Back today with another favorite white paint color – Benjamin Moore White OC -151.
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Benjamin Moore White OC-151
Based on the popularity of my past few paint posts, I’m back today with this one.
Today I’m focusing on a more recent favorite white paint of mine to use, Benjamin Moore White OC-151.
Just like White Dove, we use this beautiful white paint color SO much and in SO many places.
Above you can see how this looks on our kitchen cabinets.
When we first started to renovate our current kitchen, I thought for sure we were going to go with White Dove, just like we had (and loved) in our former New York home.
However, once we got the paint sample up on the actual cabinets and compared it OC-151 white, it was pretty eye opening.
You can see this comparison in the image below.
The first time we used this beautiful white paint color –
As I mentioned above, having our kitchen cabinets painted in this chic white color was our first time using OC-151.
The fact that we chose this over our favorite white paint, Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, was a surprise.
However, as you can see in the photo above, for whatever reason, guessing the lighting in our current kitchen, the white on the bottom is more of a “true white” in terms of what we looking for.
Second time with this white paint choice-
Our next experience with this pretty white paint in on our third floor. It’s a finished attic with a lot of natural light.
After testing out a few options, we fell in love with this color.
It gives us the light, fresh look we were aiming for in this space.
Because it’s an attic, the ceilings are at steep angles, having the walls and ceiling all match made it feel very open and airy.
Third time, now we’re pretty committed to it!
Having now used this lovely white in our kitchen and on our third floor finished attic, we knew we wanted to try it out again in the beach house we were renovating last year.
However, just to be safe, I tested it against Benjamin Moore Sea Pearl, you can see the side by side below.
I heard Sea Pearl was a great white paint color for coastal homes, but after viewing the side by side, I knew it wasn’t what we were looking for.
Once the paint started going up – we knew we loved it.
Good thing, because we committed to painting the majority of this house in OC -151.
You can see more of this renovation on my Instagram highlights and also if you search Rhode Island beach house.
The next three photos illustrate how beautiful this white looks in all different rooms with different light sources.
Finally, our most recent use of OC-151
Now that we have complete confidence with this paint color choice – opting to use it again in our current beach house renovation was a quick and easy decision.
Renovations can often lead to analysis paralysis, so having choices like this one, where you feel confident in your decision is always a good thing.
Below are a few photos of the new beach house with this color already up.
It’s a beautiful soft white which looks very clean and bright in all different rooms and light sources.
Exactly what we were going for here.
Benjamin Moore White OC-151
White OC-151 : Conclusion
By now you can tell how much I love to use this beautiful white paint color.
Ultimately you need to love it.
Hopefully, all these different images will help you to get a better sense of this paint color.
I can’t recommend trying it out as a sample in your home first enough.
Maybe this seems so obvious, but even the surrounding light from one room to another can differ.
Live with a few samples for a few days before making your decision. Test it in natural and artificial light too!
Another GREAT thought: I haven’t personally tried these, but the idea of large self sticking paint samples sounds brilliant!
If you’re at all curious, you can check them out and order them here!
I hope you found this post helpful.
If you do end up using White OC-151 in your home, let me know! I’d love to see it.
For another beautiful white paint option, be sure to check out this post all about Benjamin Moore’s Calm, it’s stunning!
If you have any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.
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