White Paint Color Guide 2022 | White Dove vs Swiss Coffee vs Alabaster (2022)

Trying to decide between Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee vs White Dove, or Sherwin Williams Alabaster? This white paint guide has all the best colors!

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Choosing the perfect white paint color can be tough! Who knew there could be so many different shades of white?

Are you stuck trying to decide between Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffe and White Dove? Can’t decide betweenSherwin Williams Alabaster and Benjamin Moore Simply White? Don’t worry – I got you!

This white paint guide will help you find the perfect color for your home.

Best White Paint Colors

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This article breaks down the most popular white paint colors in detail. If you prefer video content, check out the video below! Otherwise keep reading to see all my favorite paint colors.

Best White Paint Colors Video

Let’s break it down and talk about what makes each shade of white paint unique. To help you pick the perfect white paint, here’s what you need to know!

Top White Paint Colors For Interiors & Exteriors

Here is a list of my top picks for white paints, both from our own home as well as the white paint colors designers use over and over again.

Let’s dive in!

1. Swiss Coffee byBenjamin Moore (OC-45)

Swiss Coffee – LRV: 83.93 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

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Benjamin Moore is my absolute favorite paint and Swiss Coffee (OC-45) is just one of the many reasons why. I mean, can you really go wrong with a name like Swiss Coffee? Fun fact: my mother-in-law actually puts a lot of significance in paint color names, and I think she might be on to something!

Swiss Coffee has a LRV of 83.93 which puts it right in the sweet spot for bright white paint colors. It’s bright enough to make a room feel light and airy, but not so bright that walls start to look boring and sterile. Swiss Coffee has mildly warm undertones which tends to create an inviting and happy feel.

Here’s how Benjamin Moore describes Swiss Coffee:

This color is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces…

View the color Swiss Coffee on the Benjamin Moore website here.

The warm inviting entry room below is painted with Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.

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2. White Dove by Benjamin Moore (OC-17)

White Dove – LRV: 85.38 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

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Benjamin Moore White Dove is my go-to white paint color! I love its slightly warm hints of grey. The white creaminess of this paint color has a calming vibe that makes any home feel more inviting. It’s perfect for interior walls, trim, doors, or even a white shiplap accent wall if you’re feeling brave.

I like it so much that I used White Dove to paint my entire home! Check out my full White Dove Paint Color Review – I share my personal experience with the color, tons of pictures, and all the nitty gritty details.

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White Dove has sophisticated color nuances, and looks great in all lighting conditions. I’ve found that many warm white colors can be less appealing (or worse) when paired with warm lighting. This is not the case with White Dove. The color isn’t warm enough for that to be a problem.

Benjamin Moore describes White Dove as:

Unerring style defines this classic, softly shaded white. Light and luminous, it is a favorite choice for moldings and trim.

View the color White Dove on the Benjamin Moore website here.

It looks good on moldings and trim, but White Dove is a versatile color that also looks great anywhere! All of the white walls and trim you see in my home are painted with White Dove. It’s my #1 choice for many reasons, but the most important reason is it looks amazing no matter where you put it!

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In the image below, Benjamin Moore White Dove paint pops against the natural tones of the wood accent wall in our master bedroom.

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FAQ: Swiss Coffee or White Dove?

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee vs White Dove

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Swiss Coffee and White Dove are very similar colors with subtle differences. They are both members of Benjamin Moore’s off-white collection.

Swiss Coffee is creamier and slightly warmer with stronger yellow and grey undertones. White Dove is slightly brighter with a LRV of 85.38 compared to Swiss Coffee’s LRV of 83.93.

If you’re looking for an interesting white paint color that is a little more off-white than white, then Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee might be the perfect choice for you. Both colors work well in most rooms, however in a room with limited natural light, White Dove would be the better choice.

3. Antique White by PPG (PPG1024-2)

Antique White – LRV: 72 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

Color profile: R:225G:218B:202

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Antique White is a stunning off-white paint color that’s new to this list for 2021! With a LRV of 72, you’ll notice right away this is a definitely an off-white color. However, it still feels like white and doesn’t end up looking like a neutral or gray color in most rooms.

If you’re starting to love this warm off-white paint color, you aren’t alone. PPG is the second largest manufacturer of paint in the world, and this is one of their most popular paint colors.

Here’s how PPG describes Antique White:

Antique White is a light, gray, caramel white with a bronze undertone. It is a perfect paint color for an elegant statement in any room. Pair it with gray or beige to create an elegant historical statement in any room.

View the color Antique White on the PPG website here.

This bright living room with lots of natural light is perfect for PPG’s Antique White paint color.

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4. Alabaster by Sherwin Williams (SW 7008)

Alabaster – LRV: 82 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

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Alabaster (SW 7008) was the Sherwin-Williams color of the year a few years back, and for good reason. It’s a beautiful white with dusty undertones that make it a really versatile color for interiors. It looks good in kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

In fact I used Alabaster throughout our entire renovated RV. It has quickly become one of my very favorite white paint colors.

