From chalky shabby chic bathrooms to modern minimalism, white paint is a gift from the interior design deities. It might work for you, but TEST first. Might be worth checking out: So my questions are – Hi Toby, pecan hardwood floors sound lovely! It's soft and bright, but not blinding. I started with the same amount of Phthalo blue (green shade) and then added either Zinc white or Titanium white to lift the value (light or dark) of the paint mix. Thank you for your time. I have made multiple trips to pick up and study lots of white paint chips, but I just can't find the one. help you choose. BM Seashell and Acadia White both look similar to the wall color (almost like white but a bit creamy), but on the ceiling read way too dark. I had a similar dilemma, and found that a tester of BM White Dove was too cool and gray on the ceiling. It’s a perfect blend of beige and gray and will complement literally any color palette you choose to introduce in the room. Without modification, it is the most brushable – meaning it has the least amount of resistance under the brush or painting knife. I love this bedroom. Also this photo of a farmhouse interior, you really get a sense of it: Your Shaker pieces sound lovely! Warm whites have an undertone of red and yellow. I couldn’t find a photo, but I also really like Ben Moore’s Evening White. Examples: It’s not white, but still light: If you truly favor a warmer white, this could be a great solution: I looked at it against linen white using my trusty Classic Colors fan deck, and I think the two pair well. We will repaint some of the rooms after being in the house for awhile, but right now I need one color for the walls and one color for the trim and cabinets. After much agonizing over the years about whether or not to paint, I think we are ready and thinking of a warm white. Coudenberg is a little hill in Brussels where the Palace of Coudenberg was built and attract the visitor. Stark white vs warm white paint in remodel- HELP. Celerie Kemble, in her latest book, Black & White (and a Bit in Between), describes Linen White as “[a]bsolutely classic. Thanks for your question! 201 – A warm white with gray undertones that still manages to come across as a true white. The other option you might consider is embracing the darkness of the room instead of trying to fight it — if the plan is to keep this room a bedroom, that might not be a bad thing. It’s definitely a warm, creamy white with more of a beige-y undertone. Lol So thrilled to have found this site- Great suggestions! Think about your house and the space you are selecting the white for. I would have sampled my time and money away. If you’re a person who likes greater contrast and really wants the architectural details to “pop,” I would say paint the trim a different color than the wall. These whites are non-yellowing and contain no lead. I think this could make a big difference, especially in a larger home. I definitely think one of these lighter neutrals would work really well. I’d love to know, I’m always looking to expand my repertoire! http://houzz.com/photos/1496686, Pretty kitchen remodel using mascarpone on the cabinets: http://theletteredcottage.net/cottage-style-kitchen-update/. AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK I GET AN EMAIL WITH A QUESTION ABOUT WHITE PAINT COLORS – AND IN PARTICULAR – COOL VS WARM WHITES…. Hi Brittany! I am considering linen white for the cabinets as it’s warm and will be next to the yellow walls. Hope this helps, and thanks again! Maybe would have some advice? I like the linen white, creamy white, and Elmira white you’ve listed. That’s fabulous. I have walls in Cloud White and in Feather Down and all of my trim in Cloud White. How to create the atmosphere you want with LED color temperature . furniture in cherry wood that I’ve decided to repaint. Your description immediately put me in mind of a bedroom I had seen in Elle Decor designed by Darryl Carter. I was thinking of divine white. You want the spaces to feel related so there is a smooth flow from kitchen to great room. I’m stuck on linen white or white down– we have polished concrete floors which are more gray than tan. To make his 1,400-square foot cottage feel more expansive, Ingram used Benjamin Moore’s Creamy White throughout the house, which he notes “comes off as white, but very warm.”. http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/hollywood-regency-rental-apartment-0510#slide-1. Thanks for your comment! When I was thinking about your description of “industrial country,” many of the colors you mention (denim, gray, black) show up in the sample photo of White Down I included in the post–and they definitely seem to work well together. When you want a soft white room with some warmth, that still looks “clean,” use White Dove. They are known for their white walls and clean new-trad look. Soft White vs Warm White: In general, soft white is same as warm white, some people call it soft white, and the other ones call it warm white. It incorporates some black accents (I’m thinking of your zebra rug), which look great with the pale pink walls. http://www.houzz.com/photos/3796507/Coastal-Loft-Bedroom-beach-style-bedroom-boston, Here it is on kitchen cabs. I think the best option is narrowing down your favorites, maybe your top three, purchasing samples of each so you can see a larger section of the wall in each color, and then seeing how they change throughout the day. I do like the green color in there (not above window in kitchen though), especially with the clay colored tile, but do you think we should carry the tapestry beige throughout that room as well or just the white dove trim and keep the green to have something stand out? I am doing a room into my closet. Also, my kitchen is north facing and doesn’t get a lot of light. BM White Dove is one of the most popular paint colors for good reason, it’s a lovely soft white but not as yellow as Cloud White ; but, significantly warmer than BM Simply White and BM Chantilly Lace. Hi Sheryl, thanks for your comment! BM’s silver sage is really lovely–a very muted, soothing color. I’ve read that white doesn’t work in north facing rooms but I’m wondering if my single west window and the west window in my master bath would change that? “When in doubt, test it out.” I learned the hard way! Even within the same house, the same white may not work in multiple rooms. I just moved into my very first home and i’m very excited yet extremely confused over paint colors. Thanks! Titanium White reflects back a lot of light compared to other whites, which makes it appear much brighter. Light-but-not-white might give it more of a feeling of gravitas appropriate to a more traditional furniture style, but still give you that light-and-airy look that you’re craving. As you say, the cherry tones are quite warm. http://www.thenester.com/2012/01/i-went-white.html. with dark (soapstone) countertops and dark floors. WARM WHITES HAVE WARM UNDERTONES…LIKE YELLOW AND SOMETIMES GREEN-ISH. Also, the “ship lap” or planked look is really popular for walls right now. Breadcrumb Trail Links. If you want to know how to make extra bucks, search If you went with this option, then on the ceiling I would go with the standard BM white, and then ask them to tint it with your Linen White–again, so you create continuity with the walls. I also think they’d play well with your Saltillo floors. Especially if you want the room to feel more expansive, this route could be a good option. This means I go for Flat (or matte) finish on the ceiling, satin on trim, eggshell on walls (I have a dog so I need the ease of cleaning; otherwise, I’d go for flat). What do you think of Simply White for the trim and cabinet color? I also have frieze grey/taupe carpet. Hi I think Linen White sounds like it would harmonize really well with your scheme. I think testing it on the wall is a great idea. "When I was renovating, I compared over 30 different paint brush-outs on site and definitively decided on Benjamin Moore China White. It sounds like you have a lot of painting to do! Read on to find out! I have different style bed tables but they also are dark wood. They’ve done something a little different here by going lighter with the wall color and slightly darker with the trim. My kitchen cabinets are linen white, since I wanted the room to look lived in instantly.” Here is an inspiration photo of a modern bedroom in Linen White—so clean looking yet cozy: For quick reference, below is a recap of our short list for warm whites (all Benjamin Moore): So which did I end up choosing for my master bedroom painting project? 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