If you’re still twitchy, SW Pure White can be a nice balance as it’s not QUITE as warm as the others, but still not stark white by any stretch. Benjamin Moore Simply White is a warm white–it has a small touch of yellow in it, but most of the undertones are of a warm gray. Here is the link if you are interested 🙂 https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/. Sadly, my home is now overwhelmingly blah and bordering on depressing. I would like to use Revere Pewter for the trim and torn between Cloud White or White Dove for the house. Cloud White just has a bit more creamy warmth in it that can be enhanced when paired with slightly cooler colours. In a kitchen Reno. I built my house 7 years ago and my When I have clients who are looking for white or off-white walls and don’t mind a bit of warmth, but DON’T like yellow (a common request), I’m more likely to direct them toward White Dove, which is a bit more subdued as Cloud White DOES have a reasonable, but not overwhelming, yellow-creamy warmth to it. However, you’ll come across an issue if the cabinets get painted, but the white trim in the room doesn’t. I want my cabinets and trim to be the same and my walls and ceiling to be the same. Hello, I would like to know if it will look ok if I paint my walls BM Cloud White and my trim, ceilings doors and crown molding chantilly lace. It has an LRV of 85.38; It’s one of the most popular and best selling white paint colors by Benjamin Moore. I am painting my walls in silver mist by Benjamin Moore. Hi Naomi, it’s ideal if you can keep the trims and cabinets the same colour, this way you don’t have to worry about mixing n’ matching and having one colour make another look more yellow/gray/etc… 🙂. The room has northern exposure. I’m wondering what white to paint my trim as I have antique white on my cupboards and am afraid of the trim looking “too white/blue” next to them . Does it makes sense to stick with the historical collection from BM to work with Cloud White? Thank you so very much Kylie! If so which one? Cloud White is most similar to Simply White in my house with my lighting and White Dove is the outlier. Thanks, Kim. I would stick with Cloud White walls as well. My fixtures are gold. https://www.statementstile.com/vetro. Ugh! The counters will be ‘London grey’ quartz with the flooring grey with a slight green undertone. Hi Melinda, thanks for asking! Perhaps it’s because I’m comparing it to the “Antique White” that’s currently on our walls. Hi Kylie, White Dove really loves to be partnered with many of the. I would look at satin or pearl finish though, just so it isn’t TOO reflective 😉. I tested many whites for my new home and settled on Cloud White for trim, ceiling and cabinetry. I am wanting my cabinets to not be white white but very light. Chantilly lace. I am building a new house. Now those DO have more of a blue undertone, but I think they are worth checking out! I hope that makes sense. If this interests you, here’s the link… https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/. I hope that helps, good luck! Hi Molly, I have been asked SO many times about this photo and I feel terrible saying that I don’t know – as it is from another source! Thank you for visiting my paint colour blog, I'm glad you're here!  I am really questioning my decision now, especially where it is open concept so you will see the white dove cabinets against the high shiplap living room ceiling. Love BM matte finish so much better. It has less blue than other cooler white colors from Benjamin Moore like Decorator’s White and BM Chantilly Lace. Simply White is very helpful though for seeing the undertones in the other two colors. Not sure which white is best for you and your home?Â, Check out my affordable Online Color Consulting. Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 / 2143-70. It’s a great color if you want white with virtually no undertones but it’s looking very stark. I took the plunge and bought one gallon of off-the-shelf white in high gloss. A white that is the perfect warmth in a south-facing space, could fall flat in a north-facing room. Is that weird? Nothing has been installed but the frames have already been painted. Nothing has been painted yet. If you have better suggestions, I would love it! I need to pick out a paint color for the ceiling, but I haven’t decided on paint colors for all of the rooms yet. It is an east facing room and is in our basement? I have already bought so many samples and getting frustrated! Do the cabniets need to be brought down to a primer coat before repainting from simply white to dove white. Just ordered a gray couch. 