A Guide to Choosing the Best Nippon White Paint for Your Living Room

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When decorating your living room, selecting the right paint colour is crucial to influencing the style and ambience of your home. Among the vast spectrum of colours, white paint is one of the most popular among homeowners. It can make your living space bigger, brighter and more inviting.

But even white paint comes in many different shades and undertones. From cool and crisp whites to warm and creamy hues, finding the perfect shade can be overwhelming. With this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into Nippon Paint’s extensive range of interior paints and discover the best Nippon Paint white paint for your living room.


Factors to Consider When Choosing White Paint

Choosing the right type of white paint isn’t just about selecting the shade that best matches your home. To achieve the desired ambience, consider the following key factors.


Paint Features

Paint can do more than just add colours to your walls. Certain types of paints contain unique features that can improve your interior spaces. The following are some features you can consider when choosing your paint.



Traditional paints often release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, emitting potentially harmful odours that can pose serious health risks. These compounds are also responsible for the lingering odour after a painting job. If you prefer to create a healthier environment, consider going for odour-less paints.

We recommend using Odour-less EasyWash, Odour-less All-in-1 or Odour-less Medifresh which contain low to zero VOC content. Furthermore, they emit almost zero odour so you can enjoy your freshly painted space sooner!



As living rooms are high-traffic areas prone to dirt, stains and occasional spills, maintaining your walls can be a challenge. To make cleaning your walls a breeze, opt for paints that are washable. 

Nippon Paint offers a range of washable paints that are stain resistant and easy to clean. Whether it’s accidental spills or smudges, they can be easily wiped away, keeping your walls looking fresh and clean. 


Antibacterial - Nippon Paint VirusGuard
Antibacterial paints bring an extra layer of protection to your space. They are an ideal choice if you want to create a safer and more hygienic environment. 

Nippon Paint offers several types of paints that are designed to reduce the presence of harmful bacteria, such as VirusGuard. The paint is formulated to inhibit bacteria growth and has been tested to be effective against human coronavirus.


Anti-mosquito - Nippon Paint MozzieGuard
Paints with anti-mosquito properties can reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses in your living environment. They contribute to safeguarding the health and well-being of those in your home.

An excellent paint is Nippon Paint’s MozzieGuard. The paint contains a DEET-free formula that can knock down the aedes aegypti mosquitoes, protecting you and your family against dengue and Zika.

Easy Wash

Easy Wash Paint - Nippon Paint Easy Wash
The living room is a high-traffic area prone to accidental marks and spills. With Nippon Paint’s Easy Wash paint, you can easily clean off dirt and stains without affecting the paint’s finish. In addition, it’s resistant to mould and fungus, helping in maintaining a healthy living environment.



Undertones are subtle hints of colour that can be found within the main paint colour. Common undertones in white paint include blue, grey and yellow. They are usually more apparent under different light conditions or when compared to other colours.

Cool whites can make a room look brighter and airier, while warm whites exude warmth and cosiness. For a well-coordinated design of your living room, try to keep to a consistent undertone among your walls, furniture and flooring.



To determine the colour undertone, hold up the paint swatch and compare it against a piece of plain printer paper.


Furniture and decor

As you’re choosing your white paint, take into account the colours of the furniture and decor in your living room. Make sure the shade of the white complements the style and colour scheme of the furnishings, so it can harmonise and blend in seamlessly with the existing decor elements. 

Alternatively, you can also choose a shade of colour to create contrast and make your brightly-coloured furniture stand out.



The lighting in your living room is an important factor to consider when choosing your white paint. The amount of natural light you receive in your living room can affect how the white paint appears on your walls. Rooms with ample natural light can accentuate cooler whites, while warmer hues can help to brighten up dark spaces. 



While white paint can present a classy and timeless look, it may require more maintenance than other colours. White paint tends to show dirt and smudges more visibly, which makes it challenging to keep the walls looking pristine. We recommend choosing washable white paints to make it easier to maintain your beautiful white walls. 


Room orientation

Rooms that face south generally receive more sunlight, which brightens up the room. Such rooms are better with cooler tones to balance the natural amber sunlight.  

On the other hand, north-facing rooms receive less direct sunlight, often resulting in cooler and dimmer lighting. Warm whites are more suitable for these rooms to create a cosier feel.


Personal preferences

Despite all the technical considerations described above, your personal preferences should guide your choice of paint. Depending on the atmosphere you wish to create in your living room, pick the white paint that best reflects your style and taste. Your living room should be an expression of your personality and a space you feel comfortable in.


Best Nippon Paint White Paint Colours For Living Rooms

After considering the factors listed above, you’re ready to choose the best white paint for your living room. Nippon Paint offers a wide range of white paint colours, each with its unique undertones and characteristics. Here are some recommendations based on the different shades of Nippon Paint white paint colours.


