This is a very helpful article -thank you! We have painted my 13year old daughter’s bedroom BM Purple Lace. I love how warm it feels, yet still very light, giving the illusion of space in our foyer bath and creating a relaxing retreat in areas like our master bedroom. Chantilly lace. The huge windows in this room face east. Hi kylie- what shade of BM gray can I paint my kitchen to make my white dove cabinets look less yellow? Should they too be simply white? Hi Becky, thank you for asking. I love all the info you have so kindly taken the time to share. 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. I have been reading your articles about whites (a bit too late for me) and have learned so much! I am wanting to paint my home in Simply White. I have a heard that its eall difficult to use this white to cover other colours. I need some serious help!! Here is the link if you are interested 🙂 I only see options for matte, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss on their website and would like to be sure to ask for the correct product. What trim color would you recommend? I had my kitchen cabinets and family room built-ins painted a few years ago (SW Shoji 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. Kitchen cabinets are creamy white. Or should I go with basic ceiling white since I’m undecided on some paint colors? Would you suggest mixing whites or having the same colour white on walls, trims and doors (just different sheen). Thanks so much for all you do! Hi there! 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. Will the cloud white not blend well with either the edge comb grey or grey owl?? Powered by Knock Off Decor, Photo by Jennifer Robin Interiors via Houzz, DIY Rope Chargers for a Nautical Place Setting. Add some spark to neutral exteriors with a deep accent color, as seen … All paint colors are Benjamin Moore. What a great piece this is!!!! Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist: If you are looking for a neutral gray paint color for your home, you can’t go wrong with BM OC-27.It is one of my favorite warm gray paint colors and it looks good in any room! Hints of beige remind of sunshine streaming through the clouds. Thanks! Some people like to have all of the surfaces the same. Hi!! Thanks a lot! The trim that I have already painted (only two rooms so far) are White dove as well as the ceiling. Nothing has been painted yet. With the semi-gloss I could practically see reflections of things in the room – too much for me personally! Something on the softer side, but not yellow! I LOVE the greys and Greiges. Thinking of painting main areas Manchester Tan or Grant Beige, but still want to keep the space modern. Hi Yvonne, I don’t think White Dove will look silly at all and it will give you a lower contrast look than a standard white. I’m having a hard time picking a color for the trim and my cabinets (island will be painted pepercorn). Without seeing it, it’s just a guess, but maybe switching to BM White Dove would be a smart move! Now Dove White is a more subdued look for cabinets/trim/ceiling/etc… (and I’m wondering if you might mean White Dove?). Unfortunately due to the volume of questions I receive in a day, I refer most to my Online Consulting so I can take the time to look at photos, listen to your concerns and give you the best solutions possible. I have a Theatre Grayish Green Arhaus Sectional. I’d be hesitant to add a slightly different version of the ‘same thing’- in other words I’d stick with Oxford White.,,,, The 8 Best Benjamin Moore WHITE Paint Colours, The 4 Best White Paint Colours: Sherwin Williams. WEll, it’s tough to mix whites. As long as your trims/doors/ceilings are all consistent with each other then your cabinets can do their own thing. 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. It’s a great color if you want white with virtually no undertones but it’s looking very stark. SHOP THE COLOR What’s your favortite light grey for cabinets?! Not sure which white is best for you and your home?Â, Check out my affordable Online Color Consulting. Please HELP. Good luck! Moving on with gray paint colors, I decided to divide it up into cool gray paint colors and warm gray paint colors. After reading your posts about painting white on white I’m worried those two colors won’t go together bc of undertones! Hi Amanda! Benjamin Moore Simply White OC 117. This was said by a professional painter. High Reflective White would be TOO bright for you, but Alabaster would be too yellow ;). For the walls, Accessible Beige is a beauty, one of my fave neutrals. Well Ann, I had the exact same issue – I wish I only had to do 3 coats (I went 6)…this colour just doesn’t have enough tint in it to cover well. Even though it can and will look both ‘gray’ and ‘slightly blue’ it can ALSO pick up a greenish look (as the green