Back today with another popular wall pant color – Benjamin Moore Decorators White!
Benjamin Moore Decorators White
I’m really happy that so many of you are finding these blog posts about interior wall paint colors helpful.
Based on all the great feedback on my post about Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, I thought I’d focus in on another white paint we’ve personally used in our home a lot; Benjamin Moore Decorators White.
If you’re looking for a beautiful, crisp white color for your next home decor project- this could be it!
the first time we went with Decorator’s White.
This wall paint is a forever favorite of the design world, so I’ve known about this classic white paint color for a long time.
When it came time to redesign my oldest daughter’s bedroom from toddler to “big girl” room – (this was about 9 years ago!) I knew this pure white paint color would be the perfect choice.
You can read more about the transformation of my daughter’s room here.
The photo below was from an HGTV magazine feature of our former home.
This cutie is now a college student! Crazy, but I guess I’m straying from the paint color so…
Back to this white wall winner!
Both of my daughters chose Decorator White for their new bedrooms.
Back in 2014 when we moved from New York to our current home here in Connecticut, I let both my daughters choose the color for their bedrooms.
They both knew right away they wanted to go with white walls.
Based on how great it looked in my oldest daughter’s former bedroom, we knew Decorators White would be the winner and didn’t even bother with paint samples here.
The fresh, modern all white look of their current teen girl bedrooms complements both girl’s individual style perfectly.
Below are two photos of their current bedrooms from our home’s feature on One Kings Lane.
Oldest daughter’s bedroom – I love how this white paint color looks with her blue green headboard.
Middle daughter’s bedroom – just like her sister she wanted a stark white bedroom, I think it came out great!
choosing to go with this beautiful white paint for almost our entire vacation home.
Several years ago we bought a vacation home in Florida.
This was before we moved to Connecticut, but after having used Decorator’s White in my daughter’s bedroom in New York.
The Florida home had decent bones, but the decor was very dated.
If you’re curious, these before and after photos on our Florida home will give you a sense of what we were working with.
We needed to make a few quick decisions to update the interiors.
I knew an all white backdrop would help this home look fresh and modern.
Too many choices can always cause “analysis paralysis” – I’ve seen this with myself first hand.
We had an opportunity to have our vacation home painted while we were home, back north. So, there was no time for samples or second guessing.
On a leap of faith I chose to do the majority of the home in Decorator’s White.
Our vacation home’s living room, I think all the natural light along with the shades of blue create a pretty soft white on the walls.
This included all the open living spaces, kitchen cabinets, bedrooms, banisters and various trims and doors too.
It turned out to be the best decision.
There’s also an entire post on the best living room wall paint colors – with a few more options for you to consider.
Our kitchen in Florida – the cabinets are all painted in Decorators White, find even more great kitchen cabinet colors here.
Coupled with our blue furniture pieces and some colorful art, this home now has a contemporary coastal look to it.
Exactly what we were going for!
As you can see, we’re big fans of this classic, true white paint color.
We love it to use it on walls, cabinets, ceilings and trim work too!
Decorators White has stood the test of time (and homes) for us.
Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White is ideal if you’re looking to paint a room a cool white color, with no yellow undertone.
By cool, I mean it has what’s considered a blue undertone, whereas a warmer white would have more of a yellow/pink undertone.
I’ve heard it described as a bright white by some.
Depending on the light and time of day, this color appears to look both off white and pure white.
For more white paint ideas, be sure to check out this post here.
However, if you’re leaning more towards using a gray paint color, you’ll want to check out this post here.
Our living room in Florida with BM Decorator’s White.
Ultimately you need to love the paint colors you choose for your home.
Which is why I can’t recommend trying it out as a sample in your home first.
Perhaps this is so obvious, but even the surrounding light from one room to another can differ, this will always change the look of any wall paint color.
Be sure to test the color in natural and artificial light too!
Be patient in this process and live with a few samples for a few days before making your final decision.
Also, another great way to test out a paint color (while I haven’t personally tried this) are to get large self sticking paint samples.
This sounds so great!
No messy paint cans to deal with before you commit! Win/win!
If you’re at all curious, you can find them here and try it out as a sample in your home first!
Hopefully, you found this post helpful.
If you do end up using Decorators White in your home, let me know! I’d love to see it.
By the way, you can always see more of our current home here.
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Which reminds me… I’ve already answered a popular inquiry on which paint finish to choose in this post, just in case your wondering:)
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Your homes look beautiful! I just used Decorator’s White on some board and batten walls (in satin) and on our trim and doors (in semi-gloss). The doors that are right next to the board and batten look like a different color than the walls. Is that to be expected? It seems “off” to me – I’m ready to paint the door in the satin so they are the same because it’s driving me crazy. Did you run into this?
Yes, I’ve seen this before. It’s because the light hits different on a satin vs. semi gloss. But, it sounds really nice!
Try living with it for a bit before you go changing it, you might end up loving it!
Thank you for this! our new house is very low light unfortunately in the front of the house. I think this Decorator’s White with blue undertones will make the house feel brighter…is that a correct assumption? We def don’t want it to feel institutional though. Lastly, would you do the trim & ceiling in decorators white too or another color?
Yes to all this. Same color different finishes. Good Luck sounds great!
Decorator’s White and OC 151 – which one would you use for trim and upper cabinets and which one for the walls? I’d like white on white. My bottom cabinets and island will be SW Naval btw. This is a Kitchen and tv room room combo. Thanks a lot!
I would do it all in OC 151, but in different finishes. For trim use a semi gloss, for cabinets use a satin and the walls and ceiling flat or eggshell!
Oooh! Thanks so much for the tip. Can’t wait to start this porject! 🙂
Based on your posts, we have narrowed our wall and trim colors down to either Decorator’s White or Chantily Lace. Is there a gray that’s not too dark and leans more blue or griege than green that you would recommend for interior doors? Thanks so much!
I can’t think of one, as I’ve always done white on interior doors. Sorry!
But it sounds very pretty…
Love reading your posts! So helpful!
So I just want to confirm, I could paint shiplap walls and trim decorator white and the ceiling the same but in a flat finish?
What’s the difference between decorator white and simply white? Undertones? Thank you!!!
Yes to the same tone question. Same tone different finishes will work great.
As for Decorators White, it’s more of a blue white, so yes, the undertones are different. Try side by side samples if you’re not sure. xx
Where did you find the lamps in your oldest daughter’s bedroom? They look like light blue–exactly what I’m looking for!
They were from Target, but several years ago.