The Best White Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

White Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Not all white paint is created equal. Today I wanted to talk about the best white Benjamin Moore paint colors. Just like with any other paint color, when you go to the store to buy it, they mix it for you. They are mixing it with other hues which will make up the undertones in the paint. Depending on what color you select it can appear warm or cool. If you want it to appear warmer, look for yellow undertones. If you want a cooler look go for blue undertones.

As with any paint color, you should try the swatch in your space. When paired with the other colors in your home, it can bring out the undertones and what once looked white can suddenly look different.

This following list of paint colors is the ones I see used over and over from designers and bloggers. These are all from Benjamin Moore with the exception of the last one, which is Sherwin Williams.

The Top White Benjamin Moore Paint Colors Are:

White Dove (OC-17) Benjamin Moore White Dove is my go-to white paint. I’ve used it in my daughter’s room as well as my family room. A true white with no yellow undertones. It’s mixed with a hint of gray which is just enough to keep it from looking too stark. It works well with cool or warm pallets.

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White Dove image via

Simply White (2143-70)  Benjamin Moore Simply White was picked as the color of the year in 2016. And for good reason. It’s a great balance of warm and cool tones but leans towards warm with subtle yellow undertones.

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Simply White image via AD

Decorators White (OC-20) Benjamin Moore Decorators white is a good choice with just a hint of a blue undertone.

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Decorator’s White image via DecorPad

Paper Mache (AF_25)  Has a slightly green undertone, it would look good paired with tans and blues.

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Trim painted Paper Mache, via Made By Katy

Chantilly Lace (OC-65) Chantilly Lace Benjamin Moore paint is a crowd favorite. It is a cooler white with blue undertones.

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Chantilly Lace Benjamin Moore Paint Color via BlogLovin

Cloud White (OC-130) Has a hint of yellow, with cream-colored undertones. Works well in traditional rooms, kitchens, and baths. It’s a warm white.

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Cloud White via Driven By Decor

 

Cotton Balls (OC-122) – Another beautiful option is cotton balls. It’s a soft white with warm undertones.

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via: Houzz

 

My Favorite White Paint from Sherwin Williams:

Super white Sherwin williams painted trim

Super White (SW 6995) Pro Classics – is my top pick for trim, moldings, and doors. I use this one all of the trim in my home. You can see how I used it on the trim in my daughter’s room here. The walls are White Dove by Benjamin Moore.

When I was helping my niece with her kitchen makeover, we wanted to repaint her cabinets white. She decided to do this one weekend when I wasn’t around so I told her to get a “pure white”. When she went to Home Depot, she told that to the guy and he ended up giving her the base paint, without mixing it with anything. I thought that was worth noting if you want a pure white and don’t want to worry about undertones.

Another beautiful option is cotton balls. It’s a soft white with warm undertones.

benjamin moore white paint samples

As I mention in my eBook on picking paint colors using a paint sample on the wall is always recommended. Samplize makes great peel and stick paint samples. I use these as opposed to painting swatches on the wall that I’ll have to cover later. Because the stickers are removable, you can move them around to see them in different lights. Highly recommended!

If you’d like to learn how to not only confidently pick paint colors for your home but also how to coordinate a cohesive color palette for your whole house, check out this eBook on How To Choose Paint Colors, Simplified!

If you’re looking for more paint color options, you may also be interested in these posts:

Design Bloggers Favorite Paint Colors

9 Soft Black Paint Colors From Benjamin Moore

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Do you have a favorite white paint not listed here? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

38 Comments

  1. Jann Olson says:

    I love their paint and use the color Cotton Ball. I think I was drawn to the name. : )
    hugs,
    Jann

  2. Beth Cone says:

    I want to paint my walls cloud white in the living room. Did you also paint the trim cloud white when you used it?

    Thanks,
    Beth

  3. Catherine McCollum says:

    Great info!
    Btw, what is the of the green barndoor?

  4. I have dove white trim in semi gloss. I want to paint the walls. It’s a small bathroom with no window. For the walls, Should I use cloud white or keep it all in dove white using a different sheen?

