You decide you’re going to paint the walls in your home white. This might sound simple until you get to the store and realize how many whites there are! How do you decide which white will be right for your project? Design experts will tell you that white is probably the most difficult paint color to choose. McKay’s Painting offers some helpful tips below.
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With any paint color, it’s important to look at the amount of natural light the room will get. Cooler whites can be used if the room gets a lot of sunlight. If you go with a light gray, the natural light will warm the color, but these rooms will look yellow if you choose a cream color. The shades of white change very slightly, but can really change the way a room will look and feel. The room can feel sterile when un-tinted white paint is used. For this reason, it’s best to avoid using vivid whites on your walls, unless you want it to look like an operating room! Now if the room won’t be getting a lot of natural light, it’s best to stick with warm whites with beige undertones. This will allow the space to feel warmer. If you paint these rooms with the cooler gray tone whites, the room will feel cool and bland. Something else to consider is the age of the house. Shades of bright white work well to accent architectural details around ceilings and the contrast with whites that have a gray or beige undertone for the walls. If you’re looking for another way to highlight elaborate architecture in a white room, use high-gloss paint on the woodwork with the same color you’re using on the walls. You should also consider the flooring in the home when you’re choosing paint colors. Terracotta tiles will give orange hues, polished marble tends to be reflective and pine floors will give a lot of yellow.
What Shade of White is Best for Your Walls?
You need to decide how the room will be used and how you want it to look and feel. Undertones in paint will always pop up in different lighting situations. When it comes to choosing a neutral color, the most important think to think about is picking a shade of paint that will work best for you and your surroundings. Other than cool and warm whites, there are deeper neutrals to consider like grays and biscuits. Depending on what you choose, it will affect the room, providing it with depth and atmosphere. Painting ceilings, trim and walls white can make a space feel open and larger, if that’s what you’re looking for. Whites are good to choose online rather than looking at a paint card. They just look better and it’s much easier to see the undertones and the slightest change in color.
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You might be a little overwhelmed when you go to pick the color white for your next project. You can contact McKay’s Painting for a color consultation and for any painting services you might need. Call us today!