The biggest mistake I see people make with their laundries is specifying countertops that are too narrow. As a result, their undercounter washing machine and dryer stick out, which makes the laundry look messy and unsightly. I would recommend a minimum countertop depth of 26 inches to ensure that appliances can fit neatly underneath.
Navajo White by Sherwin-Williams “I always use Navajo White for a base anytime I am doing a texture with the glaze on top,” says North Carolina-based interior designer Pam McKay. “It is a neutral and warm option for the lighting in our high country projects. It works well with white trim or a stained wood trim.” The quality of natural light varies greatly around the country, and this affects paint choices. McKay opts for warmer tones in the mountains of North Carolina, while she chooses brighter, clearer colors when she’s working on projects in Florida. “The light is so different,” she says. Side note: Here’s a little more from McKay about the unique texture on the walls in the photo above: “The texture is applied with drywall mud to resemble plaster. The wall is painted with an eggshell paint sheen so the glaze sits on top; I use the Navajo White. An oil-based glaze is applied or wiped on the surface and wiped off. The tinted glaze hangs up in the crevices of the texture. It is like a plaster. The Navajo White gives me a warm base but allows me interest on the wall without doing dark and heavy
Interior designer Charmean Neithart works on a lot of Spanish Colonial homes in Southern California, which are often full of warm wood architectural details and a mix of textures on the walls. “I use Elmira White a lot, especially in Spanish houses. It looks good with smooth and textured walls,” she says. “It has no yellow or pink undertones, so it looks beautiful with neutrals.”