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Jackie Jordan, the Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing describes Alabaster as:

A hue symbolic of new beginnings, Alabaster (SW 7008), is Sherwin-Williams… Color of the Year. At a time of interconnected commotion and overstimulation, Alabaster offers a sense of personal solace and revival to weary minds. It is the true neutral to set the tone…

View the color Alabaster on the Sherwin Williams website here.

Compared to White Dove, Alabaster is less creamy and more of a true white. This makes it a great option if you are looking for a naturally flattering hue with little undertone.

I love how the Sherwin Williams’ director of color marketing describes it, “Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring hue of white.”

Check out how Alabaster looks in the neutral nursery below.

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FAQ: Alabaster or White Dove?

Sherwin Williams Alabaster vs Benjamin Moore White Dove

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Sherwin Williams Alabaster and Benjamin Moore White dove are two of the very most popular white paint colors – they’re both beautiful!

Each of these white paint colors fall into what I consider the sweet spot for brightness (low to mid 80’s on the LRV scale). White Dove is slightly brighter than Alabaster with LRVs of 85.38 and 82 respectively.

When I was choosing a paint color for my home, Sherwin Williams Alabaster vs Benjamin Moore White Dove ended up being my two finalists.

Personally, I love both colors. Alabaster is slightly warmer, and White Dove is slightly cooler. Because of this difference, one color is usually better suited for your specific home based on natural lighting conditions, and the other colors in a room.

I recommend testing both colors in your home to see which one looks better in person. And, did you know that you can now get real paint samples delivered to your own home? Check out these Peel-and-Stick Paint Samples from Samplize!

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In many cases, once you get the paint samples up on your walls, one will look a little better and seem to belong in a room.

5. Simply White by Benjamin Moore (OC-117)

Simply White – LRV: 91.7 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

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If you do any research about white paint colors you will probably come across the color Simply White by Benjamin Moore. It was the Benjamin Moore color of the year in 2016, and for good reason!

This color is a crisp, clean, and bright white. Simply White’s fresh finish makes it a great option for bright trim, doors, or cabinets.

Benjamin Moore describes Simply White as:

Fresh as the first snowfall, this clean, crisp, multi-purpose white is a perennial favorite for trim, ceilings, and walls.

View the color Simply White on the Benjamin Moore website here.

Simply White has a LRV of 91.7, which is nearly the highest of all the paint colors on this list. The high LRV means it is the closest to pure white. The low 90’s is as close to pure white as I recommend going; any whiter and the colors start looking cool, sterile, and lack complexity.

The sitting room below is painted with Benjamin Moore Simply White.

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6. Silos White by Magnolia Homes

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I couldn’t write a post about paint without including one from the Magnolia line. All of Joanna’s colors are beautiful (just like everything else she creates), but my favorite white from her collection is Silos White.

Joanna Gaines describes this color as a warm white with beige undertones. I tend to lean towards the warmer whites (or off-whites) because I love the bright and airy feeling they give off without the stark and sterile vibe that a pure white tends to create.

The dining room in the image below is painted with Magnolia Homes Silos White.

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7. Super White by Benjamin Moore (OC-152)

Super White – LRV: 89.09 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

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Super White by Benjamin Moore is the most basic, classic color on this list, but that isn’t a bad thing! I love the simple, clean white because it appears very pure without coming across as blinding.

Benjamin Moore describes Super White as:

A brilliant, almost sparkling white, this clean shade suggests clarity and simplicity.

View the color Super White on the Benjamin Moore website here.

Super White has less beige, creamy undertones than all the other white paints I recommend. Many true whites tend to be overly cool and bright, but not Super White.

How does it do it? With a LRV of 89.09, it accomplishes the ‘white as snow’ look without making you feel like you just checked your phone in the middle of the night with the screen set on max brightness.

The walls of the great room in the image below are painted with Super White by Benjamin Moore.

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8. Creamy White by Benjamin Moore (OC-07)

Creamy White – LRV: 72.35 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

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Creamy White by Benjamin Moore has the lowest LRV, and the most warm, off-white undertones of all the paint colors on this list. While most of the colors included in this white paint color guide are close to true white, this is not the case when it comes to ‘Creamy White’ – it’s more of an off-white.

The color might be for you if you’re interested in a more sophisticated color compared to pure white, but don’t want to go full-on beige or grey. With Creamy White (OC-07), you can still expect a clean looking off-white color.

It’s also a great choice for rooms with north facing windows that let in cool northern light. The light from north facing windows has a tendency to bring out the blue undertones in cool and neutral white paint colors. Using a warmer white, like Creaming White (OC-07) by Benjamin Moore will prevent this from happening.

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The warm vibes of Benjamin Moore’s Creamy White would be an excellent color choice to make a bedroom, guest room, or common area feel extra inviting.

Here’s what Benjamin Moore has to say about its Creamy White paint color:

This color is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces. A compilation of 152 white and off-white colors.

View the color Creamy White on the Benjamin Moore website here.

The Creamy White cabinets in the kitchen below creates a warm cozy vibe while still looking fresh & clean.

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9. Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore (OC-65)

Chantilly Lace – LRV: 92.2 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

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Chantilly Lace is one of my favorite colors, and it has been gaining popularity. It’s a pleasant bright white paint color with an understated hint of cool greenish hue.

