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Picking out paint colors for a home can be a daunting task. The choices are limitless and there are thousands of colors in the same color family. When you add fresh paint to your space, the mood and feeling of your home change. Color changes your style and the design of the room and picking the best color for the space is where you start. Believe it or not, some of our favorite paint colors are white and off-white!
White paint is not only classic but it is also beautiful. The color creates a consistent color flow from room to room. A home with white hallways, trim, and doors allows you to add in pops of color or keep the design light and bright. We’ve put together nine of our favorite crisp and refreshing Benjamin Moore white and off-white paints to give your space a fresh, new look.
As Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year, this white is somewhere in between the bright Chantilly Lace and the warm Cloud White colors. It is clean, crisp, and can be multi-purposed for trim, ceilings, and walls. It has a warm yellow undertone that also makes it an excellent wall color. Stick with a consistent Simply White color story throughout a space or pair it with vibrant pops of colors.
This off-white color was formerly known as Linen White PM-28 and is an interior designer’s favorite. Linen White is a light, creamy neutral for walls, trim, doors and ceilings.
White Dove is one of those paints that look good in any space no matter the lighting. It is very soft and classic. The light tones make it a solid choice for moldings and trim.
This off-white color is versatile and leans on the cool side of paint colors but can also look warm based on the lighting in the room. It is a very usable white with blue-gray undertones.
Benjamin Moore’s brightest, cleanest and, ‘most pure’ white paint. This white has little to no visible undertone and has a high light reflectance value (LRV) which means that it reflects a lot of light. This ‘whitest’ of white paints, is delicate, crisp, and clean. The shade works well for a modern streamlined style and on walls, trims, doors, and ceilings.
This off-white color is sophisticated and versatile. The color offers white tones that suit relaxing, calm spaces.
Cloud white has a slightly stronger yellow undertone and is a nice balance of warm and soft. The lightweight color reminds you of soft white clouds on a clear day. It is perfect for trim, walls, ceilings, and cabinetry. This color pairs well with Benjamin Moore’s Historical colors and is one of the most popular white colors.
Think of the last time you took a stroll on the beach and looked for seashells. This color gets its hue from one of nature’s most beautiful and delicate beach staples.
This off-white color is a cool white paint with a hint of blue and gray undertones. White Heron is a soft and tranquil paint color that can give off a glacial look but is still white enough to give you that crisp white look for your walls.
Ready to paint? Not so fast! After picking some of your favorite colors, it is time to test them in the space. Like all paint colors, white paint has undertones that make take on a different color based on the lighting in the space. Before you buy the paint, purchase paint samples and test them. You can buy painted boards from Benjamin Moore or samples to test the color. View the color in every light from morning to evening light and both natural and artificial light.
Layering white and off-white paint colors in a design is chic and create great texture. The trend of white paint colors is here to stay. If you are ready to take on a new paint project and are not sure where to start, schedule a free inspirational call with us! This 60-minute call with Gracious Home Interiors is the first step in learning about your project and how we can help you create the space of your dreams through color.