Thursday, January 23, 2014

White is a color, too!

This post is perhaps appropriate as the world is covered in snow and my children are staying home once again due to sub zero temps from another arctic blast.

But it is inspired by my contractor, who, after I sent him paint specs for a project, wrote back, "just so we're clear.  The whole place is getting painted one color.  WHITE."

Yup.  Atrium white to be specific.  I'll tell you this: white is not easy.  those undertones can go kooky, and of course it reacts dramatically to different light conditions.  Many a blog post and article has been written about choosing the perfect white.

For my current project, here's my seal of approval:

“I painted my whole house in Southampton in Atrium White—the walls, ceilings, and moldings. It looks amazing and has incredible depth with a fresh appeal.”
- Lulu de Kwiatkowski

One Kings Lane "The Perfect White Paint"

I don't often paint walls white (though my own house is mostly white, due to the open plan), but there is such a fresh, bright feeling about it, don't you think?

P.S.  The room was deep purple before, with a dark rust sitting room.  Should be quite the transformation!


  1. I'm embarrassed or chagrined to say that I have not painted anything white. I know - unfathomable. It's kind of my dirty little shameful secret as a decorator. I do like white, I just seem to gravitate toward color. I know I'm weird.

    1. Kathy, I'm not surprised! White is not exactly my go-to, but done right it is soooo gorgeous. Can't wait to complete this transformation!

  2. Hi Heather,
    It all looks amazing. I have loved that light from Ikea it is so cute and it looks cute where you have it hanging. Love the basket for blankets too in front of the fireplace. Everything looks beautiful.Decorate house interior


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