How To Choose The Right White For Your Walls

Not sure if you should get linen white, sail white or bone white for your walls? With so many shades of neutral, here are 5 handy tips to help you out

No two whites are the same. White walls might seem like a common wall colour, but you’d be surprised at just how many different shades there are, with every variant conveying a different mood. If you’re stumped, find out how to choose the most suitable white paint for your home here:

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1. White paint is not exactly white

White paint contains traces of other colours that give it personality – these are known as undertones. Broadly speaking, cool whites have blue undertones while warm whites have yellow or brown undertones. To figure out the undertone, hold a swatch or paint chip next to a sheet of white paper.

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