If you’re looking for the best Benjamin Moore white paint color, we’ve gotcha covered! Today, we’re delving into ten gorgeous Benjamin Moore whites and figuring out which is the best choice for your space.
Now, by including them in our list, we’re not saying that just ANY of them would work in ANY interior space. Some are warm and some are cool. Some are more yellow and others more gray.
Some will work better in your home than others.
We’re simply giving you some of the most beautiful white Benjamin Moore paint colors and guiding you through the process of selecting the very best one(s) for your home.
Ready to begin? Great! Let’s go.
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What is the Most Popular Benjamin Moore White?
All of the Benjamin Moore whites listed below could be considered some of the most popular. However, if you’re looking for the most pure white (with little to no undertone) then Chantilly Lace OC-65 and Super White OC-152 fit the bill. They’re the “whitest” white paint colors by Benjamin Moore.
According to their website, these two whites:
- are adaptable.
- are super bright.
- have a high light reflectance value.
A high light reflectance value (LRV) simply means that they reflect a lot of light. LRV runs on a scale from 0-100. (Don’t worry: For each of the colors listed below, we will also provide the LRV.)
We’ll let you know what undertones each white has, as well, and will share a direct link to Samplize where you can order 12″x12″ peel-and-stick samples of each white that you want to try in your own home.
Please note: Paint colors can look significantly different on your device’s screen than they do in real life, so sampling them at home is highly recommended.
Undertones: Blue, Gray
Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace is one of the whitest whites and has very little undertone.
While it’s a pretty flexible hue that can look warmer in south facing rooms, it actually has blue or gray undertones, preventing it from looking yellow. For a white with slightly yellow undertones, check out BM Simply White (scroll down to #6 on the list).
But again, it has so little of the blue-gray in it that, in most types of light, you can hardly see the blue or gray.
Undertones: Gray, Blue
Like Chantilly Lace, Super White is one of the whitest whites and has very little undertone. It has a slightly lower LRV than Chantilly Lace, though, making it a little on the softer side.
Still, it’s a crisp, clean white that leans slightly cool, yet can easily pick up on colors from its surroundings.
Undertones: Yellow, Black
Not as crisp and bright as the first two options, Cloud White is a warm white Benjamin Moore paint color with cream undertones, along with a touch of black to keep it from getting too yellow.
Keep in mind that, in a North facing room, that warmth will keep your walls from looking too cool, and it will look even warmer in a South facing room.
And, as with any white paint, Cloud White could pick up on large amounts of any surrounding color, whether inside the house or even from the greenery outside.
Undertones: Yellow, Gray
Benjamin Moore’s White Dove is a creamy, neutral off-white color that is neither warm nor cool. Since it’s an off-white, it’s a great choice for homes with lots of natural light. In a darker space, it could look a little drab.
It’s similar to Cloud White, but with slightly less yellow.
White Dove works well on walls, cabinets, trim, and even as an exterior paint color.
Oxford White is a very neutral, muted white with no obvious undertones. It’s a clean, modern white paint color.
It isn’t stark white, though, and can even look warm (without looking yellow).
With a high LRV, Simply White is a highly reflective white color, but it has a very noticeably yellow undertone, which might get a little too warm in South facing rooms.
Simply White is a popular white paint color for any surface you can name — walls, cabinets, trim, and so on. But if you’re painting one of these surfaces Simply White, for the sake of cohesiveness, you’ll want to stick with Simply White for any others that you plan on painting white.
You can always add a little interest by choosing a different sheen (eg. satin for the walls and semi-gloss for trim).
Undertones: Warm Gray, Green
Benjamin Moore’s Intense White is an off-white with warm gray and very slight green undertones. It’s a pretty flexible paint color that looks great with various shades of gray, and can be paired with a whiter trim (or even the same trim color).
Atrium White is a soft, pretty white paint color with warm pink undertones. The pink isn’t all that obvious until it’s paired with whites that have different undertones.
That’s what makes it slightly tricky to work with — but if you’re looking for a warm, feminine white paint, then Atrium White could make a great choice.
Paper White is more light gray than white, and it’s a soft, creamy hue that doesn’t get too warm or cool. It’s a nice, neutral paint color.
Undertones: Gray, Purple, Blue
With its lower LRV, Decorator’s White is a nice, soft white paint color. And due to its cool purple/blue undertones, it’s definitely on the cooler side, and could look a little too cold in the cooler North facing light.
Decorator’s White would look great with any color that has purple or blue undertones, although you’ll want to be careful if pairing it with any colors that have yellow in them.
How Do I Choose a Benjamin Moore White Paint?
Here are a few key steps toward choosing the perfect white paint color for your home.
1. Understand Undertones
First of all, do you want a white that has warm or cool undertones? Take a look at the other materials in your home.
If you have lots of warm colors already, you’ll want a white with warm (pink, orange, red, yellow) undertones. And if your interior is cooler, then look for blue, purple, or green undertones in a white paint.
And as we mentioned earlier, if you’re looking for a white with little to no undertone, then Chantilly Lace OC-65 and Super White OC-152 would be your best bet.
Of course, we’re generalizing here, and every space is unique. Which is why we highly recommend trying out samples of each white you’re considering — you might be surprised at how much a color can change in your space!
2. Order Samples
You have a couple different options when it comes to sampling Benjamin Moore paints. The standard way of sampling paints is to buy sample pots, foam brushes/rollers, and some foam board. Then you simply paint a couple coats onto the foam board to see how it looks in your home.
The easier method: Grab some 12″x12″ peel-and-stick samples from Samplize. Not only is this much easier, but it’s more cost effective and environmentally friendly.
These samples are made with two coats of the actual paint, so you can be assured that they are color correct. Plus, they arrive at your doorstep in 1-3 days. You can’t beat that!
We have provided direct links to each of the whites above, but you can also check out Samplize right here.
3. Put Them to the Test
Once you have your samples, it’s time to test them out. If you leave the backing on your sample sheets, you’ll be able to move them around from wall to wall.
You could place them against white paper, but you’ll also want to place each of your white samples next to each other to really see the nuances of each white paint.
Make sure to look at the samples several times throughout the day. You’ll witness firsthand how much the colors change as the natural lighting changes!
Also, keep in mind that one color can look significantly different from room to room, depending on which direction the room faces.
The Best Benjamin Moore White
Now that we’ve covered ten of the best Benjamin Moore white paint colors, which are you leaning toward? Have you sampled any yet? Leave your questions or comments below!
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