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Benjamin Moore White Paint Colors: The Best of the Best + My Faves

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How often do you end up looking for that perfect white paint color for your trim, ceilings, walls, or moldings? 

Well, I’m sure that once you observe the widely curated Benjamin Moore white paint color swatches – you’re bound to go ‘wow’ and ‘whattt?’.

Rest assured, you’re not the first homeowner to get confused and feel clueless as to what the best white paint is for your home.

And that’s why, today I’m going to cover the best and most popular, as well as my personal and handpicked whites from Benjamin Moore.

Trust me, picking that perfect white paint can be intimidating and challenging.

For obvious reasons…

Number one, the ultimate variety of undertones in white paint colors and number two, half of them end up being chameleons and changing their appearance depending on lighting types, intensity and viewing angles.

Yes – it’s true and you simply have to analyze the color swatches in various lighting conditions to know the true white hue you’re getting into.

So, are you ready to learn about this wide array of white paint colors that Benjamin Moore has formulated for you and how to pick the right one for your project?

Well, let’s get started!

A Guideline to White and Its Family

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How white is made on a digital screen. For paint, these colors are added to a white base to create various “flavors” of whites.

In comparison to Benjamin Moore blacks and Benjamin Moore beiges, whites can be harder to deal with.

There are a ton of times that I have observed white paint colors seemingly altering their appearances based on the surrounding landscape to look entirely different. 

Yes, trust me – that happens most of the time!

So, you must always be extra careful when choosing that perfect white paint because some are neutral and some have dominant pink, yellow, green, blue, or gray undertones.

And this can further be classified as either warm whites or cool whites.

To start with, here are a few color examples to consider and note for differences:

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is a true white paint color. This comes to light when you do a side-by-side comparison with other whites and observe the undertones in the latter.

On the other hand, Benjamin Moore Decorators White is a versatile white paint color that tends to sneak in a slightly gray undertone. Definitely, a wonderful cool white paint option to have in your home!

Benjamin Moore Cloud White is a soft and cozy off-white paint with a deep and dominant yellow undertone. Compare it with a swatch of BM Chantilly Lace and you’ll easily see it, despite them looking very similar at first!

Another cool-toned paint color is Benjamin Moore Gray Owl which might flaunt a tinge of green and blue in it!

bm white undertones

So, you see – the endless list of whites has endless appearances and undertones.

I can’t stress this enough – knowing what undertones dominate is your first step to understanding a particular Benjamin Moore white.

Each one of them has a major role to play in your space and can equally alter the looks and appearances of the surroundings.

The Magic of Undertones in BM Whites

Let’s look further at how to determine if a white paint color has cool or warm undertones.

We’ll keep it simple…

A white paint color with green, blue, purple, and gray undertones will be slightly cooler and crisper.

This color category will make your space feel calmer, cooler, and comparatively larger and more formal.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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And do you know where to best make use of such cool-toned whites?

Well, with a cooler color palette!

If you have blues and grays reigning the color palette, I would highly recommend cooler-toned whites to act as a perfect base for the walls or ceiling.

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Showing the concept of how adding color to a base white creates warm and cool white paints.

On the other hand, let me acquaint you with the concept of warm-toned whites.

A true white paint color with yellow, orange, or red undertones will appear cozy, warm, and comfortable. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Comparatively, such warm-toned colors are responsible for making your space look extra welcoming, inviting, and casual – plus, it’s versatile and timeless and aligns with most of the interior design styles.

If you have a color palette that is majorly reigned by browns, taupes, and beiges – BM warm whites are something to have an eye on!

Lighting Matters

Lighting, whether natural or artificial, has a tremendous role to play in the white paint colors.

And that’s why I want to dedicate a special corner for how light behaves with white paint colors.

I often say that lighting plays a major role in any paint color. It further tends to overpower the true undertones with its saturation – whether warm or cool.

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When choosing the best white paint color for your space, it’s ideal to look around for the compass direction of the space.

Because the natural lighting falling on the paint color has a major call here.

For instance, any white paint color in the north-facing rooms will appear cool, clean, and crisp with a major hint of grays and blues.

On the other hand, any white paint color in the west and south-facing rooms will appear cozy and warm due to the incoming warm rays. Such whites will sneak a yellow or red undertone!

How do you deal with this?

Honestly, this is where samples come into play. We all know that getting some sample colors that are close to what we like at least on paper or screen is the final test and verdict.

Try out the swatches in various lighting conditions to know how the color will behave.

