Choosing the perfect white for your space is no mean feat. Join us in a good read on how to choose the right white! Edward Bulmer Natural Paint have a range of whites to choose from, all perform splendidly in day to evening light, are designed to last and are truly timeless in their colours. Silver White walls with Invisible Green on the kitchen cabinets, Contractor: Build Nine and Photography by Lucy Butler-Walters Invisible Green Silver White Spanish White From whites to off-whites, ivories to ashen, we can find the perfect white for your space. We have a wonderful white selection of wall paint and eggshell to get your started, with an extensive and beautiful range of neutral shades to choose from: rose tinted, yellow based to those with grey and green undertones. Top tip- it is useful to pick a white with an undertone that suits the rest of the colours in the room! Edward believes that the best-off whites are tinted with earth pigments: yellow ochre, red ochre, raw umber and a little black – these will have warmth and a bit of hue, ranging from yellow to red through green and grey. What works best is determined by ’uncoloured’ elements in the room like stone or wood and what weight of colour the room calls for. Some off whites look too bright against deep colours or old furnishings and others can look too muddy for a modern and airy aesthetic. Read our Lifting the Lid campaign where we simply explain the misunderstandings about mainstream paint and why it’s time for change. 'Milk White' at the Cotswold Country estate of Thyme, England 'Fine White' study with interior design by Kerri Lipsitz and photography by Mariell Hansen Fine White Milk White Jonquil Rose Tinted White One of the most commonly fussed over colours is the humble white and if you are new to painting or have a renovation on your hands, you will probably know that when choosing a shade of white for your room or ceiling, it’s no mean feat and there can be a lot of back and forth and it can quite frankly leave you feeling a little lost. If you are looking to paint panelling, then Milk White won’t let you down, Edward’s favourite white to use and it seems fitting he is ‘enveloped’ in it for his own home office pictured below. Milk White also makes for a great bathroom colour, as well as Fine White with its subtle magnolia undertones – a take on a classic! Milk White office belonging to Edward Bulmer with photography by Paul Whitbread Ceilings Ceilings are a whole other story, often referred to as the ‘fifth wall’. You’ll want to go a little warmer for this or risk getting a very cold looking room, Spanish White is head colour consultant Emma Bulmer’s go-to ceiling white and equally you could opt for Jonquil 20% with its subtle pink undercurrent. To find out more about our ‘Shade Collection’, click here. A Spanish White ceiling with walls in Cinnamon 60%, interior design by Mimi Montagu Recently I bought a house for the first time and wanted to re decorate before I moved in. My priority was to find non toxic paints, and also to find colours that I felt happy with. At first I was not sure I would find both. After much research I chose Edward Bulmer paints. They are both completely and transparently non toxic, and beautiful pigments. I chose milk white and they are the most happy peaceful beautiful tones. I absolutely love the results in my house, and the paints look and feel amazing. Also the whole team at the Chelsea Edward Bulmer store were soo helpful, patient, and helped guide me with colours, and every order came promptly. I would only use Edward Bulmer paints in the future. I cannot recommend them more highly! Juliet Levy Interior design by Mimi Montagu, Eau de Nile 60% with Spanish White ceiling Interior design by Mimi Montagu, Sang de Boeuf with Spanish White ceiling Spanish White Whiting Eau de Nile Cinnamon Sang de Boeuf Stone White Stone White is the darkest of the white shades at Edward Bulmer Natural Paint, this colour stands the test of time and can hold its own in any space. Stone is one of the planets oldest materials and one that is more precious than meets the eye. Pairing nicely with darker shades and a great option if you love neutral colours but want some added character, perfect on walls! Stone White walls with ceiling in White Lead and woodwork in Creami Colour. By Katie Wilkinson and photography by Sean Begle Pearl Colour The iridescence of a pearl is hard to capture without seeming somewhat shiny. Pearl Colour contains a mix of 4 pigments to give it depth, is perfect used in a sunlit space and looks beautiful on alcove, exuding radiance. This well rounded white is un mistakenly striking and matches well with lighter woodwork. Pearl Colour and Silver White Rose Tinted White One of Edward’s most popular, this blushing white brings softness and warmth to a space with the smallest hint of reddy/pink and has in the past been described as ‘more of a mood than a colour’. Order a sample pot from our showroom and be the judge for yourselves, favourite for decorating bedrooms! Rose Tinted White Bedroom at the home of interior designer Carlos Garcia Sanchez Fine White Often compared to a ‘not quite magnolia’ this is a luxurious white and is well paired with greyish undertones to avoid coldness in any room, this is a popular colour in bathrooms. Fine white is creamy without having the starkness of a pure or plain white. Fine White Pearl Colour Rose Tinted White Lilac Pink Fine White, Interior Design by Kerri Lipsitz. Photography by Mariell-Hansen Fine White hallway Spanish White Whilst it may be an incredibly popular white for that ‘fifth’ wall – ceiling, this white wonder also conjures up daydreams to the Mediterranean, Spanish white resembles whitewashed stone of old buildings in sleepy Spanish towns. A mix of a bright white with a hint of yellow and ochre to create an uplifting hallway when mixed with other earthy tones. Spanish White Milk White Lucca French Blue Indigo Spanish White walls. Antiques, styling and photography by Lorfords Antiques After discovering Edward Bulmer Natural Paints on one of our Grade 1 Restorations we now propose them as suppliers to all of our clients on all types of projects that we undertake. Our tradesmen find the paint itself to be of a superior quality and very easy to work with. Our clients enjoy the colour palette on offer and the sustainability of it. We enjoy working with them so much. From point of order, service and delivery Edward Bulmer Natural Paint are fantastic trade partners of ours. It is particularly rewarding to work with suppliers such as these that share the same approach to quality as we do. We look forward to working with them closely for many years. HHC Architectural Kitchen at the Bullclough Art Retreat with Spanish White on the walls and ceiling Kitchen at the Bullclough Art Retreat with Spanish White on the walls and ceiling Water Glass Water Glass is a sophisticated white and has a blue/green undertone without being cold or stark. We love Water Glass paired with deep greens and greys and can help you achieve quite a contemporary feel within a space and is also lovely on woodwork. Water Glass Fair White Milk White Whiting Silver White Water Glass sitting room by Antony Olivier-Duthie, AD of Edinburgh Water Glass sitting room by Antony Olivier-Duthie, AD of Edinburgh Water Glass sitting room by Antony Olivier-Duthie, AD of Edinburgh The Edward Bulmer array of paint hues are our recommended foundation to residential and commercial projects providing an unrivalled depth and backdrop to our interiors commissions. Moreover, the natural qualities allow rooms to ‘breathe’, particularly important to those Clients with period properties. Our go-to colours include ‘Water Glass’ for a cool contemporary feel, together with the likes of Creami Colour and Milk White for more of a traditional atmosphere. Antony Olivier-Duthie, AD of Edinburgh Keep and eye on your inboxes over the weekend if you are signed up to our newsletter ‘The Colour Supplement’. We will be announcing a very special offer over the next two days to inspire you to pick up a paintbrush, or have a browse through out gallery where you can peruse by colour, room or style of architecture. Redecorating or just need a bit of friendly advice? Book a colour consultancy with one of our colour experts.