Need a Brilliant White Paint Color? Here are Trustworthy Contenders!

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.

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Erin Fetherston’s beautiful breakfast nook painted Chantilly Lace

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.

How to Choose Perfect Paint Colors Every Time - instructions from Hello Lovely. #paintcolors #choosingpaint

Try This White: Chantilly Lace – Benjamin Moore

I have had great success with this white, and lots of designers swear by it.

Beautiful traditional house exterior painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace - Gathered Group. #benjaminmoore #chantillylace #whitepaint #paintcolors #exteriorcolors #houseexteriors
Charming house exterior painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Gathered Group. Also see THIS POST for house exteriors.

Do you like a bright white to feel modern and crisp?

Chantilly Lace white painted living room with sectional - @theazbeachhouse. #chantillylacepaint #whitepaintcolors #livingroom #benjaminmoore #paintcolors
@tehazbeachhouseChantilly Lace in a modern farmhouse style space

Check. And even if you have a very traditional styled interior…

Classic Nordic French white kitchen with light grey painted floors, topiaries near window, and classic pendants (Circa Lighting) over island - Loi of Tone on Tone. #whitekitchens #toneontone #bmshoreline #bmchantillylace
Loi ThaiChantilly Lace painted kitchen cabinets

I love that grey painted hardwood floor! Need an idea for a light grey?

it feels fresh and classic!

Chantilly Lace paint color on house exterior with Dutch door and farmhouse decor - Studio McGee. #chantillylace #whitepaintcolors #exteriorcolors
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace on house exterior – Studio McGee

This is a white that is popular for house exteriors as well.

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore white paint on nursery walls - Jillian Harris. #benjaminmoore #chantillylace #whitepaint #paintcolors #bestwhites #nursery
Darling white nursery with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Jillian Harris. Bright White Paint Colors With Minimal Undertones…in case you’re searching for paint color ideas.

And how sweet is it for a nursery or a breathtaking kitchen?

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. #paintcolors #bestwhites #interiordesign
Breathtaking kitchen painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly LaceFinding Lovely. Bright White Paint Colors With Minimal Undertones…in case you’re searching for paint color ideas.
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Extra White – Sherwin-Williams

Try Extra White (Sherwin-Williams) if you’re after COOL.

Sherwin Williams Extra White paint on trim in gorgeous modern farmhouse entry - Chrissy Marie Blog. #sherwinwilliams #extrawhite #brightwhitepaint #paintcolors #whitepaint #bestwhites #interiordesign
The trim in this entry paint color: Sherwin-Williams Extra White Chrissy Marie Blog. Brilliant White Paint Colors With Minimal Undertones…in case you’re searching for paint color ideas.

As in, cool undertones and a crisp feel that won’t yellow on you.

Sherwin Williams Extra White paint color on walls in girls bedroom. Pink paint is Valspar Sweet Pastel - Chrissy Marie Blog. #sherwinwilliamsextrawhite #paintcolors #bestwhites #valsparsweetpastel #pinkwalls #interiordesign #bedroomdecor
Serene bedroom with bunks and SW Extra White Chrissy Marie Blog. Bright White Paint Colors With Minimal Undertones…in case you’re searching for paint color ideas.

Because if you have ever been disgusted after painting a room white and then discovering it actually looks pale yellow, then you know.

Sherwin Williams Extra White paint color on walls of breakfast room - Chrissy Marie Blog. #sherwinwilliams #extrawhite #whitepaintcolors #paintcolors #interiordesign #bestwhites
Light filled breakfast room painted Sherwin Williams Extra White Chrissy Marie Blog…hello lovely serenity indeed.

Extra White is often used in modern farmhouse style spaces…

Gorgeous modern farmhouse with white brick painted Sherwin Williams Extra White - Chrissy Marie Blog. #sherwinwilliams #extrawhite #houseexterior #whitepaints #paintcolors #modernfarmhouse #exteriorcolors #housecolors
Gorgeous modern farmhouse exterior with brick painted Sherwin Williams Extra White Chrissy Marie Blog…hello lovely curb appeal indeed.

and isn’t it incredible with light blue-grey shutters?

