With tons of brands and white shades out there, it is easy to get lost in white wonderland and never even get paint up on the walls! I have received a few e-mails from readers (yes, you are one of them Mrs. Landi!) asking for a good, safe white wall color.
I can’t say that I have tried them all but I have tried a few and more will come up in some bedrooms that we will tackle at some point (we were supposed to have started right after summer – ha!). For those of you who remember we are adding a big dose of Swedish to our master bedroom. You know how light deprived the Swedes are (for many months of the year!) Bring in the light!
I personally tend to stick with Benjamin Moore. I feel they have a good selection and they are good at picking up trends. I like their Aura and Natura paints with little or no toxins. Pricier, yes. But it is worth it (especially in kids rooms).
White Dove and Mascarpone are two of Benjamin Moore’s best selling whites. (Mascarpone has way too much yellow for me. But it is warm).
Many designers like Decorator’s white, and I have tried it but I think its gray undertones are too strong.
I have also tried Cloud White and I like that one. It is a fresh, pure white.
If you are looking for a very crisp (almost stark) white – then Chantilly Lace might be a good choice.
Since I have kids and animals running around everywhere I usually pick an egg-shell finish for walls in living areas. (Better durability. Easier too clean). I don’t like too much sheen, but a flat sheen in this household is out of the question!
For trims I think super white is a good choice. (Satin finish or above).
And speaking of white — I found a cute little DIY project that I might involve my kids in. A WHITE book tree! Stuff a terracotta pot with styrofoam. Rip pages from an old book. Rip the pages into squares. Add the squares to a long skewer. Place the skewer in the pot and fill with green moss. Crafty and fun!
So, there. Some safe, white colors & a little project for
Now, do you have a terrific white wall color up your sleeve? Would love to hear!
Hugs to you all.
P.S From White to Orange – Happy Halloween, folks!