The Right White

by Maria Branco of Boulevard Realty by Maria Branco of Boulevard Realty | September 20, 2021 | Home & Real Estate, Feature, Features, Sponsored Post,


Is white still in? What style of backsplash is trending? What finish should the walls be? What about the sheen on the trim? These are just a few recurring questions in my inbox. In the world of Interior Design, some trends fall quickly, others stick around for a long while. My mission at Boulevard Realty is to focus less on what’s trending and more on the timeless factors that are conducive to each listing.


Is White Still In?

Yes! However, everything white is slowly fading. If you’re a seller, or represent one, don’t hesitate to paint the entire interior white. This way your house will stand out, and the greater number of people that view your listing, the more likely it is that someone will submit an offer.

The Same Principle Applies to Buyers

If you just purchased a home, there are ways to add color instead of throwing bold paint on the walls. Buying colorful furniture, adding wallpaper, creating an accent wall or painting the kitchen island are straightforward solutions for an impactful transformation. There’s a misconception that white is boring, but in reality, white walls can be the element that draws a room together when it feels like nothing belongs.

The Right White

White includes a broad spectrum of paint colors so how do we pick the right one? There are several factors to consider such as flooring, tile, countertops, and natural light tint. I recommend sampling at least two options. To make it easier, below is a list of our favorites:


Choosing Paint Sheen

For added contrast, the trim doesn't have to be a different color from the walls. This is where the paint sheen plays a big role: “flat” for walls and ceilings, and “satin” (occasionally “semi-gloss”) for trim and cabinets.

Still not convinced? Here are two more stunning Before & After reveals. A previous Boulevard Realty listing remodeled by Bill Baldwin Restoration and staged by Sandra Ross:


And an ongoing renovation project of the new home of Cynthia Mullins, a Top Producer at Boulevard Realty. Cynthia wanted a pop of color in her kitchen so we painted the island SW 2811 Rockwood Blue Green.


Photography by: Boulevard Realty