Color of the Month: Painter’s White
by Diana Olvera
March is a month of transitions as cold weather changes to warm and back again. It’s also the month that shows signs of spring, with sprouting plants and sunnier skies. This season of spring cleaning offers a chance to start fresh again with a clean slate, whether that means in the house, the garage or even the flower beds. Behr color Painter’s White PPU18-08 is a serene, soft white that more cool, sometimes more warm depending on the light.
In an entryway, Painter’s White offers a clean, airy look that’s both and refreshing. This soothing white shade is an excellent color for both walls and trim, especially in an area with dark floors. Paint the inside-facing portion of the entry door in a pale sky blue for a surprising yet visually interesting twist on typical interior color combinations.
Painter’s White is also a great color choice for making a space look larger, and for hiding obtrusive features such as a stairway. For instance, paint the walls, stair supports and banisters in Painter’s White, leaving just the treads or steps in a dark wood hue. For a slight color variation, paint the wood trim on the surrounding walls in a bright, pure white.
Give just about any home the look of an open floor plan by painting all the walls on the main floor in Painter’s White. Sticking with a minimal color scheme makes the space easy on the eyes as well. Light wood floors and wood furniture pair well with Painter’s White, as does a light gray sofa. Round out the space with a few potted plants to add a hint of nature and an even greater sense of peace to the space.
Painter’s White is the perfect backdrop color for a room with lots of natural light, making the space feel even lighter and brighter. This space is ideal for a conversational furniture grouping, or for relaxing with a cup of tea with your favorite cozy blanket and a favorite read. Modern, contemporary furniture with clean lines looks incredible in this white room.
White is also a welcome color in a contemporary kitchen outfitted primarily in neutrals. Painter’s White also works well in an open floor plan, covering the perimeter walls in a home where one area blends seamlessly into another. Add some character and energy to the kitchen area by painting wall cabinets in a sunny yellow hue, against a charcoal gray wall holding the cabinets in place. Keep the base cabinets white for a clean, somewhat minimalist look.
Painter’s White also works well in a bedroom, even if the bedroom is in a converted attic space. For an airy, serene and completely stress-free space conducive to a good night’s sleep, opt for walls, bedding and even the floor in white. If all white seems a bit much, add one other color, such as a favorite shade of green, in the form of pillowcases or the sheets.
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