"Aware of the sheer complications involving something that may seem so simple." - My Husband
"What color should I paint my walls?"
That's always one of the first questions I will get apprached with once they find out I'm a designer. I usually say black with white skull stenciling around the perimeter, and with a serious face... Ha. Gets them every time.
go-to answer used to always be white, Super White, from Benjamin Moore specifically.
Mind you, I obviously have never seen their home, but my immediate repsonse would still be Super White. I realize how premature that may sound, and truthfully, the best time
to pick a color is after I've selected furnishing and accessories. It really does narrow down your paint options, but I would blindly still recommend white.
Why you may ask? It's a great color to fall back on. White is never boring. It's minimal and dramatic at the same time. It's sophisticated and casual. White works well with many differnt colors, and it's the perfect backdrop for your furnishings and accessories. White can be cozy and stark, and it is not as tricky as people make it out to be. It is simple, serene, and refreshing. But most importantly, it's an easy color to commit to.
Can you imagine being married to blue walls, green walls, red walls, and yellow walls all year long. Knowing me, I would just set off a bomb in the house out of the frustration. I once saw an apartment with figuratively ever color imaginable and it made my eyes burn, and even my brain started melting from the inside.
Many people struggle with selecting a paint color for their home because of the endless array of overwhelming options of tones, hues, and shades.
My advice? Keep it simple. With white walls and even neutral walls, you can add textures and pops of color throughout your home with area rugs, decorative pillows, tablescaping, lighting, furniture, and accessories.
The latest trend for a neutral paint color is gray. Some designers are even calling it "greige." Take a look at my latest pins under my Paint My Home collection for more details on color trends.
And here are some of my favorite interiors with white and gray walls. I would literally take over each and everyone one these homes, make babies, and live happly ever after.