White is beautiful but unforgiving. All imperfections and marks will show up – which is not at all ideal if you have little ones running around with crayons and grubby fingers – oh dear! Brilliant white might be awesome, bright and high energy but it will not, and I mean, not stay clean! It can however be a great option in certain scenarios – if you are a clean person and don’t have children running around, then it’s probably worth a go.

As such, try to go for a tone of offwhite

There are so many options when it comes to this, read on for some ideas for neutral tones.

Magnolia-phobia?

If we cast our minds back to years past, we know that magnolia was the colour de jour for interior design – pretty much every property on the market had yellowy-white-beige tones – screaming magnolia. Interior designers however do not mince words when they say that Magnolia is out. The time has come to embrace new neutral tones on the walls. No longer shall we have to endure the yolk of magnolia’s beige fisted rule over the visual spectrum in our residential properties. Release nature’s full potential with the alternative natural and neutral tones we have below.

Timeless White

This could be considered Magnolia-lite. A watered-down version of magnolia which is a little closer to the white end of the scale. A lot of folks will still think it’s magnolia, however, so it might not be a far enough cry from its predecessor for your ideas. If you want to go in a different direction, steer clear – but if you cant let go of the classic magnolia aesthetic – this is your best bet.

Light grey walls for your modern home

The secret is well and truly out – Gray is taking over at the ‘go to’ wall colour. It has upstaged white, beige, ivory and taupe and has claimed the crown as the king of neutral colours. It is absolutely the perfect colour in that acts like a chameleon, suiting just about every room, mood and every setting.

We’d recommend an off-white with a hint of grey like White Mist or one of the other options.

Taupe for a modern, earthy tone

Taupe, this lovely colour was named the colour of the year in 2018. This sits somewhere between grey and brown. A great many interior design professionals will agree that walls painted taupe provides a calming earthy tone which is sure to set you to rest while recharging your batteries, chilling out at home.

‘Dead Salmon’ is just one example of the natural-toned colours that will look fab on your walls, this has more of a reddish tone to it.

We are here to give you an idea of what you would like on your walls and also help you execute it into getting the ideal colour for your walls! 

Good luck!

Summary
Article Name
Things to Consider Before Painting Your Walls White
Description
White is - to put it bluntly - unforgiving. All imperfections and marks will show up - which is not at all ideal if you have little ones running around with crayons and grubby fingers - oh dear! Brilliant white might be awesome, bright and high energy but it will not, and I mean, not stay clean! 
Author
ProPaint