Selling Houses Australia

How to choose the right white

There are hundreds of shades of white paint available, so how do you choose the right one? Here are a few helpful hints from interiors expert Shaynna Blaze.

It's overwhelming knowing where to start when re-painting your walls. The first step is to get sample pots to test what works best in your environment.

Making brush outs of the different samples allows you to move them from room to room at different times of day.

Many whites and neutrals have an underlying base colour. There are whites with grey, blue and even green undertones. These have a cooler, crisper feel that can really make a room feel bright and open.

And there are warmer whites, known as stone and cream whites. These will bring warmth and brightness to your walls if your room doesn’t get much sunlight. Be careful not to use a cream white in a room with too much sunlight, however, as it can look a bit yellow.

For this beach house in Campwin Beach, QLD, I had plenty of natural light to work with so I went for a fresh white from Taubmans called 'Akimbo', which is perfect for a sunny, seaside home.

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