Who would ever dream that choosing an interior white paint color could be so hard. Whites can be bright, creamy, and even carry some gray tones. Believe me when I say there are thousands of different shades of white. This can be a daunting task if you don’t have somewhere to start.
Keep in mind, when choosing the perfect white paint color for your home, you will need to consider the amount of direct sunlight your home or room receives. This will make a huge difference in the white you go with. You will also want to ask yourself these questions: Do I want a bright, stark white? A creamier white? Or maybe even a white with hints of gray?
We enjoy using shades of white on the interior because it creates that bright and airy feel that we love so much. White also creates a clean, timeless look that will never go out of style.
A few months back we wrote about our favorite exterior white paint colors, so in this article, I’m going to share our favorite interior white paint colors. This seems to always be a hot topic and a question that comes up very often.
Sherwin Williams Creamy
Our current modern farmhouse is painted in Sherwin Williams Creamy. We chose to paint the walls, ceilings, and trim all the same color. The only difference being the trim, doors, and shiplap are a satin finish.
We liked the clean look of it all being the same color and are doing the same in our new build. Not to mention, it makes for a much easier paint job.
Creamy is a soft and subtle creamy white. We chose this to match our kitchen cabinetry color which is also on the creamy side.
Benjamin Moore White Dove
White Dove by Benjamin Moore is one of the most popular white paint colors out there and for good reason. It’s a beautiful white that has subtle undertones depending on the light, but it always looks clean, elegant, and timeless.
Sherwin Williams Pure White
Pure White is one we also mentioned for the exterior. It is a very elegant white that pulls the colors of what is around it.
A majority of the walls, ceilings, trim, and doors in our current home are painted in Pure White. We love this color so much we are also using it in our current flip house project.
Benjamin Moore Navajo White
If you are looking for a creamy white, Navajo White by Benjamin Moore will be perfect. It is on the creamy side with a dose of yellow. I personally would use this color more in a sunroom, mudroom, or bath.
Sherwin Williams Extra White
Extra White by Sherwin Williams is a bright white with a modern feel. It is great for painting cabinetry and also beautiful on walls, trim, and ceilings.
Sherwin Williams Alabaster
Sherwin Williams Alabaster has been favored for many years, even winning color of the year in 2016. It is a very soft white, but not on the creamy side at all. It’s another top choice for our new home build interior walls.
Promenade by Valspar keeps within the cool neutral white-gray tones. It’s a touch darker than Extra White, but just enough. It’s great for a living area or bedroom.
Benjamin Moore Simply White
Simply White by Benjamin Moore is a very popular white used among lots of designers. It’s a soft white, but not too creamy. It is for sure one of my favorites and maybe a contender for our new home.
Benjamin Moore Moonlight White
Moonlight White by Benjamin Moore is a sophisticated color and very versatile. It’s perfect if you are going for more of a clean, modern feel.
Benjamin Moore Cloud White
Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White is a classic off-white. Its name is very fitting because it is truly a cloudy white. It’s very warm and soft on the eyes.
Keep in mind that while going with a white, clean backdrop for the interior of your home, there are several ways to add warmth to an all-white room. I love the look and feel of the lighter color palette, but a home also needs elements of warmth to make it feel cozy.
Sample Before You Paint
Before you invest money in gallons of paint, it’s extremely important that you sample several paint color options first. You can do it the old-fashioned way, which is time-consuming and messy. Or you can use Samplize to order large peel-and-stick paint samples with accurate color representation.