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Friday Favorites- Choosing the perfect shade of White

Shades of white.
You wouldn't think it would be so hard to choose the perfect shade of white
 for painting a room, right?

But there are so.many.of.them.
White Lily. Cottage White.  Summer White.
Winter White. You name it. Which one is THE one? And how do you know?

Friday favorites is all about sharing some of your favorite posts- and this one is something I have been asked about again recently several times- because...
Choosing the right white paint for you and your home is not easy.
But... here is my take on how to choose.

The other day I was talking to my daughter about needing to choose a color for 
a room makeover I am working on.
And she said 
'Another shade of white?
Our house is nothing but shades of white.'
I frowned a bit and said
 'No it's definitely not only shades of white...
I have color in the

Okay... maybe I am not soo colorful in my decor... I will admit that. 
But I am a  big fan of shades and layers of white and neutrals with a pop of pretty.
And when it comes to backdrops for those layers- I want it to be perfect.
See what shade of white I ended up choosing in my post here

Shades of White- tips for choosing the perfect white paint


  1. could you recommend a shade of light grey for open concept kitchen family room with no yellow or green undertones

  2. Oh, whites are not all alike! Yellowish, bluish, one can look great with the rest of the room or just
    Your white living room is so soothing and energizing--that light!--at the same time.

  3. Courtney - You are so right, choosing a paint color can be so daunting. Your tips are wonderful and so helpful.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Have a wonderful Saturday,
    All in the Detail blog

  4. I just read your post about picking the perfect white. Believe me, I am glad to know that I am not the only one who labours over these things. White is really hard to pick. Thanks for the information.