The 10 Best White Paint Colors That Interior Designers Swear By

You can’t go wrong with a coat of fresh white paint, especially if you’re looking to lighten and brighten up a room. But this seemingly straightforward color choice can feel like anything but when you discover the endless shades of white paint to choose from. (Who knew?) We asked designers to share their pick for the best white paint colors out there, so you can avoid a shade that’s too muddy or too bright, and instead get a white that’s just right.

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Designer: Studio Life/Style

Paint Pick: “For a classic white we typically go with Farrow & Ball’s All White.”

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Designer: Paloma Contreras

Paint Pick: “Benjamin Moore’s White Dove is my go-to white paint.”

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Designer: Chloe Warner

Paint Pick: “C2’s Vellum is the best white.”

best white paint colors
Design by Grant Gibson / Photo by Kathryn MacDonald

best white paint colors

Designer: Grant Gibson

Paint Pick:Super White by Benjamin Moore.”

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Designer: Tharon Anderson

Paint Pick: “Benjamin Moore’s White Heron has become a go-to white for us. It’s the perfect white that doesn’t go too creamy or too stark.”

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Designer: Ashley Stark

Paint Pick:Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore.”

Designer: Leanne Ford

Paint Pick:White on White by PPG. My mantra: #wearblackpaintwhite.”

best white paint colors
Design by Sarah Bartholomew / Photo by David Hillegas

best white paint colors

Designer: Sarah Bartholomew

Paint Pick: “Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, or anything by Farrow & Ball.”

Designer: Susan Work

Paint Pick: “Our go-to color from project to project is Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, which is the paint that clads the Dia Beacon museum in upstate New York (my favorite art institution). It is both warm and cool, and looks great no matter the light or environment.”

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Designer: McGrath II

Paint Pick:Acadia White by Benjamin Moore. It’s our go-to white. ”

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Lead Photo by Stephen Busken, Courtesy of Studio Life/Style


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August 30, 2018

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