BENJAMIN MOORE: DECORATORS WHITE
How to choose the best white paint to use in your home.
It’s no surprise to me that the number one question around here is “
What is the best shade of white paint to use in my home?”
Picking out the right shade of white paint to use in your home can be a bit tricky.
So, today I thought I’d address this whole white paint issue.
This post is all about my favorite interior white paint shades – and yes, there are only four!
You don’t need a lot of options here, in fact, with these types of decisions, I always say “less is best.”
I have my tried and true favorites I turn to every time.
Having these go to white paint color choices on hand just makes everything SO much easier!
Once you know the best white paints to choose, you can decide which white paint choice will be be the right one in your own home.
The amount of choices out there is overwhelming.
Nuances with white paint can be exasperating!
You don’t need to let it consume you!
With choices like off white, true white, bone white, plain white, creamy white – you can really lose your mind!
That’s why I tend to stick to tried and trusted paint colors here.
No need to reinvent the (color) wheel:)
Benjamin Moore’s Decorators White Paint
Starting things off with my all time favorite,
Benjamin Moore’s Decorators White.
This is the paint color that both my daughters have in their bedrooms.
Unlike a lot of other white paints, this particular shade holds up beautifully regardless of the room or the light situation.
Decorator’s White is a bright white and looks very clean and modern to me.
photo by Nicole Cohen
BENJAMIN MOORE: DECORATORS WHITE
BENJAMIN MOORE: WHITE DOVE
White Dove Paint by Benjamin Moore
Another favorite white paint color is Benjamin Moore’s White Dove.
White Dove is the color I chose to paint over the dark cherry woodwork in my own closet here in Connecticut.
This made the whole space much more brighter and lighter.
In fact, we love this shade of white paint so much, we chose it for
all the trim and moldings in our new home.
WHITE DOVE SATIN IMPERGO
BENJAMIN MOORE: SIMPLY WHITE
Benjamin Moore’s Simply White Paint
When it came time to renovate our kitchen, painting the beige/yellow cabinets white (
see before shots here
) seemed like a “no brainer.”
However, once other shades of white paint were sampled on the cabinets, we changed our minds.
A sample of Benjamin Moore’s Simply White on the cabinetry, and the decision was pretty clear.
See image below.
Benjamin Moore’s Calm ( a favorite pseudo white paint of mine)
BENJAMIN MOORE: CALM
Finally, another great shade of white paint that we absolutely LOVE is Benjamin Moore’s Calm.
Not really a true white, but sort of a warm white with gray undertones.
We love this white paint color so much, we wanted to try it again here in our new house.
Especially since we were keeping all the furniture the same.
It looks entirely different to me in the new setting, but I think I love it even more here!
Then name of this paint color is so perfect, as it does give an overall sense of calm to the space!
Hopefully, these four choices will work for you and make your life a tiny bit less complicated.
Wrapping things up, I want you to know, my goal here, is to just make these type of home design decisions a lot easier for you.
Something like white paint, where all the subtle nuances alone can drive you crazy (trust me, I know!) – you just need some solid recommendations.
In a similar vein…I hope these additional posts can hope you out as well:
UPDATE! As of July 2019, just wanted to add we have a new favorite white interior paint!
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photos by Nicole Cohen