Aug 24 2015
5 Best White Paint Colors
Post by melissa fenlon

A great list of the best white interior paint colors  /

If you’re looking for some gorgeous warm whites for your walls, we’ve got the list for you. Here are five of the best white paint colors. These white paint colors were chosen by my good friend Kim, who runs the Mountain Colors paint store in Crested Butte. This gal lives and breathes paint colors. She chose some of her own favorites along with ones that are her clients’ tried and true faves. Last year, Kim shared with us her favorite gray paint colors. I’ve used that list multiple times.

I’m ready to give my walls a facelift in my house. This list of white paints goes from warm whites to some with gray undertones. There are some all-time favorites like White Dove and China White and then some newer ideas like ballet white or going more of a gray white with edgecomb gray. Now I just have to decide…

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1. Benjamin Moore Ballet White – Creamy warm white but not too yellow or gray.

2. Benjamin Moore White Dove – Fresh, crisp, bright white – but not so bright it feels unfinished or like primer has a little yellow and gray so it kind of goes with everything.

3. Benjamin Moore China White – Warm white with gray undertones.

4. Benjamin Moore Palace White – Warm white with yellow undertones but not sunshiny yellow.

5. Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray – The color that bridges between feeling like a color on the wall and bright white. Warm gray white.

As you can see from our favorite pins on our Home board, we’re crushing on a white backdrop in interiors. Here are a few images that I’m loving the look of these days… hope it give you some inspiration, too!

Five best interior white paint colors /

photography by Hans Mossel via VT Wonen and The Design Chaser

white-walls-colorful-rug-hallwayphotography by Sabra Lattos Photography via My Domaine



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  • NameAmy WAugust 24, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Love this! White is such a tricky one, there are so many shades and tints to pick from. Pinning.

  • Laurel (@abubblylife)August 24, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    We are remodeling and this post is perfect for me!! Thank you

  • Lindsay - Shrimp Salad CircusAugust 26, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Great post because I feel like people never realize HOW MANY SHADES OF WHITE there are until they’re in the thick of a remodel or updating a room.

  • Kim RainesJanuary 27, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Even though this post was almost 6 months ago, i can’t believe how many people come into my store daily asking for white! White is back baby, with a VENGEANCE. Great photos and thanks for the shout out.

  • AdiNaFebruary 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    The white in the hallway is it the same white on the trim too?

    • melissa fenlonFebruary 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Adina, I don’t know for sure… but to me it looks like a China White with matching trim. My friend, who I quote in this post, just did walls China White in a low sheen and the trim was satin. Very pretty.

  • ana elliottApril 12, 2016 at 11:12 am

    BM Simply White is the color of the year for 2016. Just did my guest bedroom in it and what a difference bright and beautiful! Makes everything in there POP!!! Addicted to white!!

  • MeganSeptember 18, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I’ve been looking high and low for a recco on a white for a bathroom with no natural light and lovely black and white subway tile in the shower. Any suggestions are welcome!

    • melissa fenlonSeptember 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Megan,
      The first thing to decide is if you want your white to match your white tile? If so, bring an extra tile into your local paint shop and find a match. If you don’t want to match that, I love Simply White 🙂

  • DinaSeptember 5, 2017 at 11:49 am

    hi, just wondering what colors were used on the above pic with gorgeous carpet down the hall. i have a very long, dark hallway and I want to brighten up with white. thanks!

    • melissa fenlonSeptember 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      I believe it’s Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. That’s what I use in my house and I love it – crisp and clean!

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