Asked on Dec 18, 2018

How do we pick a shade of white paint?

Pat Rios | The Wood SpaBrittany @by Brittany GoldwynDiane Coverdale


How do we pick out a shade of white with no blue or yellow tint in it....any suggestions as to what shade or brand of white paint for our bathroom....we tried a light gray but it looks like light blue or want to just paint white to go with our gray tiles.....

5 answers
  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    on Dec 18, 2018

    Hi Barbara - this article has some really good tips on how to choose the right shade of white -

  • 2dogal
    on Dec 18, 2018

    Get color swatches from your paint department and tape them to the wall of your bath. Lighting is the main factor in color change. All paint brands will have a true white. Any good brand of paint will be OK to use. I prefer to use Behr, found at Home Depot, and have for years in various houses, but most people have their favorite brand. What is needed in a bath is a gloss or at minimum, a semi-gloss paint though.

  • Diane Coverdale
    on Dec 18, 2018

    What colour is your bathroom? Then pick that shade of white. Let your paint technician know what you're looking for and they may be able to invent a shade just what you're looking for!

  • Sherwin Williams Pure White is just that--a pure white. Beward that it can look a bit stark, though. We have it in semi-gloss on our trim. We have it on our bedroom walls here because I wanted a really bright, clean look. Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray is a good basic gray, too, that doesn't look too blue. You could have them lighten it at 50% to achieve a lighter gray. (We have it unlightened here.)

  • Pat Rios | The Wood Spa
    on Dec 18, 2018

    I have Behr “New House White” all over my house. It has no yellow in it but it is not super bright white either.

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