White paint is a great choice for bedroom walls, but contrary to popular belief, there are actually endless shades of white to consider. Depending on your room's natural light and current accents, each white will look different on your walls. You can brighten up your bedroom with a clean, neutral white or create a cozy, welcoming vibe with a more traditional warm white. It helps to see inspirational whites to know what's best.
- Color Family: Warm and cool neutrals
- Complementary Colors: Consider the undertone of the white, though many versatile whites on this list do not have strong undertones
- Pairs Well With: A variety of design styles including modern, traditional, contemporary, and boho
- Mood: Soothing, peaceful, and restful
- Where to Use: Walls
We've rounded up the best white paints for bedroom walls to help you create the perfect atmosphere in your space.
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Soft, soothing, and tranquil, White Dove (OC-17) from Benjamin Moore is one of the most popular whites for bedroom walls. This option offers a slightly cool white paint with a hint of gray, which is a great white for decorators and interior designers. It's a clean, airy, and fresh white that opens up smaller rooms while counteracting 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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Valspar Ultra White (7006-24) is a pure white paint without any undertones that 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 its ultra-white hue can even double as ceiling paint or on your doors and trim.
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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. It is inviting without looking yellowed or dingy. If you're a morning person, a warmer white is both comforting and feels inherently youthful, which can help to invigorate you when you wake. Pair this shade with yellows or oranges for a sunny, happy bedroom.
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We love Dover White 9SW 6385) for bedrooms because it's close to a pure white with just a hint of yellow for 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 more of a tranquil feel.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Sheep's Wool (857) is a paint color that straddles the line between gray and white, and it's a wonderful choice for almost all bedrooms. This cool white-gray is highly sophisticated and can make your room feel like a five-star hotel. Pair it with navy or black accents for a chic style.
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To create that perfect modern farmhouse feel that extends into the bedroom, consider Magnolia's Silos White. This creamy, rich, warm white is slightly beige with a touch of gray and lends an intimate, comforting vibe to any space. A light greige is versatile in a bedroom and won't fight the colors of your furniture, bedding, or flooring.
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This elegant warm white is much darker than standard white and too soft to be a true taupe. Instead, Joa's White (225) from Farrow & Ball is a creamy neutral shade with just a hint of red and black undertone that helps it to veer slightly toward the cool side. Off-white is a great paint choice for the bedroom, and it works well with other soft colors such as gray, muted greens or blues, or light shades of brown.
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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 91850) is your hue. It's clean, crisp, and works well with most color schemes. Go bold with bright primary color accents, or keep things minimal with beige, tan, and a few splashes of dark jewel tones.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Smooth Stone (50YY 63/041) from Glidden goes beyond white and lives closer to the softest shade of gray. Nearly a greige hue, it's a perfect neutral without red or yellow undertones. The color is an excellent choice if you want a restful, hushed shade on your walls that plays well with either a palette of other neutrals or a brighter mixture of reds, blues, and greens.
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For a white that's clean, crisp, and slightly gray with strong blue undertones, consider Mountain Air SW (6224) from Sherwin-Williams. This super cool white looks lovely in bedrooms with deeper blue or lilac accent walls or a soft, complementary pink hue. This color appears especially calming paired with bleached wood or off-white flooring.
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One of the most versatile white shades is Chantilly Lace (OC-65). This universally appealing neutral 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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