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Are white walls ALWAYS possible?

Parker Tylene's picture
Parker Tylene

My living room is approximately 15' x 14', open concept to the kitchen.  There is one window in the living room measuring 32"w x 64"h with a view of our neighbour's house only 6 feet away.  My son's room is adjacent the living room with the same size window.  Needless to say there is some, but not much natural light that shines in. I've been wanting to go with white walls for some time now with accents of colour throughout the room.  I think white rooms are absolutely warm and stunning; however, most of the white rooms in magazines tend to be pictured with floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows and I'm concerned whether an all white room would have the same impact without that amount of natural light.The floors in the living room are that 70's wood honey-brown colour.  The ceilings are 9.5' tall.  Some opinions and insight into this topic would be fantastic and whether this stunning white room can be achieved with artificial lighting, what type, or whether I'd be risking the sterile-white-hospital-room look. Best,Steph.

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Hello Parker Tylene,You may want to browse our Best White Paints for some great paint suggestions, or learn how to Choose Paint Like A Pro for more tips on colours and samples.Good luck with the painting!Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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