I have to say whilst I love colour and pattern, I will always love white interiors. It’s such a classic look that I don’t think it will ever be out of fashion. The trick with white interiors is to use different shades of white, of which there are hundreds, to create warmth and interest. White is so easy to live with, being calm and serene and reflecting all important light, you can’t go far wrong.
Paint companies like Farrow and Ball do lots of lovely white shades in different finishes and the products are really worth investing in to get a stylish finish. Having said that, probably the easiest way to brighten up a dated interior or piece of furniture is to paint it white and even the most basic paint can update a tired chest of drawers or bedside cabinet.