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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Looking for Great Whites

Who else loves the wonderfully pungent smell of a freshly painted room? As luck would have it, my apartment has two rooms that are begging for a wall color makeover: the kitchen, which is currently a pale yellow (just not my color) and the bathroom, a really, really bright sky blue (better than the yellow but still not my color).  Some may call it boring, but I love a room that's painted a bright white, serving as the perfect backdrop for bold and bright artwork, furniture and accessories that can be easily switched out if tastes change. That and the fact that I'm renting in grey-skied Portland have led me to the conclusion that a crisp shade of white is the way to go.

Of course I need to make a trip to the paint store, get some samples and throw them up on the wall to see how they actually look in real life, but in the mean time I thought I'd do a roundup of some of my favorite white (or shades of white) rooms with paint colors included. If you're looking to do some painting in your own home, I hope you get some inspiration. Enjoy!

Atrium White by Benjamin Moore via

Natural Linen by Glidden via

White Dove by Benjamin Moore via

Witch Hazel by Olympic via

Soft White by Benjamin Moore via

Super White by Benjamin Moore via

Cream Fleece by Benjamin Moore via

Do you have a go-to shade of white in your design skills arsenal?

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  1. I'm digging super white but I know it would be tough to keep that completely white over time. :P


  2. I'm with you amberly! White is the perfect backdrop! Have a great week :)

    Abbey x

  3. Cream fleece is an excellent choice doll! Just used it for a client's office on the last project :D

    Thank you for the visit love! On the blog this week- Snippets from my trip to Sundance! Hope to see you back soon!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  4. Yes to that second room - man I'm all over that rug too. I'm zeroing in on the things I need to make my apt more homey and that would certainly help

  5. thanks for visiting my blog - following you now! i used to be kinda bored with whites, but now i'm sorta into them again. our living room is a pale yellow which i'm also kinda not into. i originally thought i wanted to paint it navy blue, but now i'm thinking a bright white might be good instead! i can't make up my mind!


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