    1. Dove white paint can sometimes have a bit of yellow undertones when paired with other colors, and other whites. I would keep the walls Dove White in a different sheen for that reason.

      1. Make sure you don’t confuse white dove with Dove white, they are 2 separate colors 🙂

  5. Wow, very informative. I never realized how different each type of white paint could look!

  6. There are so many beautiful white choices these days. Very impressive!

  7. It’s amazing to see how different white paint can be! This is such a great post. Pinned!

  8. I love all the white paints! It is definitely not easy to choose one, and your tip about swatching on walls is great! Would love to have you come link-up at Tuesday Turn About, Roxanne! 😉

  9. Mary Kaldahl says:

    Can I use Simply White in my small kitchen that has only one window for lighting? And what color could I use for the trim that would go well with Simply White?

    1. Hi Mary, yes I think Simply White would be beautiful in your kitchen. You could use the same color for the trim but in a glossy finish. Try an eggshell finish on the walls and a semi-gloss on the trim.

  10. Stacy Portko says:

    our home was built in 1989 and still has the original brown cupboards in the kitchen, i also would like the cottage/beachy feel. our kitchen is kinda dark even on a sunny day so i would like to lighten it up. thinking possibly …. dove wing or ??? Not sure so confused. Hoping you can help me decide. I would also like a paint that i wouldn’t possibly have to primer if possible. do you have any info on painting kitchen cupboards ? Thank you in advance for your help.

    1. Super Post, thank you! This is my first decora experience and I’m in a rabbit hole of paint CHips… trying to. Pair benjamin moore whites…after Having painted ceilings BM chantilly lace…

      What warm white/creme/Tan-like color wOuld pair Well With Chantilly lace (flat) ceIlIngs…? The space is A 700 SQFT APARTMENT (NORTHERN EXPOSURE, SO-SO AMOUNT OF NATURAL LIGHT THROUGH LARGE WINDOWS). Kitchen ceiling and cabinets are chantilly lace…wHich has a “pass throuGh” window to living room….

      White dove, simply white, cotton balls, linen white, navajo whIte, ivory white, Swiss coffee… ?

      Many seem to read too yellow (for my taste) with the chantilly lace…but the space needs warMth because of the Exposure… help…!. most gratefUl for Any suggestions… painting starts monday…!

      1. I used BM cameO white in EGgshell finish on WalLs and Trim. I have an uPper loft with Very big windows as well. It turned out gorgeous! Only problem is, i don’t remember which white i used. Bm china white was way too dull ‘n gray. But i used, not a stark white, but pretty darn white on Doors with semi gloss finish. Hope this helps, even a little!

    2. I get stuck on what white to select for cei color? And what sheen? My home is open concept.
      Thank you

  11. Debra Monahan says:

    I Have DECORATORS White trim throughout my house. I’ d like to paint my living and dining Room white. Should i do thd same color ? Or can you recommend a white that would COMPLIMENT. Also, i’d LiKe to paint 2 bedrooms a light graY. What would Go with the decorators wHite trim ? Thank you.

    1. Hi Debra, as for your living and dining rooms yes I would do them the same color white. However, I would use a shinier finish on the trim and something more matte on the walls for contrast. My favorite color gray paint is Rhinestone from Sherwin Williams. It’s a VERY light gray and looks beautiful paired with just about any other color including pretty white trim. Hope that helps!

  12. Mary Boswell says:

    Could you please tell me the paint wall and trim color in the laundry Room above?

  13. Hi! I am lOOKING TO PAINT MY KNOTTY PINE TO GET A BRIGHTER AND MORE UPDATED LOOK. iS THEIR A WHITE YOU WOULD SUGGEST FOR OVER KNOTTY PINE? i AM WORRIED ABOUT IT LOOKING TOO STARK WHITE. mY DECOR IS MORE BEACHY WITH BLUES AND GRAYS. wE ALSO HAVE dARK BROWN LEATHER COUCHES? nOT SURE IF THAT INFORMATION HELPS NARROW DOWN WHAT COLOR WHITE COULD LOOK NICE?