Whites in Interior and Exterior Design Styles

Just like black paints, whites are versatile and can align and complement almost one and every interior design style.

Yes, you name it and whites can play it!

Whites are more or less a necessity in any room – because they tend to play a great neutral or base!

However, among whites, you can segregate the cool-toned and warm-toned depending upon the interior design styles.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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For instance, the cool-toned whites work wonderfully in Scandinavian, contemporary, transitional, and industrial interior design styles.

Whereas the warm-toned whites are a great fit for modern farmhouse, modern, mid-century modern, traditional, and transitional interior design styles.

For exterior design styles like ranch, coastal, modern, mid-century modern, Victorian, transitional, Tudor, country retreat, industrial, and minimalist – whites will play a must everywhere!

However, remember to pair with the perfect neutrals and accents to feel the true beauty.

Best Places to Use Benjamin Moore White Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore’s white paint colors can be used anywhere and everywhere in your home.

Whether it’s the interior walls, exterior walls, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanity, furniture frames, built-in cabinetry, or ceilings – whites are a great neutral for any home.

An all-white color palette is much embraced and appreciated by the homeowners – so that’s another reason why whites are quite popular and are mostly used paint colors in the home.

And, since whites have the potential to create an illusion of a larger space – be careful where you plan to use it.

I highly recommend avoiding the whites in a larger-sized room that you intend to make and appear smaller.

Whites will push away the walls and make your space feel larger.

And secondly, you must use white paint color in a room that doesn’t receive a considerable amount of light. That will avoid making your space appear dull and dingy!

Best Benjamin Moore White Paint Colors

Now comes the fun part of our article!

Here are some of the most popular and personally handpicked Benjamin Moore white paint colors to choose from.

BM offers tremendous options for white paint colors in a variety of undertones and vibes.

So, let’s start with the popular ones and then my absolute personal favorites.

5 Most Popular

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace:

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Benjamin Moore is the truest form of white that is ideally a great option for the ceilings and trims. 

Since this white paint doesn’t have any particular inclination for warm or cool undertones, it can be perfectly used as a neutral to make your space feel balanced.

This true white paint color has an LRV of 92.2 – thus, lightest and whitest of them all!

And, you’re free to use this paint color in any interior design style. Mainly for the door and window frames, ceilings, and trims are what I would suggest.

Get the complete lowdown in my review here!

Here are some other color specifications you must get acquainted with!

Red = 244

Green = 246

Blue = 241

HEX Value = #f4f6f1

Benjamin Moore Super White:

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Benjamin Moore Super White is a clean and crisp white paint color with a hint of hidden cool blue undertones.

Generally, you can best use this cool white paint color for Scandinavian, minimalist, and industrial interior design styles.

This off-white will readily make your space feel more calm and formal – a great idea for formal seating in the living rooms.

Real my full guide on BM Super White for more details.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With an LRV of 87.36, it’s comparatively darker than the former paint color but in general, can play a great white for the ceilings and trims.

As usual, it is important to understand the associated RGB and HEX Values that are as follows:

Red = 238

Green = 239

Blue = 236

HEX Value = #EEEFEC

Benjamin Moore Paper White:

BM single paper white chip

Benjamin Moore Paper White is a clean and refined white paint color that tends to align more on the cooler end of the scale.

Yes, with a dominant gray undertone, this white paint has the potential to make your space feel calmer and laid-back.

I highly recommend incorporating the paint color in the west or south-facing rooms for a perfect sense of balance – read more in my review.

This white paint has an LRV of 75.98 – which is eventually quite dark as compared to other whites.

It is now time to look through the color details and specifications to know more about it!

Red = 224

Green = 226

Blue = 220

HEX Value = #e0e2dc

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee:

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Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee is a milky and smooth off-white paint color with deep warm undertones – check out more details in my guide!

It’s creamy and will definitely make your space feel lively and happy with a touch of warmth and sophistication. 

Especially for interior design styles like vintage, bohemian, modern farmhouse, and traditional – this creamy white is something to look forward to!

Also, ensure not to use this creamy white on the ceilings and rather choose a true white instead. 

Here enlisted are the important associated RGB and HEX Values that you must know!

Red = 238

Green = 236

Blue = 225

HEX Value = #eeece1

Benjamin Moore China White:

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This is a Benjamin Moore white paint that intrigues me the most – I review it in full here!

With the deep undertones of gray and beige combined, this soft off-white paint color feels fabulous on the walls.

