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The Perfect Blushy Whites | Paint Color Round Up

Want bright and blushy walls without it looking baby pink?!  Us too!  So we went on the hunt to find that perfect paint and rounded up 11 of our favorite whites with blush undertones just for you.

Light and bright are undoubtedly sought after spaces and it's by far our favorite way to design.  Blush is also still going strong as well so we decided that this would be a great combination for our nursery design and the perfect compliment to our Modern French Design for this space.  

The first step in designing the nursery for baby #3 was to set the stage for the entire design by creating a bright space.  Also, the room has just one window so it is very important that we brighten it up.  The first step in creating this bright space was to use a white paint on the walls.  If you've ever looked for white paints, you know that the options are endless and can be very overwhelming. 

There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the right paint but the trick to start narrowing your paint search, for any color, is to know the overall objective of the space.  Here are a few questions to ask yourself to get things moving:

  1. What is the overall color scheme of the room? 

  2. Do you want to brighten the room or create a moody space with deeper colors?

  3. Are there things you DON'T want from the paint? - i.e. draw out the orange in your trim

For this baby girls nursery, here are our answers to these questions:

  1. Blush tones  

  2. Brighten the room 

  3. We didn't want the paint to look too pink so it fought with the decor in the room

We are using blush tones throughout the space so for the paint we wanted to look for a white to brighten up the room but also had blush undertones to highlight the decor and contrast just slightly against the white furniture we're putting in there.  We are also doing a wall treatment (stay tuned for the reveal - you won't want to miss it) so we couldn't have the paint fight with it, rather be a beautiful backdrop. 

So in our quest to find this perfect paint, we found 11 beautiful samples from Sherwin Williams and rounded them up for you below!   

Pinterest List - Best White paint with blush undertones

Slight Differences

We knew we wanted a "white" paint with blush undertones so we pulled all that fit this description in the Sherwin Williams arsenal of whites.  From there we pulled out our 11 favorites.  To show you the very slight differences in these colors and what they may look like on the walls, we used Sherwin Williams Color Snap Visualizer which puts the desired color where you would like, even the trim.  In our case, all of our trim is SW Moderate White.  This was another big factor in our design decision - the trim color - which ultimately affects the color of the room and the color of the trim. 

There are just slight differences in all of these paints but you can definitely see which ones have more blush in them.

1 SW Smart White Paint - Color Visualizer

3 SW Gorgeous White - Color Visualizer

7 SW Polite White- Color Visualizer

8 SW Nice White- Color Visualizer

10 SW Arcade White- Color Visualizer

2 SW Hush White - Color Visualizer

4 SW Dreamy White - Color Visualizer

5 SW Everyday White- Color Visualizer

6 SW Gauzy White- Color Visualizer

9 SW Cultured Pearl- Color Visualizer

11 SW Ibis White- Color Visualizer

The Ultimate Choice

Ultimately we chose...Ibis White which is part of Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast 2018 Connectivity collection.  

The final decision came down to the fact that we wanted this to be more of a complimentary backdrop and not too blush.  It's the perfect color for this room and it'll allow the blush decor and the wall treatment to stand out and not fighting each other.  The trim color, Moderate White, also drew the blush out of the paint as well and the two together are just gorgeous.  We will be unveiling our design for this room in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Below is a perfect example and use of this gorgeous color.  

Sherwin Williams Ibis White

Ibis White

Ibis White Example - Gorgeous Office Space

Beautiful Blushy White Inspiration


Source: Studio McGee

Target - Bedroom with Blush White Paint

Source: Target 

Houseupdated Bedroom with Blush White Paints

Source: House Updated 

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