Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors!

Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors continues the conversation started HERE ABOUT THE BEST WHITE PAINT where I shared a bunch of tips for selecting the just right white paint color. In case you have yet to receive the memo…I am the planet’s ambassador for white paint–just mad for it! But no need to listen to me blab more about it. Today, you’ll learn which paint colors my interior designer friends recommend and turn to again and again.

Benjamin Moore White is paint color on walls. View of hall in French Nordic cottage with Benjamin Moore White walls, Belgian linen upholstery, and European inspired farmhouse style interiors by Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall color: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.

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Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors!

I get asked like A LOT about the best white paint to use so clearly this is a topic of interest. But isn’t white paint all the same…how important is the right shade? If you ask me…

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It’s important to take your time because as you’ll find when you try samples on the wall, each white has different undertones and temperatures.

French Nordic style and French farmhouse decor in a rustic cottage bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio with alder door, white oak flooring, and white linens. White paint color is Benjamin Moore White.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall Paint Color: BENJAMIN MOORE White.
Rustic farmhouse style stool! #rusticdecor #stool #farmhouse
Rustic farmhouse stool: FIND HERE

The lighting, objects, and decor style in your space will come into play when you’re choosing a shade of white.

Seeking the BEST WHITE PAINT for your interiors?

Paint Color Picks from Designers

A few of my design pals (from Belgium to Buckhead) graciously helped us out by sharing their favorite white paint colors!

Let’s find out what some talented designers recommend.

French Nordic style and Belgian influence in a dining room and kitchen with window seat by Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore White.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White.

Two Favorite White Paint Colors: Joanna Gaines

1. SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster

The Magnolia maven on HGTV’s Fixer Upper often uses SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster which is the white paint color in her own home. Find more paint color inspiration from the show RIGHT HERE andHERE.

Elegant kitchen with farm sink and arched window by Design Galleria and Lauren DeLoach. Paint color on walls: Sherwin Williams Alabaster. Paint color on cabinets: Farrow & Ball Light Blue.
Design: Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria & Lauren DeLoach. Paint color on walls: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Paint color on cabinets: FARROW & BALL Light Blue. Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.

Learn the secrets and design elements behind this showhouse kitchen (above) right here.

Fixer Upper and Joanna Gaines favorite white paint: Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster: Joanna Gaines’ Favorite White Paint.

2. KILZ Shiplap

I bet you won’t be surprised to learn another favorite white paint used on Fixer Upper is called Shiplap!

Kilz Shiplap paint color is a favorite of Joanna Gaines for Fixer Upper houses.
KILZ Shiplap. Home Decor Ideas: Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.

A Favorite White Paint Color: Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot

Charlotte’s unforgettable French farmhouse which we toured right here sings with authentic, thoughtfully appointed design details and a charming color palette. (You’ll also fall for her French wares at Vivi et Margot!)

Charming French farmhouse kitchen with Farrow & Ball Strong White paint color on walls and design by Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot.
Vivi et Margot. Paint on walls: FARROW & BALL Strong White.

Favorite White Paint Colors: Greet Lefèvre

Her designs and her own home take my breath away, so it’s always a treat to hear inside information about paint colors this designer favors.

Elegant Belgian style kitchen with white oak cabinetry and design by Greet Lefevre of Belgian Pearls.
Design: Greet Lefèvre of Lefèvre Interiors.

“It is hard to name a favorite white! Using the right color of white is dependent upon the room that has to be painted. Is it a small or a large room? Is there a lot of light coming in or not? Another factor….fabrics to be used in the room for curtains and upholstery. But I often turn to FARROW & BALL Pointing White or White Tie.” – Greet Lefèvre of Lefèvre Interiors & author Belgian Pearls

