White Done Right
One of the freshest ways to brighten up for Spring is with white walls.
They give your room a clean slate and make it easy to add (and change) color with wall art, throw pillows, rugs and accessories. It's also a timeless way to keep your room looking on-trend and with the seasons.
When it comes to white paint, the options are endless and can also be overwhelming. Here are some tips on choosing the best white for your space:
1. Choose a white with some undertone to it if you want to add more depth or softness to the space.
2. A white with little-to-no undertones looks great on walls that have wood planks or other texture to them.
3. When choosing a white with an undertone, know what other tones you will have in the room, and compliment those. For example, a room with a lot of greenish gray furnishings will look light pink if a white with red undertones is applied to the walls. If you have trouble seeing the sometimes tricky undertones to paint, consult a designer - it makes a huge difference in the space!
4. In a smaller, darker space, or a room with low ceilings, whites with deep undertones can end up looking dark on the wall. These spaces work best with little-to-no undertones in the paint.
5. On the contrary to #4, larger rooms, with lots of windows and very high ceilings, can end up looking stark and washed out if a white with little-to-no undertones is chosen. These spaces usually look softer and more inviting with a white paint that has deeper undertones.
Below are a few of my favorite white paint colors from Sherwin-Williams: