Top Interior Designers Reveal Their Go-To White Paint
You can't click through Pinterest or Instagram lately without seeing white walls — clean, all-white kitchens, crisp white bedrooms, and bright living rooms as far as the eye can see. Classic yet fresh, white is the new gray when it comes to interior design. But there is an abundance of white paint colors on the market, and choosing the correct one for your particular room can be surprisingly tricky. The wrong hue can make your space look sad and drab. To help you pick the right white, we asked some of our favorite designers to share their go-to paint colors.
Behr Linen White
Laurel & Wolf designer James Tabb says, "Not only is it renter-friendly, but also, it's a very inviting and warm white that provides a blank canvas to showcase colorful decor items, accessories, and artwork in your space."
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
"It feels clean and bright without being cold or 'dormy,'" explains Melanie Burstin of Homepolish.
Benjamin Moore Super White
Homepolish designer Mandy Cheng says, "It's a beautiful, cheery, and clean, warm white that doesn't lean yellow or blue or gray. It also isn't blinding. It works well in most lighting, so it's a go-to for me, especially with the by-video clients I help since I can't be there to see the light with my own eyes."
Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
Shea McGee of Studio McGee recommends Swiss Coffee because "it is a really pretty warm white that looks great in both modern and traditional spaces. A fresh coat of white paint instantly updates a drab space and provides a clean palette to layer furniture and accessories."
Farrow & Ball Wimborne White
"This white gives walls a warm glow since it's one step up from a pure white with a tiny bit of yellow pigmenting. It's by far my favorite white paint to add depth and dimension to any space," says Decorist design director Jessica McCarthy.