Not all shades are equal, say ex­perts

Pilbara News - - Property - Louise Alling­ham

A lick of white paint can give a room a clean fresh feel, but did you know there are hun­dreds of shades of white on of­fer?

Du­lux colour ex­pert An­dre Lu­cena-Orr said with no two whites the same, choos­ing a shade for you home can be a dif­fi­cult task.

“Warm and cool whites have dif­fer­ent un­der­tones and can help you set a mood within a room,” she said.

Du­lux en­listed four de­sign ex­perts, Lucy Fea­gins of The De­sign Files, Ju­lia Green of Green­house In­te­ri­ors, Bon­nie Hind­marsh and Lana Tay­lor of Three Birds Ren­o­va­tions, and The Real Es­tate Stylist’s Sara Cham­ber­lain and Amy Cham­ber­lain-Prim­rose, to go through the maze of op­tions and nail down the top eight whites to make your home shine.

“Each ex­pert ex­plores how var­i­ous el­e­ments, such as the amount of nat­u­ral light your home re­ceives and the colours of your floor­ing and soft fur­nish­ings, can af­fect the way a shade looks on your walls,” Lu­cena-Orr said.

“We en­listed de­sign am­bas­sadors who live and breathe whites, so they can arm con­sumers with the knowl­edge they need to make the se­lec­tion process sim­ple and fun — show­ing them how to get their white right the first time.”

Nat­u­ral White Cham­ber­lain said this shade was a warm white and its ver­sa­til­ity spans across new and old prop­er­ties, con­tem­po­rary homes, as well as tra­di­tional. Vivid White Hind­marsh said this was the purest white you can get.

“For me, I don’t like a white to throw too much yel­low or too much blue — so Du­lux Vivid White is per­fect as it sits in the mid­dle,” she said.

Whis­per White Fea­gins said Whis­per White is warm, wel­com­ing and has sub­stance.

“In a space that doesn’t get much bright sun­light, Du­lux Whis­per White can re­ally lift the room,” she said.

White on White “White on White is a cooler-toned white that is clean and en­er­gis­ing, suited to mod­ern homes with tim­ber or con­crete floor­ing, as well as hard sur­face ar­eas like the kitchen and bath­room,” Hind­marsh said.

An­tique White U.S.A Green said this shade was her hero of all whites as it’s fresh and crisp with­out bring aus­tere and clin­i­cal, and tends to work in most spa­ces.

Hog Bris­tle Quar­ter This is Green’s go-to when cre­at­ing cozy spa­ces.

Lex­i­con Quar­ter Fea­gins said Lex­i­con quar­ter was a ver­sa­tile white.

“It is crisp, clean and bright and works beau­ti­fully in mod­ern spa­ces, as well as a back­drop for colour­ful and eclec­tic art, fur­nish­ings and home­wares,” she said.

Lex­i­con “(Lex­i­con) is a per­fect shade for dis­play­ing your art­work col­lec­tion or bounc­ing around lots of nat­u­ral sun­light,” Cham­ber­lainPrim­rose said.

Pic­tures: Amelia Stan­wix Pho­tog­ra­phy

Kitchen wall painted with Du­lux An­tique White U.S.A.

Of­fice fea­tur­ing Du­lux Lex­i­con Quar­ter.

Liv­ing room with Du­lux Nat­u­ral White.

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