Does it even exist?
The perfect white paint, we mean.
It seems to be that Holy Grail everyone is in search of. The truth is, the “perfect” white is subjective. What works in one home, doesn’t always work in another. Our team at Reef Builders – a leader in new build homes near me – offers the following tips on how to choose the right white paint for you:
Do the White Paper Test
Chances are, you’ve found a few white paints you like. White paints are like grey paints in that you’ll often find certain undertones to the color. Size up what undertones are in each color by getting paint swatches of the white paints you like and holding them up against a basic white sheet of paper. You will often notice a white paint swatch might look yellow, or blue, or even purple to some extent. Think about what other colors you have in your home and take this into account.
Take Lighting into Account
As with all paint colors, the lighting in a room plays a huge role in terms of which white paint will work for you. Sometimes a white paint looks great in one home with the same furnishing as your home, but looks completely off in another home. In order to see what works best, it’s always a good idea to paint swatches of your favorite colors on the walls in that room before making a choice. If you can’t paint directly on the wall, then paint on a decent size swatch and pin to the wall. You can move this around the room and see how the light reflects off the swatch.
Is Your Home Neutral or Colorful?
When it comes to furnishings, many of us have a style. Some of us like neutral furniture with minimal color or maybe one or two colors; others like bold pops of color throughout. In general, neutral shades often work better with a warmer white paint. Think something with a red or yellow undertone. If you have tons of color throughout your home, a cooler white with a purple or blue undertone might be a better fit for your space. These are generalizations from what we see in new build homes near me, so see what feels best to you.
Ready to Begin a New Build in Phoenix, AZ?
When you are ready for building a new construction custom home in the Phoenix area, give us a call at Reef Builders! Our team specializes in new build homes near me and would love to help you design your home from the ground up. We are a design-build firm, so we handle everything for you so you don’t have to worry about anything – start to finish.