White can make a home look more contemporary or simply lighter and brighter, whether your aim is to make it more pleasurable to live in or to prepare it for sale. But where do you begin and what do you need to know?
The white selection
Picking a white paint has gone way beyond slipping into your nearest hardware store and grabbing a can labelled ‘white’. Nowadays, there are many fascinatingly named colour variants: Dulux Vivid White, Lexicon Quarter, White on White, Lexicon, Natural White, Whisper White, Antique White USA and Hog Bristle Quarter. All this choice is enough to make the mere home decorator more confused than a polar bear in a snowstorm!
To decide on the right white for your walls, consider the colour of your furnishings. Warmer whites pair beautifully with timber accents, while cooler whites can open up a space and go well with greys and other cool shades. It’s common practice to assign really crisp whites – like Dulux Vivid White or Dulux Lexicon – to your trims and ceilings.
Swatch this space
Sample pots are a great way to paint a small swatch on a wall to get an idea of how a white will play against the light within your rooms. But did you know you can head online and purchase A4 true-to-colour swatches that you can tape to walls? These do the same job as the sample pots, but without the fuss of picking up a brush, and you can easily move them from wall to wall. Handy!
Take these handy tips on board before your next paint job, and remember – professional help is always at hand! Give Dulux a buzz on 13 25 25 or explore dulux.com.au for product advice, how-to videos and to order colour swatches. Paint on