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How to Choose the Best White Paint | The Ultimate Guide

    Trying to decide between Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee vs White Dove, or Sherwin Williams Alabaster? This white paint guide has all the best colors!

    Choosing the perfect white paint color can be tough! Who knew there could be so many different shades of white?

    Are you stuck trying to pick between Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee and White Dove? Can’t decide between Sherwin Williams Alabaster and Benjamin Moore Simply White? Don’t worry – I got you!

    This white paint guide will help you find the perfect color for your home.

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    I have everything you need in this post to choose a white paint color. But it’s a long read… Which is why I offer a printer-friendly eBook version for only $5 so you can save, print, and refer to it anytime, ad-free! (images included)

    Plus, I made a quick-reference list of all the paint colors from this post together on one page (page 43) so you can easily take to the store with you. Grab your copy by clicking the button below.

    Best White Paint Colors

    popular white paint colors

    This article breaks down the most popular white paint colors in detail. If you prefer video content, check out the video below! Otherwise keep reading to see all my favorite paint colors.

    Best White Paint Colors Video

    Top White Paint Colors For Interiors & Exteriors

    Here is a list of my top picks for white paints, both from our own home as well as the white paint colors designers use over and over again.

    Let’s break it down and talk about what makes each shade of white paint unique.  To help you pick the perfect white paint, here’s what you need to know!

    1. Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore (OC-45)

    Swiss Coffee – LRV: 83.93 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    Swiss Coffee (OC-45) a white paint color by Benjamin More
    Swiss Coffee (OC-45) by Benjamin Moore

    Benjamin Moore is my absolute favorite paint and Swiss Coffee (OC-45) is just one of the many reasons 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 paint color names, and I think she might be on to something!

    Swiss Coffee has a LRV of 83.93 which puts it right in the sweet spot for bright white paint colors. It’s bright enough to make a room feel light and airy, but not so bright that walls start to look boring and sterile. Swiss Coffee has mildly warm undertones which tends to create an inviting and happy feel.

    Here’s how Benjamin Moore describes Swiss Coffee:

    This color is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces…

    View the color Swiss Coffee on the Benjamin Moore website here.

    The warm inviting entry room below is painted with Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.

    mud room with ship lap walls an ceiling painted white
    Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee (source)

    2. White Dove by Benjamin Moore (OC-17)

    White Dove – LRV: 85.38 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    white dove paint color by Benjamin Moore
    White Dove (OC-17) by Benjamin Moore

    Benjamin Moore White Dove is my go-to white paint color! I love its slightly warm hints of grey. The white creaminess of this paint color has a calming vibe that makes any home feel more inviting.  It’s perfect for interior walls, trim, doors, or even a white shiplap accent wall if you’re feeling brave.

    I like it so much that I used White Dove to paint my entire home! Check out my full White Dove Paint Color Review – I share my personal experience with the color, tons of pictures, and all the nitty gritty details.

    a master bedroom painted with Benjamin Moore White Dove
    Wall Color: White Dove by Benjamin Moore (source)

    White Dove has sophisticated color nuances, and looks great in all lighting conditions. I’ve found that many warm white colors can be less appealing (or worse) when paired with warm lighting. This is not the case with White Dove. The color isn’t warm enough for that to be a problem.

    Benjamin Moore describes White Dove as:

    Unerring style defines this classic, softly shaded white. Light and luminous, it is a favorite choice for moldings and trim.

    View the color White Dove on the Benjamin Moore website here.

    It looks good on moldings and trim, but White Dove is a versatile color that also looks great anywhere! All of the white walls and trim you see in my home are painted with White Dove. It’s my #1 choice for many reasons, but the most important reason is it looks amazing no matter where you put it!

    In the image below, Benjamin Moore White Dove paint pops against the natural tones of the wood accent wall in our master bedroom.

    a master bedroom painted with Benjamin Moore White Dove
    Wall Color: White Dove by Benjamin Moore

    FAQ: Swiss Coffee or White Dove?

    Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee vs White Dove

    Swiss Coffee and White Dove are very similar colors with subtle differences. They are both members of Benjamin Moore’s off-white collection.

    Swiss Coffee is creamier and slightly warmer with stronger yellow and grey undertones. White Dove is slightly brighter with a LRV of 85.38 compared to Swiss Coffee’s LRV of 83.93.

    If you’re looking for an interesting white paint color that is a little more off-white than white, then Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee might be the perfect choice for you. Both colors work well in most rooms, however in a room with limited natural light, White Dove would be the better choice.

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    Before we get too much further into my list of best white paint colors, I need to fill you in on a little known painting hack.

    The hack? Peel and stick paint samples.

    White is one of those paint colors where there’s so many options with subtle differences, you really need to see the colors in person.

    This is why I always recommend testing outpaint colors in your home. Once a sample is up on your wall, sometimes you’ll realize instantly that it’s a YES! or a definite NO!

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    Ok, back to the list of top white paint colors…

    3. Antique White by PPG (PPG1024-2)

    Antique White – LRV: 72 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    Color profile: R: 225  G: 218  B: 202

    Antique White (PPG1024-2) by PPG

    Antique White is a stunning off-white paint color that’s the perfect shade for dipping your toes into painting your home white. With a LRV of 72, you’ll notice right away this is a definitely an off-white color. However, it still feels like white and doesn’t end up looking like a neutral or gray color in most rooms.

    If you’re starting to love this warm off-white paint color, you aren’t alone. PPG is the second largest manufacturer of paint in the world, and this is one of their most popular paint colors.

    Here’s how PPG describes Antique White:

    Antique White is a light, gray, caramel white with a bronze undertone. It is a perfect paint color for an elegant statement in any room. Pair it with gray or beige to create an elegant historical statement in any room.

    View the color Antique White on the PPG website here.

    This bright living room with lots of natural light is perfect for PPG’s Antique White paint color.

