The Color White

May 21, 2019

Over the past few weeks several customers asked me to bring back my old webpage where I describe each of my colors, giving color therapy information on each one and examples of my favorite ways to use and pair them with other colors. Since this blog has a search feature, I’ve decided to put that information here, updated and with photos. I’ll start with the colors in the order they appear on my color chart.


The color white contains an equal balance of all the colors in the spectrum and is totally reflective, awakening openness, growth and creativity. An inherently positive color, it’s associated with purity, innocence, light, goodness, heaven, safety, brilliance, illumination, cleanliness, spirituality, softness and perfection. White rooms create a sense of peace, purity and calm.

White Opal” is my crispest, whitest white. Like an opal, it contains an equal balance of every pigment in the spectrum. It’s the perfect bright white ceiling color, is great on trim when you want to highlight beautiful millwork, yet when used on walls, it’s still soft enough to work equally well in historic settings as in contemporary spaces. I especially like it with off-whites like “JV Cloud White” and yellows like “Classic Marc” and “Buttercream” as well as any of my light blues.

“White Opal” on walls, ceilings and trim used throughout this contemporary home
“White Opal” walls, ceiling & trim in this Pre-Civil War cottage
“JV Cloud White” walls with “White Opal” ceiling and trim

In my next post, I’ll show you some more whites. In the meantime, if you’d like to see any of the colors, visit my online store where you can order free hand-painted cuttings, larger samples, sample jars & pints and a color chart like the one shown above. My next blog post? The color “Golden White”!


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