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Choosing the Right White Paint for Your Cabin

We love a fresh inspired exterior. There is nothing like that blank canvas, soft light-filled space for your mini backyard retreat SheShed cabin. It is very important to paint your SheShed cabin after you have built it, as it will protect your cabin from weather damage and helps to keep it looking beautiful for years to come. But how do you choose the right colour?! Choosing the right paint colour for your Cabin can be an overwhelming task. A popular colour choice for many homeowners is white; however, choosing the right shade of white can be just as confusing. With countless shades available, it can be challenging to find the perfect one for your project. In this blog post, we will run you through how to choose the right white paint for your kitset cabin.

What's Your Style

Let's get started with our top tip on choosing the perfect white: Firstly you need to start with your vision for the space. That way, you can find the right white tone for your cabin. After you've decided on the style and colour scheme, it will be much easier to choose a white that complements your selection perfectly. Think about, are you trying to match your home exterior? Are you going for a cooler toned modern minimalist white, a warm luxe coastal white, or soft country cottage white? It's a good idea to understand the relationship between the white you're working with and the other colours you've chosen – just to make sure they'll work together.

Environment & Architecture

Before selecting the right white paint for your cabin, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, you should consider the surrounding environment. Are there trees or other gardens surrounding this space? Is there a lot of direct sunlight or shade? These factors can greatly impact the way a color appears in natural light. Secondly, you should consider the style and architecture of your cabin or even your home. Different styles of homes can lend themselves to different shades of white.

Shades of White

When it comes to choosing the perfect shade of white, there are countless options available. Some popular shades of white for exteriors include;

In New Zealand - Mt Aspiring, Cardrona and Ōkārito are popular Whites from Dulux.

In Australia - Lexicon Quarter, Natural White and Antique White are favourite Dulux whites.

Lexicon is a crisp, bright white that works well with modern and contemporary homes. Natural White is a warmer shade of white, making it a great choice for coastal inspired homes. Whisper White is a versatile shade of white that works well with both warm and cool tones, making it an excellent choice for any style of home.

Warm Whites

If you're looking for a white shade that feels a bit warmer, there are plenty of options to choose from. Warm whites have a slightly yellow, peach or beige undertone, which can help to create a cozy and inviting feel. Some popular warm white shades for exteriors include Natural White, Cardrona Half, Whisper White and Antique White.

Cool Whites

Cool whites have a slightly blue or gray undertone, which can create a more modern and sleek look. They work well with homes that have a lot of natural light and cool-toned landscaping. Some popular cool white shades for exteriors include Lexicon Quarter, Vivid White and Mt Aspiring. These shades can provide a fresh and clean look to your cabin's exterior while still maintaining a sense of warmth and coziness.

Test Before You Buy

To make sure you choose the right white paint for your cabin, it's a good idea to test a few options first. Grab some sample pots of your chosen whites and paint a large piece of paper or cardboard for each one. Remember to do two coats because a paint's true colour won't show up properly with one. Once you have your samples, place them against your cabin's exterior and observe how they look next to your house and in different light conditions throughout the day. This will help you make an informed decision on which white paint to choose.

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Check out a few of our SheShed Cabins that we are loving in whites.

Waves Hair Salon - Brisbane, AUS
Brook River Cabin - Blue Mountains, AUS
Tussock Cabin - Appleby, NZ

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Star Cabin Home Office - Brisbane, AUS
Cozy Garden Escape - Northland, NZ
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Poolhouse Cabana Cabin - NSW, AUS

With so many options available, choosing the right white paint for your SheShed cabin can be a hard task, but by considering the surrounding environment and the style of your project you can narrow down your options. There are countless shades of white available, so it's essential to find the one that works best for you. Whether you choose Antique White, Natural White, or Vivid White, a fresh coat of paint can transform the look of your cabin. With these tips in mind, you can confidently choose the right white paint for your dreamy backyard oasis!



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