3 Tips For Painting Your Walls White
Jul 20, 2018 // Home //

Painting your walls white is perhaps the first thing people go for when they want to have a neutral palette and complete control over the furniture and remaining parts of the interior decoration and design. However, what many people fail to recognize is white does not come in just one shade—there are actually many intricacies to this colour! Here are three tips you should consider when you want to paint your walls white:

Expand Spaces

Need to make a space look bigger? Using white on at least some of your room’s walls can help expand the space. Be aware, however, about the amount of natural light in the room. Using white on the walls of a room without windows can make the walls seem dirty and actually make the room shrink in size visually. But if the room has a lot of natural light, you can definitely use white really well to help your room look much bigger than it actually is! Use the location of the room and the direction of the windows to help you determine exactly what type of white you should use.

Look Like A Gallery

Most art galleries, when they are displaying artwork, will choose to paint their walls white. This helps the art stand out and does not draw attention to the architecture and the walls themselves. You can use the same strategy at home if you have a nice art or photo collection of your own! Just be aware that you need to have a good collection in order to pull this off well—because pure white walls can magnify even slight discolorations or other imperfections (which is why we do not recommend this for families with smaller children).

Tinting White

You don’t have to go with pure white for your walls. In fact, in many cases we recommend you don’t! Depending on the location of the room in your house, blue tinted or red tinted white will look better (it is based on how the sun filters in and when).Putting an off-white on your walls actually helps deal with issues like imperfections. It also adds some interest to your walls without being over the top—you still get the power of a neutral colour!

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