When clients tell me they just want white, I often smile to myself, knowing that there are approximately 20 shades of white and that is just with one paint company. Choosing the right shade of white can be harder than choosing a darker or brighter colour. When choosing a white the first step is to see what you need to work with.

Permanent or long-term, non-changing items such as kitchen cabinetry and benchtops, blinds or loungeroom furniture need to match.? If you have kitchen cabinets that are very cream, selecting a bright white will make your cabinetry look more yellowish.

There are cool whites, and warm whites, and if you are unsure, it’s always great try different colours by testing sample pots. Then if you are stuck, call in the experts for some professional advice.