Are there different shades of white paint? (or is that a stupid question?)

(13 Posts)
krisskross Tue 22-Mar-16 21:59:41

We are planning to repaint our kitchen. The units are white and at the moment the walls are off white- swedish white i think it was called.

The kitchen is long and fairly narrow and really dark, even with the off white colour. So i am thinking of painting it white- but will this be too stark and cold? Is it possible to get a warm shade of white, that is still white? (I don't mean something like dulux natural calico which is more like cream coloured).

Thanks for your advice!

Laquila Tue 22-Mar-16 22:03:07

Definitely, Dulux do various whites - we have White Mist in our living room, which is a cool, very pale greyish white. Valspar also do a lot of white shades.

BikeRunSki Tue 22-Mar-16 22:14:45

There are 100s of shades of white!!

krisskross Tue 22-Mar-16 22:16:49

Ahhh thank you. I need to pick a shade by Thursday....so wise people of mumsnet......can you suggest a (dulux ideally) shade of white that is warm and bright, but not cream.

Thank you. !

BikeRunSki Tue 22-Mar-16 22:19:22

This thread might help

I suggest you look at Dulux "Timeless".

krisskross Tue 22-Mar-16 22:26:50

Thank you BikeRunSki, will do.

krisskross Tue 22-Mar-16 22:40:05

That thread is really helpful thanks!

LifeCrossRoad Tue 22-Mar-16 22:41:49

We have white white in our kitchen, same as the ceiling, love it.

Mrsmorton Tue 22-Mar-16 22:44:20

Just get yourself to the aisle of white in B&Q for some testers and prepare to be amazed

krisskross Tue 22-Mar-16 23:04:59

thanks everyone.....cue numerous different stripes of white on the wall!

hollinhurst84 Tue 22-Mar-16 23:17:20

I have white cotton (I think!) which is white but not cold/stark white

tattychicken Tue 22-Mar-16 23:21:48

Dulux timeless. We've just had our whole downstairs painted with it and it is just the warm side of white. Love it.

TendonQueen Tue 22-Mar-16 23:28:24

What did Dulux call that range of different whites they did in the 80s? It was heavily advertised at the time. Lots of warm whites in that. Must be under another name now.

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