    Wall Color: PPG Antique White (source)

    4. Alabaster by Sherwin Williams (SW 7008)

    Alabaster – LRV: 82 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    Alabaster White Paint Color by Sherwin Williams (SW 7008)
    Alabaster (SW 7008) by Sherwin Williams

    Alabaster (SW 7008) was the Sherwin-Williams color of the year a few years back, and for good reason.  It’s a beautiful white with dusty undertones that make it a really versatile color for interiors. It looks good in kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

    In fact I used Alabaster throughout our entire renovated RV. It has quickly become one of my very favorite white paint colors.

    Wall Color: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams (source)

    Jackie Jordan, the Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing describes Alabaster as:

    A hue symbolic of new beginnings, Alabaster (SW 7008), is Sherwin-Williams… Color of the Year. At a time of interconnected commotion and overstimulation, Alabaster offers a sense of personal solace and revival to weary minds. It is the true neutral to set the tone…

    View the color Alabaster on the Sherwin Williams website here.

    Compared to White Dove, Alabaster is less creamy and more of a true white.  This makes 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.”

    Check out how Alabaster looks in the neutral nursery below.

    a room with white walls and a wooden dresser in the foreground
    Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Alabaster (source)

    FAQ: Alabaster or White Dove?

    Sherwin Williams Alabaster vs Benjamin Moore White Dove

    Sherwin Williams Alabaster and Benjamin Moore White dove are two of the very most popular white paint colors – they’re both beautiful!

    Each of these white paint colors fall into what I consider the sweet spot for brightness (low to mid 80’s on the LRV scale). White Dove is slightly brighter than Alabaster with LRVs of 85.38 and 82 respectively.

    When I was choosing a paint color for my home, Sherwin Williams Alabaster vs Benjamin Moore White Dove ended up being my two finalists.

    Personally, I love both colors. Alabaster is slightly warmer, and White Dove is slightly cooler. Because of this difference, one color is usually better suited for your specific home based on natural lighting conditions, and the other colors in a room.

    5. Simply White by Benjamin Moore (OC-117)

    Simply White – LRV: 91.7 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    Simply White (OC-117) a white paint color by Benjamin Moore
    Simply White (OC-117) by Benjamin Moore

    If you do any research about white paint colors you will probably come across the color Simply White by Benjamin Moore. It was the  Benjamin Moore 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 bright trim, doors, or cabinets.

    Benjamin Moore describes Simply White as:

    Fresh as the first snowfall, this clean, crisp, multi-purpose white is a perennial favorite for trim, ceilings, and walls.

    View the color Simply White on the Benjamin Moore website here.

    Simply White has a LRV of 91.7, which is nearly the highest of all the paint colors on this list.  The high LRV means it is the closest to pure white. The low 90’s is as close to pure white as I recommend going; any whiter and the colors start looking cool, sterile, and lack complexity.

    The sitting room below is painted with Benjamin Moore Simply White.

    A bright room with natural light and white painted walls
    Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Simply White (Image from Pinterest)

    6. Silos White by Magnolia Homes

    Silos White paint color by Magnolia Homes
    Silos White by Magnolia Homes

    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.

    Joanna Gaines 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.

    The dining room in the image below is painted with Magnolia Homes Silos White.

    a dining room with white painted walls and wood table and chairs
    Wall Color: Magnolia Homes Silos White (Image from Pinterest)

    7. Super White by Benjamin Moore (OC-152)

    Super White – LRV: 89.09 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    Super White paint color by Benjamin Moore
    Super White (OC-152) by Benjamin Moore

    Super White by Benjamin Moore is the most basic, classic color on this list, but that isn’t a bad thing! I love the simple, clean white because it appears very pure without coming across as blinding.

    Benjamin Moore describes Super White as:

    A brilliant, almost sparkling white, this clean shade suggests clarity and simplicity.

    View the color Super White on the Benjamin Moore website here.

    Super White has less beige, creamy undertones than all the other white paints I recommend. Many true whites tend to be overly cool and bright, but not Super White.

    How does it do it? With a LRV of 89.09, it accomplishes the ‘white as snow’ look without making you feel like you just checked your phone in the middle of the night with the screen set on max brightness.

    The walls of the great room in the image below are painted with Super White by Benjamin Moore.

    a room painted with super white by benjamin moore
    Wall Color: Super White by Benjamin Moore

    8. Creamy White by Benjamin Moore (OC-07)

    Creamy White – LRV: 72.35 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    Benjamin Moore Creamy White
    Creamy White (OC-07) by Benjamin Moore

    Creamy White by Benjamin Moore has the lowest LRV, and the most warm, off-white undertones of all the paint colors on this list. While most of the colors included in this white paint color guide are close to true white, this is not the case when it comes to ‘Creamy White’ – it’s more of an off-white.

    The color might be for you if you’re interested in a more sophisticated color compared to pure white, but don’t want to go full-on beige or grey. With Creamy White (OC-07), you can still expect a clean looking off-white color.

    It’s also a great choice for rooms with north facing windows that let in cool northern light. The light from north facing windows has a tendency to bring out the blue undertones in cool and neutral white paint colors. Using a warmer white, like Creaming White (OC-07) by Benjamin Moore will prevent this from happening.  

    Related: Best Paint Colors for North Facing Rooms

    The warm vibes of Benjamin Moore’s Creamy White would be an excellent color choice to make a bedroom, guest room, or common area feel extra inviting.  

    Here’s what Benjamin Moore has to say about its Creamy White paint color: 

    This color is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces. A compilation of 152 white and off-white colors.

    View the color Creamy White on the Benjamin Moore website here.

    The Creamy White cabinets in the kitchen below creates a warm cozy vibe while still looking fresh & clean.

    Creamy White (OC-07) by Benjamin Moore (source)

    9. Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore (OC-65)

    Chantilly Lace – LRV: 92.2 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore paint color splotch
    Chantilly Lace (OC-65) by Benjamin Moore

    Chantilly Lace is one of my favorite colors, and it has been gaining popularity. It’s a pleasant bright white paint color with an understated hint of cool greenish hue.

    Don’t be scared of the greenish undertones – it’s just enough to give this paint color a unique appeal that can add character and interest to a room.

