Simple White Wall Paint Color: Our Living Room Makeover
by Cindi Malone
Behr White paint, satin finish on the walls
When we first bought the house, this living room was painted a pretty bright orange color and everyone hated it. So of course it was the first on the list to be repainted!
When choosing a paint color for the walls, I wanted to create a soft, easy-on-the-eyes look. I also didn't want the wall color to limit me; I wanted to be able to use and add different colors without it looking bad. That's why I chose this neutral shade of white.
I used a satin finish because I have children and needed the walls to be easy to wash the little finger marks off.
I loved the way it turned out: I have white and earthy mustard furniture and it all blends very well together.
Another reason why I wanted to use a light color paint is because the room isn't very big and I didn't want to close it up with a dark color.
Same advice to someone who is painting a smaller room in their home: be sure to use lighter colors and you will create the effect that the room is actually bigger than what it is.