When it comes to wall color and décor, winter white takes on new meaning.
Americans love white walls. We’re fond of white carpet, cabinets, woodwork and furnishings, too. White also is our favorite accent color.
According to home improvement expert Lou Manfredini, 50 percent of all paint sold in the United States is white. Another 25 percent is a version of white, such as a very very pale shade of beige.
Paint manufacturers are mixing up more shades of white to fit any room. But which is right for you?
Benjamin Moore color and design expert Andrea Magno has her favorite shades of white, including White Dove, Simply White, Mascarpone, Cloud White, Frostine, Linen White, Patriotic White and Chantilly Lace. She also likes Classic Gray and Distant Gray, which despite their names are actually off-white.
In fact, Benjamin Moore makes 140 shades in its “Off-White Collection” plus several more whites in other collections such as Affinity (which features harmonious palettes) and Historic (which are classic colors).
Magno offered this advice for sorting whites:
For more tips and a peek at those white shades, click on www.benjaminmoore.com.