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10 beautiful spaces painted in various shades of white

House Beautiful - Benjamin Moore Snow on the Mountain 1513

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White painted rooms are all the rage these days and you've probably seen them all over the place. And while it might seem easy to just paint your walls in plain old white, there are some other almost white shades of paint that are even more popular than basic white. Believe it or not, "white" sometimes has a gray tinge to it, so some of these whites look cleaner or whiter and might give you more of the look you're going for.These colors have just a few drops of color in them but still have the look of white. I'm featuring the most popular almost white shades from Benjamin Moore to help you find the perfect almost white for your space.

benjamin moore decorators white:
Traditional Home - Benjamin Moore Decorator's White

Decorator's White has a slightly cooler, gray tint to it and looks beautiful in this dining room. It perfectly complements the rustic beams and the gray wood floors. 

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Benjamin Moore China White
Traditional Home -  Benjamin Moore China White

China White also has a cooler tint and goes wonderfully with the black door and brick floor in this entry.

Benjamin Moore Simply White
Ballard Designs - Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117

Benjamin Moore's color of the year for 2016, Simply White has just a few drops of color in it that give it a warmer hue. You can see several more spaces painted in this popular shade here.

Benjamin Moore Super White
Nathan Turner - Benjamin Moore Super White 

Super White is the purest white available from Benjamin Moore. It's not really cool or warm, but is almost devoid of any undertones. If you want a color that goes with everything and won't clash with anything, Super White is the one.

Benjamin Moore Timid White | the perfect grayish-white, and the depth of color changes from morning light to evening:
Lonny - Benjamin Moore Timid White OC-39

Timid White has a very light, warm gray hue. It's more of a slight off white than a white, but still isn't really a beige or tan. It has just enough color to contrast with white trim and would go with any color accents.

Benjamin Moore Mascarpone
Traditional Home - Benjamin Moore Mascarpone AF-20

Mmmm, Mascarpone! This color is a very light creamy white. It has a few drops of color but still has a white appearance. It looks ideal with the soft blues, greens, and silver accents in this dining room.

Becki Owens - Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC-45

Swiss Coffee is another warm gray white. It looks white unless you hold something white next to it. The carrera marble counters look great with it in this kitchen.

Chantilly Lace (and a pretty face and a pony tail hanging down). If you haven't heard that song, look it up. It's a good one. And Chantilly Lace is a great almost white. With just a hint of color, it's another one that goes with pretty much anything. It looks perfect on the walls in this modern farmhouse dining room. 

Benjamin Moore White Dove

I painted our living room in White Dove last spring and love it. It's a warm white and goes with anything I put with it. Our curtains are white and the floors are 1960's oak and look great with the White Dove. You can see more of our living room here.

Elle Decor - Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

Another room with White Dove. Don't you love the floors, beams, and that ironstone collection?

I hope you've gotten a good idea of how these paints look on the wall. Always look at the actual paint swatch and test the color before you make your decision. 

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10 Most Popular Whites from Benjamin Moore

Do you have a favorite white? Leave a comment below and let me know what it is.

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  1. Good Morning,
    A post after my own heart. This white and neutral girl loves all the whites. My fave white is called Snow Drift. I love it because is has a tint of gray. It keeps the rooms pretty in all lighting and you can add just about any color in your decor with this as the background.
    I have used Chantilly Lace that you mentioned another great one with a hint of gray. It is amazing all the wonderful shades of white you can find.
    Have a great week.

    1. Snow Drift sounds very pretty. White rooms are always so easy to decorate. You have a great week as well! ~ Angie

  2. I always thought I needed a little bit of color on my walls, but after reading this beautiful post I'm thinking I just may go with white in our next home. Wonderful inspiration!
    Mary Alice

    1. It seems like my favorite rooms from our house have been shades of white. It always makes accessories and collections stand out. Have a great week! ~ Angie

  3. These are beautiful rooms. I still need color but appreciate those who choose all white. That being said I noticed my pallet has definitely lightened more and more over the years.


    1. I've grown to really like white walls with pops of color in the room. I like to change my accessories seasonally and don't have to worry about them clashing with the walls.

  4. You must try Sherwin Williams Nuance. The perfect white. I tried nearly one dozen whites before I discovered this gem!
    Hope you like it as much as I do.

  5. Hi Angie
    I am trying to paint my living room and have a pile of white samples from BM and love a few, but can't figure out which white trim to use. I tried simply white walls with decorators white trim in my mud room, but didn't love the result. There isn't enough contrast between the trim and walls and it doesn't look polished. I have a small craftsman and it doesn't get great light so my goal is to give it a brighter look. All the trim will be white but we have a dark wood archway and doors. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Alexandra

  6. We painted our low light basement (it was the cheap fake paneling for walls) BM Snow on the Mountain and it looks FABULOUS. Not too stark but a fabulous color to brighten up a dark space (it's an old 1920's home with the tiny basement windows). What a transformation!

    We used White Dove on our south facing bathroom trim in a black and white subway tiled original 1920's bathroom. Another fabulous white.

    And for ceilings in our dark north facing bedroom, we used BM Cotton Balls (why isn't this on your list??). Beautiful white that isn't stark but doesn't go yellow, not gaudy in the least but totally gave the room a nice fresh feel to it. We paired it with BM SLIP (affinity line), and I LOVED that room. It felt sooooo fresh

    Great post. Thank you for sharing!


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