The Best White Paint Colors

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Timeless and transcendent, white paint color is one of the most popular color choices for good reason. Selecting a white paint color will make a room appear bigger and allow your furnishings and accessories to shine. The best white hues will work with a wide array of design aesthetics and can be used seamlessly on the interior and exterior of a home. Looking for a refresh? Follow along to see our recommended 10 best white paint colors.


A white kitchen with white range hood, dual islands, and blue stools

Benjamin Moore’s China White was selected for the cabinetry in the Viscaino Kitchen.


White paint will always look elegant, clean, and timeless. The best part? White paint colors go with different types of home interiors, like modern, traditional, and Mid-century.

White paint is a fail-safe option for kitchens, bedrooms, living areas, and bathrooms. Add pops of color with artwork, soft goods, and accessories. Choosing the right white paint color can be more difficult than one would think. With different undertones, finishes, and tones, there are so many options available, and they all have a different impact.

Here are our 10 go-to white paint colors.


1. Sherwin-Williams Toque White SW 7003

White paint color, Toque White is a warm-toned white paint color with shades of cream. This is one of Laura’s favorites and was included in her fan deck when she was on the Sherwin-Williams Design Council. We use Toque White in almost every home we design because it is so versatile. With a touch of champagne, this best white paint goes well everywhere: walls, trim, and cabinetry.

Family kitchen designed by the Laura U Design Collective using Sherwin-Williams Toque White paint color.

Sherwin-Williams Toque White paint color was selected for Our University Place kitchen designed by the Laura U Design Collective.

2. Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008

Once Sherwin-Williams color of the year, white paint hue Alabaster is a classic, creamy off-white. With a neutral base, it reflects a lot of light. Keep this in mind when choosing which rooms to paint Alabaster. It’s a great choice for exterior facades.

3. Sherwin-Williams Snowbound SW 7004

Snowbound is a bright white paint color with gray undertones. This cool hue is great for small rooms as the brightness makes rooms feel larger and lighter. We love this white paint color for ceilings, trim, closets, and small bathrooms.

Sherwin-Williams Snowbound was the white paint color selected for this guest suite.

Sherwin-Williams Snowbound was the white paint color selected for this guest suite.

4. Sherwin-Williams Frost Bite SW 9505

Frost Bite is a warm ivory hue that would pair well with warm wood tones, adding a cozy feel that remains bright and fresh. This is the perfect main color for a home and is great to use for mountain homes.

5. Sherwin-Williams White Sand SW 9582

Not too warm and not too cool, this smooth white paint color works everywhere, from bedrooms to trim to millwork. Pair with an earth-toned hue!

6. Benjamin Moore China White OC-141

Inherently sophisticated, cool gray undertones freshen up this shade of white. With greige undertones, this white paint color brings depth to your space. It’s extremely versatile and is a great selection for any space. Perfect for walls, cabinets, ceilings, and trim.

For the primary bedroom of our Rice Residence, we selected Benjamin Moors' China White paint.

For the primary bedroom of our Rice Residence, we selected Benjamin Moore’s China White paint.

7. Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65

Known as one of Benjamin Moore’s most pure white paints, Chantilly Lace adds sophistication to any room. It’s adaptable, crisp, and has no visible undertones. If you are looking for a clean white, this is your best bet!

8. Benjamin Moore White Diamond OC-61

As the name suggests, this is a sparkling white with a hint of blue. Great for exteriors as well. Who doesn’t love a white exterior! White-painted homes effortlessly stand out from the surrounding environment.

9. Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117

As a former Benjamin Moore color of the year, Simply White is exactly what you would expect. With a hint of warmth, it is a clean, crisp white perfect for almost any space.

10. Benjamin Moore Navajo White OC-95

We like Benjamin Moore’s Navajo White because it’s so unique. This warm off-white color has a widespread appeal.

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