Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Favorite White Paints

There's nothing plain about white!
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Are You a Fan Of White Walls?  Often when I suggest painting a room white a client will say "but I like color".  Does painting a room white mean lack of color? No, I think it means the opposite.  Painting a room white provides a clean, crisp canvas where color can take center stage.  Look at the rooms below, do these rooms lack color?

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When You start with a white base the options are endless.  The key is finding the right white for you room.  There are many things to take into consideration when choosing a perfect white.  Does your room get a lot of natural light?  Do you have lots of greenery from outdoors peeping through your windows?  Are your floors light, dark or somewhere in between?  What color palette do you want to use in your room?  There are many things to consider when choosing your "just right" white.    


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Here are some of my "go to" favorite whites:
In each of these groups are pure whites, whites with creamy undertones and grey undertones,  which make the whites either warm or cool.  If you are confused, take out a piece of white paper and put your paint chip on the paper, the undertone will jump out! 

Benjamin Moore:
Super White, Decorators White, White Dove,
Chantilly Lace OC-65, Simply White 2143-70, Acadia White,
Ballet White OC-9, 

Sherwin Williams:
Pure White, Extra White, Alabaster SW7008, Marshmellow SW7001,
Antique White SW6199, Moderne White SW6168, Dover White SW6385

Pratt & Lambert:
Ancestral #20-1, Seed Pearl 27-32

Farrow & Ball:
Great White No. 2006,  1/2 Lime White No. 1


What's your favorite white?







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13 comments:

  1. I have BM Simply White for the trim in my home. I love how it is a warm white.

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  2. I also love BM royal silk as a creamy option for trim and BM Berber white for a marvelous wall color (has some gray in it). Lastly, Martin Senoir Ivory Tower is still a go to for me for trim color for clients! Love your picks! M.

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    1. I'll have to check yours out! Not familiar with any of those but Berber White which is a great color!

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  3. I just used BM Super White for the trim against BM Woodlawn Blue and it is stunning!!

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    1. I love both of those colors Kim! Beautiful I know!!!!

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  4. Great post, I love it. Yep, white is the best color of all. Happy 4th!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  5. I agree with you completely! White walls are a source of endless inspiration...a blank slate for any color any design you choose, to make your room come alive! Darling blog, happy I came across it!

    Happy Fourth!
    Toodles,
    Twirling Clare
    twirlingclare.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Clare! Happy Fourth to you!!!

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  6. I love this post! HAVE BECOME A TOTAL white convert!!! Cotton Balls, Maritime white and Spring in Aspen are my faves...all benjamin moore. happy 4rth!

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    1. I love cotton balls, i will have to look up maritime and spring aspen! if you with your painterly eye like them i am sure i will too Lesli!! Happy 4th!

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