Off-white shades - cashmere softness and pearl sheen on your walls

White colour is made by mixing all colours of the visible part of the spectrum. As well as black, white is a NON colour but it usually has positive connotations.
White is the symbol of light, innocence, kindness, purity and fresh start. In psychology it also indicates perfection, clarity and creativity.

Since it is one of the lightest colours, it reflects light and makes any space visually larger than it actually is. Still, if white is used as the dominant colour, a room may seem sterile and impersonal. This is why interior designers, instead of pure, snow-white tones, recommend off-white ones. By adding other colours to white, a range of interesting shades is produced that are very popular among interior designers and architects. The most famous shades of white are ivory, pearl white, satin, seashell, linen, old lace and baby powder… These off-white colours will give authenticity and brightness to any space and they won’t go unnoticed, because white is excellent as a background for highlighting details.

Classical style in a different way

If you like open spaces, bright and with no excessive details, shades of white are the excellent choice for your walls. However, you have to be aware that any imperfection or impurity is much more visible on white walls than it is the case with other colours. This can be, to some extent, avoided by using toned, off-white shades. Off-white shades are inexhaustible source of inspiration for all creative people who like to play with different ambience. They are always the safe and unmistakable choice if you can’t make up your mind, because you almost can’t go wrong with white. They suit to every space, both large and small, they are neutral but lavish at the same time. White shades are most often used for ceilings and narrow and smaller hallways as well.

If you decide to paint the whole room in white, especially in more shades of white colour, try to match similar shades. One of the very frequent errors is combination of warm and col shades (for example vanilla and ice white), because warm shades look dirty in comparison with cool ones. Details in any other colour, dark, intense and bright or gentle and pastel along with off-white background will produce three-dimensional feel and personal touch to any surface. White shades can bear a great number of details without creating a messy and gaudy effect. For a kitchen, combination of off-white shades with blue and green tones (pistachio or green apple) looks extremely modern and refreshing. Ivory is very sophisticated, it brings the feeling of serenity and warmth in any room and goes well with warm colours such as brown, beige and deep yellow. Ivory produces translucent and pleasant atmosphere, which makes it ideal colour for living rooms and bedrooms. A livelier and more energetic ambience can be created by combining it with green and red shades. A room painted in ivory with black details gives off special glamour and luxury. And finally, all off-white shades have a more than interesting, even avant-garde, look on rougher textures, such as brick or stone walls are. Use white shades and create ambience that is always trendy and exactly like those found in top world magazines.
Play with combinations of off-white shades with other Maxima colours using our application and find out the ideal design for your room - simply upload the photograph of the room you want to decorate and let yourself go with the infinite number of combinations.

Ostali saveti

From an Abandoned Factory to an Inspiration

Without doubt, artworks are considered to be elitist inaccessible valuables that are displayed in galleries and museu...


Art on the wall

Most experienced house painters will tell you something similar-painting or whitewashing means for them much more th...

Default alt text

Color Pigments in Wall Paints (Toners)

There is no beauty without colors and colors speak all languages. Most of us surely agree with these two statements. ...

Default alt text

Brown colour - enrich your space with the strength and...

Brown belongs to neutral secondary colours and is made by mixing red, green and blue (the ideal ratio is 56:43:23%). ...

Default alt text

MAXIMA Coloring Book - Our Small Creative Gift

Coloring books for children have always been an effective tool that parents use to keep children busy and get some fr...

Default alt text

50 shades of grey in your space, why not

Grey is a neutral colour, the colour of compromise. It is created by mixing white and black, the two so-called non-co...

Default alt text

Warm and cool colours in the interior

So far you have probably come across the classification of colours into warm and cool. You might know what colours be...

Default alt text

Yellow - fill the space with happiness and optimism

Yellow is the colour of sun, shine and brightness. It is the most stimulating colour of all which the human eyes firs...