Common White Paint Colour Descriptions
You can often see ‘bright white’ paint advertised and sold in your local DIY store. Also known as a ‘brilliant white’. Bright White often has a special additive included which gives the paint an almost iridescent effect. With hints of blue undertones, bright white shades are cool hues that can affect the aesthetic warmth of an interior space. Creates a crisp, white, modern finish.
Snow-White shades are a bit warmer than the often seen ‘Bright White’, and can complement a clean contemporary interior. Great for use on walls as well as painted objects such as kitchen cabinetry or furniture.
It’s hard to pin down exactly what is meant by the shade ‘off-white’ as this can suggest many different shades to different people. Suggestions for this shade include a ‘dirty white’ with elements of yellow or grey hues.
A warm white shade is leaning to the creamier hues of the white colour scale with consistent undertones of yellows, reds and oranges. Often goes well with a more neutral interior where a cosy, warm, and welcoming atmosphere is to be created.
Antique Whites are very traditional shades, and can be made to work in many home living spaces. With rich shaded undertones that emphasise creams and browns that instantly create a warm lived-in feeling. Be wary when using an antique white in a small space, as this shade can make a small room feel smaller.