We love white for so many reasons, mainly because it allows other colours within a space to pop!
These are a few things to consider when selecting the perfect white for your home
- what type of lighting do you have in your space - primarily natural or artificial
- the existing pieces that are in your home
- the undertones of the white that you are selecting
- what sheen level you want
THE TRUEST WHITE
In both natural and artificial light Chantilly Lace is a very clean pure white. This colour works beautifully with natural stones such as cararra marble and calacutta which makes it a go to when clients want a crisp classic white bathroom.
Chantilly Lace works perfectly with any sheen level and can be used in modern, traditional and transitional spaces.
THE WARM WHITE
This white is many Designers go to warm white. Intense white has a warmth to it without having too much of a pink or red undertone. As Designers in Ontario's GTA region we have longer winters and this colour can add the extra warmth to a space that we need so much of the year.
Intense white works well with mixed wood tones and rich saturated colours. A previous blog shows vibrant artwork being installed on walls painted in OC-51 - A RECENT ART INSTALLATION
THE BLUE WHITE
Cool whites can be the perfect pairing in a beach style interior. The subtle blue undertone of gray sky is the perfect backdrop to this type of space. Layering whites is a great way to bring out the undertones within a colour. Painting walls with gray sky and trim work in a true white like chantilly lace enhances the blue undertones in gray sky.
This tone of white in a flat finish paired with natural materials like jute rugs, casual linens and cottons will be sure to leave you feeling relaxed and peaceful.
THE CREAMY WHITE
If you tend toward warm sunny colours then this is your white! Oxford white has a warm yellow undertone and is beautiful when applied to cabinetry in a pearl finish. This colour can be used in both modern and traditional spaces.
Some pieces that would work really well with this colour were shown in an older blog. Saturated yellow accents shown in this blog would be vibrant against Oxford white - YELLOW: INJECTING ENERGY
THE GRAY WHITE
Grey, in all of its variations, will be around for a while to come and this white is a great option. Cascade white has the perfect level of colour in it without being overtly grey.
The wonderful part of a grey a room is you can put either cool tones or warm tones int he space and it always feels right