I joined my passion for color and design with the paint and color experts from PPG. I’m hoping this will help all of you  to tackle do-it-yourself (DIY) projects at home – starting with selecting the perfect white paint – combining our design and color know-how – these are now accessible to everyone.

“We all should feel empowered to create a space for ourselves that we love coming home to at the end of the day. Color is such an impactful way to do this, so I’m thrilled to work with PPG, a leader in paint and color that is headquartered in my hometown of Pittsburgh, to bring the power of paint to life for homeowners. It’s really about giving everyone the confidence to use paint and color fearlessly in their homes to create spaces that they’re proud of. For me, this all starts with picking the perfect white paint.”

– Leanne Ford

Kicking off my color collaboration with PPG, I handpicked three colors in my signature hue (white) from the PPG paint color palette at THE HOME DEPOT® stores to offer ease to homeowners trying to select the right shade for your homes.

There is three distinct tones to choose from – true, warm and cool – with each hue having unique nuances that differentiate it from the others. The colors in the palette are Pure White, which is the PPG TIMELESS® out-of-the-can white; Natural White; and White On White.

Here’s some of my tips to help simplify picking and pairing the perfect white paint color with décor:


For rooms with a lot of windows and natural light, like my living room, Pure White, PPG Timeless out-of-the-can option, is a great fit and is a very convenient grab-and-go option since it does not require tinting. Drawing attention to each architectural detail in a space, the true white tone also will enhance light in the room for a daytime ambience at any hour. This is the best on for painting exposed brick and pairing it with marble and greenery for a modern, crisp and refreshed look.


To create a cozy retreat, PPG Natural White is soft and inviting, appealing to those wanting to create the popular design trend of “hygge,” which is based off the Danish concept. This hue reflects minimalist trends and can envelop a space to create a soothing feel, especially in a bedroom or other personal space when paired with warm, dimmable lighting. Natural White allows worn woods, vintage artwork and black rod-iron fixtures to be the focal point, creating a lived-in, laid-back space.


To create a formal look, PPG White On White radiates elegance. Ford says it lives well with mixed metals and warm wood touches, such as butcher block counters or a vintage hutch in a kitchen. With its bright and airy feel, this cool white hue also can make an area feel more spacious. By adding this signature color to a smaller room, such as a dining room, it can help the room expand around oneself.

To me, white is the silence between the chords, It gives us the break we need from technology, work and the constant stimulation in today’s world. White plays nicely with wood tones, brick, metal and natural elements, making it a powerful and versatile hue for experienced interior designers and homeowners alike – even for first-time DIYers.”

The colors are available in the PPG Timeless and PPG DIAMOND™ paint lines at THE HOME DEPOT locations across the U.S. To buy now, click the links below.