    Benjamin Moore aptly describes this paint color in their product listing:

    As delicate and refined as the lace it was named after, this crisp, clean white evokes images of pure silk, soft linen and simpler times.

    View the color Chantilly Lace on the Benjamin Moore website here.

    With a high LRV of 92.2, this color is a very bright, pure white. It’s the brightest white paint color on this list making it a great neutral white paint color.

    The low 90’s is my upper limit for white paint colors that I’ll recommend; once you get into the mid 90’s and above, colors can start looking washed out, sterile or just plain boring.

    You can see how crisp and bright Chantilly Lace looks as an exterior white paint color option in the image below.

    Home exterior paint color: Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore
    Exterior Color: Chantilly Lace (OC-65) by Benjamin Moore (source)

    10. Snowbound by Sherwin Williams (SW 7004)

    Snowbound – LRV: 83 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    R: 237  G: 234  B: 229

    Snowbound (SW 7004) by Sherwin Williams

    Snowbound by Sherwin Williams is featured in their Top 50 Color rankings. It’s also included in the following color collections: Minimalist, Pottery Barn – Fall/Winter 2021, Living Well – Reflect, Top 50 Colors, and Timeless White.

    This popular new paint color is light, bright, and has a hint of silvery gray. Its ideal for trim, but also makes an excellent color for walls and ceilings if you’re looking to keep things light and airy.

    Snowbound is a cool, neutral white paint color with some gray undertones. This means that Snowbound could be a good choice for nearly any room.

    “With its slight gray undertone, this versatile cool white pairs well with other gray-influenced colors. Like stepping into a snowy glade.”

    Backsplash Color: Snowbound (SW 7004) by Sherwin Williams (source)

    11. Pure White by Sherwin-Williams (SW 7005)

    Pure White – LRV: 84 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)

    Sherwin-Williams – Pure White (SW 7005)

    Pure White by Sherwin Williams is a light white paint color, and it’s a perfect neutral backdrop that will make all the other colors in your home pop.

    “This versatile, bright white has the slightest yellow undertone that keeps it from appearing too stark. Use on trim for the perfect complement.”


    Pure White by Sherwin-Williams is another top tier white paint color. It’s perfect for walls, trim and ceilings – but my favorite use for Pure White is on kitchen cabinets! Check out the amazing kitchen below!

    Wall Color: Pure White (SW 7005) by Sherwin Williams (source)

    Still can’t decide? Easily order samples of all the paint colors from this article.

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    There you have it, my top picks for best white paint colors. I hope you found this article helpful and now have a few colors in mind to try out in your space.

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    The easiest way to see paint samples on YOUR walls:

    Before you make a final decision on a paint color, test out your favorites with Peel-and-Stick paint samples from Samplize! The 9” x 14.75” Peel-and-Stick samples use real paint, and make it easy see how a color will look in your home (without the mess).

    Plus, it saves you the trouble of having to pick up multiple tiny cans of paint that end up going to waste.

    Check out my full Samplize Review where I share about my experience using Samplize to help me decide on a paint color.

    sticking a Samplize paint sample on a wall

    Samplize allows you to see paint colors options in a variety of locations. The peel-and-stick squares have non-damaging adhesive that you can reposition many times, and can even wrap around corners to show contrast between walls.

    Testing out a paint color in your home is important because a paint color’s appearance depends on the unique lighting conditions in your home.

    A paint color can even look a little different throughout the day as lighting conditions shift with the sun’s position in the sky.

    Make sure to examine your paint sample during different times of the day to see how natural light affects the appearance of the color. Also make sure to see how the paint colors look with the lights in the room on, and off. 

    If you want to make a bold paint color statement in a room, I recommend painting all the walls white and choosing only 1 wall to make a your bold statement with an accent wall.

    Another option is to install a wood accent wall. To learn more about wood accent walls, check out my blog post called: How To Build A Wood Plank Accent Wall.

    How To Choose A Paint Color

    Want to know exactly how to pick the best paint color for your space? How do you know which color of white is the best fit for your home, your decor, the lighting in your home, and your style?

    I wrote an entire blog post with easy to follow steps for choosing a paint color that answers all these questions, and more. It has all the info you need to know – from undertones, sheen, to the lighting in a room, and so much more.

    Check it out: How To Choose the PERFECT Paint Color Using Undertones, Lighting, & Sheen

    How To Get A Great Deal On Paint

    Did you know that you can use budget friendly paint, and have it color matched to premium Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint colors? At Joyfully Growing Blog, we always use Glidden Premium paint from The Home Depot.

    Glidden Premium rivals the quality of the top paint lines from Behr, Sherwin Williams, and Benjamin Moore.

    Any paint store, or home improvement store with a paint section will be able to match colors from most major brands. This means that you can select one brand of paint, but get it mixed in any color you want!

    In many cases, affordable paint like Glidden Premium can be up to 50% cheaper than the ‘big name brand’ competition. This can save you a ton of money!

    Our Go-To Painting Supplies

    Paint brushes – I recommend ‘Pro Grade’ paint brushes, they’re the perfect budget friendly option. This set comes with both flat and angled brushes to get every nook and cranny. I LOVE the quality and, in my experience, they’re much more affordable from Amazon compared to in-store prices. You might be surprised how cheap this professional quality 5 Brush Set is on Amazon (it’s less than $10!).

    Paint rollers – Cover more surface area with a handy roller.

    Tip: I love this one for tall walls or ceilings, it has an extendable handle.

    Paint sprayer – Paint brushes and paint rollers will get the job done, but for serious efficiency and productivity, you cannot beat this Graco Magnum Project Plus airless paint sprayer (Amazon). I personally own this paint sprayer, and have used it on tons of painting projects.

    It’s an excellent quality sprayer, and powers through any painting projects in a hurry. Painting with an airless sprayer makes it easy to complete projects in much less time.

    Drop cloth – Skip the mess and grab a reusable drop cloth instead. This will come in handy for future projects. Just pop it in the washing machine after you’re done painting and it will be ready to go for the next project.

