The 10 Best White Paint Colors

Kitchen painted with benjamin moore Chantilly Lace
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65.

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If you've ever painted a room white before you know that picking the right shade of white isn't easy. In fact, selecting the right white paint can be more difficult than any other color--white paint can look completely different depending on your room. White paint can have undertones of gray, blue, and beige, it can be neutral, warm, or cool and can completely transform a room depending on its shade.

To help you get started, here are nine of the best white paint colors on the market now and how best to use them.

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    Best Bright White: Sherwin-Williams Extra White SW 7006

    Benjamin Moore Extra White swatch

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    Don't be afraid of a pure white. Sherwin-Williams Extra White is a true white without any cool or warm undertones swaying it to one side of the spectrum. This makes it a great choice for anyone who wants a crisp, bright shade of white. It's fresh and clean and when used behind a gallery wall, provides the perfect backdrop to display your favorite pieces of art. It's also a great choice for cabinets and trim because it won't clash with conflicting undertones.

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    Best Warm White: Valspar Swiss Coffee 7002-16

    Valspar Swiss Coffee swatch

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    Valspar Swiss Coffee is another warm white we love for living spaces or bedrooms. This color has a subtle yellow undertone that pairs well with other warm neutrals such as beige or green. It feels familiar and comforting and works in most rooms.

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    Best Cool White: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65

    Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

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    Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace is a consistent favorite among decorators because of its versatility and beauty. This is Benjamin Moore's truest white with gray and blue undertones. It feels clean and fresh on any wall but works particularly well in rooms without a lot of natural light. Consider Chantilly Lace in kitchens or dining rooms and pair with cool colors.

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    Best Warm White: The Spruce Best Home First Frost SPR-25

    First Frost The Spruce Best Home Paint swatch

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    A warm white can be a great way to brighten up a space without making it feel sterile or institutional, especially if you live in a climate that gets less natural light. The Spruce Best Home First Frost SPR-25 is a bright white that still has a warm undertone. It's a great paint for a living room with lots of reds, oranges or yellows because it will reflect the hues without darkening the space.

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    Best Cool White: Behr Falling Snow PPU18-07

    Behr Falling Snow paint swatch

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    Another stunning cool white, Behr Falling Snow is a great blue/gray-undertone white that pairs extremely well with neutrals and blue and purple accents. It's bright without being overpowering and gives a clean feel to any room. We particularly love it in bedrooms and entryways.

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    Best Neutral White: Farrow & Ball All White No. 2005

    Farrow & Ball All White paint swatch

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    A neutral white doesn't favor cool or warm undertones and works well with a variety of accent colors. Farrow & Ball All White is a pure white that contains no pigments other than white. Pair with strong colors such as black or deep hunter green to create a sophisticated, modern look.

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    Best Off-White: Benjamin Moore Acadia White OC-38

    Benjamin Moore Acadia White

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    If you are in the market for an off-white, Benjamin Moore Acadia White is an incredibly sophisticated and classic hue that blends well with an array of palettes. This ivory shade adds depth to a room but still feels clean and bright. Pair with a neutral white trim to add dimension to dining rooms and living spaces.

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    Best Chalk White: Rust-Oleum Linen White 285140

    Rust-Oleum Linen White chalky paint swatch

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    A chalk paint offers an antiqued look, doesn't require a primer, and is perfect for furniture and accents. Rust-Oleum Linen White is a crisp white with subtle gray undertones that work well for cabinetry, dressers, or other DIY projects.

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    Best Antiqued White: Magnolia Shiplap

    Magnolia Shiplap paint swatch

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    Magnolia Shiplap is a traditional, classic hue that feels just modern enough but doesn't feel sterile. This cool shade is incredibly creamy and inviting and provides the perfect canvas for, yes, a modern farmhouse look. Pair with earthy tones that complement the richness of this color.

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    Best Gray White: Benjamin Moore Gray Owl 2137-60

    Benjamin Moore Gray Owl paint swatch

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    Benjamin Moore Gray Owl could be considered gray, but it's light enough to fall in the white paint category. This cool gray/white is a modern shade with subtle blue undertones that pairs beautifully with a bright white or light neutral paint. Depending on your accent, Gray Owl will pull greens and blues and lend a sense of calm to bathrooms, bedrooms, and more.