16 Oct No two whites are the same
When choosing a white colour for your home, it can be difficult to know where to start.
The first tip would be to think about how you want the space to feel. This will help you decide whether to choose a cool or warm shade of white, because these have different undertones and can help you set a mood within a room.
Consider the areas you are going to be painting and what they already look like. If you have a light and bright space with a serene colour scheme in carpet or cabinetry, then a cooler white may be for you. Warmer whites work better in older spaces with period detail, such as Victorian or Edwardian homes.
A current trend is to choose and use a consistent white throughout your home. You’ll find that homeowners are being advised to paint the same colour on the ceilings, walls and all the trims. What you can do with this is change the sheen level, using low sheen on the walls and semi-gloss for skirting and architraves.
We recommend trying out the colours you’re considering by getting your hands on sample pots. Paint a large swatch of wall with each of the colours, and you’ll find it much easier to make a decision. Make sure you look at the painted swatches in the morning, afternoon and night to see how the colours change under different light conditions.