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Which White is Right?

28 Feb 2014 Stuart Zullo 0 Comment

white paintIf you think you’ve narrowed down your paint choices by picking “white” then think again!

There’s a plethora of options when it comes to white paint and while they might all seem similar, they can create drastically different colour effects in a room.

So how do you decide between colours like Antique White and Raw Cotton? The best advice is to start with a sample pot of paint to see what your white paint will look like once it’s on the walls.

White paint can look drastically different once it’s on your home’s walls compared to what you might see in-store. Different levels of lighting and different furniture can bring out different shades of white, possibly making your chosen white look more blue, green or even red depending on the colour you’ve chosen.

As a general guide if you have a room that hasn’t got a lot of natural light, a warmer white can help make the room more inviting. If you’re painting a sunny room on the other hand, a cool white can help make it feel fresh and cool.

It’s important to take furniture and other room features into account though, as the wrong white can highlight or neutralise other elements in a room.

Again, the only way to know for sure is to test a paint sample in your home first, or you might like to call up a professional colour consultant to help you out.

If you’re after some white room ideas, check out Pinterest for some white room inspiration.

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