Luminous, fresh, natural and light; the whites in our Colours of New Zealand range are timeless favourites. See how the right white can transform a space, from clean and crisp or warm and relaxed. Colours featured: Sandfly Point, Ōkārito and Cardrona.
Learn more about our three popular cool, warm and neutral whites from Dulux colour specialist Andrea Lucena-Orr.
We know all too well that the task of starting a new colour project may at times seem overwhelming.
That's why we've curated three white palettes to show you the differences between warm, neutral and cool to make it easier for you to find the right white.
Cool whites are great for adding a modern or minimalist edge to a space. They often carry blue or grey undertones and are useful in tempering bright light. These colours are softer to the eye and will give you a feeling of a larger space within the room.
The adaptability of using a neutral white allows easy scheming with many other colours and provides subtle warmth and great light reflection.
Warm whites often carry subtle peach, pink, or yellow undertones. These variations invite a relaxed warmth into your home and can help soften spaces that don’t get a lot of sun.
Choosing the right white for your space is all about sampling, swatching and seeing. Start with a test swatch to see how natural light and artificial light can affect the appearance of the colour, and adjust the tone from there.
As the most popular interior colour choice, white brings you the perfect canvas to build from, style, and personalise. While warmer whites tend to soften spaces and cool undertones offer more modern foundations, the way we use them flexes to our personal tastes, trends, and the architecture of our homes. Colour featured: Dulux Cardrona.
Haast Half is a warm white with a subtle beige undertone. One of our most popular whites, it is perfect to use as a main wall colour or on trims. Pair this versatile white with crisp whites such as Ōkārito or Southern Alps, neutrals such as Midhirst and Ōpononi Double, or deep brown Terrible Billy.
Hakataramea is a bright, clean and minimalist white that brings a sense of energy and vitality to your home. It has a cool blue undertone making it the perfect white to use in a bright space in a contemporary setting. Try scheming Hakataramea with soft greys such as Manorburn Double and Grey Lynn as well as blue-greys such as Caroline Bay.
The versatility of white makes it perfect for transforming the exterior of your home. You can create classic or contemporary impressions through establishing a complementary colour scheme. Start with a Southern Alps swatch to help identify the undertones in your paired colours. Colours featured: Dulux Manorburn Quarter and Dulux Pōhutu Geyser.
Mt Aspiring Quarter
Mt Aspiring Quarter is a bright crisp white that is perfect for opening up a space and using on walls, windows and trims. It pairs well with Mt Aspiring as well as soft neutrals such as Ōpononi Half and Haast Half. Mt Aspiring Quarter is one of our most popular whites.
Available 7 days a week, start a chat with our team to discuss everything you need to gain colour confidence.
Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and Large Colour Swatches.