In 2009 we saw white emerge as a significant design element. The preference for white – interiors, accessories, decor, textiles and clothing – embodied a move away from exuberance and excess, and toward more simple and honest appearances. The result was clarity, grace and a sense of serenity in tumultuous times. Today, white is just as important in our emotional and physical environments and global forecasters are looking beyond 2013 for white to remain a dominant part of our vocabulary. Enjoy these mood boards that showcase the subtle nuance and beauty of the discreet tones of white.