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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that white is majorly in when it comes to home painting trends. And while I’m not usually one to buy into most trends, I’ve been dying to try this one for several months.
White is classic. It won’t work in every home due to lighting conditions or other limitations, but in the right space, it’s amazing. And as an interior photographer, it is a joy to photograph!
The baby’s nursery (the former guest room) was previously painted Stonington Gray, much like the rest of the bedrooms. While I still love a gray wall, this medium toned gray has been decidedly looking a bit darker than what I’m drawn to these days.
After much sample testing, Pinterest looking and Google researching, I decided on Sherwin Williams Pure White (SW 7005) for this room. While pure white is, as the name suggests, a pretty pure white it does not at all feel cold and stark and has barely any undertones. It has the tiniest touch of gray to the undertone which stops it from being one of those really in-your-face whites as well as the slightest hint of warmth to offset the cooler tone. I must also say a big thank you to Sherwin Williams for providing the paint needed for this room!
This reason this room in particular is a good choice for white walls is that it gets the most wonderful warm light all day long. This room never feels cold so I wasn’t too worried about how the white would affect it. And I was right! In fact, with the gray walls gone it feels decidedly brighter and warmer in here!
By the way, the trim is also SW Pure White but in a satin finish instead of the matte that’s on the walls. I know a lot of you still love semi-gloss for trim but trust me you need to try a satin finish. Not only does it mask imperfections so much better but the less glossy satin finish looks just that bit more modern.
I rolled out our new rug so that you can get a sense of how it will work in the room. But it was immediately rolled back up after these photos were taken so that I could keep working in here.
Here you can see Pure White on the left with Stonington Gray on the right. I’m leaving this wall unpainted for now since it’s going to be wallpapered in the coming weeks. I didn’t see the pointing in painting it only to almost immediately cover it up!
I’ve spoken about my new favorite trim paint before (during our kitchen makeover) but if you missed my ode to it let me remind you why the Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Trim is amazing. I’ve already use it for painting my kitchen cabinets so I knew that it would also go on like a dream on the trim work in this room. For already painted trim, one coat was all I needed.There’s no brush marks and it genuinely just looks so good.
The Emerald line of wall paint is one that I’ve used for years, too. It has great coverage and the second coat can be applied after an hour. Again, the finish is beautiful with no roller marks to be seen.
Next up is wallpaper! Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see how my first time installing it goes!