    Multi-surface painter’s tape – I always use this brand of painter’s tape, it’s great for smooth or lightly textured walls, trim, baseboards, tile, or even glass. It sticks quick and is easy to remove.

    Sanding sponges – For smoothing and prepping surfaces, you’ll need a couple of sanding sponges in different grits. 

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    I have everything you need in this post to choose a white paint color. But it’s a long read… Which is why I offer a printer-friendly eBook version for only $5 so you can save, print, and refer to it anytime, ad-free! (images included)

    Plus, I made a quick-reference list of all the paint colors from this post together on one page (page 43) so you can easily take to the store with you. Grab your copy by clicking the button below.

    Looking for more paint color guides?

    If you found this white paint color guide helpful you may also enjoy reading through my Gray Paint Color Guide blog post. In the post I’ve broken it down into four categories: Neutral GrayWarm GrayCool Gray, and Dark Gray.

    Another popular interior paint color is green. In fact I think green will continue to be one of the top paint colors going into next year.

    But, many people who want to paint their walls (or cabinets) green are concerned that green might not flow with the rest of their home.

    I spent tons of hours researching, as well as asking many of my readers what their favorite options were. After compiling all the results, I’m shared a blog post with all the best green paint colors!

    My Other Paint Color Resources

    Helping people choose great paint colors is one of my passions! I’ve written several articles to help streamline and destress your decision making process.

    Check all of them out here:

    White Dove Paint Color Review | After Painting My Whole House!

    Paint Color Trends 2021 | Trending Colors From Top Brands

    Best Paint Colors For North Facing Rooms

    How To Choose A Paint Color | Lighting, Undertones, Sheen (and more!)

    Samplize Review | Peel-and-Stick Paint Samples

    Best Gray Paint Colors | The Ultimate Guide

    Green Paint Color Guide | Most Popular Colors

    Thanks for reading along! If you have any questions, please ask in the comments below!

    White Paint Color Guide

    105 thoughts on “How to Choose the Best White Paint | The Ultimate Guide”

    1. I think I like the Swiss Coffee best! It sound homey and yummy…and it is pretty. Like mom says, “If you don’t like the paint color name, you won’t like the paint!”

      1. I agree, I love how it looked in that mud room! If I didn’t have leftover White Dove to use up I think I would try that in our laundry room. Someday I will try it out tho! And yes, your mother is a wise woman 😉

    2. I’m planning to paint almost half my house white and have been wondering which whites were best, so this was a big help to me! THANK YOU, Ashley! : ) Two questions: did you paint your ceiling the same white as your walls? And what ‘finish’ did you paint your walls (eggshell, semi-gloss)?

      1. Oh yay, I am so glad! This was perfect timing then 🙂 I didn’t paint my ceilings, they ended up looking fine with the White Dove wall color (I was prepared to in case they clashed but am so glad I could skip that step!). And I went with a semi-gloss finish because I wanted it to be easy to clean since it was such a light color, I love how it turned out! Good luck painting!

      2. Hi! I wanted to get your thoughts. I’m designing our house Scandinavian/minimalist…I was thinking of going with the white dove. Should I paint the ceiling (they’re low with some wood beams), doors and trim/baseboards Super White or keep it all dove? The hardware will be flat black. It’s a smaller house so I want to make sure it feels open, bright, yet cozy!

        Thanks so much!!! ?

        1. Hi Carey! I think for a more minimalist look I would stick with all the same shade of white. And White Dove would look great on ceiling and trim (that’s what I did in our old house!). Love the idea of wood beams and black hardware too!

    3. A friend of mine once painted her living room with a paint called “Brown Paper Bag” and of course she hated it…that was when I learned that the name of the paint is significant when choosing colors!!!! I’m gonna have to try out the Swiss Coffee…I like that name…not only does it look good it sounds good!!!! Ha…silly, but it works for me!!!!

    4. Hi. I’m having difficulty choosing a Ben Moore white/off white for my kitchen cabinets. I have Cambria Ironsbridge countertops. Cambria recommends White Opalescence and I can’t figure out why. It doesn’t seem to work at all.
      I’m going stark raving mad trying to decide. Suggestions please!

      1. For cabinets I would probably go with Benjamin Moore Simply White (or Alabaster by Sherwin Williams is good too!). These are both really pure whites that aren’t too stark. And I think they both look good up against off white/creamier shades of white too. Hope that helps!

    5. Help! Please! The 500. Paint Consultant picked colors We hated OMGOODNESS. Soooo lesson learned. The new house has BM Simply White trim, it’s staying. We picked SW Modern Gray for the walls. She now wants to paint cabinets Snowbound but we think it looks dirty with the Modern Gray. Should we just match the cabinets with the trim BM Simply White or a softer white like SW Alabaster or BM White Dove. Any advise would be an answered prayer. ❤️???

      1. To keep it simple I would match the cabinets to the trim color, BW Simply White looks really clean! But if you wanted to go with a softer white, I think that Alabaster or White Dove would both look great against the SW Modern Gray. You can’t go wrong with those options!

        1. Thank you, for your suggestions! I will be painting my trim, doors, and walls White Dove in many rooms of my home. I have cathedral ceilings and was wondering if I should paint the ceilings, White Dove, as well? Beings that the home is 3400 square feet should I paint some rooms with different warm shades of white to add interest or paint the entire home White Dove? Would love your advice…. Thank you!

          1. I love using the same white color throughout, but painting ceilings can be a pain. If the existing color doesn’t clash, I’d probably leave it.

    6. Rebecca garrabrant

      Please help? I ordered riverbed oak from pergo and my walls we painted by the previous owners in agreeable grey but with the flooring everything looks a lot more peach or pink and I am wondering what you would recomend..alabaster or Swiss coffee or light french grey? or anything else actually? thank you for your time!

      1. From the photo of the Riverbed Oak online it looks like it pulls a little more green, so I would recommend a white that has little to no undertone like Alabaster. Swiss Coffee might make everything look a little to yellow/green. Hope that helps!

