Popular Benjamin Moore White Paint Colors
A few months ago, I wrote a post on Behr’s most popular white paint colors and you guys were quite the fans of that post. Well, at least that is what my analytics show me.
You guys know I spy on you, don’t you?? I’m just kidding. But if I see a post doing well, I will try to give you more of what you like.
So let’s play this game again, shall we? This time though with Benjamin Moore white paint colors.
I know, I know, I always talk about how much I love Behr paint but sometimes you just need to cheat and use another brand of paint.
And I did cheat recently. I usually have my paint colored matched at Behr but this time I splurged and went with the real deal.
I am also going to bore you for a second and will give you the LRV (Light Reflective Value) for each paint. I know you don’t wake up every morning wondering what the LRV of your wall color is nor do you go to the paint store looking for the perfect LRV.
But when it comes to white paint, you can see how one white paint color can be more or less white than the next.
LRV will show you how light or dark a paint color will look on your wall from 0 (black) to 100 (blind you white)
Benjamin Moore White Dove
White Dove is probably one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paint colors. It is a pretty soft white paint color with a touch of grey undertones making it a great choice for walls, trim, cabinets.
White Dove is a beautiful color in rooms that have lots of natural light. The more natural light your room gets, the more white White Dove will look. In a room with less natural light, you can see more of White Dove’s gray undertones.
White Dove’s LRV is 85 which is somewhat high but there are some that are higher.
Like this guy that I am about to talk about.
Benjamin Moore Simply White
This is the paint color I cheated with. I was painting the kids bathroom and I knew I wanted to go white and bright in there since I just painted their vanity cabinets.
I wanted a fresh white paint color with just a touch of warmth to it and I think that is what I have. Simply White really is a pretty white that is not too stark.
I do have a window in the bathroom which gives the room some natural light. Without the natural light, one might be able to pick up on the subtle yellow undertone.
And when I mean subtle, I mean subtle. Simply White’s LRV is 91 which shows you how white this paint color can be.
Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
BM Swiss Coffee LRV is 84 which means it isn’t nearly as white as Simply White that we just talked about. It is one of the more popular white paint colors since it isn’t too stark. It’s more of a creamy off white paint color with some warmth to it.
It has a bit of yellow and a bit of green undertones to it. This is a paint color that is more of a chameleon and can change with the fixed elements in your home. I also suggest getting a sample of every paint color and especially this to see how it looks in your space.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace might be one the whitest whites in the Benjamin Moore’s lineup. It’s LRV is 92 so if you have been paying any attention to me then you know this is a pretty high number on the reflective scale.
The undertones in Chantilly Lace are next to none. No paint color is undertone free but this specific paint color has the least amount of undertones. Chantilly Lace can lean a bit on the cooler side.
Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White
Well, this is called Decorator’s White for a reason. Decorator’s White is one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular white paint color…and the decorators really do love it.
Decorator’s White has a LRV of 85 which should tell you that there is a tad bit of depth to this color. There is a touch of gray undertones which makes it more of a cooler white.
Benjamin Moore Navajo White
Oh Navajo White, what I didn’t know 20 years ago when my husband and I bought our first home. Most of the walls were painted Navajo White and I loved the color.
And just like you never forget your first love, you never forget your first house. I loved our first house and I think I’m a bit biased to Navajo White because of it.
Navajo White will be your creamier white with yellow undertones. It’s more of an off white color. It has an LRV of 80 which is one of the less reflective whites we have talked about. It definitely has some meat to it’s bones in terms of undertones.
Benjamin Moore Cloud White
Cloud White is becoming a very popular white paint color. It’s a warm white with a LRV of 87. There are some yellow undertones to Cloud White which you can see when paired with a true stark white.
With lots of natural sunlight though, those undertones are less visible. I painted my daughter’s room Cloud White.
(I actually had Behr color match it for me. I know some people are against that but I do it all of the time.)
What color should your trim be if your walls are white?
The same color, silly. But use a different sheen. You’ll be amazed how different a paint color can look when the sheens are different. If you remember the post I did about Sherwin Williams Alabaster, my mom used Alabaster on her walls, cabinets and trim but just used a different sheen on each….and it looks so good if I do say.
Need some painting tips?
DIY Painting Supplies
I listed out some of my favorite items I use when painting…
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Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck: Just in case you want to be even more overwhelmed you can order all of the Benjamin Moore classic paint colors
Same goes for Sherwin Williams Paint Deck
Painter’s tape: I hate taping and I really try to avoid it but when I can’t I make sure I use a good tape
Drop Cloths: Yes, you need them and you need many. I have used trash bags and old shower liners before too.
Paint Cup: This paint cup is brilliant and has a magnetic strip so your paint brush stays safe from falling in your paint.
Multi Position Paint Brush tool: The best tool you will ever use if you have tall ceilings or just in general. I used something similar to this to paint my 15 foot ceilings in my family room and it was a life saver.
Paint Edger: This might get a bad rap but if you do it right, it has been a nice helper for me. Especially when trimming around windows and along baseboards.
Touch up cup: Nothing is worse than having to pull out the whole can of paint for a little touch up.
How to choose the right paint color
Start with inspiration:
I talked a little bit about this in this post but I’ll touch on it again. Picking your paint color for your walls should be one of the later things you do when designing a room. Find a large focal piece (rug, art, window treatments) and look for colors in those pieces that catch your attention. Get on Pinterest and look at magazines. Get some ideas of what you like. It is your house.
Decide on the mood of the room:
Do you want your room to be light and bright or dark and moody? If you home doesn’t get a whole lot of natural light, stark white walls might look dingy. I would consider a paint with some color to it.
Grab your swatches and bring home samples
Bring home some swatches and ideally some sample paints if you feel extra ambitious. Use large foam boards from the dollar store and paint sample boards. Test them in every room. Remember each room gets different natural light. See how they look in the morning and at night.
I just recently heard of SAMPLIZE and I think it is genius. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more affordable and easier than traditional paint pots.
You can also order large free swatches from Benjamin Moore here
Consider everything in your home…your trim, your floors etc. My floors are Brazilian cherry (aka very red) and I knew I wanted a color just a tad cooler to play off the warm red tones of the floor.
Is your trim bright white, or creamy white? Very cool gray colors might not play well with very warm white trim.
Get what I am saying?
If you want to see the undertone of color, look at the darkest color on the paint color strip. If you love a paint color but fear it can be too dark, ask them to cut it with 25% or 50% white.
Keep a list of your home paint colors
It’s always a good idea to keep a list or spreadsheet of the paint colors you have used in your home. I can’t tell you know much it has helped me.
Good luck and happy painting!
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Popular Benjamin Moore White Paint Colors
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