3 of the best white paint colors to use on trim and baseboards in 2020

The best white paint colors for trim and baseboards

white trim in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove Satin Impergo OC 17

 

The 3 best white paint colors to use for trim and baseboards:

 

One of the most popular questions I get asked is which white paint color to use on trim and baseboards?
 
 
So today I’m sharing my favorites. These are the best white paint colors for trim that we’ve used again and again.
 
 

 

White Paint Trim Color Number 1. Benjamin Moore’s White Dove OC 17

 

The best white paint colors for trim and baseboards
white trim in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove Satin Impergo OC 17
 
This is my go to personal preference for white trim paint. I love using Benjamin Moore’s White Dove in the satin impergo finish. – This finish adds just a hint of sheen. I love how it looks every time we use it, and we’ve used it a lot!
 
This shade of white has some warmth to it, I think it’s one of the reasons why I love it so much.
 
You can see how this looks above in our foyer and again here in our living room. It works great with both all white walls and with colors too. For more info on our living room wall color, see this post on gray paint colors.
 
 
 
 

Paint Trim Color Number 2. Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White OC 149

Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White OC 149

 

Here we used Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White on both the walls (in an eggshell finish) and on the trim. in the satin impergo finish. Considered a cooler white, this color has a bluish undertone, and creates a very bright, white modern look.

 

Color Number 3. Benjamin Moore’s White OC-151

The best white paint colors for trim and baseboards

Benjamin Moore White Dove compared with Benjamin Moore White OC – 151

 

When we first moved to our house here in Connecticut, I was pretty sure I was going to use Benjamin Moore White Dove on our kitchen cabinets and also on all the trim work in our kitchen. However, once I saw it up on the cabinets (as seen above) it didn’t look white enough for the space. That’s when I learned about Benjamin Moore White OC 151.

We chose this vibrant white, also simply known as Benjamin Moore OC-151. I love how it looks in our kitchen. In fact, we love it so much we just used it on almost every wall in our beach house renovation, including the trim!

Benjamin Moore White OC – 151

 

So, these are the three best white colors for trim and baseboards. I hope you found these examples helpful! If you have any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below. Also, be sure to not to miss this post on the perfect shade of white paint colors for your walls. Thanks!

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  1. Karen O'Connor wrote:

    I’m so happy to hear that someone other than me used OC-151! I have it on my kitchen cabinets and trim throughout my condo and I love it!! Seems all I ever hear about is white dove and simply white. OC-151 is so clean and doesn’t have yellow undertones.

    Published on 9.18.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      YES! 🙂

      Published on 9.19.19 · Reply
  2. Amy wrote:

    Hi there! Wondering if you could give advice on which white to choose for trim in a bedroom with a van deusen blue ceiling and classic gray walls. Picking a white is much harder than I thought it would be!

    Published on 11.7.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Hmmm, maybe try mixing a little of the same gray wall color into dove white by Benjamin Moore!

      Published on 11.8.19 · Reply
  3. Lynn wrote:

    I loved BM White OC-151 and then read where it’s not white but gray white. Do you agree? It looks much whiter to me than White Dover or some of the other white that have a yellow undertone. Your thoughts?

    Published on 1.16.20 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      We used it in our beach house, I think it’s white white. Doesn’t read gray to me at all!

      Published on 1.16.20 · Reply
      • Lynn wrote:

        So glad to read your comments, Sue! I agree, but was starting to doubt my own eyes (like the “Emperor Wearing No Clothes”)! I just today read that one of the most popular Benjamin Moore whites doesn’t cover as well as OC-151 because that “popular” white lacks any color in it and it won’t cover as well as OC-151 which has the added color of black. (It might have been Super White, but not sure.) Frankly, I think one of the reasons why Decorator’s White and Super White became popular was because of their names! So interesting (and frustrating) to read about white paint colors as you’re trying to make a decision. What I loved about OC-151 when I first compared it to White Dove, Decorator’s White and some of the others is the lack of cream or yellow in it. Thank you for your reply. I must learn to trust my own eyes!

        Published on 1.16.20 · Reply