Last year, when we bought our first house in Rogers Park, I spent a lot of time looking online, scouring design blogs for the perfect white to paint our new living room and dining room, because yellow and red weren't exactly my first color choice:
I chose Benjamin Moore's Super White, as it offset the dark wood baseboards and loved how crisp and clean it made the two rooms. The foreground is the living room in this pic, sorry I don't have a better shot. (You can see the other white in the foyer, which I can only guess is Navajo white, haven't gotten around to brightening up that room yet)
So... when it came time to paint our downstairs bath after a year long renovation that my husband did himself completely independently, (more on this later) I thought, why reinvent the wheel? I'm trying to keep everything simple in my life, and since I've already found the perfect white paint, why not just pick it up for the bathroom? So, I did, painted it, and we noticed it just wasn't right. The new shower's subway tiles now looked cream, which is not the color we were looking for:
Now, we had to think about it. What color would look clean and crisp, and offset the tiles, making them look more white? We got out the swatch book, laid a tile right on top of the colors, and chose a creamy white for the trim: Cloud White, and a light grey for the walls: Harbor Grey. Both by Benjamin Moore. I think it really helped the tile! What do you think? Do you have a favorite paint color?