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The most Important thing to remember when selecting Interior Colors is that the Darker the Color is... the SMALLER the room will appear to be... so Choose LIGHTER Colors as often as you can...

At the bottom of this page, we have included Sherwin Williams Interior "Whites and Lights", some of the most popular of over 1000 Colors for Interiors! IMPORTANT: Browser Colors may be distorted... visit your Sherwin Williams store for True Color Chips!!!

  • When you look at a Color Chip or Color Pallette... remember that you are seeing only about 1-2 square inches of that Color... but when you Paint it on all of the walls and/or ceiling of a room it will APPEAR to be "greater in Color depth" than the small chip appears, simply because you are now "surrounded" by that Color...
  • So CHOOSE LIGHTER COLORS more often... White, Off-White, Light Beiges, Light Grays... even if you go with Blues or Greens... keep them LIGHT...
  • Don't be FOOLED by Color NAMES... Each Brand of Paint uses it's own name for it's Colors and these names are not always the same as you go from one brand to another even if the actual Color Chip is the same...
  • sherwin williamsChoose a High Quality Brand of Paint and stick with it for all your Painting work... We HIGHLY recommend Sherwin Williams Paint and Products... Sherwin Williams is the Largest Paint Manufacturer in the World... they OWN several other Paint Companys including Sears Paint, Dutch Boy, Mercury and others... they spend more time and money each year on Product Development and Color Selection than all the other Paint Companys combined...
  • A good suggestion is to Paint your ceilings and walls with a Color using a FLAT finish and then use the SAME Color (that you used on your walls) for your Woodwork (door casings, window casings, doors etc.) except use a SEMI-GLOSS finish on the Woodwork... the Sheen will make the Woodwork appear slightly DARKER and give a good overall appearance to the room... If you choose to use a different Color for the Woodwork... make it only "slightly" different and of the same tone as the wall Color... perhaps slightly darker...
  • When Painting SMALL Rooms, Hallways, Baths, Closets, Small Bedrooms... use the SAME Color on the Ceiling as on the Walls... this will look much more appealing to the eye and prevent the room from looking "all cut-up" and smaller... than it actually is...
  • Different Colors have different Psycological Effects on Human Beings... Results are based on extensive Surveys Worldwide... and are well documented and taught to many Professional Painting and Decorating Contractors... IN GENERAL: White or Off-White tones make people feel "Healthy and Clean"... Green or Green tones make people feel "Relaxed and Calm"... Blue or Blue tones make people feel "Anxious and Excited"... Yellow or Yellow tones make people feel "Moody and Inspirational"... Red or Red tones make people feel "Emotional and Passive"...
  • To understand more about Colors (including Exterior Colors) and how they relate to each other, you can use the Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer Tool ... and see how your walls etc look with different color combinations... then be sure to return here for more of our information...
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Sherwin Williams "Whites and Lights" Colors...
These are only 21 of many, many Colors to choose from...

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Ibis White SW7000Creamy SW7012Ceiling Bright White SW7007
Marshmallow SW7001Dover White SW6385Pure White SW7005
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Downy SW7002Alabaster SW7008Extra White SW7006
Toque White SW7003Ivory Lace SW7013Snowbound SW7004
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Eider White SW7014Moderate White SW6140Pearly White SW7009
White Duck SW7010Crisp Linen SW6378Natural Choice SW7011
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Biscuit SW6112Antique White SW6119Moderne White SW6168

NOTE: Your Web Browser may distort these Colors slightly... visit your local Sherwin Williams store for accurate Color Chips!

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