Especially for interior design styles like traditional, modern, and Japandi – this particular white is quite good to go!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Additionally, it has an LRV of 77.95 – thus, not too light and not too dark. 

I recommend understanding the associated RGB and HEX Values to know more about the color specification!

Red = 231

Green = 228

Blue = 217

HEX Value = #e7e4d9

5 Next Popular

Benjamin Moore Navajo White:

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Benjamin Moore Navajo White is a creamy white paint that has a tinge of warmth to it.

Yes, note that this white paint color has a dominant yellow undertone in the south and west-facing rooms.

With an LRV of 79.88 – this off-white paint is considerably lighter and airier.

Learn more from my guide on this one here!

Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois:

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Another off-white paint that is worthy to mention is Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois. 

It’s delicate, creamy, and fragile – making a great option for the traditional as well as transitional interior design styles.

It has an LRV of 77.4 – thus, great enough to play as a base on the walls.

That’s on the dark side for a white – but it’s still a part of this category. An even darker off-white is BM Wind’s Breath, but it’s just as beautiful!

I wrote up a full guide on BM Soft Chamois here!

Benjamin Moore Simply White:

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Not too cool and not too warm, Benjamin Moore Simply White is a perfect neutral white I would recommend.

If you don’t want any dominant undertones in the white paint color, this is something to have an eye on!

It has an LRV of 89.52 – thus great to be used on the walls as well as the trims and moldings.

Benjamin Moore Dove Wing:

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Benjamin Moore Dove Wing is an all-time creamy neutral that feels delightful and lively in any space.

In certain lighting conditions, you’re quite likely to detect a pink or beige undertone.

It has an LRV of 79.2 – thus, having considerable depth and character!

Learn more in my full review of BM Dove Wing!

Benjamin Moore White Heron:

paint WHITE HERON info

Beautiful and classic, Benjamin Moore White Heron is a timeless white paint color that feels neutral to its undertones.

Although in various lighting conditions, this color will feel slightly warmer – and at the same time, balanced.

With an LRV of 74.25 – this color in itself will add character and depth to any space.

5 Hand Picked Favorites

Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White:

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This clean and crisp white is an absolute favorite. You can consider this paint for the ceiling as well as the trims to impact a cool and crisp vibe.

It has an LRV of 82.62 – thus, quite a bright and refreshing white paint color.

Definitely a yes for the exterior walls.

Learn more in my full review here!

Benjamin Moore White Dove:

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This Benjamin Moore off-white has a tinge of warmth to it – to play a perfect backdrop in most interior design styles.

Yes, this soft and calming color makes a wonderful impression in most of your rooms – whether bedroom, kitchen, dining, or living space.

With an LRV of 85.38 – this color plays a great neutral. 

I also like the similar “Calm” from BM as well, when considering this one.

Benjamin Moore Gray Owl:

gray owl color info

This warm gray off-white paint color is definitely one of my favorites. It’s not necessarily a white paint – but in certain lighting conditions, it tends to appear like one.

With an LRv of 66 – you can consider painting all the walls in this color.

Benjamin Moore Intense White:

intense white color info

BM Intense White is a white that heavily showcases an undertone of gray. In certain lighting conditions, you’re also quite likely to observe a green undertone.

This white paint has an LRV of 73.11 – thus, making a perfect base.

Benjamin Moore Pure White:

pure white color info

Another off-whute with deep cool gray undertones, Benjamin Moore Pure White is something crispy to have an eye on.

It has an LRV of 79.94 – thus, can perfectly be used with other Benjamin Moore gray colors, blues, and greens!

Inspiration and Examples

 

BM Simply White can play totally relaxing and cool – outdoors as well as indoors.

 

BM Cloud White makes a versatile appearance in any corner of your home – whether it’s the kitchen, home office, or living room.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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BM Decorator’s White has a timeless appeal and can be used on your kitchen cabinets to exhibit a transitional vibe.

 

BM Navajo White is something to have an eye on, for a warm, cozy, and welcoming appeal.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Go for BM Linen White if you’ve always had an admiration for whites in the kitchen. 

Summing It Up

You see – Benjamin Moore has formulated quite a few white paint colors for you to choose from!

Now that we have discussed the major aspects and types of white paint colors, do you feel confident in incorporating any one of them in your home?

Well, I highly recommend them on the exterior doors and window frames, accent walls, and even mudrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and laundry rooms.

So, without a thought – pick up your favorite Benjamin Moore white now and don’t forget to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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