We know finding the right white paint color can be a daunting task, so we’re sharing five of our favorite white paint colors to make the selection process a little easier. The list includes warm and cool whites, the undertones in the white paint colors will impact the feel of the room. The warmer whites will make the room feel soft and cozy whereas the cooler whites will feel fresh and crisp.

We always recommend that you get a few of the paint sample jars of a couple of your favorite colors and paint large test swatches on each wall in the room prior to making your final selection. Observe those paint swatches in the various lighting conditions throughout the day and night to find the color that you like under both natural and artificial lighting.

Here are a few of our go-to white paints to get you started:


Benjamin Moore, Super White

This is a bold, true white that does not have creamy undertones. It’s perfect for brightening your space as it is one of the cleanest and purest whites available.


Photo credit: Studio McGee


Sherwin_Williams_Extra_White_Paint_SwatchSherwin Williams, Extra White

Extra White is a bright white, perfect for a modern or contemporary space. The cooler undertones make your room feel clean and crisp, without looking sterile or stark.


Photo credit: Gardenista


Farrow_Ball_All_White_Paint_SwatchFarrow & Ball, All White

All White as the name suggests is all white, it has very little warm or cool undertone and is a true white.


Photo credit: Palette Paint


Benjamin_Moore_White_Dove_Paint_SwatchBenjamin Moore, White Dove

 White dove is a soft, warm white without strong yellow undertones. The depth of the color allows it to work beautifully as either a trim color or a wall color. It consistently ranks as one of Benjamin Moore’s top-selling paints.


Photo: Rivers Spencer


Sherwin_Williams_Alabaster_Paint_SwatchSherwin Williams, Alabaster

This white has warm undertones that don’t look too yellow. It’s beautiful for walls and wonderful if you’re looking for a color to use throughout an open floor plan because the color changes slightly under different lighting conditions which keeps the look fresh as you move from room to room.

Photo: Sherwin Williams

See more of our favorite paint colors here.

This blog post was written by Kim Valente. Kim is the founder and principal designer at Brick + Beam Studio. Follow along on Instagram to see the studio's current projects along with some behind the scenes activity. 

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