Cool Whites

Cool WhitesCredit: 35 Best White Living Room Ideas to Decorate Your Family’s Favorite Space

Cool whites contain undertones that lean towards blue or grey, giving them a fresh and crisp appearance. They can match furniture in cool colours or complement colours with high saturation to create a sharp contrast. 

These shades of whites often have a clean and modern aesthetic that produces a sense of calmness and serenity. They work well in contemporary or Scandinavian living rooms with ample natural light, creating a bright and open atmosphere.

Here are some of the popular cool whites you can choose from:

Colour Blob - Airy White
Colour Blob - Ash White
Colour Blob - Bluebell White
Colour Blob - Violet Whisper
Airy White
NP OW 2272 P
Ash White
NP OW 1082 P
Bluebell White
Violet Whisper
NP OW 1085 P

Warm Whites

Warm WhitesCredit: Laurey Glenn

Warm whites have yellow or pink undertones that provide a sense of warmth and comfort. They add a welcoming touch to traditional or rustic living room styles, pairing beautifully with earthy tones and natural materials like wood.

Create a cosy living room with the warm white options below:

Colour Blob - Whispering White
Colour Blob - Apple White
Colour Blob - Barley White
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Colour Blob - Intimate White
Whispering White
NP OW 1001 P
Apple White
Barley White
Intimate White
NP OW 1007 P

Pure Whites

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Pure whites are neutral whites with minimal undertones. They represent a true, classic white colour that has a timeless appeal. These neutral tones are also versatile to fit into various living room designs, from modern to traditional, and even eclectic. They serve as a blank canvas to complement other colours and style elements, allowing them to shine in the living room.

Bring out the elegance of your living room with these pure whites:

Colour Blob - Orchid White
Colour Blob - Sail White
Colour Blob - Snow Flakes
Colour Blob - Lilac White
Orchid White
Sail White
Snow Flakes
Lilac White

Off Whites

Off WhitesCredit: Laurey Glenn

Off whites usually contain a subtle hint of colour, such as yellow, grey or beige. These whites offer a nuanced look, providing a balance between the intense pure whites and deeper shades of white. They can instil a unique and distinctive character in the living room while offering versatility to complement different living room designs. 

Consider the following off whites to match the style of your living room:

Colour Blob - Soft Flutter
Colour Blob - Light Wings
Colour Blob - Rose White
Soft Flutter
NP OW 1006 P
Light Wings
NP OW 1005 P
Rose White

Creamy Whites

Creamy WhitesCredit: 50 Warm Beige Living Rooms You’ll Want to Hibernate In

Creamy whites come with beige or taupe undertones, giving them a soft and warm appearance. They particularly go well with pastel colours, especially lavender, evoking a cosy ambience with a touch of sophistication. These whites are suitable for traditional living rooms, adding a sense of comfort and richness. 

Make your living room more homely with these creamy whites:

Colour Blob - Creamy White
Colour Blob - Creamy Beige
Colour Blob - Creamy White 5062<br />
Creamy White
NP OW 1016 P
Creamy Beige
NP OW 2234 P
Creamy White

Transform Your Home With Nippon Paint

Given the extensive range of options, choosing the perfect shade of white for your living room can be daunting. There are many factors to consider, such as the lighting conditions, existing furniture and paint properties. Additionally, the actual painting process requires careful attention to detail and proper techniques to ensure a satisfactory outcome.

The quick and simple way to alleviate these challenges is by engaging Nippon Paint’s professional painting service. With our expertise in colour selection and skilful application techniques, you can bring your dream living room to life.


FAQs About Nippon Paint’s White Paint


Is white colour good for the living room?

White is a versatile colour that comes in many shades and can adapt to different living room styles and colour schemes. With its neutral look, you can easily change the design of your living room by swapping the decor while leaving the painted walls intact.

For a small living room with an ample source of natural light, a cooler shade of white can make it look brighter and more spacious. On the other hand, for living rooms with minimal natural light, choose warm white paint to make the space look cosier.


What is the best white paint finish for the living room?

White walls look best with a satin or eggshell finish, which is also easier to maintain than other finishes. It looks more elegant than a matte finish, yet isn’t too glossy to reflect flaws. 


What white paint is easiest to clean?

White walls with an eggshell finish are the easiest to clean due to their glossy nature, which makes it simple to wipe clean without leaving streaks.


How long does white paint last on walls?

Interior paint usually lasts between 5 and 10 years. Exterior paint can last around 5 to 7 years, depending on the quality of the paint and weather conditions.

If the surface preparation is conducted thoroughly with a suitable painting system, the paint can last long. To maintain the whiteness of the paint, it’s recommended to clean your walls with Selleys Liquid Sugar Soap which is designed to remove grease and dirt without damaging the paint.


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