The Eternal Quest for the Perfect White Paint
I'm hoping GWers can help me out of my white paint quandary. I'm looking for the right white to paint my living room - the windows face southeast, so it gets a lot of sunlight in the morning and throughout the day as we move into summer.
As a result, I was thinking I wanted a cooler white than what I've liked in other places in the house -- BM Acadia because it seems like it would be too creamy (the other rooms I've used it in are on the opposite side of the house and don't get direct sunlight) and BM Simply White because it's too "white".
I've got a bunch of chips taped to the wall and was thinking BM White Dove, but now I'm wondering how that will go with all the wood/warm tones I have in the furniture and art -- my sofa is brick red, the Moroccan coffee table has small tiles in a similar red and a wrought iron base, most of the furniture pieces(and picture frames) are medium to dark brown oak, floor has Navajo rugs overlapping a large jute area rug.
So maybe I should do Acadia after all? Am I over-thinking the "warm light/cool white" pairing?
I'm afraid the pics I have of the living room were taken at night, so until I can get some daylight ones this weekend, here are a couple inspiration pics to give you an idea of what I'm aiming for.
Of all the paint chips in the world, which white would you pick?