Don’t be scared of the greenish undertones – it’s just enough to give this paint color a unique appeal that can add character and interest to a room.

Benjamin Moore aptly describes this paint color in their product listing:

As delicate and refined as the lace it was named after, this crisp, clean white evokes images of pure silk, soft linen and simpler times.

View the color Chantilly Lace on the Benjamin Moore website here.

With a high LRV of 92.2, this color is a very bright, pure white. It’s the brightest white paint color on this list making it a great neutral white paint color.

The low 90’s is my upper limit for white paint colors that I’ll recommend; once you get into the mid 90’s and above, colors can start looking washed out, sterile or just plain boring.

You can see how crisp and bright Chantilly Lace looks as an exterior white paint color option in the image below.

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10. Snowbound by Sherwin Williams (SW 7004)

Snowbound – LRV: 83(LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

R:237G:234B:229

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Snowbound by Sherwin Williams is featured in their Top 50 Color rankings. It’s also included in the following color collections: Minimalist, Pottery Barn – Fall/Winter 2021, Living Well – Reflect, Top 50 Colors, and Timeless White.

This popular new paint color is light, bright, and has a hint of silvery gray. Its ideal for trim, but also makes an excellent color for walls and ceilings if you’re looking to keep things light and airy.

Snowbound is a cool, neutral white paint color with some gray undertones. This means that Snowbound could be a good choice for nearly any room.

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There you have it, my top picks for best white paint colors. I hope you found this article helpful and now have a few colors in mind to try out in your space.

Want my A-to-Z blueprint on how to design a room that’s beautiful and stylish?

My Top Painting Tips & Resources:

The easiest way to see paint samples on YOUR walls:

Before you make a final decision on a paint color, test out your favorites with Peel-and-Stick paint samples from Samplize! The 12″ x 12″ Peel-and-Stick samples use real paint, and make it easy see how a color will look in your home (without the mess).

Plus, it saves you the trouble of having to pick up multiple tiny cans of paint that end up going to waste.

Check out my full Samplize Review where I share about my experience using Samplize to help me decide on a paint color.

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Samplize allows you to see different color options in a variety of locations. The peel-and-stick squares have non-damaging adhesive that you can reposition many times, and can even wrap around corners to show contrast between walls.

Testing out a paint color in your home is important because a paint color’s appearance depends on the unique lighting conditions in your home.

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A paint color can even look a little different throughout the day as lighting conditions shift with the sun’s position in the sky.

Make sure to examine your paint sample during different times of the day to see how natural light affects the appearance of the color. Also make sure to see how the paint colors look with the lights in the room on, and off.

If you want to make a bold paint color statement in a room, I recommend painting all the walls white and choosing only 1 wall to make a your bold statement with an accent wall.

Another option is to install a wood accent wall. To learn more about wood accent walls, check out my blog post called: How To Build A Wood Plank Accent Wall.

How To Choose A Paint Color

Want to know exactly how to pick the best paint color for your space? How do you know which color of white is the best fit for your home, your decor, the lighting in your home, and your style?

I wrote an entire blog post with easy to follow steps for choosing a paint color that answers all these questions, and more. It has all the info you need to know – from undertones, sheen, to the lighting in a room, and so much more.

Check it out:

How To Get A Great Deal On Paint

Did you know that you can use budget friendly paint, and have it color matched to premium Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint colors? At Joyfully Growing Blog, we always use Glidden Premium paint from The Home Depot.

Glidden Premium rivals the quality of the top paint lines from Behr, Sherwin Williams, and Benjamin Moore.

Any paint store, or home improvement store with a paint section will be able to match colors from most major brands. This means that you can select one brand of paint, but get it mixed in any color you want!

In many cases, affordable paint like Glidden Premium can be up to 50% cheaper than the ‘big name brand’ competition. This can save you a ton of money!

Our Go-To Painting Supplies

I recommend ‘Pro Grade’paintbrushes – they’re the perfect budget friendly option. The brushes are high quality, and buying from Amazon, you can get a much better deal than in stores. You might be surprised how cheap this professional quality 5 Brush Set is on Amazon (it’s less than $10!).

Paint brushes and paint rollers will get the job done, but for serious efficiency and productivity, you cannot beat this Graco Magnum Project Plus airless paint sprayer (Amazon). I personally own this paint spay, and have used it on tons of painting projects.

It’s an excellent quality sprayer, and powers through any painting projects in a hurry. We used to dread painting, but now with the airless sprayer, it’s actually pretty fun!Painting with an airless sprayer makes it easy to complete projects in much less time.

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Looking for more paint color guides?

If you found this white paint color guide helpful you may also enjoy reading through my Gray Paint Color Guide blog post. In the post I’ve broken it down into four categories:Neutral Gray,Warm Gray,Cool Gray, andDark Gray.

Another popular interior paint color is green. In fact I think green will continue to be one of the toppaintcolors going into next year.

But, many people who want topainttheir walls (or cabinets) green are concerned that green might not flow with the rest of their home.

I spent tons of hours researching, as well as asking many of my readers what their favorite options were. After compiling all the results, I’m shared a blog post with allthe best greenpaintcolors!

