The Color White
There are so many shades of “white”. There are off whites, Navajo whites, snow whites, antique whites, and milk whites, just to name a few. The name of the white does not matter because it is the tone of the white that makes all the difference. Some white tones are too brown too grey or too blue.
Finding a war warm white for use as a trim or ceiling color is not always easy. Most builders use a contractors white. It is a stark cold and dreary white. It often and clashes with gray white trim and blue white ceilings. When I point out these differences and white to a client, they can easily see the clash. These white “colors” were not carefully chosen.
To show a client the difference the color of white can make, I once painted a small piece of trim under a granite countertop. It was a stark white that fought with the granite, drawing attention to the trim instead of the beautiful countertop. On another section of trim, I painted a warm white. The difference was immediately evident. To warm white trim caused the trim piece to disappear and drew the eye to the beautiful countertop, thus creating a more upscale look. This is a very simple way to add value to your home.