Sherwin Williams Extra White paint on shiplap - Building Colwyn Bay. #sherwinwilliams #extrawhite #bestwhites #paintcolors #whitepaint
Shiplap painted Sherwin Williams Extra WhiteBuilding Colwyn Bay…hello lovely shiplap indeed.

For high contrast, Extra White is amazing with black trim.

Sherwin Williams Extra White paint color on modern farmhouse exterior - The White House on Pine Ridge. #whitepaint #paintcolors #sherwinwilliamsextrawhite #houseexteriors
Newly built modern farmhouse exterior painted Sherwin-Williams Extra WhiteThe White House on Pine Ridge. Start by sampling these tried and true white colors…hello lovely indeed.

And this color won’t go too warm on you when it is hit with yellow sunlight.

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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.

Benjamin Moore China White in a living room and kitchen - @saffronavenue. #bmchinawhite #benjaminmoorechinawhite
BM China White @saffronavenue…brilliant white paint color to consider here!

Look at how amazing it looks with black and this cheery green on a porch ceiling!

BM China White house exterior with bright green porch ceiling and Bevolo lanterns - Ladisic Fine Homes & Sherry Hart. #paintcolors #whitehouses #chinawhite
Benjamin Moore China White – Ladisic Fines Homes (Photo: Sherry Hart)…in case you need a brilliant white paint color.

Isn’t it beautiful for shiplap?

Shiplap painted Benjamin Moore China White in a stunning kitchen by Tracery Interiors. #benjaminmoore #chinawhite #bestwhites #paintcolors #kitchendeor #shiplap
Stunning kitchen with shiplap painted Benjamin Moore China White Tracery Interiors…hello lovely indeed.

Here’s another example:

Modern farmhouse entry with dutch door and shiplap painted Benjamin Moore China White - Amy D Morris Interiors. #whitepaint #bestwhites #paintcolors #benjaminmoorechinawhite #entry #shiplap
Charming Dutch door in an entry with shiplap painted Benjamin Moore China White Amy D. Morris Interiors…hello lovely indeed.

The prospect of painting brick is nerve wracking enough so I hope these white paint contenders help calm you.

BM China White paint color on Tudor house exterior with black trim and light grey door - Studio McGee #bmchinawhite #whitepaintcolors
China White – Studio McGee

Notice how China White was chosen for two brick homes (above and below) with completely different architecture:

Modern farmhouse exterior painted Benjamin Moore China White - Rodolfo Castro - Atlanta Homes. #benjaminmoore #chinawhite #whitepaint #paintcolors #houseexteriors #whitehouses
A lovely home exterior painted Benjamin Moore China White Atlanta Homes. Start by sampling these tried and true white colors…hello lovely indeed.

China White is a beautiful choice for cabinetry as well:

Shiplap painted Benjamin Moore China White in a stunning kitchen with sliding library ladder by Tracery Interiors. #benjaminmoore #chinawhite #bestwhites #paintcolors #kitchendeor #shiplap
Shiplap painted Benjamin Moore China White Tracery Interiors. Start by sampling these tried and true white colors…hello lovely indeed.

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.

SW Pure White paint color on a beautiful farmhouse with black doors and topiaries on porch - @balance_and_bison. #swpurewhite #whitepaintcolors #houseexteriorpaint
Sherwin-Williams Pure White – @balance_and_bison

I thought this image was helpful because it features a whole lotta Pure White in a very realistic setting:

Sherwin Williams Pure White paint color on walls in entry -Life on Summer Hill. #sherwinwilliams #purewhite #paintcolors #bestwhites #whitepaint #interiordesign
Bright white entry with Sherwin-Williams Pure White Life on Summer Hill…in case you are seeking the perfect white.

Isn’t it a pure kind of white?

SW Pure White paint color on beautiful brick house with natural wood door and porch ceiling - @2kdevelopment. #swpurewhite #whitehousecolors #exteriorpaintcolors
Pure White (Sherwin-Williams) – @2kdevelopment

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:

Pure White from Sherwin Williams on walls in beautiful modern farmhouse great room - Theverestplace. #whitepaint #sherwinwilliamspurewhite #paintcolors #bestwhites
Light filled great room painted Sherwin-Williams Pure Whitetheverestplace. Help finding the best white for your walls as well as cabinets.

