What You Need to Know About Undertones Before Choosing a White Paint

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White is one of our favourite paint colours - it’s not only trendy, but it’s also a timeless colour that will brighten up any space.

Choosing a white paint colour can be oh-so intimidating as it can also be one of the most difficult colours to choose.

Fear not! We want to encourage everyone from beginners to advanced home DIY-ers to pick up those rollers and go-for-it, so we’re here to help guide you through the process of picking a white so you can feel content and confident with your colour selection! So here goes!

Undertones & White Paint

The biggest thing that changes the look and feel of white paint is the undertone. Matching the undertone of your white with the rest of the colours in your space will help your room look perfectly planned and put together. 

Typically, cooler whites will have a slight green, blue or grey hue, giving them a cool undertone.

Our Top Cool Whites

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Ice Bar

Ice Bar

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Fresh Powder

Fresh Powder

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Snowball Fight

Snowball Fight


Warm whites will have more yellow or red hue, giving them a warm undertone.

Our Warmest Whites

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Full Moon Party

Full Moon Party

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Sunshine Stroll

Sunshine Stroll

 

A neutral undertone means the white has a touch of cool tone combined with a touch of warm to make it feel neutral and work in almost any space! 

Our Fav Neutral Whites

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Savasana

Savasana

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Snow Angel

Snow Angel

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Yoga Retreat

Yoga Retreat

Digby Paints premium interior wall paint colour Plant Based

Plant Based

 

At the end of the day, selecting the right white (or any colour for that matter) can be tough. Our team at Digby like to simplify what can be an over-complicated process with our curated colour palette.

Check out our colour cards if you want to see our shades of white in action in your own space, or get more advice from our colour experts through our design support chat. 

 

About Us

Digby Paints is Canada's first online paint store. Skip the trip to the hardware store and shop Digby Paints’ high quality paints and curated colour palette online. Consider your colour options from the comfort of your couch with our hassle-free colour cards. We’ll ship everything you need (including supplies!) right to your door.

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