White paint colors are not all created the same, which makes choosing the right shade difficult at times. There are so many options in undertones, finishes, and tones, and each one has a different impact. If you’re looking for the best white paint for your space, scroll through this post for photo examples, undertone details, and our most common white paint questions answered!
1. SHERWIN WILLIAMS ALABASTER
2. BENJAMIN MOORE CHANTILLY LACE
3. BENJAMIN MOORE SWISS COFFEE
4. BENJAMIN MOORE SIMPLY WHITE
5.SHERWIN WILLIAMS WHITE FLOUR
6. BENJAMIN MOORE WHITE DOVE
COMMON WHITE PAINT QUESTIONS:
HOW DO I PICK FROM THE FAVORITES?
If you tend to like a more clean/modern aesthetic, start with the crisp/soft whites. If you like traditional, try the soft/warm whites.
I HAVE DARK WOOD TRIM AND WANT TO PAINT THE WALLS WHITE…HOW DO I CHOOSE?
I would recommend staying with a crisp or soft white to give a natural contrast. Do not use the warm whites against the warm trim – it will look almost as if it is "dirty" and have a dated appearance.
WHAT SHEENS DO YOU USE? IS IT THE SAME COLOR FOR WALLS, CEILING, CABINETS, AND BASEBOARD?
Walls – Flat or eggshell. The eggshell sheen is generally our go-to for families since it is easier to wipe clean, but doesn’t look shiny.
Ceiling – Flat
Baseboard – Satin or semi-gloss depending on how traditional or formal the client’s style is. I love a subtle sheen difference between the baseboard and walls.
Cabinets – We typically always use a satin finish.
Thank you for all of your questions, and for reading the blog!
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