My Other Paint Color Resources

Helping people choose great paint colors is one of my passions! I’ve written several articles to help streamline and destress your decision making process.

Check all of them out here:

White Dove Paint Color Review | After Painting My Whole House!

Paint Color Trends 2021 | Trending Colors From Top Brands

Best Paint Colors For North Facing Rooms

How To Choose A Paint Color | Lighting, Undertones, Sheen (and more!)

Samplize Review | Peel-and-Stick Paint Samples

Best Gray Paint Colors | The Ultimate Guide

Green Paint Color Guide | Most Popular Colors

(Video) Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC 45

Thanks for reading along! If you have any questions, please ask in the comments below!

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White Paint Color Guide

FAQs

Which is better white dove or Alabaster? ›

Alabaster is slightly warmer, and White Dove is slightly cooler. Because of this difference, one color is usually better suited for your specific home based on natural lighting conditions, and the other colors in a room. I recommend testing both colors in your home to see which one looks better in person.

Is white Dove warmer than Alabaster? ›

Alabaster is just a touch warmer than White Dove by Benjamin Moore. White Dove also has a higher LRV of 85, giving it more of a true white appearance than Alabaster. It also has a hint more of a gray undertone than Alabaster.

What is the difference between white dove and Swiss Coffee? ›

White Dove is also a bit WHITER and BRIGHTER than Swiss Coffee, making it a bit more flexible. You might have seen that Shea lightened Swiss Coffee by 25%, which would brighten it – maybe even a WINK lighter than White Dove.

Do white dove and Alabaster go together? ›

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Is white Dove or Alabaster more yellow? ›

When comparing Sherwin Williams Alabaster to Benjamin Moore White Dove, there are a few differences very slight between the two colors. White Dove is a bit more white than Alabaster. Both paint colors are very light and have a high LRV, White Dove being a tiny bit higher at 85.38.

Is Swiss Coffee too yellow? ›

Swiss Coffee is a WARM white paint colour – not OVERLY yellow/creamy, but definitely warm.

Does Alabaster white look yellow? ›

It's very obvious in our kitchen that SW Extra White is a very cool white, while Sherwin Williams Alabaster is definitely a warmer shade of white. For us, Alabaster does not look yellow, even in rooms with low natural lighting.

Is Alabaster white popular? ›

Alabaster is a Popular Choice

Alabaster has been a popular shade of white for several years, and shows no signs that it's going anywhere. It's a great choice for walls because it doesn't feel cold, but also an excellent choice for kitchen cabinets.

Does white dove look yellow? ›

Does White Dove look yellow? White Dove does not have a yellow appearance or undertone nor is it a pure white. It stands as a soft, warm white with more of gray undertones than yellow. White Dove can read differently in rooms based on lighting, furniture choice, and accent colors in a space.

Does white dove and Swiss Coffee go together? ›

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee works well with Benjamin Moore White Dove and Benjamin Moore Cloud White as trim. You can also try it in a tone on tone method, which is Painting Trim and Walls the Same Color.

Is white Dove Too white? ›

White Dove has yellow undertones mixed with a slight gray, which together create a beautiful soft creamy off white color. The warm and cool undertones balance each other out to create the perfect neutral white paint. But paint colors will always be affected by the amount of light in a space.

What color goes well with Swiss Coffee? ›

Browns, tans and terra cotta earth tones look best with Swiss Coffee. I also love how deep charcoal grays and dark navy blues look with this creamy white paint color. Swiss Coffee is a great paint color choice for kitchen cabinets.

What Sherwin Williams paint color is closest to white Dove? ›

The closest Sherwin Williams equivalent to White Dove would be SW Alabaster or SW Snowbound.

Is Alabaster a popular paint color? ›

Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008

What colour compliments Alabaster? ›

It can be paired with light blushes or grays and bridge transitional and traditional styles. You can create a yin and yang harmony with contrasting dark colors, such as Urbane Bronze (SW 7048) or Gray Area (SW 7052) in a spa-like bathroom.

Does Sherwin Williams alabaster look yellow? ›

It's very obvious in our kitchen that SW Extra White is a very cool white, while Sherwin Williams Alabaster is definitely a warmer shade of white. For us, Alabaster does not look yellow, even in rooms with low natural lighting.

What Sherwin Williams paint color is closest to white Dove? ›

The closest Sherwin Williams equivalent to White Dove would be SW Alabaster or SW Snowbound.

Is white Dove Too white? ›

White Dove has yellow undertones mixed with a slight gray, which together create a beautiful soft creamy off white color. The warm and cool undertones balance each other out to create the perfect neutral white paint. But paint colors will always be affected by the amount of light in a space.

Is Alabaster a popular paint color? ›

Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008

Here are the best white paint colors for your home!. There are a few things to consider specifically when choosing a white paint color.. The best way to determine the undertones of white wall paint is to place a color swatch next to pure white printer paper.. You have a few options for trim paint colors with white walls.. Some rooms do well with a soft white, some need a neutral white, and some need something with more yellow undertones for warmth.. The answer is that you need to test multiple white paint samples in your room, with your lighting and your fixtures, to choose the best white paint for your room!. Here are some of the best white paint colors for interior walls of your home!. creamy white paint color.. Pure White is a bright white color with a slight warmth – but no creaminess – to it.. White Dove is a soft, warm white color.. Aesthetic white is really less of a white and more of a light greige paint color.. My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.

