Interior Designers Favorite White Paint Colors continues the conversation started HERE ABOUT THE BEST WHITE PAINT where you’ll find tips for selecting the just right white paint color. In case you have yet to receive the memo…I am an enthusiastic ambassador for white paint–just smitten with it. But no need to take my word alone about colors. Today, you’ll learn which paint colors my interior designer friends recommend and turn to again and again.
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Interior Designers Favorite White Paint Colors!
I am often asked about the best white paint colors to use so clearly this is a hot topic. But isn’t white paint basically the same…how important is the right shade?
If you ask me…
It’s important to take your time. You’ll find when you view samples on the wall, each white varies in its undertones and temperature. The search can be daunting.
But instead of becoming overwhelmed, maybe make it an adventure. (Yes, an adventure. It’s all perspective, and I choose to believe there is a just right white for your space out there, waiting to be discovered by you. And yes, I may be supremely caffeinated.)
Pull up a stool, and let’s get talk paint.
The lighting, objects, and decor style in your space are all factors to consider when 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 learn what some talented designers recommend.
Two Favorite White Paint Colors of Joanna Gaines
Magnolia’s maven on HGTV’s Fixer Upper frequently uses SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. It’s the white paint color throughout her own home. Find more paint color inspiration from the show RIGHT HERE and HERE.
Learn the secrets and design elements behind this showhouse kitchen (above) right here.
2. KILZ Shiplap
Bet you won’t be surprised to learn another favorite white paint used on Fixer Upper is called Shiplap!
A Favorite White Paint Color: Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot
Charlotte’s unforgettable French farmhouse 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!)
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.
“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 of Belgian Pearls
Easiest way to see if a color is right? Order samples to be delivered to your door with Samplize (a peel and stick sheet of “paint” to stick on your wall and easily move around to other walls!).
Favorite White Paint Color: Lauren DeLoach
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.
“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
Favorite White Paint Color: Amy Chalmers of Maison Decor
Her charming French country home appeared in my current favorite country decor book mentioned here, and her keen sense of color can be trusted.
Amy Chalmers authors the fabulous blog Maison Decor and inspires us with her ever-evolving creative career in design.
One of her favorite whites:
An Interior Designer ALL TIME FAVORITE White Paint Color
Three of my favorite designers chose this white paint as a favorite!
Is anyone surprised at all that Benjamin Moore’s WHITE DOVE still reigns supreme!?!
Crazy about that floor lamp (above)? Me too! It’s a Clarkson floor lamp HERE.
Favorite White Paint Color: Lisa Furey
Lisa Furey Interiors was spotlighted in a coastal cottage story HERE. Both the interior and exterior within this lovely home were painted the same white I painted interiors in our former home: BENJAMIN MOORE White OC-151.
Her coastal meets modern farmhouse kitchen took my breath away and also wound up on the cover of a lovely shelter magazine!
White Paint Color in Our 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 arriving at BENJAMIN MOORE White OC-151. I write all about that color in THIS.
More Rooms With BM White OC-151
It’s the color in our bath as seen below as well:
Help for Choosing the Best White
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!
Make sure you don’t miss HOW TO CHOOSE WHITE PAINT as well!
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