Got a few questions about Benjamin Moore Linen White.
These came in shortly after posting about the best creamy wall paint colors to use in your home.
Since Linen White was one of these colors, a few people asked if I could show more examples and discuss it further here.
Benjamin Moore Linen White
I really enjoy writing these paint review posts, probably because I know the frustration involved with searching for the right wall paint color, first hand.
So, I’m more than happy to talk about Linen White here today.
Starting with the walls in our mudroom hallway, which are of course Benjamin Moore Linen White.
Why is Benjamin Moore Linen White such a popular color?
The reason I think so many people choose Linen White for their walls is twofold.
First off, it’s a warm, beige white, yet (despite it’s hint of yellow undertones) doesn’t have a lot of yellow in it.
In fact, you’d never confuse this color with a warm yellow.
Due it’s creamy, warm undertones, this color works so beautifully with neutral palettes.
As you can see here in our mudroom, it looks great with the browns and tans in our antelope pattern rug.
This is a soft cream wall color which also contrasts perfectly with our dark brown hardwood floors.
The trim and built ins here in our mudroom, are painted in my favorite white, Benjamin Moore White Dove.
It’s considered a very versatile color for a reason!
Linen White looks great with modern, transitional, traditional, cottage, farmhouse – you get the picture!
This is exactly why so many professional designers love to use it so much.
Is Linen White a good wall paint color?
The short answer is YES!
I think it’s such a beautiful soft , warm white which works in so many different style homes.
Ultimately you need to really love it.
Before you begin painting your walls, I can’t recommend trying it out first as a sample in your home enough.
Maybe this seems so obvious, but even the surrounding light from one from one room to another can differ.
Live with a few samples for a few days before making your final decision.
Test it in natural and artificial light too!
I always recommend using these Samplize adhesive paint samples.
The Samplize non-damaging adhesive backing allows for viewing in multiple locations and in different lighting without marking up your walls! Produced with genuine manufacturer paint.
Such a brilliant product!
No messy paint cans and brushes to deal with!
If you’re at all curious, you can check them out and order them here.
I tend to use a lot of Benjamin Moore paints, but I have nothing against Farrow and Ball or Sherwin Williams paint, or any other well known paint brand.
I’ve been told this color is most similar to Sherwin Williams Alabaster, if you want to sample this as well, but I’ve never used this one.
These brands all offer similar options and can be found over on Samplize as well!
I hope you found this post helpful.
If you do end up using BM Linen White OC-146 in your home, let me know! I’d love to see it.
What Color Goes Well With Benjamin Moore Linen White?
Earth tones, neutrals, dark brown and blacks look best with Linen White.
I also love how deep charcoal grays and dark navy blues look with this creamy white paint color.
Linen White is also a great paint color choice for kitchen cabinets.
In addition, if you’re looking for more of a true white, check out this paint color review of Benjamin Moore White OC-151.
If you have any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.
I’ve already answered a popular inquiry on which paint finish to choose in this post, just in case your wondering:)
A few more things…
In this group – members share photos with their design questions and dilemmas from their own home. We all chime in with our best advice!
It’s also great for sourcing hard to find items and pieces.
Lastly, to help you even further with your home projects, download my FREE DESIGN CHEAT SHEET, it’s loaded with all sorts of quick tips and handy measurements.
Additional Creamy White Paint Color Inspiration:
If you’re looking for even more creamy white paint color inspiration, be sure to check out these other posts by clicking on each title below-
- Benjamin Moore Decorators White Paint Review
- Decorating With White and Cream
- Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Paint Review
- Decorating With White
- Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
*This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click a link and purchase something, I may get a small commission from it at no cost to you. For more info, please read my disclaimer. I only refer things that I truly love and hope you will too!