2.Deep Royal by Benjamin Moore. Collingwood is also one of Benjamin Moore’s bestselling paint colors.Collingwood leans a tad warmer than the popular Sherwin Williams Repose Gray, which is the number one color that I recommend to my … I have a large open space… Family room/Kitchen/Dining. I am looking to update the look and paint my walls and trim. Laura. To give the open areas flow and a cohesive feel, I painted the entry, living room, dining room, den and hallway all in “Balboa Mist.” It is a warm and soft neutral gray. oooo yes, I like the idea of Pure White and Drift of Mist. Thank you in advance for your help, It really is about finding a nice happy medium. It works perfectly as an “up and over” color, encasing a room in a solid hue. (I have two videos on whites at the end of this blog post – check them out!). For the cabinets I am looking for a true light gray from BM. Yes, I would keep the trim/cabinets the same colour and sheen for sure! I’ve used both Benjamin Moore Advance Pearl and Advance Semi-gloss and HANDS-DOWN I would do the Pearl finish. Kitchen cabinets are creamy white. Here’s the last post about Benjamin Moore Warm Gray Paint Colors in case you missed it. Thanking you in advance. I am thinking of using simply white in my back living room that has a higher ceiling with two exposed beams and then either cloud white or white dove in the bedrooms. Load of thanks in advance for your time. Hi Kelly, thank you for asking! Great information here. SHould I continue the Simply WHite Matte on the walls in the entire space or bring it up a bit with Cloud White or White Dove?? Off the top of my head, I would say White Dove should work, but really that’s just a guess that I can’t really stand behind without seeing the space! So informative and generous. Will it really look bad with white dove cabs? Selected Revere Pewter for the walls. I am Hopefully you can find what you need there! Hi. ~Kylie, I am going to be chalk painting my upper kitchen cabinets and I have been searching and searching to find the right “white” thank you so so much!!! 2. What trim color would you recommend? Hello! Hi Kylie, thank you for all you great advise on choosing paint colours.. My hardwood floors will be a greyish warm brown (if that makes sense, a little bit of a taupey grey hue) and my countertops will be white shimmery quartz with a soft gray backsplash. Thinking of a warmer white though so it feels cozy. And semi gloss to satin? Was wondering if a certain white would be better for ceiling/trim/doors. Hi Jessie, thank you for your note! Dene R, Hi Dene, thank you for asking! Plus, the sheen shift from satin or semigloss trim to matte or eggshell walls will give you a bit of a shift 🙂. What a great piece this is!!!! I was thinking of white dove but do you think tne fireplace should make a difference in the colour i choose for cabinets? Without seeing it, it’s just a guess, but maybe switching to BM White Dove would be a smart move! Some say it looks yellow and dirty compared to some sort of bright white. Hi! Also considering just straight Ceiling White, but wonder if that might be to much contrast with the trim. I’m super late finding this article but would love some advice please. For a minor adjustment you COULD ask them to add some shots of white to the gallon of White Dove, which does clean it up a wink and improve the coverage. Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore paint colour expert. For example, if you have Super White on your trim (or a super white-white) and want to paint your walls Simply White, Super White will EXPOSE the yellow undertones in Simply White. So many people have told me to be prepared to do at least 3 coats. Hi Lily, if you would like a cleaner look, check out BM Super White or White! It will generally look like white until it’s compared with stark white (like a solid white paper), it’s via comparison that you’ll see its undertones rise up. When it comes to personal paint questions, I generally have to guide readers to my E-design packages, so I can take a look at the home and it’s needs/exposures/finishes, otherwise I’m just guessing. LRV: 91.7 . The 8 Best Benjamin Moore White and Off-White Paint Colours, The 4 Best Sherwin Williams White Paint Colours, White Kitchen Cabinets – The 3 Best Palettes, Colour Review – Benjamin Moore Simply White, Hi– Need help picking a white for ceiling. Plus, as the sheen changes, the colour will change slightly. Very interesting post! We have lots of natural light. Okay, so great choice with Hale Navy, I actually have my office painted that colour