DESIGN OF THE TIMES LET’S TALK WHITE PAINT by Megan Callahan
Let’s talk white paint! Painting a room white can inject that space with new life. White paint is bright, refreshing, and sharp. With the stroke of a brush, a room can be completely transformed. If you are considering a white room, look at it from this angle - white walls create a beautiful blank canvas. That canvas can be accentuated however you see fit. By making the walls ‘invis - ible’ or ‘blank’ other features in the home can stand out and shine bright! The attention is turned to key features of your choice. If you make this change, you are deciding to take control of the wall colour to room feature proportion. Wall colour can be soft or bold. It either accentuates pieces in the room or dominates the room. Both scenarios can be gorgeous, but they are com- pletely different. So, where do you start? Exactly which white paint do you choose? Once you decide to update your current wall colour choice and start looking, you will notice there is no end to the white paint choices! Before you venture to the paint section, we have a few critical questions to work through:
• How much natural light is in the room? The amount of natural light you have in your room will dictate how warm, cool, and white your paint really is. Ample natural light brightens and whitens no matter the undertone. The less light you have available, the deeper your colour will look. To open up a dark area, the lighter, the better!
• What shade of white do you want – warm, cool or pure? Even with white paint, this constant paint question arises – ‘Is this a warm shade or cool shade?’ Neutrals can also be categorized into these two groups based on their undertones. There is also pure white. A white with no undertone that looks amazing in every room! The wall colour can set the tone for the room, so choose wisely! Balance is key. For any given room, your theme does not have to be on one side of the colour spectrum, or the other. You can venture off into the décor wilderness once your wall colour is set and you have a plan!
FEBRUARY 2021 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2021
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