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White is White?

White is white, right? Nearly all of my clients get confused when they see the whole spectrum of whites that Tambour and Nirlat offer us. Apparently choosing the right white is trickier than you might think.

“Should we paint the walls pure white or an off-white? What is this off-white? It looks a little beige? But if we go for a white-beige tint … Or maybe, should we go in the direction of yellow or pink? No, not pink, might be too much … or maybe … mocha is trendy, right?

I decided to try to clarify a little, so that we can all have the perfect White House ourselves. Moreover, those of you who have already decided that the walls of your home should be white, you they should choose the right shade and shine.

I am going to reveal to you here my own designer –tips. I will tell you which colors always look great on the wall and what colors I personally prefer.

Please note! The colors in the pictures can look different from the actual paint color, the camera and computer-screens can distort. In any case, if you like one of the colors, you should request a sample from Nirlat or Tambour (or ask me – I probably have a sample at home).

extra_whiteThe perfect white for snow white walls:

Nirlat – Extra White

Tambour – Especially White



creme_whiteWhite, a gentle crème-white:

Nirlat – NWC 023

Tambour – 006P



mocha_whiteVery trendy at the moment is a white with mocha undertones:

Nirlat – NWC 030

Tambour – OW 530P


grey_whiteWhite with undertones of grey, and my personal favorite:

Nirlat – NWC 040

Tambour – OW 520P

green_whiteA white with some green and grey, very intriguing when used on the right walls:

Nirlat – NWC 050

Tambour – OW 515P



pink_whiteA feminine white, soft and warm. A powder white with a light pinkish undertone:

Nirlat – NWC 062

Tambour – OW 222P



Before you head to the stores, remember that the finish of the color is just as important as the color itself. Think about how you want to use your room before you pick the finish. Matt will create a velvety look and will absorb light, Semi-gloss and High-gloss will look reflective and eggshell will look somewhere in the middle. As a rule, the higher the sheen/gloss factor, the more durable your paint will be which is why you often see semi-gloss shades of white on cabinets and in bathrooms.

As always, if you have any questions or if you feel overwhelmed, give me a call and I will be happy to help.

Have a fabulous day,

Yetti Slasky

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