Choosing White Paint for Your Walls

Choosing White Paint for Your Walls - Picture1 e1500450739355Do you have an interior painting project coming up? Chances are, you're faced with the challenge of choosing white paint.

With what seems like a never-ending list of whites available, this can be a tricky process.

From biscuit to beige, snow to paper, here’s our guide to deciding on the right white.

White on White Paint Scheme

At first, a white on white paint scheme can look like a safe bet. After all, everything goes with white. The thing is, it’s a fine line between an elegant, relaxing white on white interior, and a sterile, overly bright one.

When trying to choose the perfect white shade for your interior painting project, you’ll need to consider two key things: tone and temperature. When chosen correctly, these two characteristics work together to create a calm – rather than clinical – atmosphere.

Let’s have a look at tone and temperature in more detail.

Choosing White Paint: Tone

White is white, right? Wrong! White paint for interiors come in hundreds, if not thousands, of shades. One way to narrow down your choices is to decide on a tone. Here are a few examples.

True Whites

True whites are very bright. Think of the colour of a piece of paper or freshly fallen snow.

grey white kitchen

Grey whites add elegance and formality

True whites look best when paired with a natural material, such as timber or stone. This prevents your home turning into a hospital room.

Biscuit Whites

Biscuits includes both warm and cool temperature whites, and tend to be a little deeper than a true white. Biscuits are reminiscent of a natural stone colour, and are ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms as they promote relaxation.

Grey Whites

Grey is more ashy than a true white, and can add a sense of elegance and formality to a space. Ideal for modern interiors, greys are an excellent choice for kitchens and dining rooms.

Choosing White Paint: Temperature

The temperature of your white can have a huge impact on the atmosphere of a space. As a general rule, stick to one temperature throughout your interior. So if your furniture is warm, choose a warm white.

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Cool whites work well in modern interiors

Cool Whites

Cool whites have a black or blue base, and are best suited to rooms that get a lot of natural sunlight. Cool whites are much crisper than warm whites, and work well in modern interiors and minimalist architecture.

Warm Whites

Warm whites have a red, yellow or brown base, and add a sense of softness to a space. Warm whites pair best with earthy, natural tones, and make a room feel more cosy and homely.

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Meet Louise Kraudelt, a knowledgeable and insightful author in the field of house painting. With a passion for sharing her expertise, Louise provides valuable information and tips on all aspects of commercial and house painting in this blog.

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