Stunning White Paint Colors: Try These 6 Designer Favorites Now!

As I sit here in my tone-on-tone snowy white kitchen gazing out the window at a fresh blanket of white on the ground, I can honestly say it never gets old! There is a timelessness about white that endures whether design trends buck it or hail it ‘all the rage.’ If you’re ready to entertain white paint color options, do take Stunning White Paint Colors: Try These 6 Designer Favorites Now for a spin.

Romantic French Country bedroom with knotty alder door and white oak hardwood floor. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #FrenchCountrybedroom #benjaminmoorewhitepaint
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Stunning White Paint Colors: Try These 6 Designer Favorites Now!

Snowbound (Sherwin-Williams) white paint in a beautiful classic kitchen with black dome pendants over island - @hawkes.landing #sherwinwilliamssnowbound #snowboundpaint
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Snowbound in a kitchen by @hawkes.landing

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and in case you care for a #cozyondown pause with old fashioned Christmasy vibes…

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1. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Shoji White SW 7042

Shoji White (Sherwin-Williams) white paint on a gorgeous bedroom with poster bed in Atlanta Home for the Holidays designer showhouse. #shojiwhite #whitepaintcolors
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse. SEE IT HERE. Bedroom 5 – Interior Design: Interior Philosophy – Photo: Sherry Hart. White paint color: SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Shoji White.

For this designer showhouse, the white paint color used throughout the Atlanta manse was this first white option.

Here it is with abstract art and blue-greys.

Detail of abstract paintings in a designer showhouse bedroom painted Shoji White. #shojiwhite #sherwinwilliamsshojiwhite #bestwhitepaints
Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas.

Here’s another look at the wall color with additional natural light.

Beautiful boho chic with rustic decor bedroom in the Atlanta Holiday Showhouse. Interior design by Interior Philosophy.  Come see: Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas. #bedroom #interiordesign #whitebedroom #sherwinwilliams #shojiwhite
Paint color: SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Shoji White

Here is Shoji White on the walls in the living room.

Glorious fireplace in traditional living room decorated for Christmas. Interior design by Lauren DeLoach.   Come see: Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas.  #interiordesign #paintcolors #whitepaintcolor #sherwinwilliams #shojiwhite
Living Room – Interior Design: Lauren DeLoach – Photo: Sherry Hart. Paint color.

To fully appreciate just how powerfully white paint can transform a home, consider this home’s BEFORE and AFTER…it is in my neck of the woods where you see this traditional style two-story exterior everywhere:

Before house exterior (Christie Kenny Interiors)
BEFORE
White house exterior in Northern Illinois painted Sherwin Williams Shoji White - Christie Kenny Interiors. #shojiwhite #shojiwhitepaint
AFTER: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Shoji White on an exterior in Northern Illinois – @christiekennyinteriors

Here is the color on brick:

White brick house exterior with Shoji White (Sherwin Williams), design by @mrsparanjape and photo by Kristen Mayfield. #shojiwhitepaint #shojiwhite #whitepaintcolors #whitebrick
White brick house exterior painted SHERWIN WILLIAMS Shoji White@mrsparanjape; photo: Kristen Mayfield.
Beautiful living room with Sherwin Williams Shoji White paint color on walls - @whitewillow_cullman. #shojiwhite #shojiwhitepaint #whitepaintcolors
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Shoji White paint color in living room by @whitewillow_cullman
Shoji White (Sherwin Williams) paint on a modern farmhouse exterior - @houseofrad405. #houseexteriors #shojiwhite
House exterior painted with SHERWIN WILLIAMS Shoji White@houseofrad405
Beautiful serene white girls bedroom painted Sherwin Williams Shoji White.  Come see: Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas. #whitepaintcolors #interiordesign #girlsbedroom
Jones Design CoSHERWIN WILILAMS Shoji White
Charming entrance to a board and batten farmhouse by @jessenfarmhouse painted Sherwin Williams Shoji White. #houseexteriors #farmhouses #shojiwhite
Shoji White (Sherwin-Williams) white paint on a board and batten farmhouse – @jessenfarmhouse.

Another wildly popular white paint color among designers? BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White.

2. BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White

Simply White (Benjamin Moore) on walls and trim in a home by @sutherland_home
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White@sutherland_home
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

To see a beautiful home with Simply White used as a standard color throughout, see THIS.

Simply White (Benjamin Moore) white painted shiplap in a beautiful bath - Gendron Painting. #benjaminmooresimplywhite #simplywhite #whitepaintcolors
Simply White painted shiplap in a bath – Gendron Painting.
White house exterior painted Benjamin Moore Simply White - Avenue B Development. #bestwhitepaintcolor #benjaminmooresimplywhite #housecolors
Exterior paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Simply WhiteAvenue B Design

Here are some interiors with Simply White walls and trim, and Pinterest has plenty of examples as well.