and MADLY love it. Also keep in mind that walls are often matte/eggshell and trim is often Satin/Semi-gloss – this shift in sheen can offer a subtle difference in colour – as much difference as you’d see in switching colour anyways. My furniture in this space is camel in colour with dark wood trim. This is a very helpful article -thank you! Any thoughts? Your email address will not be published. Very timely too as I currently have most of these paint chips sitting on my counter! “Off “ white (like on the verge of yellow…) It is the hue you get when you mix gray, a cool tone with beige, a warm shade. Hi Mary Beth! So excited for your opinion! Because trim is most often relatively white, you WILL likely see the difference between your cabinets and your trims (particularly around windows and door casings that are close to the cabinets). If you want to mix and match whites, do so at your own risk, but you better make sure those undertones are jibing! My cabinets that just arrived are Cloud white, beautiful! Just stay away from the whites with yellow undertones like Cloud White/Simply White. I really don’t want to paint all the trim, door, and ceilings in the kitchen again. Cyndy and I are both admitted paint geeks, so I always enjoy spotlighting some of my favorites. It is soft with cool undertones, reminiscent of the seashore dusk or an urban cityscape, so works well in both contemporary and traditional settings.” — Emilie Munroe. I just found your site a couple days ago and am obsessed with it! Simply White looks very white to me. Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore paint colour expert. UNDERTONES MATTER, especially with whites. “Benjamin Moore's Sterling is a fantastic go-to gray. Picking the perfect grey or paint color for any project is hard to do. Many, Simply White will be a brighter white than Cloud White or White Dove (next up), If you want to enhance cool paint colours, Simply White is a great choice, knowing that the cool paint colours can slightly enhance the warmth of Simply White, If you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room, I find White Dove to be the most FLEXIBLE of the three whites when it comes to accommodating paint colours for the walls, If you partner White Dove with cool paint colours/finishes, it will slightly enhance the warmth of it. Or mellow it out with a couple warm neutrals. Would you suggest mixing whites or having the same colour white on walls, trims and doors (just different sheen). Benjamin Moore Classic Gray is one of my favorite off-white paint colors. Some stores call them shots, others call them drops, but the idea is that it’s adding approx 4 to the gallon :). Thanks, Hi Carrie, it’s hard to say without photos as a LOT depends on the countertop/flooring and whether they suit a bright white or something softer. Is there a white you would suggest? I want to also do the walls the same colour. When it comes to more details personal questions, I do refer to my E-design packages where I can take a look at your home – otherwise I’m just making my best ‘guess’ for you. We want a warmer white but are facing west. Hardwood floors in med walnut. I have several blog posts dedicated to this topic such as: (trims/appliances) or with the more modern white quartz/marble countertops. Used satin instead of matte. For reference, I painted SW Ebbtide in the powder room, because it pulls the mid-tone blues from the living room rug. What would be two light colors i can put together to keep it calm with soft light. And while I am relatively new to the whole white paint trend, I do have considerable experience with Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace OC-65 as I have slowly been painting rooms throughout my home in this “highly-regarded white”.Today, I wanted to share my personal experience with this particular paint color in a brief review. WEll, it’s tough to mix whites. For the walls, Accessible Beige is a beauty, one of my fave neutrals. Shiny finishes tend to enhance a colour slightly. Please help me!!! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Hi Becky, thank you for asking. White Dove is a fabulous white for walls. It isn’t always as great with icy cold colours, It’s often the top choice for trims and doors because it’s a familiar name in the paint world. Hello Kylie! Now it makes sense why my coloring seems “off”. We just painted our trim and doors cloud white and we are happy with it. The cabniets need to worry about competing undertones bring that out see with the trim and walls white that haven. 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