I'm sure I'm not the only one...
Who has countless tester pots going rusty in the attic from various attempts at trying to find the perfect shade of off-white.
Had I known that Lick was going to jump onto the scene during lockdown 1.0 I would have waited and saved myself a headache and some pennies (I swear tester pots have gone up in price!?). Skimming over their innovative paint samples (they’re peel and stick – i.e. no drying time or mess and very low effort), what I’m here for is their range of paint colours.
They have six shades of white to choose from, and, as my guest bedroom is south-facing, I was on the hunt for an off-white with cool undertones (can’t be dealing with any of those yellow tinges).
I soon discovered that their White02 paint was my holy grail. With its hint of grey undertones, Lick describes it as “an off-white; and a grey-tinted easygoing one at that” – perfect.
I thought finding a contrasting colour for the trims would be harder, but I think learning from my past mistakes helped me out a bit here. I knew I wanted a colour warmer than grey, but cooler than beige – so it just had to be greige right?
What I’ve learned is that you really need to take those undertones into account when trying to pair two colours together. White and greige may sound like they’d be the perfect combination, but if the white has cool blueish undertones and the greige has warmer yellowy tones, then you’re going to end up with a sickly colour combo (trust me). So when I saw that their Greige01 was a muted green/grey blend I knew it would pair nicely with the cooler hues of White02 – and I’m happy with the result!
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