Herringbone flooring and beautiful paneled walls painted Benjamin Moore Simply White. The Fox Group.  Come see: Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas. #benjaminmooresimplywhite #interiordesign #thefoxgroup
Design/Photo: The Fox Group; crystal ceiling lighting: similar HERE, and THIS CEILING LIGHT would look gorgeous as well. Front door paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Galveston Gray; wall and trim color: BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White.
Benjamin Moore Simply White painted paneling and trim in a beautiful traditional stairway landing - Susan Joyce Design. #simplywhtie #benjaminmooresimplywhite #whitepaintcolors
Susan Joyce Design – Stunning White Paint Colors: Try These 6 Designer Favorites and also Get Inspired!
Entry. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #staircase #entry #interdesign #benjaminmooresimplywhite
Wall and trim color: BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White; design: The Fox Group.
Luxurious kitchen with soaring ceiling! This two story kitchen by The Fox Group is a classic masterpiece. #luxuriouskitchen #whitekitchen #benjaminmooresimplywhite
The Fox Group – Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White.

3. BENJAMIN MOORE White

Serene white kitchen with window seat and BENJAMIN MOORE White paint color on walls. Come see: Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #windowseat #benjaminmoorewhite
Paint color in kitchen: BENJAMIN MOORE White – Hello Lovely Studio
Benjamin Moore WHITE paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE White

In our home, we covered yellowed walls, ceilings, and trim with BENJAMIN MOORE White (yep, just plain White). After trying out a handful of other whites with unflattering undertones, this bright, clear, gallery-like white was the answer for modernizing dated interiors.

Rustic oak Belgian antique cupboard in European country styled living room by Hello Lovely Studio.  Come see: Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas. #hellolovelystudio #europeancountry #livingroom
Paint color on walls, ceiling, and woodwork is BENJAMIN MOORE White – Stunning White Paint Colors: Try These 6 Designer Favorites and also Get Inspired!

If you look at the Benjamin Moore White paint swatch in my banner below, you can see how much more cooler and alabaster it is than the warm greys around it.

Just right white paint colors. Ultimate Guide to Best White Paint Colors! #bestwhite #whitepaint #choosingwhite
Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas.
Rustic Decor: My Belgian Style Living Room. Interior Design: Hello Lovely Studio.  Come see: Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas. #hellolovelystudio #belgianlinen #livingroom #interiordesign #europeancountry #rusticdecor #whiteoak #benjaminmoorewhite
Paint color on walls, ceiling, and woodwork is BENJAMIN MOORE White.
Belgian linen dining chairs and a farmhouse lantern above table.  Come see: Best White Paint Colors: 6 Favorites Designers Turn To in case you need paint color ideas.
Walls and trim: BENJAMIN MOORE White – Stunning White Paint Colors: Try These 6 Designer Favorites and also Get Inspired!
Knotty alder door in serene white bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #knotty #alder #door #eggknob
Paint color on walls and trim: BENJAMIN MOORE White.

A favorite coastal cottage with interior design by Lisa Furey is painted inside and out with Benjamin Moore White as well.

Coastal kitchen design with Benjamin Moore white paint on cabinets and walls. Design by Lisa Furey. #coastaldecor #kitchendesign #lisafurey #coastalcottage
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White; design: Lisa Furey – See more of this cottage RIGHT HERE.

Isn’t the kitchen incredible!?!

Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck…FIND IT HERE
Coastal kitchen design with Benjamin Moore white paint on cabinets and walls. Design by Lisa Furey. #coastaldecor #kitchendesign #lisafurey #coastalcottage
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White; design: Lisa Furey – see more of this cottage RIGHT HERE.

4. BENJAMIN MOORE White Dove

BENJAMIN MOORE White Dove is one of the most popular whites among designers for good reason. It stays true throughout the day with changes in light and gets along so nicely with neighboring colors!

A beautiful modern rustic dining room with shiplap painted Benjamin Moore White Dove - Sherry Hart. #whitedove #benjaminmoorewhitedove #whitepaintcolors #shiplap #diningrooms
Sherry Hart – Stunning White Paint Colors: Try These 6 Designer Favorites and also Get Inspired!
Trim Color for both bathrooms (including shelving, baseboards, doors and door trim) for both bathrooms Benjamin Moore White Dove - Trim
BENJAMIN MOORE White Dove
White Dove painted kitchen by Modern Midwest Nest. #whitepaintcolors #whitedovepaint #benjaminmoorewhitedove #whitekitchens
Modern Midwest Nest
White Dove paint color on walls of a beautiful nursery by @huntsathome. #whitedove #whitedovepaint #benjaminmoorewhitedove #whitepaintcolors
@huntsathome
Benjamin Moore White Dove painted board and batten wall in charming bedroom by whitehomeonthehill. #whitedove #benjaminmoore #whitedovepaint #whitepaintcolors #bedrooms
@whitehomeonthehill – Stunning White Paint Colors: Try These 6 Designer Favorites and also Get Inspired!

