.
It’s also not practical, seeing as you can’t see all my posts in an overview and you’d probably have to hunt for a button to figure out how to access my old archives.
Or how about this New York apartment?
You’d probably guess that this would be my cup of tea, and my “style” of apartment, right?
Well, truth be told, for me, I find it TOO white.
Too sterile. No colour, no pop. If I were living there, and “into” decorating, I’d probably have colourful pillows, or lots of books on the shelves, a rug on the floor.. something!
It also seems impractical.
For instance, why are the shelves empty? Don’t put them up at all if they don’t hold books or something!
And besides, what on earth would I ever use that slim table to the right for? If it doesn’t serve a purpose, I wouldn’t have it.
Is that surprising to hear that I don’t like that picture above?
Apparently all minimalists are supposed to like:
- white white white white white
- only wearing neutrals
- no pictures
- no colour
- nothing to clutter the spaces <– me
So it is probably as equally surprising that as a minimalist, who writes a minimalist blog, HATES only wearing neutrals and doesn’t want everything to be in white.
Who’s to say a “minimalist” should fit into a structured box of rules and definitions?
Minimalism is not about giving up everything you own, owning only Apple products and buying all-white items.
It’s simply paring down and living a less cluttered life with only the best that is still modern and practical. At least, for me it is.
I’d even propose to you that a space like this could be considered minimalist.
It isn’t covered in junk, it has colours, and while I don’t like those brown things hanging on the walls (I’d only have the yellow focal area and the white plates), I like the space as a whole.
So yes, I don’t have an all-white blog, all-white apartment and all-white life.
I have a blog, apartment and life that is practical, fun, functional and full of colour, even if I’m not into having conventional decorations and would rather display my jewellery as decoration than some vase.
It’s what fits my personality to a “T”.