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Selecting The Best White Paint for your Home

BWH J607347 Norfolk 088
May . 10 . 23

Cool vs Warm Undertones

Selecting a white paint for your home can be overwhelming with so many shades to choose from, despite the task appearing simple. Careful consideration of your options is important as the chosen shade of white will have a significant impact on the overall feel of the room.

Not all whites are the same, and the key to selecting the best white paint for your home is to understand the undertones. Whites commonly have two contrasting undertones: cool whites, which often carry blue, grey, or a slight black undertone, and warm whites, which carry hints of red, yellow, brown, or pink. Different design styles tend to suit either warm or cool tones.

Opting for cool whites can bring a refreshing and contemporary touch into any space, particularly if you are going for a minimalist aesthetic. Their subdued tones can also create an illusion of more space, making the room feel airier and more open. For instance, in our 'Wave 22' display home at Meridian Estate in Clyde North, 'Dulux Lexicon Quarter (SW1E1)' was paired with warm timber accents to establish a contemporary, open-concept design.

Warm whites can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your living space, helping to soften and relax the overall mood. In our ‘Spinifex 38’ design (previously on display at Canopy Estate in Cranbourne), we demonstrated the warmth of 'Dulux Casper White Quarter (SW1H4)', a muted yet warm shade of white, by pairing it with rich timber cabinetry throughout the home. You can view this home via the virtual tour.

Versatile Whites & Neutrals

If you are looking for a versatile and neutral base for your home’s colour scheme, look no further than Dulux’s Most Loved Whites and Neutrals range. This collection features a spectrum of shades that can effortlessly transform any space, from creating a clean and crisp look to establishing a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

These colours offer a diverse range of possibilities for personalisation by pairing them with complementary shades or accent colours, such as adding a painted feature wall. These whites and neutrals are an excellent base for the many different design styles we achieve in our Harmony Gallery during our customers' colour selection appointments.

Enhance Your Home's Design Style

In our ‘Elwood 33’ on display at Kaduna Park Estate in Officer South, we have opted for 'Dulux White Exchange (SW1A6)' to compliment the earthy, organic scheme featuring rattan and textured materials. The paint’s understated elegance has helped enhance the warmth of the design style without overpowering the overall aesthetic of the space.  

In summary, Choosing the perfect white paint to match your personalised design style requires thoughtful consideration. Your chosen shade will significantly impact the look and feel of your space. Therefore, take the time to choose the right undertone and finish to create the ambiance you want in your home.

By Stephanie Steer
Interior Designer, Beachwood Homes



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