Whether you think of it as a compilation of every color or as a complete lack of color, white is the anchor of the color wheel. That in addition to its synonymity with cleanliness it has been become a huge component of contemporary interior design. As seen in a couple of the images below, you can see how effective it is in creating a thoroughly modern look. However, my favorite context to use white is in beach houses. Nothing says summer at the beach like bright white linens and whitewashed wall boards. As you prepare for the summer season out in the Hamptons, think of white as the perfect them to create your ideal summer beach retreat.