No group of artists knows this better than interior designers, who work color into our living spaces in ways that speak to both our individual desires and the collective external world.. “These colors both have a comforting and calming effect that bright whites don’t.” Allison Dozier, owner and principal designer of Allison Dozier Interiors is also looking to warm whites in 2022.. This terracotta hue is alluring and calming, and something of “a big color right now,” according to Jennifer Rhode, owner and principal designer of Jennifer Rhode Design .. No other color conjures images of nature and optimism quite like green does, which is why so many designers are running with this hue for 2022.. “It always been a neutral color in my mind, but it pairs well with so many other colors,” says Marissa Matiyasic, principal designer of Reflections Interior Design .. Considering this, Susan Bednar Long, owner and principal designer of SB Long Interiors , says 2022 will call for interior colors that infuse our lives with vibrance, joy, and positivity.. It is quite fascinating: Even with all the gravitational pull toward the earthy, grounding colors for 2022, one of the most dramatic will hold a winning card and that is rich black, says creative and design influencer Cindi Yang .. “It’s a great color to help bring out other elements in the room, like playful colored fabrics or sophisticated metals,” she notes.

This color will complement existing color trends that have been popular this past year like rust color tones and shades of green.". Benjamin Moore picked a soft sage called October Mist as its 2022 Color of the Year.. The versatile shade is part of the paint brand's 2022 Color Trends palette that includes primary hues, pale tones and botanical shades.. October Mist 1495 and the corresponding Color Trends 2022 palette reflects an effortless harmony of colors, while inspiring unique combinations for any paint project.” — Andrea Magno, Director of Color Marketing & Development, Benjamin Moore. "A very popular and favorite neutral paint color is any match of Pratt & Lambert's Feather Gray .. "Greens, aquas and peacock tones may seem like a flash from your grandmother's wardrobe, but those colors are sneaking into the top projects and designs for 2022 here at Onyx + Alabaster.. Another favorite shade is Benjamin Moore’s Distant Gray , which I used as the exterior color on my new hotel, The Madrona .". Cover all four walls with calming blues or neutrals, or go for an arresting accent color — think everything from dreamy pinks to moody black tones .. Benjamin Moore chose October Mist , a soft sage; Sherwin-Williams also selected a subdued green, Evergreen Fog ; on the other hand, Pantone decided to go bold with Very Peri , a lively periwinkle color.. Use these expert-approved picks to land on the right interior paint color for your home.

But by picking out a white paint that jibes with the rest of your space, it can create a lovely light, spacious, serene, and clean feel in the room.. This makes it a great choice for anyone who wants a crisp, bright shade of white.. It feels clean and fresh on any wall but works particularly well in rooms without a lot of natural light , which can make it look especially stark.. Thus, it looks great with either cool colors or warm colors.. This cool gray/white is a modern shade with subtle blue undertones that pairs beautifully with bright white or light neutral accents.

If you’ve never picked out paint colors before, it might surprise you to learn just how many white paint colors are out there.. How is white even a color anyway?. Extra White might be what comes to mind when you first picture the color white: a very bright, neutral white with no undertones.. Extra White is Great for Accents and Trim Extra White’s brightness makes it a great choice for anything you want to highlight or contrast.. It has a very slight grayish beige tint that makes it a little different from Extra White or Pure White.. This color can pull double duty as a neutral and a white, depending on your lighting situation and the colors you pair it with.. White Duck is Great for Walls White Duck has some warmth and personality that keep it from being washed out when it’s used as an all-over color, while still being light enough to make your home welcoming and bright.. Pure White is a bright, neutral white that does what it says on the label: it’s a white paint that doesn’t lean towards any other colors.. Pure White is Great for Contrast Pure White offers classic contrast with the black and bronze elements in this kitchen.. White Heron is Great for Painting Wood White Heron was the perfect choice to freshen up the yellowed wood in this home.. For comparison, that’s as bright as the other brightest white on this list, Extra White.. Its LRV of 83 puts it on the borderline between white and off-white, but it’s got enough of a tint that it really registers as an off-white more than a pure white.. Dover White is Great for Cabinets Dover White has been described as the perfect cabinet color , and it really offers the best of both worlds when it comes to a clean contrast and a warm glow.. Ice Cube has just enough color to it that if you want to contrast it with a true white, such as Extra White or Pure White, you can.. Eider White is Great for Bright Rooms Eider White’s subtle shading is good for rooms where bright lighting might overwhelm lighter whites.

