10 Simple Items: Architects’ White Paint Picks

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This week we’re revisiting a few of the hottest DIY tales from our archives. Learn on for end-of-summer challenge inspiration:

Not all white paint shades are created equal. And various elements come into play when deciding on the right white: the area (Northwest? East Coast? Southern California?), the standard of the pure gentle, window placement, room dimension, ceiling top, and extra.

That mentioned, each architect has a favourite all-purpose, works-anywhere shade of white. We consulted a number of architects from the Remodelista Architect/Designer Listing for his or her go-to white paint picks.

Images by Mel Walbridge for Remodelista.

the top choice for an all purpose white is benjamin moore’s white d 14
Above: The best choice for an all-purpose white is Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. San Francisco–based mostly Cary Bernstein calls low-VOC White Dove a “foolproof, livable shade of white.” In keeping with John DeForest of DeForest Architects in Seattle, “White Dove is clear and calm, a fantastic backdrop for artwork.” Celeste Robbins of Robbins Structure in Winnetka, Illinois, is one other fan of White Dove.

for woodwork, molding, and cabinetry, hope dana of platt dana architects in new 15
Above: For woodwork, molding, and cabinetry, Hope Dana of Platt Dana Architects in New York likes Farrow & Ball’s All White (in an enamel oil-base excessive gloss). Pattern pots can be found for $8 at Farrow & Ball.

jim poteet of poteet architects in san antonio, texas, says, “our f 16
Above: Jim Poteet of Poteet Architects in San Antonio, Texas, says, “Our favourite is Pittsburgh Paints 520-1 Gypsum. It has a tiny quantity of grey and a heat to it that strikes it away from pure white. We primarily use eggshell end on partitions and like that they be sprayed for a clean, exhausting end.”

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