Most interior walls are painted some variation of white/cream. But if you’ve ever looked at a paint chart there are dozens of white/creams and each one can be made paler (called haf or quarter strength).
Our friends at Dulux are no dummies. They can see what folks like and have created a range of pre-mixed colours to save painters the time of having wait while a colour is mixed.
The funny thing is that most people aren’t trying to copy the neighbours. They just like a colour and it turns out Mosman's favourite paint colours are Australia's too.
So without further ado, here are Mosman/Australia's top 3 paint colours from third to first (drum roll please).
3. Hog Bristle. Hog Bristle is quite a strong creamy colour. It’s often toned down to half or quarter strength.
2. Whisper white. Pretty much plain white. Good for units or modern houses.
1. Antique White USA. By about a country mile. This is a great colour. It’s bright but not harsh white. And it’s a little creamy without being yellowy. It actually has a tiny bit of black in it! Antique white USA is light enough to go unnoticed but cream enough to hide a few finger marks. With so many advantages it's no surprise Antique White USA is number one.
Dulux whites and neutrals aren't the only game in town but they have the widest range and can be bought pretty much wherever paint is sold. If you click on the word Dulux above, you can look at some more whites
BUT remember your screen is only an approximation of the colour. Make sure you look at a proper colour swatch from a paint supplier before committing!
PS. If you'd like to discuss further, the many 'white' options in Mosman or the lower north shore click here.
I've been drawing and painting since I was a kid. I've studied art and design and have worked in visual areas my whole life. Now I'm a house painter!