    7. We are redoing my Kitchen and I am struggling between SW Alabaster and BM White Dove. Depending on the different natural lighting during the day the alabaster tends to pull gray or darker. the Dove White is nice and clean in all lighting. I want to paint EVERYTHING in the same color. Cabinets, walls, trim …. different finishes though. Would that work with White Dove?

      1. Yes I think White Dove would look great on everything! We have used it on walls and trim and it looked so polished – I love the idea of painting the cabinets the same shade of white as the walls and trim. Go for it girl!

        1. Hi!
          Does BM White Dove convey well in North and South facing rooms? I have a 2BR/2BA condo. Great room and kitchen in the center, which will be White Dove.
          If not White Dove throughout, I’m thinking of BM Glacier White for the North and South side BR’s. For trim, ceilings and millwork, BM Simply White, inless you think White Dove on everything isn’t too much?
          Many thanks!

          1. Hi! White Dove will look a little different when comparing North and South facing rooms, it will look warmer in the south rooms and possibly pull slightly green in the north rooms. I think I would try out the White Dove first and if you don’t like the undertones, then you could go over it with Glacier White in those two bedrooms. As far as the ceiling and trim, I don’t think it looks bad at all to stick with the same color as the walls (when using white paints), but choosing a pure white like BM Simply White also looks great. Hope that helps!

            1. Hi Ashley,

              Thanks so much for your reply! To your point, I e decided that BM Glacier white in the North side, and South side bedrooms, and painting the main center room, which gets a lot of light moat of the day with BM White Dove. Do you think that’d give a fresh, yet cozy warm neutral feel? I like as little yellow/green undertone as possible. From all my research, it appears to be the most used white paint color.

      2. I’m planning on painting my living room 1 of these colors, not sure yet which one. My question is, if I paint the trim the same color do I paint it in a different finish ?

        1. You don’t have to! I have done both and either option looks good. When I painted the walls & trim the same color in our old house they were both in eggshell finish. If you want to mix up the sheen, I would add just slightly more gloss to the trim.

      3. Hi Ashley! What kind of interior paint would you recommend for high traffic areas (living room, hallway, kitchen, etc)? I want to paint our entire house Alabaster White by Sherwin Williams, but I’m now sure what paint to pick! Right now, we have a medium gray flat color on our walls and it stains SO easily and is not really washable. I’m looking for something that is *somewhat* stain resistant and/or washable but also not shiny, if ya know what I mean. Thanks in advance! 🙂

        1. That’s a great question Adriana! I recommend using Glidden Premium paint from Home Depot. Glidden is Home Depot’s generic brand of paint but choosing the Premium option gives you a high quality that’s still affordable (compared to buying name brand paint). When it comes to easy clean up/stain resistance the sheen or finish of the paint will make a huge difference. Most interior walls are painted with an eggshell finish but to make it a little easier to wipe up and keep clean I would go 1 or 2 levels up in sheen. There are quite a few options available that don’t look super glossy. I’d recommend having the paint technician at your local hardware store show you paint swatches that have the different finishes. Hope that helps!

          1. Hi Ashley, I am working on a kitchen remodel.
            A friend recommended I use Benjamin Moore
            Mindful gray paint for my cabinets along with Swiss Chocolate for my walls. She also suggest I use White Dove for trim. What are your thoughts?

      4. hi,
        We have Quick step- Providence Oak laminate flooring in our kitchen and living room. Our kitchen counter tops are Calcutta quartz ( with the gray veins)
        We are going to paint the kitchen cabinets and walls a shade of white. I can’t decide between Benjamin moore’s White dove and Simply white?

        Thank you

        1. Hi Ramali! I honestly think you can’t go wrong with either of those shades of white, but if I had to choose between the two I would go with Simply White. That shade of white is really crisp which looks great on cabinets and trim!

      5. Hi Ashley! I noticed that the Glidden premium doesn’t have an eggshell finish. Have you used the satin? Also, it doesn’t have great reviews. Have you had a good experience with this paint? Thank you!

      6. Hi Ashley, Same issue as everyone else here. Which white?? in my case for kitchen cabinets. I want a soft white but not yellow. Our floor is a warm gray with green undertones and our appliances brushed SS. The granite is called White Delicatus. It has some gray green undertones and off white in it – no stark white which is why I think I need a soft white on the cabinets. All the trim throughout the rest of our house is SW Pure White ( we had color matched in BM paint bec the SW version was quite yellow. I should also mention we have 3 windows in the room – one window ais adjacent to my neighbor’s house which they just painted Robin’s egg blue ( not kidding) so it effects that side of the room – other 2 windows have western Exposure so they reflect warm light late day. Cannot decide the cabinet color – considering either SW Alabaster or BM White Dove but getting scared off both by reading they can both appear creamy yellow. But I think the other whites are too stark/bright and Swiss Coffee seems too warm. We are also considering a couple of rich warm grays for the wall color such as BM Tyler Gray or SW Skyline Steel. Also want to mention all the trim throughout our house is SW. Pure White only matched in BM paint ( less yellow than the SW version). We are being pressured to decide the cabinet color and I am really stumped— Also should we carry the same Pure White trim color into the kitchen or use the cabinet color there? I think Pure White would be too white for the cabinet color. Help please – so stressed out over these decisions and time running out!! ☹️

        1. Hi there! I think SW Alabaster would be a good choice, it doesn’t pull yellow/green as much as White Dove and I think it is extremely versatile. If you’re still thinking of going with a gray, I love BM Pale Oak – that might be a good compromise since it is really subtle and almost looks like an off white! Hope that helps!

      7. Thanks for the great advice! I am trying to pick an off white for the exterior of my single story ranch style house with some brick siding, a brownish roof and dark bronze window frames. Our area is ag country so there is a bit of dirt blowing in the air frequently so I was advised against white.

        What do you think of Benjamin Moore Swiss coffee for my choice and what possible accent color would you suggest?

        Thanks so much!

