White paint works wonders to create a bright and airy feel within any space! But when it comes to choosing the right white paint color, it can get a little overwhelming. Who knew there could be so many different shades of white?! If you’re swimming in a sea of white paint swatches and still just as undecided as when you started, don’t worry! I was there too! Today I am sharing 5 of my favorite shades of white and what I love about each of them. Plus, I created a FREE step-by-step guide to help you choose the perfect shade of white for your space. Click here to get your hands on it today!
5 of the Most Popular White Paint Colors
1. Benjamin Moore White Dove
White Dove by Benjamin Moore is my go-to white paint color! I love that it is a warm off-white with a very subtle hint of grey. It is a very creamy white that gives a calming vibe and can be used for walls, trim, doors, etc. It really looks great anywhere! All of the white walls and trim you see in my home are painted in White Dove! (Told ya it was a favorite 😉 )
2. Sherwin-Williams Alabaster
When I was deciding which white paint to go with, Alabaster from Sherwin-Williams was my runner up. Compared to White Dove, this shade of white is less creamy and more of a true white making it a great option if you are looking for a naturally flattering hue with little undertone. I love how the Sherwin-Williams’ director of color marketing describes it, “Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring hue of white.”
3. Benjamin Moore Simply White
If you do any research about white paint colors you will probably come across the color Simply White by Benjamin Moore. It was color of the year in 2016 and for good reason! This color is a crisp, clean, and bright white. Simply White’s fresh finish makes it a great option for trim, doors, and cabinets.
4. Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
Are you sensing a trend here? Benjamin Moore is kiiiiind of my favorite when it comes to paint, and this next color is just another reason why. I mean, can you really go wrong with a name like Swiss Coffee? Fun fact: my mother-in-law actually puts a lot of significance in the name when choosing a paint color, and I think she might be on to something 😉 Like White Dove, Swiss Coffee is part of the off-white collection, but I would say it is both creamier and warmer with a slightly yellowish-grey undertone.
5. Magnolia Homes Silos White
I couldn’t write a post about paint without including one from the Magnolia line. All of Joanna’s colors are beautiful (just like everything else she creates), but my favorite white from her collection is Silos White. She describes this color as a warm white with beige undertones. I tend to lean towards the warmer whites (or off-whites) because I love the bright and airy feeling they give off without the stark and sterile vibe that a pure white tends to create.
So there you have it, my 5 favorite white paint colors! Which one was your favorite? Don’t forget to grab the freebie below! The perfect white paint looks even better up against a DIY wood plank accent wall!