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Classic Off-White Walls
Off-white is the perfect color for walls in homes where furniture, artwork, and other beautiful forms are intended to take center stage. As simple as selecting a white paint for walls may seem, there are many whites from which to choose. All colors (including white) are measured in color units. with a single color unit representing the difference in color that is detectible by the naked eye. A color can measure anywhere from one to twenty-five units away from pure white and still be classified as white. (Although most off-whites fall between six and ten). When making your choice bear in mind that off-whites in warm shades give the sense of forward motion., while cooler tones seem to recede.

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