        What do you thi

        1. I think Swiss Coffee would be a great choice – you’ll still get the white look that you want but the warm undertones should help it to not look dirty quickly with all of the dust in the air. I personally love white houses with black trim and have had heard great things about BM Wrought Iron. Hope that helps!

      8. I’m painting mu condo white – my favorite white is White Dove but my painting contractor only uses Sherwin Williams. Should I ask him to match White Dove or do you think he should use Alabaster. Not a lot of natural light in my condo and I’m have plantation shutters installed in white. The trim of course will be a bright white. Any suggestions? Thanks

        1. I don’t think it would hurt to ask him to paint match the color you want, it should be fairly easy. But if that isn’t an option, Alabaster is a great option! I love both of those whites!

      9. Hello!
        I love your blog Ashley!
        So I see you recommend Glidden, which is great, but what color would be similar or the closest to BM White Dove?
        thank you

        1. Thanks so much Jennifer! You can have Home Depot match any color of paint (no matter the brand) and mix it with their Glidden brand. So just grab a can of the Glidden paint and ask the person at the paint counter to mix up BM White Dove. Easy peasy!

      10. Hi Ashley! So we are planning to paint our walls White dove Benjamin Moore If we wanted it to stand out would you suggest painting the casings and trims and ceilings a different white if so what do you suggest Please help! Thx

        1. I personally love the look of everything being the same shade of white, however if you’re looking for a crisp contrast I think BM Simply White looks great on trims/baseboards. Just know that it will make the White Dove color look more off-white up against the pure white trim.

      11. My comment is similar to the one above! We currently have off-white cabinets in our kitchen, off-white crown moulding that’s a similar color…if I paint my walls a different off white will it look weird? We are currently gray and trying to brighten things up!

      12. Hello! I’m getting ready to paint my orangish oak kitchen cabinets. The counters are Santa Cecilia granite which has goldish tones. The backsplash is stone which probably has tan and gray tones. I’m wondering if Swiss Coffee is too risky. I want a warm, creamy look but don’t want yellowish tones. All of my trim is White Dove and that is still a consideration for cabinets. My floors are whitwashed oak that is grayish white. By painting cabinets, I’m hoping for less outdated orange and more of a cottage look but I don’t want stark and sterile. Would you go with Swiss Coffee or White Dove? I’m very partial to BM. Thank you!! ?

        1. I think I would go with White Dove. From the sounds of your backsplash and counters I think White Dove will pull just enough warm tones without looking too yellowish… I’m thinking Swiss Coffee might look really warm up against those surrounding areas. And really I don’t think you can go wrong with White Dove – it won’t look too sterile at all!

        1. I’ve never used Behr or Dunn Edwards, but I’d say Sherwin Williams Alabaster would look great with that flooring! It’s a really versatile white and looks good up against almost anything.

      13. I’m truly enjoying all of these questions and answers that address the color choices I currently have on my radar. And also on the wall with post it notes marked accordingly. My question concerns white trim with White Dove, Swiss Coffee, and Cloud White. I live in the northeast so natural light can be nonexistent much of the year. I’m looking for a wall color to use through the house including hallways and walls on stairs. I also like a little contrast between the walls and white trim.
        Wow, that’s a lot of verbiage. Would love any suggestions and things to consider. Traditional oak floors throughout; not orangey but clearly golden. Thanks,

        1. So glad you’re finding this post helpful, Deb! When it comes to choosing a white trim that you want to contrast against the shades of white you mentioned for the walls, I love Simply White by Benjamin Moore. It’s a very bright white and should look so when up against those warmer whites like White Dove and Swiss Coffee. I know a lot of people like to use that color for cabinets and then do a softer white for the walls – and it looks great! Hope that helps, friend!

      14. Thanks so much for your input, Ashley. I do like the idea of Simply White being a good choice for a somewhat bright trim. I’m still struggling with White Dove or Swiss Coffee for the walls. Based on their makeup I’m certainly splitting hairs. The features that separate them are what I like the most! White Dove is a tad bit crisper but maybe not enough contrast with the trim yet Swiss Coffee gets the nod for warmth and contrast with a bright trim. When most of the areas to be painted receive reduced natural light, which would you suggest? Or should I flip a coin? Thanks again for all of your responses especially since we seem to be asking the same questions repeatedly!

      15. Hi Ashley, We have a small place in Nantucket facing the harbor. We have completely gutted the first floor which is all open and will have kitchen,( white cabinets) dining and living space of about 400 square feet. The floors will be tile that look like wood in beige and gray. My sofa is gray and I use lots of natural elements in decorating. I have tried about 20 whites and can’t seem to make a decision. Many of the island homes use all white and they feel sterile to me, which I don’t want. I also don’t want anything though that feels dull. I had been considering white dove but am concerned it might feel dull, too beige and possibly flat. I haven’t tried SW Alabaster. I just want it to feel open, expansive, calming but not sterile. Also my husband likes trim and ceilings in a Super White so please keep that in mind. Please help!

        1. Hi Linda! Based on what you’ve said, I think either SW Alabaster or Swiss Coffee would work well for your space. Alabaster will be more of a classic/neutral white, where Swiss Coffee will be quite a bit more warm. Give those a try with a few sample swatches on your walls and see what you think!

      16. WHAT? Someone who understand reflective value and uses it to determine color choices? Why, Ashley, what a gem you are. NO ONE understands this important information, even at the paint stores. The last time I saw architectural chips that stated the value was at least 30-yrs ago! YOU GO GIRL! I certainly appreciated finding your expertise extended beyond the norm.

      17. Five years ago I painted the entire interior of my home Simply White. In most rooms it reads yellow, and not a good yellow. Without a lot of natural light it’s really unflattering. I’m getting ready to repaint and don’t want to make the same mistake. I’m not a fan of overly stark whites but with every warm white I’ve tried reading yellow, I’m thinking a neutral or slightly cool white might work better. Definitely have my heart set on white. Any suggestions?

