White paint can be a tricky endeavor for most people as there are so many different shades to choose from. In making a selection, you will notice blue, pink, yellow, gray and even green undertones that may not be noticeable in the paint store but will become more visible depending on the lighting in your room. Anne Marie Boedges, Anne Marie Design Studio.
Whenever I am asked what my favorite white is I reply, “It depends on the project.” The same color will look different on a front porch ceiling than it does in a west facing room. It also will appear different in different paint products from different manufacturers. It looks different in an eggshell or semi-gloss finish than it does in flat. How fine the titanium dioxide has been ground (which is the base for all paint) will also affect how the colorant reacts. I would advise you to seek an interior design professional’s help. The cost of the paint is small relative to paying a painter to paint and then repaint. C.J. Knapp, Yours By Design.
Choose the paint color last and be open-minded. What’s right for your friend’s house may not be what’s right for yours. When selecting any paint color, particularly in a bathroom, there are three important factors to consider: lighting, lifestyle and the surrounding elements. Lighting impacts these undertones significantly, so it’s really important to observe whether there is more natural or artificial light and to watch how the color changes throughout the day. Lifestyle can impact what sheen/finish to choose. If you have an active household, you may want to consider a satin/eggshell finish for easy cleaning. A matte/flat finish can provide a soft look in a household that is calm and tidy. Lastly, the materials used in the bathroom will reflect in the paint color as well. After taking these factors into consideration and choosing the paint color last, the result will be a seamless and beautiful space. Kristie H. Clinard, Walnut Lily Co.