Selecting the Right White

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 by Brookside Admin
Posted in Color Inspiration

Selecting the right white for your home can be a daunting task.  Have no fear!  We have some great tips to help you.

The experts at PPG Voice of Color have this advice to start with: "Whites should only be used intentionally – not as a default color.

  • If you use clean white, make sure your décor calls for a clean white.
  • If your décor is warm, choose a creamy white to add warmth to the setting.
  • Add softness with a tint of your favorite color."

The hilarious ladies from Brush Buzz tell us that "whites with a yellow undertone compliment warm colors and whites with a blue undertone compliment cool colors."  Check out the video below for your paint humor fix for the day. But what about if you're like me and you can't really tell what the undertone is?  Even those of us that may be (I'm in denial) color blind still want our home to have an overall complimentary aesthetic.  Our paint store professionals can help!  Say you have an inclination that the whites you're leaning toward are cool - our sales clerks can check the pigments or tint that are going into the formula to confirm or deny your suspicions. Hopefully this post helps lead you in the right direction!  Color is always a personal choice.  Having the right tools can help make your decision easier.

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