White Walls, Green Impact: The Connection Between Wall Color and Energy Reduction

Quantifying how interior wall color can impact both emissions and energy costs

As businesses and homeowners seek new ways to lower their property’s energy costs and impact on the environment, there is one often overlooked, yet simple tactic that almost every building can benefit from: painting interior walls white.

Along with providing a crisp, fresh, and clean aesthetic, white interior walls can drive a big green impact—environmentally and financially. While tying interior white walls to energy efficiency is not a new concept, the impact has yet to be fully quantified, until now.

As a leading manufacturer of titanium dioxide (TiO), a critical paint component that gives coatings opacity, reflectivity, and bright, white color, Chemours was uniquely positioned to quantify exactly why and how interior wall color could impact the energy efficiency of a building. We found that doing so can drastically increase a building’s energy efficiency in two primary ways.

Download our most recent white paper to learn how much painting interior walls white can benefit your building.