When is white not white?

Shades of off-white offer surprising choices for room decoration.

Not all whites are the same. Technically, pure white can be described as either the absence of colour (in paint), or all colours combined (in light). But when it comes to decorating, adding just a touch of another colour can suddenly make white incredibly interesting.

Explore the family of off-whites and you’ll discover a huge variety of shades that offer a slightly richer, warmer or calmer feeling than bright white. Whether you choose creamy shades like vanilla and old lace or sandy hues like beige or bone, off-whites can be used to create an attractive and delightful effect.