There IS a perfect shade of white, and the Restored By The Fords star has found it.
Leanne Ford’s known for wearing a shirt that reads “wear black, paint white,” which essentially embodies her design ethos. The Restored By The Fords star has made a name for herself by combining Pittsburgh edge with pristine white rooms, proving that the color can be far from bland. You just have to know how to rock it.
Ford’s trick to making white on white chic — not sterile — is pairing it with all kinds of textures, and turning to two riffs on the color. At home in Pittsburgh, her schoolhouse-turned-home/office is covered entirely in Behr’s Ultra Pure White, she told The New York Times. What makes it work, though, is how she varies the finishes: It’s high-gloss on a built-in cabinet, matte on the brick wall nearby. That juxtaposition keeps things from looking too same-y, marrying rustic with modern.