This post on white paint colors for the home first appeared here in 2015, but since then I’ve updated it to include a few more great white paint choices.
I still stand by the original ones in this post as well!
BENJAMIN MOORE: DECORATORS WHITE
How to choose the best white paint colors to use in your home.
It’s no surprise to me that the number one question around here is “
What is the best 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 no – all white paints are not the same!
However, you don’t need to make yourself crazy with a ton of different options here.
In fact, with these types of decisions, I always say “less is best.”
These are 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
Considered a “cool to neutral white” it’s a very popular choice.
This is the paint color that both my daughters have in their bedrooms.
Decorator’s White is as you might’ve guessed from the name is very popular in the interior design world.
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.
This pure white paint color has NO yellow undertones.
photo by Nicole Cohen
BENJAMIN MOORE: DECORATORS WHITE
BENJAMIN MOORE: WHITE DOVE
White Dove by Benjamin Moore
White Dove is a warmer white and not considered a cool white.
However, it also doesn’t have a yellow undertone to it.
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.
This is a warm white paint shade with a lot of depth to it.
* Update! After a lot of emails and questions,
I now have an entire post dedicated to Benjamin Moore White Dove paint!
WHITE DOVE SATIN IMPERGO in our living room.
BENJAMIN MOORE: SIMPLY WHITE
Benjamin Moore’s White OC – 151
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.
This white has a lot less gray in it, it’s a bit more of a warmer white.
If fact, this is probably the white paint I tend to turn to the most these days.
Benjamin Moore’s Calm ( a favorite pseudo white paint of mine)
BENJAMIN MOORE: CALM
Not really a true white, but sort of a neutral white with warm 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.
The name of this paint color is so perfect, as it does seem to make this whole room feel so calm!
In fact, just like all the other white paint colors mentioned here, I love this paint color so much, I’ve written a whole blog post on it!
Benjamin Moore Simply White
Benjamin Moore’s Simply White on kitchen cabinets by True North Cabinets.
Finally, I had to include Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
It’s such a great color and so popular for a reason!
is a fresh white paint color that’s perfect everything – ceilings, trim, and walls, built ins, cabinets, you name it. Simply white
It’s off-white so it’s not too bright, but it’s light enough that it will still add a fresh and clean look to any space.
Hopefully, these 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.
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photos by Nicole Cohen