My Top 5 Benjamin Moore White Paints

My Top 5 Benjamin Moore White Paints

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White is a very special color with a huge fan club no matter what interior trends dictate. It is considered a neutral color by most and therefore, it comes to no surprise that it is the color-to-go-to when all else will not cut it. Therefore, I put together my top five Benjamin Moore white paints that I turn to without second thoughts when I need that perfect white paint color.

Side view of a vignette with white decor over a wooden sideboard against an off white wall.

There is a lot more to white paint that meets the eye. Just like most colors it also comes in many shades, governed by undertones (i.e. yellow, red, blue, brown…). Hence, the result is a whole lot of off-whites, some of which are very well poised and definitely less stark than pure white.

Off white color swamps from a color palette book on a moodboard.

Some of those off-whites while setting up a moodboard.

So from the 120 or something off-white shades from Benjamin Moore, I have used five of them time after time and have proven to be real true gems. They are brilliant, each in its own way and will work for any interior and/or style.

my favorite 5 off white color swaps from Benjamin Moore

My favorite 5 off white color swaps from Benjamin Moore

Hence, I’m sharing them with you today, to help any of you who wish to put together an all white design. They are some of the most popular off whites, because their undertones are just about right – not too warm and creamy or too cold and dingy. They can be paired together nicely for a more crisp effect, without giving you any worries.

Best 5 White Paint Colors:

White Dove OC-17: classic, creamy and poised;

Simply White OC-117 creamy, versatile and crisp

Chantilly Lace OC-65, the purest of them all

White Heron OC-57, versatile and on the cool side; matches great with Chantilly Lace for the perfect tone-on-tone approach

and last but not least, Calm OC-22 versatile and easy going. In the video, I also mention Classic Gray OC-23 as a bonus.

The great thing about the shades of white I show you explicitly in the video is that they can work for almost any interior. Hence, if you ever feel uncertain about which white to use, then you know now that you can always turn to any of these for a fail-proof result.

Have a great weekend, xo

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  • I’m debating on using Calm OC-22 on the walls with Simply White OC-117 for the trim throughout the entire house.

    I was very intrigued by your recommendation to use Cloud Cover OC-25 for the ceilings.
    – I’ve got exposed beams that will be stained with BM Provincial and Oak doors that are BM Natural Stain, and Provenza Affinity Unity oak floor.

    Curious your opinion of this color combination (Oh FYI the kitchen cabinets are Simply White and the kitchen countertop is Ceaserstone Frosty Carina).

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    • Dear William, a hue like Cloud Cover for a ceiling in combination with Calm for the walls will make a ceiling appear brighter and lighter. Please check your inbox for my reply with my thoughts in greater detail. Thank you kindly.

  • I’m painting my 625 Sqft (minus the bedroom) a white but I’m so stuck on which one to choose. It’s west facing has ton of natural light. The floors are a cool but also warm light grey colour. I want to have some contrast between the trim/doors and the walls. I was thinking calm but my boyfriend doesn’t really want grey because grey on grey is going to look depressing but I don’t think it has toooo much grey In it so I think it should be ok. I want to stay in between warm and cool toned. And of course for trim I would go for something more white like chantilly lace. What do you think? Is there another good white with just a touch of grey that you would recommend ?

    • Dear Nora, I regard Calm as one of the great off-whites, because it is somewhat grey with a reddish undertone (making it a hint warmer). Over a large surface though, it tends to look more white than grey. Hence, there will be plenty of contrast with your flooring and it will hardly ever look like a grey-on grey. So I think it will be a great color for your interior. Some other options to consider though are Vanilla Milkshake OC-59 (a touch cooler than Calm) and Cloud Cover OC-25 (closest to Calm). Both are similar tints, just lighter. Another alternative is Silver Satin OC-26. It is almost on the same tone as Calm, just deeper. Now since you want your trims more white, then why not try Simply White OC-117. And lastly, if you do choose to go for Calm on your walls, then you may want to consider Cloud Cover for your ceiling! Let me know how it goes! xo

  • Recently have painted my living room with OC-22 and I love it! However was not sure what to go for my dining area…after watching the video I am thinking of using White Heron OC-57.

    • It will not fail you and the combination of the two will give a crisp and edgy result. Let me know what you think of it once completed… xx

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