|[photo via homedit]|
Across nearly every culture, the spring holiday marks a time of renewal, which is the case with Passover in Israel when, apparently, everyone is all in a tizzy whitewashing their homes. Or so my Hebrew teacher says, but her English isn't the best. Frankly, the last time I heard whitewash referenced was when I read Tom Sawyer, so I did some digging to see if it's actually still a thing.
Not only is it still a thing, but whitewash is being used to beautiful effect in both classic and contemporary homes. (Thanks, Pinterest!) The sheer swath of milky color lightens up both wood and brick, floors, doors and cabinets, and gives off a far less stark feel than a coat of white paint. Ahead, check out 13 light, bright interiors that show off whitewash's many uses.
|whitewashed lake cabin by Jessica Jubelirer Design [via Home Adore]|
|Lauren Contrad's Beverly Hills penthouse, photo by Douglas Friedman [via InStyle]|
|Sardinia home by Marina Wenger [via Mechant Studio]|
|Homelife stylist Kara Rosenlund's revived Queenslander [via Facilisimo]|
|designed by Autumn Clemons, photo by Sara Boulter Photography [via design dump]|
|[via GFA Flooring]|
|kitchen of architect Julie Salles Schaffer, photo by Daniel Shea [via Dwell]|
|[via The Interior Collective]|
|designed by Anthony D'Argenzio, photo by Emily Johnson for Lonny [via Domaine Home]|