I have just painted the mist coat on freshly plastered walls using thinned brilliant white emulsion. I have found that the whiteness makes it look quiet harsh, and a guy at B&Q suggested the obvious (!) of using white instead of brilliant white. Does anyone actually use standard white anymore, and if I use, will it give a less harsh/warmer feel? Or is it just duller? Recommended? I have lots of walls so buying a specific tinted paint is going to be too expensive. Thanks..