11 Shades of White Paint for the Bedroom

A white bedroom with neutral accents and a green plant

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White is a classic choice for bedroom walls, but contrary to popular belief, there are actually endless "shades" of white to choose from. And depending on your room's natural light and current accents, each white will look different on your walls.

Whether you want to brighten up your bedroom with a clean, neutral white or create a cozy, welcoming vibe with a more traditional warm white, we've rounded up our favorite shades of white to create the perfect atmosphere in the bedroom.

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    Best Cool White: Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

    Benjamin Moore White Dove paint swatch

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    Soft, soothing, and tranquil, Benjamin Moore's White Dove is a slightly cool white paint with a hint of gray. It's a clean, airy, and fresh white that opens up smaller rooms and helps counteract a lack of natural light. This color is neutral enough to work with any decorating style and highlights other accent colors or bright wall art.

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    Best Bright White: Valspar Ultra White 7006-24

    Valspar Ultra White swatch

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    Valspar Ultra White is a pure white without any undertones and won't draw out yellows or pinks in a brightly accented room. We love this hue for minimalist or modern decor schemes. It works beautifully in any size bedroom and can even double as a trim or door color as well.

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    Best Creamy White: Sherwin-Williams Dover White SW 6385

    Sherwin-Williams Dover White swatch

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    We love Dover White for bedrooms because it's close to a pure white with just a hint of yellow warmth. It flatters just about any room, looks classic and clean, and works with any decorating style. Pair this cozy hue with softer browns or muted colors for a tranquil feel.

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    Best Gray-Tinged White: Benjamin Moore Sheep's Wool 857

    Benjamin Moore Sheep's Wool swatch

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    Sheep's Wool is a paint color that straddles the line between gray and white and is a wonderful choice for almost all bedrooms. This cool white-gray screams sophistication and is a perfect choice if you want to create a hotel-like feel in your bedroom. Pair it with navy or black accents for utter chicness.

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    Best Warm White: Magnolia Silos White

    Magnolia Silos White swatch

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    To create that perfect modern farmhouse feel that extends into the bedroom, consider Magnolia's Silos White. This creamy, warm white is slightly beige and lends an intimate, comforting vibe to any space.

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    Best Taupe-Infused White: Farrow & Ball Joa's White 225

    Farrow and Ball Joa's White swatch

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    Here's a sophisticated off-white that's too dark to be considered a true white but too soft to be truly taupe. Joa's White is a creamy shade with just a hint of black undertone. It's close to a perfect neutral but veers slightly toward the cool side. It works well with other soft colors, such as gray, muted greens or blues, or light shades of brown.

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    Best Crisp White: Behr Ultra Pure White 1850

    Behr Ultra Pure White swatch

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    If you're in search of a perfect white that doesn't lean too far into any color's territory, Behr's Ultra Pure White is your hue. It's clean, crisp, and complements nearly any color scheme. Go bold with bright, primary color accents, or keep things minimal with beige, tan, and a few splashes of dark jewel tones.

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    Best Grayish White: Glidden Smooth Stone 50YY 63/041

    Glidden Smooth Stone swatch

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    Smooth Stone from Glidden is just a step beyond white—closer to the softest shade of gray—and a perfect neutral without red or yellow undertones. It is an excellent choice if you want a restful, hushed color on your walls that plays well with either a palette of other neutrals or a brighter mixture of reds, blues, or greens.

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    Best Blue-Toned White: Sherwin-Williams Mountain Air SW 6224

    Mountain Air by Sherwin-Williams paint swatch

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    For a white that's utterly clean, crisp, and just slightly gray, consider Sherwin-Williams' Mountain Air. This super cool white has strong blue undertones and looks lovely in bedrooms with deeper accent walls or strong complementary colors.

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    Best Pure White: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65

    Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

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    One of the most versatile white shades is Chantilly Lace. It's universally appealing and works with nearly any color. Because it's a pure white without strong undertones you can pair it with warm and cool accents.

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    Best Cozy White: The Spruce Best Home First Frost

    First Frost The Spruce Best Home Paint swatch

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    Warm whites tend to look cozier and more traditional, but The Spruce Best Home First Frost is a brighter warm white that is inviting without feeling yellowed or dingy. If you're a morning person, a warmer white will help energize you in the AM and invigorate you. Pair this shade with yellows or oranges for a sunny, happy bedroom.