        1. I agree, you should probably lean towards a cooler white. I wrote a while post about how to pick a paint based off of your current lighting and undertones. Check it out here! And maybe take a look at Cool December, that might be good for your space.

      18. Hi Ashley, I’m going to paint the interior of my two bedroom one bath house in the SF Bay Area next week and my 13 year old daughter is convinced that white is the way to go from trim to wall to ceiling. Should I go with BM White Dove or BM Simply White from trim to ceiling? Thanks for the help!

      19. Hi,
        I would like to paint my south east bedroom with a white color.. what looks better with light beige carpet ? white dove, simply white or any other suggestion?? Thanks.

      20. Thanks for such a great post! Deciding to paint entire house Alabaster on walls, what door/trim/ceiling color would you recommend for a crisp, but complimentary white? Also any recommendations for a very light gray for kitchen cabinets?

        1. Hi Lindsay! With Alabaster walls, using the same color for the trim is a pretty easy solution that looks great! If you want a little bit brighter white to create some contrast, I would recommend Benjamin Moore Simply White.
          For the gray color, have you checked out my Gray Paint Color Guide? Colonnade Gray by Sherwin Williams looks great on kitchen cabinets.

      21. I am about to repaint our house and would like to have a slight amount of contrast with the trim being more of a bright white than the walls. What are your thoughts on using BM Simply white for trims/doors and Dove White for the walls?

      22. Hi Ashley,
        I’m looking to paint my walls white and considering simply white, alabaster and white dove. We have travertine floors that have some yellow(gold) in them. My kitchen has black and orangy granite. My kitchen and family rooms are south facing that get natural light. My living room is north facing and living room is north facing. What color do you think would wor with making the walls look yellow?

      23. Hi Ashley, thanks for such an informative post. Like everyone else here, picking the right white is such a daunting task. I’m literally sitting here looking at 11 samples of white paints and keep hoping that the right one will scream “pick me!” Well, that hasn’t happened yet, so here’s to hoping you can be that voice I need to make a decision. I want to paint my south-east bedroom in a white or creamy white color. The rooms coming off the bedroom are BM Edgecomb Gray and the other area is BM Collingwood. I have medium brown with a hint of gray wood-look tile flooring throughout my living spaces and bedrooms. I’m finding white dove and cloud white seem to be too yellow, even though I was hoping for a warm space. I’ve tried classic gray and it seems too dark in that space. I haven’t tried swiss coffee so that may be an option…. or alabaster? I would greatly appreciate any advice you could give.

        1. Hi Janet! I know choosing the perfect white paint color can be really tough. Alabaster is fairly warm, and southern light will definitely bring out the yellow undertones – so that might not be the best option. Have you read my color paint picking guide? It goes into tons of details on undertones, color palettes, natural lighting color, and more. How To Choose A Perfect Paint Color.

      24. I like your descriptions of whites and have been able to figure out that I need Ben Moore Super white for majority of walls in contemporary home. But in the Master bedroom I am using a dark gray Italian veneer panel across 1 wall and medium gray wall covering and Ben Moore Silver Bells 1458 on 2 walls. Please tell me what Color White paint u would use for ceiling. The room looks Contemporary Italian ala Minotti.

      25. I am painting my living room and dining room that are connected rooms. The color coming off my kitchen in Monroe Bisque(BM). I have Believable Buff (SW)next to the living room on an accent wall in the entry way. The rest of the house is in Monroe Bisque and I really can’t change all of the house. The floors are a mid-tone chestnut colored hardwood. Do you have a suggestion for a blending warm color that will help freshen and lighten the two rooms? I have large windows on both sides of the room facing east and west. I have nice moldings that I would still like to contrast. Do you have any suggestions for someone that does not have a grey color palate?

      26. Hi,
        I, too, am enjoying reading your article as well as the q/a section. Kids are gone, so, we are slowly freshening up the rooms to be guest rooms. The furniture is medium wood, I’m going to purchase white bedding and pop of color will be pillows (tbd). There is walnut stained wood trim at the baseboards, around the windows, and the two doors. There is no design interest to the room- simply a box. I want to keep the room light. So, I am leaning towards White Dove and Decorators White. My question is: I read that to create a nice effect, use the same color on walls and ceiling but with a different sheen. Can you address this for me, Please.

      27. Hi Ashley. I just bought a 20 year old home. The wainscoting and trim are Alabaster White and the walls are SW Nice White, which has pink undertones especially at night. The floors are honey oak. I heard blush colors are going to be popular this decade. Should I paint my whole house and ceilings BM Swiss Coffee or Pale Oak with the honey oak floors and cabinetry? Or leave the SW Nice White paint on the whiles and paint my cabinets white?

        1. I think Swiss coffee and pale oak would look great, two of my favorite colors! But if the blush tones don’t bother you, I think that sounds like a nice look!

      28. Hi! I’m painting a rather large half bathroom. And by rather large, I mean it could have easily been a full bathroom with tub. The lower half ofvthe walls will be black board snd batten. The vanity is currently white,but may be painted black. There is no window, so no natural light. Ther is slso no over the mirror light, only 2 ceiling light fixtures. I’m considering White Dove for the upper half of the walls. I’d like a sharp contrast between the black and white, but because it’s artificial light in there, I don’t want it too stark.
        Would White Dove have too much of a yellow cast next to black?

          1. Christine Cervantes

            Thanks for the reply. I actually went with Benjamin Moore Simply White which was the Color of the Year in 2015. It’s a gorgeous shade of white.

      29. Hello! I have been on Pinterest for weeks trying to figure out the white on white on white thing. We are currently renovating our kitchen. I am going with BM Simply White for my cabinets but I’m struggling to pick a wall and trim/door paint color. I’m not sure if I should continue on with Simply White in different sheens or maybe going a little warmer on the walls like BM Cloud White. We would also be continuing the white walls through the rest of our main floor. Our flooring in the kitchen is a light grey/off white tile and the rest of the house is a dark, almost black wood. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated 🙂

        1. I think I would go with a slightly warmer white for walls. As for trim and doors, you could go either way! Either match them to the cabinets or the warmer color on the walls. Both would look good in my opinion.

