House Beautiful calls it “a paint color mistake you should never make, and they're in good company. Designers say it's rare for a single color, whatever it may be, to actually fit every room in the house. People are attracted to everything white because it's simple and easy, but that doesn't mean it looks good. And don't forget the adjoining rooms that are visible from the space that you'll paint white.
The number one consideration is whether that color is warm or cold, McGarity said. Whatever it is, choose the same for your target, he said. And the more intense the color, the more complex the white should be (colors away from the top of the sample). And if you use the same white paint throughout the house, not only do rooms look bigger and clearer, but your home also looks more cohesive.
Because our eyes can travel from room to room without breaking the color, the entire house will look larger and more open. Yes, unfortunately, despite our collective obsession with white, this or a very pale color of paint is often not the answer. So if you're thinking of painting a room white, it's also a good idea to paint the frame the same white with a different brightness. When I repainted the house with BM Classic Gray, I knew from previous experience with this room that I needed to increase the color power of the paint.
Drywall dust, sawdust and ordinary household dust spread easily and far away in the house and prevent the tape from being completely sealed, thus creating an unsightly texture under the paint. There's still no house to take paint samples to, so I couldn't check it beforehand and the only other color option was a gentle tan and that was for sure.