10 Jun Best White Paint Colors – An Interior Designer’s Favorite Picks
When it comes to white paint, there is so much more than meets the eye. There are so many variables that go into how a color will read on your walls. Did you know that white paint can have undertones of blue, red, yellow, and green; or that the amount of light your room lets in will determine what your best option is? Whether you are using white to paint your walls, or as trim for your borders or cabinets, you have a lot of options to choose from and it can be overwhelming! I’ve rounded up my favorite paint colors for you, along with where and how they will look best in your home.
Benjamin Moore, Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace is a crisp, pure, bright white. Because of its versatility, this white is a great selection for your home’s trim, ceiling, and even walls. However, it does have the potential to be too stark, so definitely use in a room with lots of natural lighting.
The color is loved for millwork because it’s a true white. It works well in both contemporary spaces and traditional homes, such as the one pictured below.
Benjamin Moore – Super White
Another bright white you may want to try for your walls is Super White. Super White can turn any room into a simple but brilliant space.
As seen in the bathroom below, try pairing this white with gold or other metal fixtures.
Benjamin Moore – Simply White
I used Benjamin Moore’s Simply White recently when renovating an apartment in Charlestown, Massachusetts. It’s a fresh, versatile white that isn’t too stark. With just a touch of yellow undertones, Simply White is warm without being too creamy. This paint was perfect for the kitchen cabinets; it instantly made the space bright, chic, and cozy.
Check out how the painted cabinets look against a white penny tile and SMEG fridge. I also added the hardware to complete the look.
Benjamin Moore – White Dove
Benjamin Moore’s White Dove is a timeless, bright white, and so it is best used in rooms that bring in a lot of natural light. It can be used for trim, cabinetry, or walls. Here’s a tip if you’re thinking of using this color: try using it for both the wall and trim colors with different sheen textures to make a room appear taller.
Check out how bright and airy this bedroom in a recent Newport project turned out using White Dove.
Sherwin Williams – Alabaster
Alabaster is another warm white, and it is similar to White Dove.
This white is just creamy enough to be warm without overwhelming a room, and it still reads as a bright white.
Farrow & Ball – All White
Farrow & Ball is a paint company from across the pond in England, and their All White is another favorite for a pure white paint color.
It’s soft yet crisp without the colder blue undertones that a brilliant white can bring.
Farrow & Ball – Ammonite
With its subtle gray undertone, Ammonite creates a softer palette than an all-white paint.
However, using Ammonite as a wall color with an all-white trim can definitely help the gray tones stand out more.
Farrow & Ball – Wevet
Wevet, another Farrow & Ball selection, is always on the top of my list for a beautiful white, with just a slight touch of gray undertones.
I suggest using it as a wall color in your living room or home office for a relaxing, comforting feel. Pair with neutral furniture and accent pieces, and you have yourself one chic space!
Now that you’ve seen what my favorite white paints are, do you have a favorite? Is yours not on the list? I’d love to learn more about how you want to use white paint in your next home project! Contact me now and let’s get started.