Colour of the Month December 2015: White

Anne Roselt
Anne Roselt
, Plascon Colour Manager

We are often drawn to white when we are seeking peace, tranquillity, and time to reflect on our life, so it is no wonder we are seeing so much of it around at this time.

A white room is a good space to restore your equilibrium; it also encourages us to open our mind to new ideas. But, an all-white room can be cold, boring and depressing; so to create warmth and interest be sure to add different shades and textures of white, like wool, pearl, linen, and bleached wood.

Furniture, objects and mouldings work well when painted in white because white makes them stand out. It’s also the favourite colour for skirtings, doors and ceilings.

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Pure white can have a glare to it, so consider using an off-white that goes with your scheme. There are so many to choose from. The white below has a warm taupe undertone; an off-white close to this is Plascon’s Worn Wood 20 from the Essential Collection.

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With greys being so popular, a grey white would be a good choice for a grey scheme, like Antique Petal 43 from the Plascon Essential Collection.

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A warm, cream white was used to add warmth to the scheme below – a similar look can be achieved using Coral Reef 9 from the Essential Collection.

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Here’s to the beginning of a happy, peaceful and tranquil festive month.

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2 Responses

  1. Talia says:

    Hi there,

    I am really needing some assistance in choosing a neutral white for my small apartment – living room, dining room, stairway leading upstairs and 2 bedrooms (one is rectangular in shape).

    I would appreciate any assistance in helping me narrow down a colour scheme. I have dark wood furniture and light grey/beige porcelain floors. Curtains will be changed last to keep a flow. The living room and rectangular room don’t have good natural light.

    Thanks Plascon!

    • Plascon comments moderator says:

      Hi Talia – thanks for visiting Plascon Trends. Your question was forwarded to our colour consultants at the Plascon Spaces Showroom – please see Lungile’s response and contact details below:

      Good day Talia,

      Below are 4 off-white digital swatches that you can have a look at as options:

      Evening mist Talia

      Dried leaf Talia

      Moon beam Talia

      Worn wood Talia

      These colours have a warm undertone – and the Worn Wood has a warm taupe undertone – and they will work very well with a beige floor and dark wood.

      Please keep in mind that these are digital swatches, and depending on your screen, the monitor colour may vary slightly from the actual dry paint colour. It is advised to first purchase a small tester pot (250ml) or 1 litre and to paint two coats over white to view the full colour.

      If you would like to contact me for any follow up questions, contact details are below.

      Kind regards,

      Lungile Mtshali
      Plascon Colour Consultant
      Tel: 011 467 8693

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