That’s why our color experts created this top 10 favorite interior paint colors to make it easy for you.. Regardless if you’re sprucing up your bedroom walls or painting the whole house, here are the top 10 most popular interior paint colors for any room.. Pure White (SW 7005) by Sherwin Williams is a versatile off-white paint color that is often used in the kitchen, bedroom, or living room.. A top paint color among designers, this can be used to paint the whole house, bedroom, living room, or kitchen.. The combination of gray and beige blends perfectly, allowing this color to go with most existing home paint color palettes.. As PPG’s most popular white color, Delicate White (PPG1001-1) is a cooler-toned, pale color that can be used on your walls, trim, or both.. It’s a rich and luxurious paint color that works well in a home office, dining room, or as a contrasting kitchen island cabinet color.. One of the best-selling paints for Benjamin Moore in recent years, Gray Owl (2137-60) is a highly versatile warm-ish gray paint color.. While blue, colder undertones may come out in certain lights, it’s still a very popular living room or kitchen paint color.. In this case, your paint crew may have a preferred painting brand or a specific paint store may be located nearby.. This popular pick from Sherwin is a softer warm gray paint color that coordinates with most other paint colors.. The best interior paint color at home Depot is Behr White 52.. The most popular neutral interior paint color of 2022 is Pure White by Sherwin-Williams.. Sherwin Williams Aleutian is a dusty blue paint color with enough gray undertones to act as a fantastic neutral backdrop for any interior wall.. The 2022 paint colors trends for interiors are warmer shades of neutral white, greige, and soothing tranquil tones.

Because Sherwin Williams Alabaster undertone is more gray-beige (“Greige”), it has just a hint more warmth than White Dove.. Furthermore, white paint colors can be TRICKY!. Because, given the time of day, the amount of cloud cover, and the direction of sun, BOTH of these paint colors will continue to look differently per picture and scenario.. BM White Dove (Left) SW Alabaster (Right)In conclusion about these exteriors, my observation is that BM White Dove STAYS warm outside on the exterior, much more so than Alabaster does.. So Alabaster is slightly less white than White Dove.. **So I still don’t understand how White Dove continues to look more creamy in these outdoor images, but LRV is much more complex than I am explaining.. Tags Alabaster compared to White Dove , Alabaster vs White Dove , BM White Dove vs SW Alabaster , Most popular white paint colors , popular white paint cabinet colors , popular white paints , Sherwin Williams Alabaster vs Benjamin Moore White Dove , which white paint for kitchen cabinets , White Dove compared to Alabaster , White Dove vs Alabaster , white paint cabinet colors

Especially with all of the white, green, navy blue, and dark gray color trends that are in right now.. Indeed, we love using this trendy white kitchen cabinet color for contemporary or modern cabinet door styles.. You need special paint and primer when painting kitchen cabinets.. We cover the best colors for cabinets from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams like Simply White, Dove White, and Chantilly Lace.. We cover the best colors for cabinets from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams like Simply White, Dove White, and Chantilly Lace.

Determine the undertone Determine if you want a warm or cool white hue Play with the natural light throughout the day Consider your roof and trim colors. If your home exterior is heavily shaded, the paint color you choose will look different than if it is in full sun.. So the color in a paint store will not look like the same color on a home’s exterior.. When I painted our home exterior I purchased samples from a different store than the painting company did.. So make sure to get samples from the same location you’ll be buying your paint from.. White is not the end-all-be-all when it comes to exterior paint colors.. After painting the barn white, most of our friends and family finally noticed it!. Of course, this is the best white for me .. Snowbound by Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee by Behr White Dove by Benjamin Moore Oyster White by Sherwin Williams Milk Moustache by C2 Paint Ultra White by Cabot Pure White by Sherwin Williams Nuance by Sherwin Williams Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore Whisper White by Behr. Cass Makes Home painted her home Swiss Coffee by Behr.

Sherwin-Williams paints not only have a huge number of colors in their palette, but also create various effects on the surface.. There is no need to choose between quality performance and a beautiful surface appearance.. If you want to give your interior a tasty-looking design and make it look fresh, choose the Dover White shade to complement the rooms.. Housekeepingbay.com SW 7004 Snowbound shade can be described as one of the most versatile colors Sherwin Williams has ever created.. It’s more of a cold undertone and can be a great design solution for small rooms, since it gives space and is a great background for minimalistic interiors.. Housekeepingbay.com Why would we compare these two beautiful Sherwin Williams paints?. However, if your designer will make you choose between them, which one would you like?

But, before you paint the entire house Benjamin Moore White Dove, you need to paint a sample board.. White BM White Dove, really is my favorite white paint and works in almost any situation and can correct any other color issues in a room, there are a few times it may not be what you’re looking for.. The color you don’t see is the undertone.. So how do we know the colors work together?. The paint color needs to complement the other colors.. And while it works almost all of the time, if you paint a sample board and your cold marble tile is looking too white and the White Dove is muddy or yellow in comparison, you need to pick a cooler white.. The BEST white paint to try is Benjamin Moore White Dove .. Benjamin Moore White Dove paint on kitchen walls and cabinetry.. via https://pin.it/2s3wpeqBenjamin Moore White Dove paint on Modern Bathroom walls and trim, the Best White Paint.. via https://pin.it/7xOachyStudio McGee’s home exterior is painted brick in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove paint.. Use a satin finish for a scrubbable- high durability wall paint.. Try the sample board of White Dove.

