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Painting several rooms pure brilliant white?

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ilikeyoursleeves Sun 08-May-11 22:39:48

what do you think? Too stark? our kitchen diner is pbw & I have just done a coat of pbw in the hall stairs & landing. I was thinking of painting it a subtle green (the hall that is) but I quite like the crispness of the pbw. I have 2 small kids so would it end up grubby?

Any opinions?

wonkylegs Sun 08-May-11 22:51:01

I personally love all pbw
currently itching to do it to our cream / white house but no chance of getting round to it

all paint looks grubby after a while with 2 small kids the brilliance of pbw is its easy to match the shade when you give it a quick lick.

jabberwocky Sun 08-May-11 22:57:03

I did that in a house once and really liked it. As long as you don't use flat it should be easy to clean up. If you don't like a high-gloss there is an eggshell that cleans easily.

suwoo Sun 08-May-11 22:59:52

My lounge is white. It is getting grubby though at toddler height. Babywipes are key.

NotaMopsa Sun 08-May-11 23:00:59

my whole house is swiftly becoming pb white

'stuff' looks so much nicer on it!

nothingnatural Sun 08-May-11 23:18:43

I think you need to consider the natural light in your house. If it is naturally quite a dark house then I think pbw can seem a little cold - and an antique white might be better. But it also depends on the colour of your furniture/pictures/carpets/rugs etc. Also on the whole vibe of the house ie if it's an airy construction then pbw would be lovely if small rooms I'd tend to plump for a warmer white.

We have a large main open plan room (kitchen, living room and dining room) with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows along one wall [swank swank] and the walls are pbw but with lots of books/pictures on and oh, we're also in Oz so lots of bright natural light. So i think it works here, but houses I've had in the UK have felt very cold when painted stark white.

Ponks Mon 09-May-11 21:18:43

I love pbw & our house is soon going to be a shrine to it once renovations are complete. Looks great with wooden floors. And after putting up with orange / green /pink walls (sometimes all in same room shock) for over a year I can't wait for the white! smile

ogredownstairs Mon 09-May-11 23:30:39

my entire house is pbw with wooden floors - I love it. Any colours you do add (books, cushions, pictures etc) really pop as a result. But we have high ceilings and lots of light plus loads of bookshelves which break it up a bit. I would say go for it - easy and cheap to touch up if you need to and surprisingly durable.

PigletJohn Mon 09-May-11 23:44:24

You would be happy living in a public lavatory or a multi-story carpark?

OsbegaEthelwulf Tue 10-May-11 09:12:23

we will be moving in a couple of weeks and the first thing we will do (after a good clean) is paint all walls white. No more 'cutting in' at the ceiling for different colour paints- just swoosh over with a roller. Floors will be wooden and we have lots of bright accessories so will look bloody great <hopeful>

BerryLellow Sat 14-May-11 14:14:28

We're just doing up our first home before we move in and there's going to be quite a bit of white. I've gone for Dulux Timeless on the walls though, it's not so severe IMO.

ibl0010 Mon 09-Oct-17 19:49:32

Not sure if lime and turquoise can be class as strong colour but have a quick question for you guy. Is it true that a white paint on the cooler end of the spectrum look and work well in conjunction with stronger course.?

Is pure brilliant white a cool white?. If (no) can any one please give me an example of a white paint from any brand that's on the cooler end of the spectrum.

Out of brilliant white and pure brilliant white, which is whiter and brighter?

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