As a longterm painting company, we have created strong bonds with paint distributors such as Sherwin. As a customer satisfaction driven company, it is important to align ourselves with brands that also have the same values. Sherwin Williams is “committed to satisfying customer needs through quality products, and excellent service.” In this article, we will discuss the most popular selections of white paint from previous customers. 

The colors that are mentioned in this blog post, can be used for both interior and exterior painting jobs. After reading about the different types of whites, and their usages, we hope this article can help you determine which is the most suitable for your space. 

How to choose a warm vs a cool toned white paint:

There are various aspects to consider when choosing a white paint….who thought there were so many layers to it! Firstly, it is important to consider lighting, which may differ depending on location, and exposure to different light sources such as fluorescent, halogen, LED etc. A room facing the south will have a slightly warmer light due to the sun coming in all day. Whereas northern facing rooms will provide a cooler appearance. For rooms with natural light, a cooler white is great to counter balance the warmness from the sunlight. Northern facing rooms should have a warmer white paint in order to ensure the room isn’t too chilly looking. Of course, all of these are a matter of preference.


Warm vs Cool Tones which is better?

Truthfully, there is no color that is better than the next. However, different shades play different roles depending on its location. Did you know that most paints are not purely white, and are actually made up of other colors called undertones that are either warm or cool. For example, warm tones have a cozier effect, whereas cool tones are brighter. Perhaps a warm tone white could be suitable for a bedroom, and a cool tone white could be beneficial for a home office. In order to tell the difference between a cool and warm undertone in a white paint, here are some key points. A warm white paint will have an undertone, or a base color of yellow or red. Compared to a cool white which will have an undertone of blue, green, or gray. 

Choosing the right sheen:

Did you know that there are different types of sheens of paint that have different purposes? Eggshell or flat/matte finishes typically look best on white painted walls. Here are the differences and benefits. First starting with eggshell. Eggshell is a little more durable than flat or matte paint, and can withhold a little more damage compared to the flat or matte sheens, which is why its great for living rooms or dining rooms. Flat or matte finishes are great for bedrooms, as the walls typically aren’t touched as much. Lastly, satin finish can withhold the most damage, and is perfect for high traffic areas such as hallways or kids rooms. 

These three tips just touches the surface on basic color theory when it comes to white paint. For a more in depth analysis about paint, ask for a color consultation during your next estimate.