My Top White Paints

If you know me at all, you know that I am a lover of white paint! I would paint every room in every home white if it was up to me. Why? White makes every room feel fresh and bright! Furniture looks beautiful with white as the backdrop. Sometimes, picking the right white can be tricky.  The natural and artificial light combined with flooring can change the color’s appearance on the walls.  I always find it helpful when choosing paint color to paint several boards with possible options. It helps to see larger samples and to leave them in the space for a couple of days. It’s so important to look at those boards throughout the day and night. The changes in the light will affect how the paint colors look in the space. What you might like during the day may not be what you like in the evening.  Many of the paint companies have a great product now that enables you to get larger swatches of the color you’re considering with a peel and stick back. It makes painting boards an exercise of the past.

Here are my favorite whites:

 
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Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

This hue has a warm tone and doesn’t look too stark or too white. The warm white has a slight cream undertone, but actually appears with a hint of grey keeping the color from looking sterile.  It looks especially good with traditional décor. Also, it can warm up a large space without looking too white!

 
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Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117

Simply white is a soft white that has a clean look.  It works with every color of the rainbow. Great option to compliment any space.

 
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Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65

Chantilly Lace is a clean and crisp white. It looks great if you’re going for a more modern feel and for rooms that don’t get a ton of natural light. It’s the truest white of all of my picks.

 

At the end of the day to figure out the best white for your space or any color for that matter, is to try it out. What looks good in one person’s house doesn’t necessarily look good in yours. Lighting, flooring, and windows are some of the aspects that effect how the color will look on the walls. Before committing, try samples. This way you don’t make a mistake!

That’s all for now. See ya next time!

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