Have you ever looked for clean and crisp white paint that ultimately brightens your room?
Well, most white paints have the tendency to create a spacious and crisp feel. But there’s a certain category that excels in it!
Yes, it’s the cool and bright white category.
I have already discussed the major white paints that can be used in a home.
From warm whites (with red, orange, and yellow undertones) to cool whites (blue, purple, and green undertones), the options are truly endless!
And today, we will be discussing a color that’s truly a “super” white!
Yes, Benjamin Moore Super White is a clean white paint color with a touch of cool blue undertones.
This classic white paint is bound to relate your space to a minimalist, Scandinavian, and modern backdrop.
It’s also something that isn’t always the easiest to choose.
But…here’s a little trick.
The deep undertones of this paint color can also make your space feel magically cool, bright, and extremely darn white if not used carefully.
So, you sit back and relax!
Maybe enjoy that favorite cup of coffee while I disclose all the secrets of this paint color along with do’s, don’ts, and pros, and cons.
Benjamin Moore Super White OC-152 Details and Specifications
The Benjamin Moore white category is one of my favorites.
And do you know why? Well, each time and with each white paint – there’s truly a new story to reveal.
From warm whites to neutral whites to cool whites – every paint has magic to unravel.
So, when choosing a paint color – you must understand the underlying theories and facts that are related to each one of them.
And that will truly help you understand what that specific color is composed of.
Looking at the Light Reflectance Values or the LRV’s helps to determine how light or dark the paint color is.
You can easily find that value at the end of your Benjamin Moore paint swatch or even the website!
Here, in this case, the LRV of Benjamin Moore Super White is 87.36.
And that means it falls on the extreme light end of the scale – clearly a recommendation for clean neutrals.
(Remember, the Greater the value, the lighter the paint – on a scale of 1-100)
Most often, it’s best to sample a paint color in your home to confirm it’s going to work how you expect. You can do this easily using Samplize. Grab one now for Super White!
Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values.
Red = 238
Green = 239
Blue = 236
HEX Value = #EEEFEC
Since we have discussed the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this cool and bright white Benjamin Moore paint.
How Does This Color Feel in a Space?
Benjamin Moore Super White has the potential to make your space feel bright, super white, clean, and crisp.
And yes, without compromising on the aesthetics or functionality.
Believe me, this color has much more to offer than you may perceive.
So, first and foremost, if you’re dealing with small square footage issues and tiny lofts or city apartments – this color will help enhance the space and make it feel larger.
It tends to create an illusion of a cooler space – so, for all the homeowners residing in warmer regions – your solution is right here!
Lastly, I highly recommend limiting the use of this color since too much of super white can also make you feel uncomfortable. (Unless you have a Scandinavian or minimalist style that embraces the use of such clean white paints)
How Does Light Affect the Color?
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Light is a paint color’s best friend!
With almost no light – the paint colors are bound to look dull and dingy! And that’s why you always need sufficient light to bring the beauty in these paints.
With Benjamin Moore Super White, the light will further make the color feel like a ‘neutral’ white while almost washing away the undertones.
Yes, keep a note of that and always examine the swatch in various lighting conditions and rooms to know how it will appear.
So, another aspect to consider is the compass directions.
For instance, in the north-facing rooms, this color is bound to appear cooler, brighter, and slightly grayish-blue.
Whereas in the south-facing rooms, this color will appear like a neutral white paint.
You see – this color has various faces to reveal.
I’ll say this again – get some wall samples to try on this color in your own home and confirm if it’ll work or if you need to try something else.
What are the Best Coordinating Colors?
It’s important that you pair Benjamin Moore Super White with commendable opposites that further enhance the appearance of this color.
And that is why you have to be careful when choosing complementary color schemes!
After all, who doesn’t like the feel of a well complementary palette, right?
So, analyze this color scheme and the whole idea of pairing colors!
You can best pair this clean white with grays, blues, mustards, blacks, coral, and blush.
You can also incorporate any of the metallic tints as accents here!
Furthermore, you can either choose from a monochromatic or a contrasting color palette – depending upon the interior design style and your preference.
So, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic palette!
- CC-790 Polar Sky
- CC-800 Blue Nose
- CC-810 Hudson Bay
On the other hand, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!
- HC-154 Hale Navy – see my full guide here!
- AF-695 Eternity
- HC-63 Monticello Rose
For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – you can use BM Chantilly Lace or just use BM Simply White as it is a true white paint and will further protrude the original adjacent hue.
BM Super White Vs Similar Colors
Looking for similar colors can be equally challenging!
There might be a slight alteration in the undertones or the reflectivity.
Here, two colors closely related to Super White are 2124-70 Distant Gray and SW 7007 Ceiling Bright White.
Let’s see how they differ.
Super White Vs Distant Gray
BM Distant Gray is a beautiful and calm off-white with a hint of blue and gray.
With an LRV of 88.14 – this color is lighter than the former.
Lastly, when observed in various lighting conditions – these two colors are quite likely to look alike!
If you want to test the subtle differences in your house, get some wall samples of each here.
Super White Vs Ceiling Bright White
Ceiling Bright White by Sherwin Williams is a calming white with a deep gray undertone.
With an LRV of 83 – this color is comparatively darker of all the above-mentioned whites
Lastly, you can best choose this white with either grays or blues.
Test these colors side-by-side to see the differences in “real life” INSIDE your home, with some wall-stick samples. Order here!
Where to Use Super White?
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BM Super White is challenging but can be used in any corner of your home! If you plan to use it smartly.
Whether it’s the ceiling and trims or kitchen cabinets – this color can make a profound presence in any space.
Let’s see where and how to incorporate it in your home.
Super White in Living and Dining Rooms
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If you like the feel of all white living and dining rooms, this color makes a great option.
You can play with furniture and choose various contrasting hues to define a visual interest in the room.
For the door and window frames, you can either choose black or dark gray for a modern appeal.
Lastly, you can consider the same paint for walls, trims, and ceiling and choose a contrasting hue on the accent wall.
If you have a fireplace, you can consider choosing a black marble surround with some gold plating for a rich and luxe look.
Using in Bedrooms
All-white bedrooms may not be very comfortable, lively, and homely! So, to make it interesting – choose a dominant wallpaper on the accent wall or a bold color per se.
You can choose a bold metallic tint like matte black or rustic wood for the furniture and ample faux fur throw pillows and area rug.
For the bedding, you can be as creative as you want!
Whether it’s the florals or geometric patterns – let the bed cover make an interesting appeal in your room.
Super White in Kitchens
All-white kitchens are trendy! But too much white can also be quite boring.
So, you must allow a punch of hue to speak out loud – whether through backsplash, lighting fixtures, or runner rug.
Choose a brass finish for pull handles and knobs as well as the pendant lights over the kitchen island.
For the backsplash, you could choose vintage tiles in any color – depending upon the vibe and interior design style.
Using on Exteriors
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Whether you have a Ranch-style, Mid-Century Modern, Victorian, Contemporary, or Modern style, this cool paint will add a refined vibe.
Do you fantasize about the look of the White House? Well, this color can equally make your exteriors look sophisticated. (Only in all-white theme)
You can either add blacks and darker grays or even a tinge of wooden-themed textures as an accent or go vice versa for the trims, moldings, and door and window frames.
In the case of columns on the patio and porch – you can use natural stone wainscotting to add a detailed character to this facade!
For the entryway doors and shutters – choose a bold and strong color like deep blue to add character to the home.
My Favorite Way to Sample Colors
I can’t say enough about how easy it is to use a peel-and-stick paint sample to give a color like Super White a try. The absolute best way is to order a sample from Samplize.
You can check it out right on your wall and move it around. Also, try it along with a another couple of colors to test pairing possibilities.
This is WAY easier than having to open up little cans of paint and rolling/brushing on. Forget the mess and use these helpful temporary sample squares to test location, lighting options, etc.
So, how do you want to use this color in your home? Interiors or Exteriors?
Now that you have the full scooper – are you excited about painting your home in Super White?
Should there be any questions or thoughts, let us know in the comments below!