Choosing the Perfect White

Upon request, after doing a series on greige, I have created a post on white paint.  I promise my blog is not just about paint.  Paint is just on my mind lately.

The post includes tips on when white is a great choice for walls as well as tips on finding the right white.  But, you’ll have to hop on over to Cassie’s blog, Primitive & Proper, to read it!


Cassie is a fabulous furniture painter and sells her stuff in the MD area.  She shared her furniture painting tips on my blog not too long ago!    And, later, she participated in some fabulous Q&A on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint here.  Check out one of her painted pieces below.  So great!  She’s also sweet and friendly.   If you don’t know her, check out her blog!


White is really making a comeback in the design world.  Here are some of the pretty pictures from the post today, so I hope they encourage you to head over to Primitive & Proper and read the post!

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What are your go-to white paint colors?   Have you painted any walls white?

I mentioned Wednesday that we had a crew of 7 painters at our house finishing up the common areas.  We’re covering the builder’s beige (SW Kilim Beige) with a greige.  They finished up in one day!  All other estimates were for 2.5-3 days. I’m so impressed. That included an entry (20 ft ceilings), hallways, office nook, and game room walls PLUS ceilings in all the common areas except the family room as well as the half bath ceiling.   Great attitudes, clean, polite, on time, and hard working.   Great price as well.  If you are in the Austin area, I am happy to pass along their contact information.

Now to spend a day soon cleaning up all of my tiny splatters off of the floor from the areas I personally painted.  Thank God for Goof Off.

I was wondering if anyone out there would be interested in a post on how to choose a painter.  And, maybe share a horror story that I heard from a reader.  Let me know.

Also, very soon, I’ll have a list of suggested paint colors by color for a quick reference and starting place.  There will be more white suggestions there!

If you are still here reading, it’s time to go check out the post on white paint!

Then, if you haven’t, be sure to enter the giveaway for $100 in throw pillows.  It’s super easy.  You don’t even have to be a follower of my blog.



  1. I’m not sure I would like white walls in my home, but I see how white is NOT boring at all, and you can bring in so much colour and pattern through accessories. I love all of the rooms you features, especially the little office space.

  2. Go Figure! White is New!
    Love it ….again….
    I would love, love to redo our kitchen cabinets a white, but our home is only 2 years old and they are in perfect condition. We looked into the Brand name refinishing kit and it looks like it would work, but just too much work for MC!
    Have added Primitive & Proper to my daily read. Thanks

    • Thanks Patty! Same here, I’d love to do our cabinets white, but the home is brand new, so I’ll give them a few years at least. I think they are also fine the way they are… Ange at The Blooming Hydrangea tried a cabinet painting kit and it was a disaster. She had to redo it with trim paint – you should check her stuff out before pulling the trigger if you ever get a wild hair.

  3. I definitely want to do our kitchen cabinets in white, it’s so crisp and clean!

  4. I love white! I’d even paint my floors white if my hubby would let me! LOL! I’d love to see a post about how to get the perfect white! I love what we have in our house – Sherwin Williams white organdy but if I were to move to a new house I would probably go with a greyer white – just because I like to change things!

  5. Yes, I would love to hear your thoughts on hiring a painter and other professionals. We’ve recently switched cities and now I’m starting finding all new “people” (upholstery, painter, contractor, etc) from scratch. Thanks!

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