Here is a handy little chart to PIN for future reference. Do you have a Pinterest board reserved for paint colors? You need one!

Gorgeous floating shelves and white shiplap painted White Dove in a designer's Atlanta kitchen - Sherry Hart. #floatingshelves #whitekitchen #whitedovepaint #benjaminmoorewhitedove #shiplap
White Dove (Benjamin Moore) in a kitchen by Sherry Hart
Chantilly Lace white painted living room with sectional - @theazbeachhouse. #chantillylacepaint #whitepaintcolors #livingroom #benjaminmoore #paintcolors
@tehazbeachhouse
An interior designer's dining room with shiplap is painted White Dove (Benjamin Moore) - Sherry Hart. #whitedove #benjaminmoorewhitedove #whitedovepaint #diningrooms
Sherry Hart

5. BENJAMIN MOORE Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace white paint color on walls of a beautiful bedroom with baskets above bed - @farmcasadecastro. #chantillylace #whitepaint #benjaminmoorechantillylace
Chantilly Lace in a bedroom by @farmcasadecastro
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE Chantilly Lace
Elegant white farmhouse kitchen with Benjamin Moore Repose Grey cabinets, subway tile, gold accents, and reclaimed barn wood. Design: Finding Lovely. Wall color: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Photo/Design: Finding Lovely – wall color BENJAMIN MOORE Chantilly Lace.
From our  Windsong Project
Photo/Design: McGee & Co – cabinet color is BENJAMIN MOORE Chantilly Lace.

I love this designer’s mood board for a kitchen she designed, incorporating Chantilly Lace for paint:

best white paint colors for modern farmhouse. Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
Designing VibesBENJAMIN MOORE Chantilly Lace

6. BENJAMIN MOORE White Sand

If you’re looking for a warm white that looks great with a cooler white for painted trim, consider this one. I used it throughout our prior home as I loved how it looked in rooms with abundant natural light as well as those spaces which were more dim.

BENJAMIN MOORE White Sand paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE White Sand
Belgian linen Copenhagen chair from RH. Hello Lovely Studio. #copenhagen #eggchair #rh #belgianlinen
Paint color: White Sand – Hello Lovely Studio
French Nordic white dining room. Hello Lovely Studio.
BENJAMIN MOORE White Sand
Belgian linen armchair/salvaged industrial stool/abstract paintings/Hello Lovely Studio
Hello Lovely Studio
Belgian linen Copenhagen egg chair (RH)/round steel side table/Belgian style/Hello Lovely Studio
BENJAMIN MOORE White Sand – Hello Lovely Studio

White Decor Favorites

Distressed White Table Lamp
Best White Paint Colors that designers use again and again - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitepaintcolors #bestwhites #designerpaintcolors
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4 Comments

  1. Connie
    December 18, 2019 / 8:27 am

    Every time I see one of your posts about whites, I simply must read it 🙂 Like you, for me, white never gets old.

    My hubby and I recently renovated a house. It’s somewhat unique in that it’s an earth-sheltered house. Because all windows face south we knew there may be rooms that looked a little dark at certain times of the day. White was going to be our best option to keep it light and bright. The front of the house has stone cladding so we named the house Stone Cottage.

    As I was looking for white paint colors I happened to stumble on a lovely white called Pebble White (a Nautica brand color). It has a wonderful clean look to it but now with my more ivory furniture in place, at various times of the day, it has a very pleasant hint of gray undertone. We used that color throughout the house on ceilings, walls and trim except for one room (the billiards room…yes, we inherited the table from the former owner 😉 ) which we painted Smooth Stone by Glidden. It is a very soft, light gray.

    Kitchen cabinets were painted PPG’s color Fossil Stone. Floors were painted another PPG color White Rock. I didn’t go about searching for colors that referenced stone or rock, it just sort of turned out that way. 🙂

    White just never gets old 🙂 And now with all the Christmas trees up, each tree’s unique color scheme works perfectly with the white background too….not to mention the snow on the ground outside the windows. 😉

    Love your white home….it has inspired me on many occasions!

    • Michele
      Author
      December 18, 2019 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks so much for allowing us to come along the journey as you feather your new nest. Mixing shades of white is so smart – a lot of folks don’t know what they’re missing by keeping it all one note. I happen to love cream with bright whites. Happy decorating, friend. 🙂

  2. Marilyn Lesniak
    January 1, 2020 / 3:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 1, 2020 / 9:35 pm

      Awww thanks. See you Thursday, friend.

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