in it is ACTUALLY more dominant than the blue.). We just bought our first house and are excited to redecorate. It has an LRV of 85.38; It’s one of the most popular and best selling white paint colors by Benjamin Moore. The tile Molly inquired about is Vetro Nutra Listello Sfalsato in matte or lux – color Blanco purchase at COMPARED to Creamy, Cloud White does look ‘white’, but that’s only thanks to Creamy and the fact that it has MORE warmth/body to it. Dene R, Hi Dene, thank you for asking! I’ve been reading your blogs for some time and just love all the info you provide. I don’t know whether to do my crown that will go over the cabinets and the entire main room in Cloud white or White dove! Thank you!! I have very little wall exposure, would you suggest the dove grey or a contrast? Hopefully we hear back from you soon. Will those colours looknok ? 2. Simply White looks very white to me. Benjamin Moore Thunder Recap. Because whites are highly competitive with each other, if they have different undertones, or if one is ‘white-white’ and the other has an undertone (which it will), they will go head-to-head and expose each other. Thunder by Benjamin Moore is a mid-toned greige paint color. My favorite Benjamin Moore warm gray paint colors or sometimes we call the color, greige. Do people just ignore this and go ahead anyway with warmer white trim ( Cloud White/Simply White/White Dove)? Hi Amy! ~Kylie. And most importantly, SHEEN greatly affects how a paint colour looks. Hello, What white would be complimentary to shiplap that is behind cabinet? Premium Benjamin Moore paint and stain for home interiors and exteriors. Hi Allyson, you can certainly look at SW Pure White, but truth be told it does have a wee wink of yellow in it. If you mean Dove White, I might do that just on the cabinets and then shift to a lighter white for the trim/ceilings/doors as the cabinets will be closer to a white/off-white than a real white. BTW–white windows–do you think the White Dove will look silly as trim with white windows? Thanks, Monique. Off the top of my head, I’d stay away from blue as if your cabinets are November Rain and October Mist, those are greenish colours… Doing a new build (Scandinavian style) and am wondering if I do simply white thought the house, what would be the best white for trim? Also considering just straight Ceiling White, but wonder if that might be to much contrast with the trim. I hope that makes sense. Plus, as the sheen changes, the colour will change slightly. Even if you do the SAME white on the walls, trims, ceilings and cabinets, you will see a subtle shift from surface-to-surface as the different sheens react to the light – very cool. We just painted our whole house in White Dove and are now trying to figure out what white paint color to paint our kitchen cabinets. I’m so glad I found your site, you have so much great advice!! 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. Hi Terry, thank you for asking! Hi Kylie, Thinking of a white for walls to brighten living room up. Especially since this is the dilemma I now find myself having with my soon to be kitchen. What paint Color goes best with Cream colored cabinets ??? ~Kylie, Hi Kylie, I’m wondering what white you’d recommend for an interior hallway that’s not too dark, but not bright either. Thanks so much for your advice. Of all the whites I sampled this one works. I live in a small condo with a galley kitchen (no window), we are painting all the cabinets, trim and doors throughout the unit. Okay, so great choice with Hale Navy, I actually have my office painted that colour and MADLY love it. Plus, the sheen shift from satin or semigloss trim to matte or eggshell walls will give you a bit of a shift 🙂. Not as warm as the likes of SW, Cool colours such as blue and green can enhance the subtle warm undertone in Cloud White. ~Kylie, Hey Kylie – I just found your blog today and I have been engrossed for hours! I discovered Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois from one of my favorite designers, Phoebe Howard. I have a TON of related articles if you’d like to learn more! Sadly, my home is now overwhelmingly blah and bordering on depressing. You can also look at SW Alabaster and Whitetail which are also beautiful warm whites… I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Today I’m talking about a great neutral and a crowd favorite – Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. Thanks. If you meant White Dove then yes, it would be great on cabinets, trim/ceiling, doors and EVEN walls if you really wanted. Long story short, if you want to paint your walls white, I recommend painting your trim, doors and ceilings the SAME white. The 16 Best Paint Colours To Go With Oak (or Wood): Trim, Floor, Cabinets and More... Sherwin Williams: The 10 Best Gray and Greige Paint Colours, The 8 Best Blue and Green Blend Paint Colours: Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, The 5 Best Off-White Neutral Paint Colours: Undertones and More, If you’re painting one white surface in Cloud White, you’ll probably want to paint ALL of the white surfaces the same, as there is usually a decent shift between Cloud White and traditional white paint, Cloud White better suits warm paint colours or stormy cool colours. Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White (OC-967) can be used as a warm trim to accentuate beige walls or as the main event in your living room or kitchen. If you want to go all in on fun, consider pairing the shade with Benjamin Moore’s Chestertown Buff or Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Teal. White Dove is a fabulous white for walls. It is currently painted white down and I have cloud white trim in throughout the house. Simply White is ‘so close’ to being white that doing anything other than it could look ‘off’. Hmmm, I would take a look at SW Alabaster for the trim, maybe it could be a happy medium between the yellow tone of the cabinets while still being soft enough to entertain beige walls???!!! Both Benjamin Moore Thunder and Revere Pewter are fabulous gray/greige paint colors. Thanks for your advice. The ceiling is white stucco and hasn’t been painted in years. Hi Kylie! But now I’m torn. Northern exposure. Its so weird, some stores call it ounces, others insist on ‘shots’! Thanks so much! Also doing custom white cabinetry so if that’s also simply white is that too much “starkness”?? Hi Michale, when it comes to whites, I’m more inclined to use the SAME white and then let the change in sheens do the work for me! Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks, Kim. It … Hi Jessica! So how do you pick the white that is right for your home? In plain English, it's gray and beige combined. I want something slightly darker but still with the appearance of offwhite/cream. In my opinion, I gravitate towards Thunder. Should I stick with the WHITE? If I paint my cabinets dove white, is the trend to paint walls, trim,doors and ceiling all the same white? There are so many undertones that can be pulled through and you never want the grey to look too purple or blue, which is easy to do. If you are so inclined, you can also look at Sherwin Williams Big Chill which has a smidge less blue in it. Is there a white you would suggest? Nothing has been installed but the frames have already been painted. Great information here. If you do Simply White you might want to use Simply White for the trim as well. I am considering repainting the trim and built-in in this room. Now I wish my cabinets were Simply white. As for lightening/darkening again, it depends on your exposure. However, I personally like the trim/doors/ceiling the same, but might be inclined to shift things a bit on the walls. Shiny finishes tend to enhance a colour slightly. Please help me!!! As for cabinets, when it comes to whites it can be the most simple approach to do them the same colour as the trim as it’s nice to keep the undertones consistent, so you don’t need to worry about matching those up. Due to the amount of personal questions I get in a day, along with my Online Consulting clients, I do need to refer you to my e-design, this way I can see photos of your kitchen and do things the the right way! 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. Any suggestions? oooo yes, I like the idea of Pure White and Drift of Mist. Cloud White is shown here with SW Creamy on the walls. While I do my best to answer ‘generic’ decorating/paint questions, when it comes to specific rooms/needs I direct my readers to my Online Consulting, this way I can look at photos and spend some quality time with you and your home! So informative and generous. If you did anything, you could ask them to add 4 ounces of white to it, which would clean it up a bit – but that’s all I’d do…. 3. Chantilly Lace is also in the running but if you can share your wisdom and save me from another painting mistep not mention negotiating with a teenager, I’d be very grateful:), Hi Karen, to give you some quick thoughts…it’s challenging to mix whites and it’s often best to stick with what you have, keeping in mind that things will look ‘slightly’ different due to the different sheen levels (assuming the ceiling is flat, trims are a bit shinier and walls would be eggshell). I know your very busy with your business and this blog so I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Very interesting post! Very timely too as I currently have most of these paint chips sitting on my counter! Great article on Whites. Right now I am debating Gray Owl, which doesn’t seem dark enough and Thunder which I’m worried may look blue when done? 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