When you think of the color white, you might not realize just how many shades of white paint there are to choose from. Let me be the one to tell you there are hundreds of different shades of white. This has to do with the undertones. Just like any other color, white also has undertones that will affect it's color. After trying out a number of different shades of white in our own remodels, we have decided to share our tried and true favorites with you!
As seen throughout the interior of our Kings Ave Remodel, Polar Bear by Behr is the perfect blend of soft yet bright white. This is a really nice go-to white when you are looking for a true white color on your walls without a super stark white appearance. I would recommend this white for any size room or design style of a home!
In the Modern French Remodel, we wanted a true bright white interior for this modern style remodel. Cool December by Dunn Edwards was our favorite bright white after testing out a number of close seconds. This was used thought the interior of the home and looks beautiful with all of the natural light that floods inside. The smooth textured walls contribute to the clean aesthetic we were looking to achieve while the stark white color brings in the modern flare.
Oh, Alabaster! We have used this in many of our remodels for both interior and exterior paint. This was most recently featured on the exterior walls at our Kings Ave Remodel as well as the interior and exterior walls at our Coolidge Remodel. This is also a client favorite! This white is great because it has a soft undertone without taking on a yellow appearance. For an exterior color, this is best paired with a dark trim to make the white appear whiter. In both cases, when we applied it on the exterior of the home, we used Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams for the Trim. I would recommend Alabaster to anyone who is looking for a soft white for their home.
In a world full of whites and greys, we tend to forget about old friends and variations of these key colors. Anything that is not light and bright has gotten the boot lately, but what about those lovely soft taupes we all used to fawn over?! It's time to bring taupe (with a modern touch) back into your life! Taupes look absolutely fantastic in a wide range of settings, and compliment whites, greys, and beiges so well you will wonder why you ever got rid of these staples. Take a look at some of our favorite modern taupes below!