      30. Rooms I’ve seen all in Alabaster have a glow I LOVE. If I still lived in Seattle I’d go for it, floors & all. But I live in South Texas now, I’m downsizing to an RV, and the RV came with faux distressed wood vinyl planks (gray!). I’ve had so much conflicting info about Alabaster: “strong yellow undertones, , no, beige undertone, neutral, no, warm, well only a little warm. Now convinced it won’t work well with my floors. Besides, when you live in S TX, you don’t need anything else warm in summer! Essentially an RV is a tin can, that sits under a sizzling sun til you die. Been Pinteresting about DIY sunblocks for RV windows. ugly! But at least I won’t have to consider effect of sunlight on paint color. I’ll just keep it the hell out of my RV! Love your blogs, especially about your RV.
        First I considered painting all my surfaces (floors, walls, etc, Alabaster. Then a flooring specialist suggested Sherwin Williams Pure White with gray floors cool combo)that would lend itself to a black/white scheme (cool scheme). In summer I can use soft teal accessories. In winter, I can drag in all my reds & oranges. But this white paint thing vs. my variables is making me crazy!combo that would help us endure summer. I’ve already made white cotton canvas slipcovers for all my furniture. In summer I can use lipcovered all my furniture with

      31. Hi Ashley,
        I’m changing my man house wall paint color to be lighter and am going crazy deciding on one. My trim is BM White Dove and that’s staying. Walls are grant beige right now which is way too dark for me now. My home is filled with off-white, Gray, and gold accents…I’ve kept it super serene. Where I’m running into a challenge is my kitchen cabinets as they’re a dove color…not super dark but not white either and I’m afraid going too white will bring the non-white of the cabinets out even more. There is light golden brown in some of my furniture and cowhide rugs. I’ve gone through a ton of BM paint samples and have wound up with Swiss Coffee or White Dove (same as trim) for the walls. I haven’t checked out SW yet. I’m terrified the super white of white dove (And even Swiss coffee) is going to make my cabinets look less white. So my question is, would you use Swiss coffee on walls and white dove on trim together? They seem to match but not sure. I can’t find any other BM color I like. I’ve read about SW Creamy so I’m going to check that out. There’s nothing in my house that’s stark white so can’t use a super white color and because my trim is white dove, I’m kind of limited as don’t think the walls being lighter than the trim will look right. Thank You.

        1. Hi Elissa! Yes, choosing the right white paint color that will work with all of your specific variables can be difficult. Sometimes you just have to try a few out before you find one that you love. If you’re still trying to decide, I wrote a new paint selection guide that might be helpful to you. It goes into tons of detail on undertones, lighting, sheen, and more! Check it out here: How To Choose A Perfect Paint Color

      32. Hi Ashley I’m in the process of building a home. I’m wanting white cabinets and walls with a little contrast between the two. Would the white dove look good for the cabinets and trim and Alabaster for the walls? or the cabinets and trim in simply white with walls alabaster? Also do you paint the ceiling the same color as your walls or trim?
        Thank you

        1. I think I would go with simply white for trim/cabinets and Alabaster for walls. As for ceiling I usually match it to the walls.

      33. Do you think that white curtains would work with Swiss Coffee? Our whole place was painted that color by our landlord before we moved in this week and so we won’t be changing it, but I’m not great at knowing what will look good together…. our couch is grey and the floors are a warm wood tone… thanks for your advice!

        1. I think so! The walls will definitely pull a warm color up against the white curtain, but I don’t think it would look bad. It’ll look cleaner than trying to find an off white curtain that doesn’t clash with the wall color (assuming you’re wanting a light and bright look with the curtain color). Hope that helps!

      34. Do you have a favorite white to use for trim and doors ( possibly walls) when you have medium brown carpet? I’m trying to update my super creamy almost beige trim in my 2005 home, but I still need to work with some existing elements such as brown carpet and tan/ beige tile in the bathrooms. Thank you for your helpful article!

        1. Hi Deb, I love Sherwin Williams Alabaster for a go-to creamy white that easily blends with many neutral colors like brown/tan/beige. Hope that helps!

      35. If this will help anyone…..I am on my third building project (two homes and one business) and I have used Swiss Coffee on them all for the trim, crown, and base mouldings. Could not have been happier with it! Even though one project was warm tones, one was greige and one has cooler tones, it blends terrific with each! It is definitely my ‘go to’ white…

      36. We’re having the exterior brick of our house painted and are having a hard time trying to decide between White Dove and Swiss Coffee. Any thoughts? We’re going to have cedar shutters and the trim color we chose is Sherwin Williams Porpoise.

      37. Hi Ashley, I’m about to paint my entire house BM White Dove. In a year or so I will paint my maple cabinets white also…is it ok to use White Dove on cabinets also? Or should I choose a different white? If so, what would work? Thank you!

        1. Yes! I love the look of walls and cabinets in the same color of white. That is what we did in our RV kitchen remodel and it turned out great!

      38. I want to paint most rooms and trim in my house a creamy white color. Obviously some rooms get more light than others when painting a whole house. Do you think White Dove would work in all rooms?
        Thanks for your help!

        1. I think White Dove is a great option that looks good in many different lights. I used this color in almost every room of our house and I loved the look!

      39. Hi! If I’m using using white dove on walls/trim, what should I do about the ceiling? It’s already just plain white, can I leave it or should I paint all the ceilings the same? (It’s an open space so that will be more work than I want to take on :)) I would love & appreciate your feedback!

        1. I think you should be fine to leave the ceiling as is – this is what I did in our old house after painting many of the rooms in White Dove and the difference in shades of white wasn’t noticeable at all.

      40. I’m looking at sw alabaster and BM white dove to paint kitchen, living room and dining room. My kitchen backsplash is stone( tan and beige) counter is granite with black and rust.. and all flooring (all rooms) is travertine including fireplace. The travertine is tan with yellow in it. Which white do you think would look best?

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