Farrow and Ball "Pointing"
FARROW & BALL Pointing.
“This fresh and uncomplicated white is named after the colour of lime pointing used in traditional brickwork. One of our Red Based Neutrals, Pointing has a warm undertone to it which creates the prettiest of spaces when used on walls and always softens the feel of a room alongside strong, traditional colours.”
– Farrow & Ball
Panelling in Blue Gray by Farrow & Ball and wall in Pointing
Wall paint: FARROW & BALL Pointing.
Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.
Farrow and Ball White Tie
FARROW & BALL White Tie. “Our prettiest white is named after the old, pre-brightened, starched cotton used for white tie jackets. One of our yellow based neutrals, White Tie brings a gentle warmth to any room and is deepened with a touch of black pigment. Combine with Matchstick, String and New White for a delicate scheme with reassuringly creamy undertones.”
– Farrow & Ball

Favorite White Paint Color: Lauren DeLoach

Lauren DeLoach of Lauren Deloach Interiors was gracious enough to share the design secrets behind my favorite showhouse kitchen (Southeastern Designer Showhouse) including paint colors!

Elegant and luxurious kitchen with Farrow & Ball Light Blue cabinets, Sherwin Williams Alabaster on walls, and design by Design Galleria and Lauren DeLoach.
Design: Matthew Quinn/Design Galleria & Lauren DeLoach. Paint color on walls: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.
Joanna's five favorite Fixer Upper paint colors - #paint #bestwhitepaint #whitepaint
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Sherwin Williams named this the 2016 Color of the Year. Alabaster creates an atmosphere of ease and contentment for many spaces.

Favorite White Paint Color: Megan Pflug

Such a keen eye and natural flair for chic! I love being surprised by the lovely work of interior designer Megan Pflug.

Beautiful and rustic interior design by Megan Pflug.
Interior Design: Megan Pflug.

“My favorite “white” wall color is Farrow and ball Ammonite. It is a fantastic changeable color. It looks more like a stone material than a flat wall color. Its a great alternative to a standard white.” – Megan Pflug

Farrow & Ball Ammonite
FARROW & BALL Ammonite. “Ammonite is named after the treasured fossils often found on the Dorset coast. It has a fantastically understated quality, and sits effortlessly with our Easy Neutrals. Neither too warm nor too cool, its subtle grey tone creates a hushed and calming feel in homes both old and new. Try pairing with All White to accent its light grey feel.”
– Farrow & Ball
Sustainable Kitchens - Bright Open Plan Family Kitchen in London. Oak shaker style cabinetry painted in Farrow & Ball Ammonite with built in spice racks on both sides of the Smeg range cooker. The worktop is Bianco Fantasia.
Cabinetry paint: FARROW & BALL Ammonite. Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.

A Favorite White Paint Color: Amy Chalmers of Maison Decor

Her charming French country home appeared in my current favorite country decor book right here, and her sense of color can be trusted.

French country kitchen with spring green and white checks, design by Amy of Maison Decor featured in Nora Murphy's book. Nora Murphy Country Style to Inspire! #frenchcountrykitchen #maisondecor #greenkitchen #frenchkitchen #frenchcottage #cottagekitchen #countrystyle #vintagestyle
In Amy Chalmer’s sweet, petite, and chic kitchen in Boston, a vintage tole chandelier floats above an island with curvy romantic detailing. Open shelves above the stove hold collected vintage treasures of green. Gingham-check curtains sing with French countryside charm and softly frame the view of a lovely garden. Nora Murphy’s Country House Style: Making Your Home a Country House by Nora Murphy with Deborah Golden. Photography: DuAnne Simon. Vendome, 2018.

Amy Chalmers authors one of my all-time favorite blogs Maison Decor, and inspires me with her ever-evolving creative career in design. One of her favorite whites:  

Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 has two things going for it that work together to create a bright and sunny feeling: a very high light value and a slightly warm tint. It makes a room feel like sunshine pouring in.”
BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White. “Fresh as the first snowfall, this clean, crisp, multi-purpose white is  a perennial favorite for trim, ceilings, and walls.”
– Benjamin Moore   

An Interior Designer ALL TIME FAVORITE White Paint Color

Three of my favorite designers chose this white paint as a favorite!

