Choosing a white paint for your home may seem like an easy task at first, but then you discover that white isn’t just white – there are actually lots of different whites with different undertones to choose from, which all produce a completely different effect when painted on the walls of your home. Then there are options of white and off-white paint. But which one to choose? White paint shades are the universal go-to for a spotless backdrop but can feel too stark for some homes, whereas off-white paint offers a slightly warmer, gentler atmosphere. Don’t worry if you’re still unsure what to pick as our handy guide will shed some light on what shades are available, and help you to choose the right one for your home.
Off-white shades can vary according to different undertones, but they all work to flatter any room and create the most welcoming of living spaces. Browse our off-white paint range to find the perfect creamy-hued backdrop to warm up a darker or north-facing room. If you prefer a crisper white but without the starkness that pure white paint offers, go for cooler undertones which can work particularly well in south-facing rooms. Off-white paint shades also work well on the floors as it helps the light to bounce onto the walls for a spacious look while keeping that soft, warm feel.
The best way to select a shade is by finding the undertone that best suits your style and home, the mood you want to create, as well as the type of light the room receives.