  14. sORRY ABOUT THE ALL CAPS? nOT SURE WHY THAT HAPPENED?

  15. david simon says:

    CHANTILLY lACE IN FLAt is my go-to ceiling color…can’t turn off caps, by the way. it looks “white” but covers better than a pure white and doesn’t look quite as stark. I wanted a cool undertone because I think ceilings can look dingy and dirty if they cast toward warm yellow tones.

  16. mary hill says:

    I have vaulted ceiling and I’m painted my walls white dove and didn’t know what I should do with the ceiling? Same color or a whiter white.? We have a field stone firestone fireplace & leather furn.

    1. I would paint the ceiling the same color as the walls. White Dove is a warmer white, it’ll go well with fieldstone and leather. I hope that helps!

  17. Helaine bass says:

    I am paintinG a 70 year old beach house interior chantilly lace. I chose it beAuse it does not have yellow undertones and is not a harsh white. I have used dove white before in an older house not At the beach and it def has warm undertones. I am hoping a sunny beach house will look good with chantilly lace. Flat on walls and ceiling, semi gloss on trim and doors and bathrooms. What are your thoughts?

    1. Hi Helaine, I believe that will look absolutely beautiful!

  18. Hello, im looking for a white to paint my basement walls and ceiling. The ceilings are 9’ so not your typical low ceilings. Any suggestions?
    Thank you.

    1. It depends, if you are looking for a warm white I would suggest Dove White from Benjamin Moore. If you want a white without much of an undertone look at Simply White. Get a few paint chips to compare. Hope that helps!

  19. Kathy Kimball says:

    This has been a most useful post! Thank you so much – I am remodeling my kitchen and it is a very open floor plan with my family room area. I am looking at doing the kitchen cabinets BM flat Oxford white (or should I use SW Extra white)?? with the trim a semi-gloss version of that same white. Then the island cabinets BM dorian gray and the walls BM repose gray – all throughout the main living room, continuing the same white trim. another question i have is about the ceiling – should I do a brighter white, like SW highly reflective white or SW ceiling bright white or even a BM chantilly lace – it is a vaulted ceiling in the family room area so I’m not really worried about trying to make it look more open – more the opposite, trying to keep it a little cozy. Thank you for any advice!!

    1. I love a bright white ceiling (SW highly reflective), especially if it’s vaulted I would want to draw attention to it. However, if you are looking to cozy it up then Chantilly lace might be a better option. Either way, it all sounds beautiful!

  20. i AM PAINTING A BUILDER GRADE OPEN-CONCEPT CONDO (EVERYTHING IS BEIGE – CARPET, WALLS, COUNTERTOPS, TRIM AND DOORS, AND i HAVE GOLDEN OAK KITCHEN CABINETS AND VANITIES. tEXTURED wALLS ARE A DIRTY OFF-WHITE. . bEIGE EVERYWHERE MAKES ME… SAD. aFTER A LOT OF TESTING, i AM GOING WITH bm cOTTON bALLS ON ALL OF THE CABINETS, DOORS, AND TRIM. hECK, i MAY USE IT FOR THE WALLS, TOO. but, CAN YOU RECOMMEND A SLIGHTLY MORE OFF-WHITE THAT WOULD COORDINATE WELL WITH cOTTON bALLS ON THE WALLS? i HAVE PAINTED THE BACK DOOR FRAME bm oNYX AND IT LOOKS GREAT – WILL GO WELL WITH THE SLATE-LOOK LAMINATE i INTEND TO INSTALL IN THE kITCHEN.i AM AN ARTIST (PAINTER), TOO, SO THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PAINTINGS ON THE WALLS. tHANK YOU!

  21. We’re renovating a home on the eastern marsh in Savannah and there are lots of windows facing the east side so we get a lot of morning light in the house. Should I be looking for a warm white like White Dove or something cooler? On the west side of the house we have a ton of shade from the live oaks so should I choose a different white for those rooms?

  22. Loretta White says:

    Could you tell me the name and brand and color of the shelves in the laundry room picture.

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