Trim Color for both bathrooms (including shelving, baseboards, doors and door trim) for both bathrooms Benjamin Moore White Dove - Trim
BENJAMIN MOORE White Dove.

Is anyone surprised at all that Benjamin Moore’s WHITE DOVE still reigns!?!

Benjamin Moore Pale Oak. I often recommend Benjamin Moore Pale Oak to my clients. It goes perfectly with Benjamin Moore White Dove trim as we can see here. Benjamin Moore Pale Oak #BenjaminMoorePaleOak Kate Abt Design
Walls: BENJAMIN MOORE Pale Oak/Trim: BENJAMIN MOORE White Dove.

Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence, Elizabeth of Pretty Pink Tulips and Mary Ann of Classic Casual Home all favorBENJAMIN MOORE White Dove. “Unerring style defines this classic, softly shaded white. Light and luminous, it is a favorite choice for moldings and trim.” – Benjamin Moore

Simply White by Benjamin Moore. Crisp, clean, but not too stark a white. No surprise undertones.
BENJAMIN MOORE White Dove. “Unerring style defines this classic, softly shaded white. Light and luminous, it is a favorite choice for moldings and trim.” – Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore White Dove on walls in elegant room.
Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color. BENJAMIN MOORE White Dove.

Favorite White Paint Color: Lisa Furey

Lisa Furey Interiors was spotlighted in a coastal cottage story HERE, and both the interiors and exteriors (and ooh, lala, how I love board and batten style!) within this lovely home were painted the same white I chose for our home: BENJAMIN MOORE White.

Beautiful coastal cottage white kitchen (Benjamin Moore White) by Lisa Furey Interiors.
Interior Design: Lisa Furey. Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White.

Her coastal meets modern farmhouse kitchen took my breath away and just wound up on the cover of a lovely shelter magazine!

Gorgeous open shelving, white cabinetry (Benjamin Moore White), and coastal cottage style - designed by Lisa Furey.
Interior Design: Lisa Furey. Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White.

White Paint Color for My Own Home

If you read the first half of this post HERE where I deconstruct how to choose the best white paint for your own home, you’ll know it was a process in arriving at BENJAMIN MOORE White.

Best White Paint Colors in this Ultimate Guide by Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Ultimate Guide to the Best White Paint Colors!
Alder door with oil rubbed bronze hardware leading to white French country bath by Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint color in master bath: BENJAMIN MOORE White.
Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.
Knotty alder door in serene white bedroom with Belgian linen upholstered chair by Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint color:: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.
A beautiful antique silver end table for your living room! Side table. End Table. #table #antiquesilver #homedecor
Antique Silver Side Table: FIND HERE

More Rooms With BENJAMIN MOORE White

Classic, coastal, and minimal white kitchen with French country counter stools and abstract paintings on wall by Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint is Benjamin Moore White.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.
Belgian linen pillows on a window seat and slipcovered chair in a kitchen by Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint is Benjamin Moore White.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.
Box Cushion Dining Chair with Slipcover
Slipcovered Box Cushion Dining Chair, Set of 2

Help for Choosing the Best White

French Nordic style and shabby chic decor in a studio with white vintage piano and walls painted Benjamin Moore White. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.
Rustic alder front door in an entry with jute area rug. Hello Lovely Studio. Walls are painted Benjamin Moore White.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White.
French farmhouse style and neutral palette in a studio with white piano, rustic shutter, and white bust of Diana. Piano is painted Benjamin Moore White Dove, and walls are Benjamin Moore White.
Hello Lovely Studio. Wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.

Have a Favorite?

I hope this help from interior designers eases your process for selecting the best white paint color for your interior, and I’d love to hear your pick for your favorite go-to white paint color!

Hello Lovely Studio's kitchen with window seat, Belgian linen stools and slipcovered chairs, and Benjamin Moore white paint color on walls.
My Kitchen – Hello Lovely Studio. BENJAMIN MOORE White used on walls.
Interior Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors…certainly lovely indeed. Help for how to choose the best white paint color.

Make sure you don’t miss HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WHITE PAINT as well!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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