If you have ever shopped for a white paint color, then you know. There’s a white rainbow! Undertones of blue, pink, green…good gracious sakes alive. And if what you’re after is a bright, clear, gallery-gorgeous sort of brilliant white paint color to give you maximum joy with minimal undertones? Oooooh, I got you with these six lovely possibilities.
Which Brilliant White Paint Color is Your Favorite?
I know how challenging it is choosing the right shade of white. The things is, it is never a one time thing. Even when you think you have discovered YOUR favorite, signature, beloved white, for your home, there’s a chance it may not be the best one for your next place. Why? All sorts of factors are going to influence how the white reads in a particular context.
So sample at least three to make sure to seal the deal.
Try This White: Chantilly Lace – Benjamin Moore
I have had great success with this white, and lots of designers swear by it.
Do you like a bright white to feel modern and crisp?
Check. And even if you have a very traditional styled interior…
I love that grey painted hardwood floor! Need an idea for a light grey?
it feels fresh and classic!
This is a white that is popular for house exteriors as well.
And how sweet is it for a nursery or a breathtaking kitchen?
Extra White – Sherwin-Williams
Try Extra White (Sherwin-Williams) if you’re after COOL.
As in, cool undertones and a crisp feel that won’t yellow on you.
Because if you have ever been disgusted after painting a room white and then discovering it actually looks pale yellow, then you know.
Extra White is often used in modern farmhouse style spaces…
and isn’t it incredible with light blue-grey shutters?
For high contrast, Extra White is amazing with black trim.
And this color won’t go too warm on you when it is hit with yellow sunlight.
China White OC-141 by Benjamin Moore
Here’s another awesome white paint color with cool gray undertones – but no worries, China White won’t seem gloomy.
Look at how amazing it looks with black and this cheery green on a porch ceiling!
Isn’t it beautiful for shiplap?
Here’s another example:
The prospect of painting brick is nerve wracking enough so I hope these white paint contenders help calm you.
Notice how China White was chosen for two brick homes (above and below) with completely different architecture:
China White is a beautiful choice for cabinetry as well:
You’re Going to Be in Love With These White Walls!
Pure White – Sherwin-Williams
You’ll love Pure White if a natural and clean look is first priority.
I thought this image was helpful because it features a whole lotta Pure White in a very realistic setting:
Isn’t it a pure kind of white?
Bear in mind the amount of natural light your space receives is going to influence the color. Not all of us have this much sunlight streaming in:
So it helps to see the same color in various settings.
Kate Marker always gets it right!
Decorators White – Benjamin Moore
Are you searching for a white that will be clean, crisp, and pretty for a bathroom vanity?
Here’s one that is aptly named.
Because this one is truly legendary!
It’s definitely a bright white for a kitchen:
For more help choosing the perfect white, SEE THIS.
White OC-151 – Benjamin Moore
I discovered Benjamin Moore White OC-151 when I was on a quest to find the right white for our entire house and must have tried a dozen whites over a month before landing on the perfect one for me:
This is not a shy white!
It’s cool, crisp, gallery-like, bright, clean, modern, and gorgeously brilliant.
Designer Lisa Furey used it on all of the interiors in this coastal cottage AND on the exterior!
I hope these ideas for white paint colors to sample help you narrow down a handful in order to discover the just right white for your project!
If you are also seeking a neutral paint for your exterior, check out ideas in THIS.
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