Benjamin Moore’s White Dove is a hugely popular white paint color.. So an LRV of 85 means White Dove is a pretty light white paint color.. Despite being a white paint color, and a light one at that, the undertones that are present in white paint are hugely important.. So to summarize, White Dove is a good white that isn’t too white, meaning it won’t appear stark.. White Dove is a great white to paint your walls if you aren’t sure what white to pick.. Painted in a semi-gloss sheen, White Dove will be bright and will look perfectly white, and will be a perfect compliment to warm wall paint colors.. But, while White Dove is a popular white paint color for cabinets, it is important to use this white paint color carefully if you’re going to have a lot of other white elements in the kitchen.. If you have elements such as these, you may want to consider going with a different white paint color, as White Dove may appear dingy next to them.. White Dove is a highly versatile white paint color.. If you’d prefer to roll the dice on a white paint color, White Dove is a good one to try.. As you can see, Simply White has much less “color” in it than White Dove.. While there are important considerations when choosing white paint colors, White Dove tends to be a safer choice than many due to its light gray undertones.. White Dove is hailed as one of the most popular Benjamin Moore paint colors (is possibly the most popular white shade from Benjamin Moore) and is a favorite of homeowners and designers.

From the different hues on our walls, to the many shades of couch, your home's color scheme plays an important part in creating a joy-filled space.. Interior paint color trends 2022 - what shades will shape how you decorate next year?. Ashley Banbury, senior color designer, Dutch Boy Paints (opens in new tab), says: Color we are bringing into the home is affected greatly by the world around us.. Dutch Boy® Paints’ 2022 One-Coat Color of the Year, Cypress Garden, is all about helping DIYers create spaces that are immersed in tones of nature.. Speaking of her love for blue, colorist Francesca Wezel, Francesca’s Paints (opens in new tab) says: ‘Blue is incredibly present in our lives; the color of the oceans and the sky, it grounds and connects us to our surroundings.. By mixing foraged, pre-loved items, contemporary and bespoke pieces alongside explosions of abstract colour, we can design spaces that have their own distinct sense of identity,’ says Camilla Clarke, creative director at interior design studio Albion Nord (opens in new tab).. Cathryn Sanders, head of creative at Earthborn Paints (opens in new tab), explains: ‘Color is a powerful way to create a mood in any home, a mood that aligns with how you wish to feel whilst spending time in that particular room.. As such, colors that promote relaxation and serenity will be the interior color trends of 2022,’ says Dan Beer, CEO, Beer Home Team (opens in new tab).. From the pandemic, we’ve seen many people are searching for new ways to warm up and brighten the space that they spend the most time in, and painting rooms in brighter, uplifting colours is one of the best ways to do this,’ says Abbey Hesketh, color specialist, Graham & Brown (opens in new tab).. It’s THE classic and timeless home decor go to, and white paint colors are back to dazzle 2022 interiors in space-opening, bright delight!. Joa Studholme, color curator, Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab), comments on the use of white: ‘A soft, off-white shade, ’ School House White (opens in new tab)’ is designed to look like white in a shaded area.

so read the guide and choose the best spray paint for shutters to make them well. It provides more extended protection and durability Use for doors, windows Cover 100 sq area for painting Good result on wood surface. Rust-Oleum 3389276-PK paint is good protection for the shutter.. Metallic Paint allows interior and exterior surfaces to be painted with it.. It is mostly used for wood and metal surfaces because it gives these surfaces a gloss finish.. Great for beginners and new painters use Give gloss finish to project Big size shutter paint is perfect for wood surface Cover a large area for painting. The paint has a high price Not good result on the aluminum surface. The paint is very easy to use You can remove this paint with sandpaper for the new painting Give you 100% good result after painting Provide long-lasting finish to shutters work well with glitter. Cover 200 square feet area for painting Give a smooth finish to the surface Use on wood surface High-quality wood shutter paint. Dry only in 2 hours Offer rust resistance and protect the shutter from water You can use this paint for doors Only one color white. It is the best paint for exterior shutters since it has a long-lasting finish and is durable.. Great for beginners painter Best paint for font doors quality good Most use for wood surface you can also use the paint for walls. We will discuss some critical topics that will give you the idea to buy excellent Paint for shutters quickly.. But what shutter do you want to paint?

While “Mushroom” may not seem like the most appealing name, it can provide quite an appealing accent for your home office paint colors.. Dark tones combine with a rich green color for something that is bold yet simultaneously subtle.. Specifically, Tinted Gray is the color of the year for gray paint enthusiasts.. This adventurous new color might remind you of some of the styles and color choices of the mid-century modern era.. On the subject of earth tones, terracotta has been chosen as one of the best accent wall colors ideas for the upcoming new year.. From accents and accessories to new office paint ideas, terracotta is one of the most versatile paint colors on this list today.. Night Watch may not be the first color you’d consider choosing as part of your home remodeling plans, but the more you look at it, the more you may be able to find room in your home to try out this bold and invigorating color.. These colors bring the sense of nature with it’s natural hues of blues and greens inside your space.. With people emboldening themselves to try out new rich, solid, and earth-inspired colors, there’s no doubt that homes will contain more color now than ever.

