As you all know, I have been repainting every room in my house (I know, really slowly), and I love most of it. HOWEVER my living room sofa is an off-white and this particular white paint that I chose makes it look dirty. Now I can camouflage it with lighting and accessories, but every time I look at it, it is just not good. Time to get the paint out and repaint at least this one wall. I originally painted it Sherwin Williams Reliable White - this is a really pretty soft white, nothing stark and nothing with pink or blue undertones. As you can see in the photo below, my sofa has some yellow undertones, and the walls look gray. The combination really isn't very good.
This color looks amazing with the off-white sofa in the family room. In fact it totally amazes me at how different the white looks in the two rooms.
The family room is mostly windows so it gets a ton of light - - - -
and the living room gets most of it's light from the dining area window since the front is shaded by trees. See how different the white looks in the two rooms? Also do you see what I am talking about. The sofa looks beige and dirty. Not good.
If you look at the two rooms, the family room walls appear to have a yellow undertone. I think that is from so much sun and the drapes. In the living room the walls look like a soft gray. The light totally changes the look of the paint color.
Ok, off to the paint store to find a color that will make this living room (and my sofa) look right. It amazes me at how big a mess you create to paint just one wall. My hubby brought in the shop light so I could see since it is a little cloudy outside. Really bright isn't it?
All done and the room put back together. Like I said, it isn't obvious that this wall is different, but now my sofa looks white again.
Do you struggle with whites - off whites and creams?
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