“White Christmas” has been around since the 1940s, and many (older) Pinoys may still sing this with gusto. Singing “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,” in this tropical country is contrary to say the least, but hey, if it brings back good memories of past Christmases, why not? Walang basagan ng trip.

Since we don’t have treetops that glisten and children who listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow (because sleigh bells and snow are non-existent in this country), how do we have a white Christmas? With paint!

So if you’re up for a quick and cosmetic, but transformative, makeover in your home, here are some white paint colors for you.

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White By Any Other Name

There is white and there is white. There is not only one white paint hue. In fact, Boysen offers so many white paint colors.

The all-time Pinoy favorite is Boysen Tulle White. Click on the link to know more about this paint color. It comes in different product categories, but its most famous persona is Boysen Permacoat Semi-Gloss Latex Paint B-7501.

How do you choose the best white paint for your needs? Think of the following things.

Your Personal Preference

Some of us like the warm whites, those that have undertones of yellow, orange,  or red. Some prefer the cool ones, those with undertones of blue, gray, or green.

However, other things should be considered in your choice like the orientation of the room.

North-, East-, West-, South-Facing Rooms

How to Pick a Paint Color Based on Where Your Room is Facing

Click the post above to learn more about what is best white color depending on the orientation of the room you want to paint. For example, north-facing rooms will have indirect sunlight so choose a white with warm undertones. For a south-facing room, choose one with cool undertones.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV)

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) for Paint Colors

White paint colors have high LRVs so they reflect the colors from their surroundings or from the furniture and accessories found in the room. For example, if you have a room that opens into the garden or you have a lot of green plants inside the room, your walls may reflect a hint of green. Or if your sofa is covered with a red fabric, you will also have that tinge reflected on your walls.

With these in mind, just remember that when you choose your white paint, don’t go for your personal favorite. Instead, think of the orientation of the room (where it’s facing), and also consider its surroundings and the accessories you will be bringing in.

In other words, choose your white paint color based on what the room needs and not on what you like.

Taupe, Beige, and Cream Paint Colors

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Disclaimer: Swatches may not match actual paint colors.

Light taupe, a warm color that has brown and gray undertones, is now the darling in today’s interiors. This can be used instead of stark white, because light taupe brings a bright and soothing vibe to your interior space. Taupe differs from cream and beige. Beige has a lighter, sandier brown undertone. On the other hand, cream has yellow undertones.

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas but feel that white is too stark for you, think of coating your walls with any of these light neutrals taupe, beige, or cream.

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Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions (https://talkinglions.com). She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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