Painting our whole house white. What's the best paint to use (eco-friendly and non-yellowing)?

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CurrerBell Mon 18-Feb-13 14:54:37

We are renovating a modern (1960s) house with large windows, square rooms and low ceilings. We are going for a minimalist look but plan to add colour using accessories/artwork and mid century furniture. We have anthracite grey aluminium windows and a teak parquet floor.

I just want plain white for the ceilings/walls/woodwork... however friends have said it may look stark and clinical. Should we consider an off-white or just stick with trade / brilliant white?

I also need to find a paint that doesn't yellow over time... all the gloss we've had in the past has done this. We're putting in white flush internal doors and are planning to do the woodwork in satinwood or similar.

As we need to paint the whole house and have young kids, I'm also thinking about using eco-friendly paint. I've come across this paint called NaturePaint that is also sold in B&Q/John Lewis. It seems to get good reviews. Has anyone had any experience with this?

We are currently at the plastering stage and feeling a bit overwhelmed, so any advice gratefully received!

Meglet Sun 03-Mar-13 15:08:52

3 tiddly bedrooms. There was a thread on square footage in property recently and mine seemed to be winning the smallest 3 bed house contest. DD's room is just a box room really.

I suspect that coloured walls would make the house seem more disjointed and even smaller.

MinimalistMommi Sun 03-Mar-13 18:14:23

I don't think I saw that thread? We're in a two bed terraced cottage and we are just over 500 sq ft and we are a family of four. We definitely painting all white to make it look bigger.

Diysolutions Sun 09-Nov-14 23:58:55

ALL oil based white paints go yellow unless they are in daylight.
Most water based paints don't spread well and leave the surface lined and ugly.
Use johnstone's Aqua gloss system and apply it with synthetic brushes and rollers (other brushes and rollers swell with water and leave lines).

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