This week I had a fun afternoon with Corrine of Mint Arrow. Corrine has an amazing deal blog that I love to check to see what’s new and on sale. It’s an exciting time for Corrine, with the anticipated arrival of a baby girl and a recent move into a new home. New moves make for lots of new decisions and one of the first for Corrine was to freshen up her home with new paint. We knew right away a white would create the updated, crisp look she wanted to achieve. From there, we just had to choose the right one. Here is how we selected the perfect white for her home.
First, we selected several whites to put up on the wall and compare. The goal was to find a white that would blend well with her existing white cabinets and trim. Conveniently, Benjamin Moore makes these little pint size samples so we tried a bunch.
For a list of all my favorite whites to choose from visit The White paint Guide post.
Then, we narrowed the choices to Benjamin Moore White white, White Dove, Simply White and Swiss coffee.
(Colors from left to Right above) The first white is the original trim color in her home.
With them all visually marked on the wall it was easy to discuss the subtle differences in the whites.
We ended up selecting Benjamin Moore, White Dove. It blended well with her trim and cabinets without being too stark.
This was the beginning of a fun project. Stay tuned for some pictures of the paint transformation and more to come with Mint Arrow. Don’t forget to check out a roundup of some of her favorite home items on sale on her blog! Have a great day!