What About White?

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What About White?

Last week, Jenna Jones talked about the importance of colour and how it can be used in your home.

Wondering why white wasn't mentioned? Is white even a colour?

Technically no, white isn’t a colour. Neither is black; they are both considered shades. However, lots of people are drawn to white, when it comes to design. For years now, white walls in a space has been the on-going trend.

White represents purity and cleanliness in our western society, as well as simplicity. It also gives a sense of space, which is great for smaller rooms.

The question is; what shade of white to use? Well, to decide what shade suits you and your home, you need to consider their undertones.

There are so many shades of white available, but here are a few of our favourites...

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Chantilly Lace - Benjamin Moore
Neutral - true white
Can be used anywhere.

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White Dove - Benjamin Moore
Warm - creamy undertones
Great for a modern feel in any room. 
Crisp and clean, but warmer then a pure white.
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Warm whites have undertones of yellow or red and they appear warmer and more welcoming then a cool white. Warm whites should be used in rooms that have furnishings that are already warm colours or lighting that has a warmer temperature between 27000K to 3000K (this includes spaces that don't receive a lot of sunlight).
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White Diamond - Benjamin Moore
Cool - blue-ish undertones
Doors, trim and ceilings
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Cool whites have undertones of blue and gray and they appear crisper and cleaner then a warm white. Cool whites are often used in rooms that have furnishings that are already cool colours or lighting that has a colour temperature between 3000K to 5000K (this includes spaces that get a lot of natural sunlight).
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How do you feel about an all-white room? Do you like the simplistic, cleanliness, or do you need a little colour in your life?