May 15, 2012

White and Wonderful

 We took the plunge and started painting our living room walls white.  I have been wanting to do this since we practically moved in but was apprehensive about it looking like one of those manufactured basic white walled homes.  These inspiring images made me realize how sophisticated, modern and timeless white walls can be and I decided to go for it.
When it came to picking the white, I thought how hard could it be?  HARD! There are grey whites, yellow whites, cool whites, warm whites, blah whites, bright whites ect.  I was looking for a cool/grey white that was on the creamier side with NO yellow undertones.  I know, a lot of descriptives for a color that is not even a color?!  I narrowed my search down to two and still staring at them.  We are hosting a big graduation party for my husband and his team for the police academy in 2 weeks and my walls look like this!  I better make my mind up quick.

Here are some more images of wonderful white walls.

* All images can be found here.

Be Well,


  1. Every single photo, Heather...I swear!

    I can see why you want a cool white. I think it will pair nicely with the warm tones in your carpet.
    Wish I could help you pick, but I know better than to try to choose from a picture!
    Trust your gut. It's always right!

  2. I'll be curious to see what you choose. It must be a really tough decision. Whatever you choose it's going to look great and you've got some really great inspiration photos.

  3. Very inspiring. Makes me want to start over with white paint everywhere in my house!

  4. Those are some great rooms! I love the one with the orange chair.

    I agree, it is hard to choose white. I'm fortunate to have a husband who is a color expert in the ink industry. He can see the undertones of yellow, red or blue. I trust his judgement when it comes to choosing paint colors. Our living room is painted Pacer White by Sherwin-Williams. Our bedroom and bath are Dover White, also by SW. Good luck with your project! Can't wait to see photos.

  5. I've been thinking the same thing especially since I have so much color. Tell us what you go with!