I remember growing up my parents always had white walls. I used to BEG them to paint (future interior designer!) and they finally allowed us kids to paint our rooms. But the rest of the house remained white. (If only I had pictures. I picked lime green. It was actually pretty awesome.)
Fast forward, and here I am with our new home and I didn't even think twice about it - I wanted our family room to be white. There is just something about a white room.
The family room is the only room we're having professionally painted.. the ceilings are too high for me to attempt it! I cannot wait to see how it turns out!
My all time favorite white is Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore. But since we have so much surface area to cover (all the ceilings, all the trim and the entire family room), I chose Snowcap White by Valspar to save money. It's also a very beautiful white and pretty similar to Chantilly Lace. If you're one a budget (like us), my advice is to save the expensive paint brands for smaller rooms with big impact.
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