So it helps to see the same color in various settings.

Bright white walls (Sherwin Williams Pure White) and black cabinets in a lovely kitchen by House of Silver Lining. #sherwinwilliamspurewhite #whitepaint #paintcolors #bestwhite
Black and white kitchen with walls painted Sherwin Williams Pure White – The House of Silver Lining…hello lovely indeed.

Kate Marker always gets it right!

Pure White (Sherwin Williams) bright white paint color in a beautiful modern farmhouse hall - Kate Marker. #sherwinwilliamspurewhite #paintcolors #bestwhites #interiordesign
Magnificent hall painted Sherwin-Williams Pure White – Kate Marker. Help finding the best white for your walls as well as cabinets.
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Decorators White – Benjamin Moore

Are you searching for a white that will be clean, crisp, and pretty for a bathroom vanity?

BM Decorators White paint color on a bathroom vanity. #bmdecoratorswhite #whitepaintcolors
Decorators White@kathrynsalyerdesign

Here’s one that is aptly named.

Benjamin Moore Decorators White on cabinet in a beautiful kitchen with blue Lacanche range - Elizabeth Walker Raith. #benjaminmoore #decoratorswhite #paintcolors #whitepaint #bestwhites #kitchendecor #modernfarmhousekitchen
Beautiful kitchen with blue range and Benjamin Moore Decorators White Elizabeth Walker Raith…hello lovely indeed.

Because this one is truly legendary!

BM Decorators White paint color on a bathroom vanity. #bmdecoratorswhite #whitepaintcolors
Decorators White – @kathrynsalyerdesign

It’s definitely a bright white for a kitchen:

Decorators White (Benjamin Moore) painted walls in a kitchen by Susan Vaughn Designs. #benjaminmooredecoratorswhite #bestwhitepaint #paintcolors #decoratorswhite
Kitchen walls painted Benjamin Moore Decorators White – Susan Vaughn Designs…hello lovely indeed.
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Decorators White (Benjamin Moore in a beautiful kitchen with blue island - This Old House. #decoratorswhite #benjaminmooredecoratorswhite #bestwhites #paintcolors
In a kitchen painted Benjamin Moore Decorators White – This Old House.

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:

Floral quilt with dusty rose in a sweet bedroom with fall light - Hello Lovely Studio.
Serene bedroom with walls painted Benjamin Moore White OC-151 – Hello Lovely Studio

This is not a shy white!

Benjamin Moore White paint color on cottage kitchen Palmetto Bluff by Lisa Furey. #benjaminmoorewhite #paintcolors #whitepaint #bestwhites #kitchendecor
Cabinets and walls painted Benjamin Moore White OC-151; Lisa Furey Interiors…hello lovely indeed.

It’s cool, crisp, gallery-like, bright, clean, modern, and gorgeously brilliant.

Christmas decor in a country house entry with red boots, red plaid scarf, wooly pom pom wreath, and fresh greenery. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #redboots #pompomwreath
Benjamin Moore White – Hello Lovely Studio

Designer Lisa Furey used it on all of the interiors in this coastal cottage AND on the exterior!

Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey.
Gorgeous board and batten cottage exterior painted Benjamin Moore White OC-151; Lisa Furey. Help finding the best white for your walls as well as cabinets.
House Exterior White Paint Ideas - Hello Lovely Studio. #paintcolors #houseexteriors #bestwhitepaint #whitepaintcolors
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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!

Benjamin Moore Decorators White on cabinet in a beautiful kitchen with blue Lacanche range - Elizabeth Walker Raith. #benjaminmoore #decoratorswhite #paintcolors #whitepaint #bestwhites #kitchendecor #modernfarmhousekitchen
Benjamin Moore Decorators White Elizabeth Walker Raith…hello lovely indeed.

If you are also seeking a neutral paint for your exterior, check out ideas in THIS.

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
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