Our Beautiful White Walls

If someone came to me a few years or even months ago and said “hey, you know what? Your house would look great with beautiful white walls!” I would probably respond :noooooo, thank you. No white. It reminds me of hospitals”. But never say never, right? I said yes to white walls this year!

Pure white walls. Using basic white paint.

I must admit that looking at some many beautiful houses with white walls is the main reason i changed my mind! So fresh and beautiful homes! With one very simple thing in common : white walls!

The second thing that helped me change my mind is that , unfortunately color companies over here do not have paint color samples to test the color on the wall before painting. Yes, the color might look great on the paper , but how it looks on the wall is a completely different story! I learned that the hard way!

And last , but not least, finding the perfect shade is not an easy thing! The easiest thing was to get myself a pure white color and start painting! I painted the bedroom, hallway and living-dining-kitchen area (yes, it’s one space for all of these).

Painting our walls white. Work in progress.
Work in progress.

What amazed me the most was how everything just popped up! Spectacular if you ask me! I guess a decorator or architect would not get so excited though! Our wall decor and furniture seem a bit different, they look more vivid. I think that is the word!

Before and after painting our home. White wall are beautiful!

And, yes ofcourse our home is much brighter now! And you know what else? Our little guy is very careful with the walls, maybe because he helped me paint the house and he enjoys all of his hard work now! Except when he gets his crayons and tries to add his signature on his work! We love our gallery wall even more now!


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32 thoughts on “Our Beautiful White Walls

    1. Το χρυσό άλλαξε τελείως το gallery wall μας. Ένα φσσστ… με το σπρέι κ όλα αλλάζουν!

  1. Hi Zografia,
    Nicely done. I love a new fresh coat of paint! And well done not getting your little man to ruin the wall, perhaps I need to paint my walls so my boys are that careful. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and for linking up with us at Talented Tuesday.

  2. Zografia, you made me laugh… I used to say white walls are only for hospitals too! But it makes the house look so bright and fresh! One of the best things for me is that is easy to repaint it in case it gets dirty, specially with kids.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Two Uses Tuesday!

    1. Hi Pili! Yes, touching up was one of the reasons i chose pure white. I have the paint can at the balcony and so far i did repaint a couple of times!

  3. Your walls look great! You’re right it makes everything pop. So bright and fresh! My whole House is khaki, I’m starting to wonder what would happen if we change to white.

  4. τα καλυμματα στις καρεκλες ειναι απιστευτα. και γενικα ολη η γωνια αυτη, ειναι υπεροχη!

    1. Σ’ευχαριστώ πολύ Ζήνα! Το κακό με τα καλύμματα είναι ότι δεν είναι αφαιρούμενα!

  5. Πραγματικά έδειξε πολύ όμορφο, αέρινο και αναδεικνύονται καλύτερα τα έπιπλα. Καλή συνέχεια σε ότι κάνετε Ζωγραφιά μου!

    1. Hi Lisa, yes white is coming in fashion i think. It’s time to tell people “i told you so, but you did not listen!” Thank you!

  6. Αχ εγω τους θέλω λευκούς τους τοίχους εδώ και καιρό αλλά με τα πιτσιρίκια δεν το αποφασίζω, όμως φέτος την άνοιξη πρέπει να βάψω, δεν πάει άλλο, επομένως το λευκό θα κυριαρχήσει! Μου αρέσει πολυ και η διακόσμηση σου! πολύ elegant!

    1. Ευχαριστώ Μάχη. Εγώ είχα τον μικρό μας για βοηθό, με ακολουθούσε με ένα μωρομάντηλο κ αν έπεφτε μπογιά στο πάτωμα το καθάριζε! Όταν έρθεις προς τα μέρη μας , πέρνα να σε κεράσουμε ένα φοντανάκι! Φιλιά!

    1. Thank you for all you beautiful words! Especially that you liked my photos. Let me know when you paint your walls white!

  7. Yes i do like the change and brightness and clean crispness of your white walls. I have had tan shades for a long time, i think it is time for white if i ever get another chance to paint walls. HOWEVER i DO love the spot of green color on your table!

  8. Zografia the walls look fantastic. I love how clean and crisp the whole place looks. And it probably looks bigger too. I had white walls when I first came here, but they didn’t stay white for long. I had 4 pairs of hands to contend with . But now that they are older I’m thinking of repainting everything in white. You may have inspired me!!

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