If you’re planning to include some white color themes in your next interior painting project in Tigard, Oregon you won’t believe how many shades of white are out there.
You wouldn’t understand the challenge of choosing the right white for your interior until you’re faced with the task.
Luckily for you, in this article, we will be sharing crucial tips on how to choose the right shade of white and how to integrate it into your home interior painting project.
Above all, it is important to know if you prefer warm whites or cold whites. This will be your starting point.
Warm whites tend more towards orange-red. Some people like them for their warmer aspect, while others like them less, precisely, because of their slightly more yellowish side.
Cold whites, on the other hand, tend towards blue. They are often loved for their very “clean” and classic appearance, while they are less appreciated by some because of their very cold side which, in the extreme, makes the room seem a little too lonely.
So, are you hotter or colder?
Perhaps you are looking for a happy medium?
In all three cases, a giant step has already been taken; you know what you like and/or are looking for.
Pro tip: Many homeowners like neutral whites which tend towards warmth for the rooms, except for the bathroom (it’s really a matter of taste!) Which would rather be a little colder.
Now, you must be able to identify the type of natural light that illuminates the room you wish to paint.
It is wrong to believe that the same white will give the same effect in all rooms of the house. So you have to go room by room.
So the question is: is the light direct (full sun) or indirect (in the shade)?
Windows that provide direct sunlight give rooms a warmer appearance, while windows that are in the shade under trees provide naturally cooler light to rooms.
Pro tip: Understand that by identifying the type of atmosphere you are looking for, and by knowing what type of light enters your room, you have everything you need to choose the ideal white knowing that your light will compensate or accentuate your choice.
If all the rooms in your house are not the same white, consider bringing uniformity by choosing the same color for baseboards, doors, moldings, and ceilings.
So, it is only the walls of each room that are different.
It brings a nice effect which, I think, gives dimension and uniformity to the rooms.
Choosing an interior paint color can get a little complicated if you’re repainting or changing colors for the first time.
It’s even, more confusing if you have to stick to white and only vary shades and tones.
But luckily, there numerous shades of white too.
With the insights shared above, you should already have some ideas on how to proceed.
Kevin began painting houses with his father’s company, C&K Painting, in 1996. His father taught him how to use a brush, roller, and caulk and clean a brush properly. He then worked for several other paint companies, where he learned how to spray oils, lacquers, and all water-based finishes. In 2012, after 15 years of experience, he decided to get licensed and start the Maller Painting Company. His team has focused on providing the best re-painting services to our residential clients in the Beaverton area.