White is white, right? Well, in our opinion not all whites are created equal and when it comes to white paint there’s a multitude of elements that influence each shade. Natural light plays a pivotal factor, the overall mood of the space and any existing elements such as the floor and furniture should all be considered. Finally, there’s the question of a crisp and contemporary cooler white versus the traditional depth of a warmer white.
Whichever way you lean, a lick of white paint is always transformational. Forever fresh, the many nuances of the colour white can instantly offer a modern feel, inviting a spacious, considered or sophisticated quality as well as forming a foundation for layering on stronger colours.
One look at the Butterfly House by Biasol is all we need to confirm the metamorphic beauty of white walls. The white paint in this London home subtly reflects the natural light to create a greater sense of space and showcase the furniture and heritage detailing. From whitewash to eggshell to chalk, take inspiration from our picks below as we navigate our way through the white paint kaleidoscope.
Chalk NSW Lime Wash
Classed as an ageless beauty, Porter’s Original Lime Wash in Chalk NSW is a unique aged lime-based coating blended with natural pigments. This exterior white paint builds a soft weathered patina.
This white paint packs a punch- especially when partnered with architectural features like a chimney or lobby wall. Porter’s Fresco in Pavimento is applied with a trowel to offer a finish that replicates the lustre and texture of a plaster wall.