The idea to use one colour throughout your home as an ‘anchor’ is practical, but the effect of the light in each space will also need to be looked at.

One colour can look different in all your rooms due to the aspect that the light enters the space – it’s all to do with which direction the room faces – north, east, south or west.

Colour is not static – it’s changeable, it morphs, the same as light changes from day to day, season to season.

Getting the right white may mean you need to vary its strength from room to room.

In bright daylight, warm whites (yellow based) will appear even warmer, while cool whites (grey, blue or beige tint) will look crisp and clean. Keep the stronger white for the north and south-facing rooms, with the lighter strength whites in your east and western-facing areas.

Other considerations are the type of paint. Generally speaking, a flat paint would be applied to the walls, while a semi-gloss in the same colour is great for architraves. Many decorators use ceiling white for ceilings.

Also consider your furnishings, and the style of your home.

Lucy Feagins from The Design Files says, ‘Generally, I like bright, slightly blueish-toned whites in contemporary, open plan and industrial spaces. And warmer whites are better suited to older spaces with period character.’

Well, there’s a lot to consider when choosing a white for your interiors, we hope this article has given you some direction.