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Behr Silky White PPU7-12 – A Calming and Beloved Off-White Paint

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Whites are endless. Whites are timeless. Whites are universal.

White or off-white paint color is one of the most common in the construction and home renovation industry – and for obvious reasons.

This color will never go out of style, you will never get bored of it, and… it will easily adapt to any of your interior design styles, existing architectural elements, and existing colors.

However, there are tremendous kinds of white in this category!

Some are true, some are creamy and warm, and some have a crisp and cool base!

So, today I am going to acquaint you with a paint color that has a creamy base and looks almost like a neutral.

Yes, Behr Silky White, it is.


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This off-white truly feels like the threads of silk – calm, poised, warm, and soft.

Well, this color feels warm but doesn’t have any dominant yellow or creamy undertones – making it a great neutral to consider for your home.

And don’t worry, it will certainly bring warmth to any space you want.

So, are you looking to consider this paint color for your home?

Well, this color review will help you make informed decisions and determine whether this is the paint for your home or not.

So, sit back, relax, and let’s get started!

Behr Silky White PPU7-12 Details and Specifications

behr silky white color info

Before you choose that dreamy white paint color for your home, I must tell you to dive deeper into what the color is truly composed of.

Not every white paint color is alike! Well, some have various dominant undertones and some are chameleons.

And you truly need to figure that out!

So, do you know what’s going to help you?

Well, it’s the details and specifications associated with a paint color.

Before you choose a paint color for your home, you must analyze the underlying theories and facts.

And that is what will help you make informed decisions.

So, first let’s dive into Light Reflectance Values or the LRVs that determine how light or dark the paint color is.

You can easily find that value on the Behr website.

Here, in this case, the LRV of the Behr Silky White is 83.

And that means it falls on the lighter end of the scale. Yes, light enough that it can be used as a neutral or base much like it’s lighter cousin Polar Behr from Behr.

(Remember, the greater the value, the lighter the paint – on a scale of 1-100)

Also, just in case you wonder where to find the Behr decks – well, simply visit your nearest Home Depot store!

Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values. 

Red = 238

Green = 235

Blue = 226

HEX Value = #eae4d9

Since we have discussed the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this warm white Behr paint. 

How Does This Color Feel in a Space?


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Behr Silky White is bound to feel extra warm, welcoming, cozy, delightful, and happy when used in a space.

Yes, it will make your space feel enhanced and airy – which therefore can foster positivity and liveliness.

So, if you like the feel of warm whites and creamy whites reigning the palette, this is one color consideration to have an eye on.

Furthermore, if you’re struggling with small square footage in your loft or apartment – this creamy white can possibly push the walls away to create a sense of spaciousness in the room.

Don’t worry – even if you get bored with this color, you can always splash a darker hue as an accent to add a visual interest to the room.

How Does Light Affect the Color?


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Natural light and white paints go hand in hand!

First and foremost, it helps revive the true undertones of the color and secondly, it further brightens the room.

However, here is something you need to know! Every paint color has the potential to look slightly different in different lighting conditions.

For instance, this color will look slightly cool and grayish in the north-facing rooms whereas creamy and yellow in the west-facing rooms.

If natural light is hitting the walls directly, it’s quite likely to wash the undertones of the color and make it look like a pure white color.

Lastly, you always have the opportunity to also style with artificial lighting indeed.

What are the Best Coordinating Colors?

behr silky white coordinated palette

This is one easy color to work with! As I said, whites can easily pair with any color.

And I say that with absolute confidence.

So, this color will pair beautifully with blues, greens, browns, greiges, warmer grays, and even rusts and burnt oranges.

Also, if you are planning to introduce material and metallic accents through floating shelves, chandelier, artwork frames, and furniture frames – remember to add tinges of rustic wood, matte black, and brushed brass.

Discussing further, you have the option to choose from either a monochromatic or contrasting color palette!

Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic color palette!

  • HDC-MD-21 Dove
  • HDC-CT-21 Gray Mist
  • HDC-NT-27B Wild Truffle

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Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!

behr silky white coordinations

For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – you can use Behr Ultra Pure White as it is a true white paint and will further protrude the original adjacent hue.

Behr Silky White Vs Similar Colors

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Picking similar colors isn’t challenging as far as you know what exactly you want!

They won’t be exactly the same – however, will differ in the undertones or reflectivity.

So, the two closely related colors are BM 967 Cloud White and SW 7005 Pure White.

Let’s see how all of them differ.

Silky White Vs Cloud White

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These two colors share a ton of similarities and the only difference is the undertones.

The latter paint color feels more like a “true” white with minimal reflecting undertones.

With an LRV of 85.05 – this color is lighter than Behr Silky White.

Silky White Vs Pure White

silky white vs pure white

Pure White by Sherwin Williams is a neutral white paint color that makes a great fit for trims, moldings, and ceilings.

It has an LRV of 84 – which is equally lighter and can be used as a neutral or base.

And do you know the best part? This color can equally make your room feel brighter and airier.

Where to Use Silky White?


Behr Silky White is a beautiful off-white paint color that can make a subtle and cozy statement in any corner of your home.

Whether it’s the trims, moldings, cabinets, furniture frame, or the interior and exterior walls – this color will truly play a timeless role.

So, let’s see where and how to incorporate this color into your home.

Silky White in Living and Dining Rooms


You can consider painting all the walls of your common spaces in this color. And also add a color like bold blue, dark gray, and black on the accent wall for a visual contrast.

It will always feel cozy and calm and will also switch on the creativity side of your brain.

Don’t believe it? Well, try to solve a puzzle in a room with white paint and a one that’s cluttered and has dark paint. 

Yes, you would see the magic yourself.

Furthermore, you can consider adding a tan leather couch, several matte black and glass-framed coffee and side tables, and ample indoor plants to go.

Lastly, don’t forget to add a couple of faux fur or macrame throw pillows to the couch.

Using in Bedrooms


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Don’t give a second thought when using Behr Silky White in your bedroom.

This color will soothe you, calm you, and tranquilize you after a long day at work.

Furthermore, you can always incorporate wooden textures in the form of floating shelves, furniture frames, and headboard to create a slightly rustic look.

To add a sense of interest, either add color or patterns on the throw pillows, curtains, rugs, bedding, or wallpaper.

Believe me, you wouldn’t regret it!

Silky White in Kitchens


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An all-white kitchen is pretty much in trend! And a trend that will never fade away.

This color on the cabinets will always play flawless and welcoming – thus, also helping you live through your passions.

You can either choose an all-white theme and pick likewise backsplash tiles, countertop, and backdrop paint or add a sense of interest with the help of vintage multicolored backsplash tiles and colored cabinets.

For knobs and pull handles, don’t hold back from brushed brass or powder-coated black.

Using on Exteriors


This versatile off-white color can be used extensively without worrying much about the style or climate.

You can choose a blend of blues, greens, grays, taupes, and blacks on the roof and special architectural features.

For the exterior doors, windows, and shutters – you can pick a bold brown, taupe, or greige paint color that can easily blend in. 

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Else, for a pop of contrast, don’t hold back from bold blue, rust red, or sage green.

In the case of columns on the patio and porch – you can use natural stone wainscotting to add an authentic detailed character to this facade!

So, how do you plan to use this color in your home? 

Kitchen cabinets or focal console tables? Living room or bedrooms?

Well, trust me! You would never regret using this color in your home. It’s timeless and versatile!

Should there be any questions or thoughts, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Tuesday 9th of August 2022

This is so helpful!!! Thank you SO much!

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