This post on the best Benjamin Moore white paint colors for the home first appeared here in 2015.. 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 the perfect white paint color for your home.. That’s why I tend to stick to our tried and trusted paint colors here -no need to reinvent the (color) wheel:). Any interior designer will tell you, Decorator’s White, (as you might’ve guessed from the name itself) is very popular in the world of professional home design.. So, live with a few samples in different light for a few days before making your decision.

For 2022 neutral paint color trends we are seeing less of the cool grays of the past, and more warmth bring brought into interior spaces thanks to warmer grays and greige paint color s, creamy whites and even shades closer to beige.. As far as paint colors go, neutral colors remain the most popular paint colors for interiors in 2022.. Living room painted SW Agreeable Gray via Living Simply By Design However, it's one of those funny paint colors that can change color depending on the light - sometimes it leans more gray, and sometimes it looks quite beige.. Balboa Mist is a light warm gray paint color, that just about falls into the greige category.. SW Accessible Beige bathroom walls by Jenna Sue Design Co Warm white colors as well as shades of cream are another great choice when you're trying to achieve a neutral look in your home.. The right white paint color (or cream) will look warm, soothing and play well with modern decor styles too - especially if paired with clean lines and finishes like warm wood furniture.. Shiplap walls painted with Simply White in a matte sheenThe one caveat with this color is that it can skew quite yellow, so opt for a higher sheen on the walls (I don't recommend this color in a matte finish, which is what we painted the boys' shiplap with).. White Dove is a popular choice for trim but also makes a beautiful neutral paint color for walls.. BM Navajo White mantel via Satori Design For Living This is a wonderful warm white paint color that can serve as the perfect neutral backdrop for an entire home.. A "neutral" paint color does not have to mean gray, greige, white or beige.. I hope this paint guide has given you some ideas and inspiration as you find the perfect neutral paint color for your home this year.

In this guide on what type of paint is best for trim, we are going to review several best paints for trim.. When it comes to painting Trim, you need the type of paint that will offer a bit of sheen, and is easy to wipe clean.. Paint with a glossy finish is the kind of paint you want for your window trim.. Among the best paints for window trim that we recommend, is the Benjamin Moore Regal Select, or INSL-X CC550109A-01 Trim Paint.. You can also use enamel paint, which is easy to clean, and makes the trim stand out from the wall paint.. When painting window trim made of bare wood, what you need is a paint with strong adhesive properties, and one that will repel water, dirt, and grime.. Overall, for exterior wood trim choose exterior gloss paint, which can be either acrylic paint or oil paint.. The trim paint’s color should complement the exterior wall paint’s color.. For interior wood trim, choose high latex gloss paint, with a color that complements the interior wall paint.. Alternatively, if the interior wall paint is white, you can paint the interior trim light yellow, lime, or sky-blue.. The paint color you choose for your trim should complete the wall paint, for a classy finish.. Before, very special paints were used to paint wood.

That’s why we’ve created this guide to choosing the best Benjamin Moore white paint colors to help you navigate the warm colors, cool whites and our go-to paints to find the perfect fit for your home.. Benjamin Moore’s White Dove is the best warm white paint color for walls.. You won’t be surprised that Benjamin Moore’e White Dove, Decorator’s White & Chantilly Lace are the most popular white paint colors in their collections.. What are Paint Undertones ?. The color you don’t see is the undertone.. Create a room plan Take note of existing elements Assess the tones of furniture Consider lighting Narrow down the choices Test paint samples Paint!. Chantilly Lace Simply White White Dove Cloud White White Heron Swiss Coffee Paper White Decorator’s White. It’s a crisp cool white that works really well in rooms with good natural light and other light toned woods and fixtures.. Simply White is a soft white paint color that will look slightly warm when paired with a bright ceiling white.. White Dove by Benjamin Moore is probably my favorite white paint color .. If you have narrowed it down to one or two whites, make a sample board of White Dove.. Make sure to compare it to your marble so they complement and don’t make one look “sterile” Pair with white ceiling & trim color that isn’t a warm white, otherwise trim will look yellow.. So grab your sample boards and start painting your favorite warm & cool white paint colors!. The best way to figure out what your favorite paint color is will be to paint a huge poster board and hang it on the wall.

Benjamin Moore White Dove is one of our favorite whites, and we will explain why in this color review (OC-17, I-O6, PM-19).. White Dove has an LRV of 85.4 which makes it a soft white.This warm off-white paint color is muted with gray and has some yellow.. You can use White Dove as a wall color in rooms with warm or earthy finishes, darker rooms, or sun-filled rooms.. Since it is an off-white, it’s a great all-around white and pairs well with clean whites and creamy whites.. White Dove, as with many white paint colors is a great tool to enhance architectural details.. My favorite placement for White Dove is to paint the ceiling, walls and trim the same color, but with shifting sheens for a subtle movement of color.. For trim and ceilings, don’t use blue-white colors such as BM White Diamond or BM Decorator’s White because they will look discordant with White Dove.. Darker whites such as BM Swiss Coffee will look dingy as trim and ceilings when paired with White Dove walls.. We don’t recommend White Dove for exterior trim unless you pair it with a very light paint color with low contrast.. White Dove may look very stark with darker colors because paint colors are 5-10 times brighter outside in the sunshine.

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