Sunday, August 15, 2010

Heirloom White and Bright White

I love bright white furniture, and am getting a reputation for painting anything that stands still. I am beginning to daydream about painting the oak tower-style bookcases in my family room white.

But now I have a new crush! I received a request from a customer for a distressed bureau in off-white. I looked around and found "Heirloom White"...which I found to be a little less yellow than "antique white" or "off-white". Very warm and rich-looking!

Hmmm....just when I painted everything a bright white! I wonder how the two would go together...

So tell me, do you mix and match your hues? Even white and off-white? I surely do like that heirloom white!

Mona Kay


  1. Yes, I think it looks more interesting and has that gathered over time look to it. Lezlee

  2. Good....thanks Lezlee! Nice to have it on good authority :)

  3. I never thought of painting over wood! In my time it was a no no! But now everything I own is turning white or off white, what ever paint I have in the house!

  4. Where do you get the heirloom white?

  5. I think a mixture looks nice and eclectic and more old-fashioned.

  6. I think you are fine mixing it up. Heirloom white has been very popular, but I can never find it.


  7. I am so glad to have my "color mix" validated :)

    I found the heirloom white at Home Depot...Rustoleum makes it. However, I was at a Lowes a few days ago and found a HUGE assortment of Valspar spraypaint in MANY shades of many colors, including several shades of off-white! cant wait to try them...