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Top 10 Whites and Off-Whites

Benjamin Moore “Chantilly Lace”
● Chantilly Lace reads clean, crisp and simple. It is a consistent favorite among decorators because of its versatility and beauty. This is Benjamin Moore’s truest white with very slight gray and blue undertones. This has become a fast growing popular color choice for a pure, bright white. This shade of white can work for trims, doors, ceilings and on occasion the walls as well and is great for achieving a streamlined, modern look.
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Sherwin Williams “Snowbound”
● Snowbound is an off-white that has a cooler undertone if you are comparing it to a color like Sherwin William’s “Alabaster”. It is great if you are looking for a soft clean look that is not bright white. Snowbound has a slight gray/greige undertone. It is a cooler white that is crisp and clean. It creates the perfect canvas for adding texture and creating a modern farmhouse or cottage feel.
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Benjamin Moore “Mountainscape”
● This color has a very slight mixture of cool and warm undertones. It is a great wall color to accent brighter white trim which will give your home dimension. This is also a beautiful color for an “accent” room to break up a monochromatic home and add a warm and traditional feel.
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Benjamin Moore “Decorator’s White”
● Decorators White has a cool undertone of an off-white and contains a little gray, creating an off-white option that doesn’t lean in any particular color tone, but it’s a softer version of a pure white such as Chantilly Lace. This particular shade of white is a good option for trim colors when combined with grays. Decorators White is a fairly pure white but the touch or gray undertone softens it and makes it a perfect choice for cabinets and trim. Decorator’s White can also be a great choice for a wall paint color if you want a fairly pure white that’s not too stark.
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Sherwin Williams “Alabaster”
● Alabaster can help create that calm in a modern and stylish finish. Being a light neutral, Alabaster is versatile and useful for any room. This color works well with generally warm colors as they accent it’s warm undertones. It has been a very popular “farmhouse” color recently. This is one white that looks just as good on walls as it does on trim. This white has a bit more colorant in it, making it look a bit softer on a larger scale. This color will not behave as a pure white as it has more warm undertones. It has a neutral base so it isn’t overly creamy.
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Benjamin Moore “White Dove”
● White Dove is a completely versatile color, suitable for trim, kitchen cabinets as well as walls. White Dove can also be used as both the wall and trim colors at the same time, with preferably different sheen textures, to make a room appear taller. It’s not too sterile and has virtually no yellow undertones making it perfect for a bright, modern look. White Dove complements a wide range of colors. The shade has a touch of gray that keep it from feeling stark. It also maintains enough warmth so that it is not too cool, yet it does not go too creamy or yellow.
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Benjamin Moore “Simply White”
● Simply White is a great basic white for anywhere in your home. When painted on walls it does not make the room feel cold or sterile but instead makes it feel inviting and cozy. This color is great if your are looking for a modern but also lived in feel. Simply white is both bright yet warm. It pairs very nicely with warm greige colors as well as light gray colors.
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Benjamin Moore “Swiss Coffee”
● If you are looking for a creamy, warmer white this color will be great. The off-white tint of this color lends a welcoming softness and elegance to a space. Swiss Coffee does not reflect natural light as brightly as a true, crisp white would which adds some much needed warmth to a space with bright white trim and ceilings. This color has soft yellow/gold undertones in some lighting.
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Sherwin Williams “Extra White”
● Extra White is a crisp, clean white, and has slightly cool undertones and no creamy undertones. This white is perfect for walls and especially great for trim, ceilings and doors. This white is bright which makes it an ideal color for cabinets. Extra White does not have any warm or yellow undertones which insures it will look bright white in most lighting without the risk of looking dingy. This white would not pair very well with warm toned colors as it’s pretty stark, crisp and clean.
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