White Paint Colors: Favorite Picks from Designers

White Paint Colors: More Favorite Neutrals from Designers. There’s long been a discussion of whether white is a color. If you’re an interior decorator or designer, you know it is definitely a color. And there isn’t just one white. There are many, many, many white paint colors. Because of this, it’s sometimes difficult to find the right white for the room or project you’re working on. As part of my “series” on designer paint color picks, today I’m focusing on white.

Before I begin, here are a few reasons white is such a wonderful color to work with:

  • White is associated with purity and innocence, but it can also be dramatic and chic.
  • White is fresh and airy. Using white on walls, furniture or floors brightens a room and creates the feeling of a larger space.
  • White is the perfect backdrop for fabulous art, because it doesn’t compete but rather highlights everything around it.
  • White is extremely versatile in that it works with any style, period or space.
  • Bright whites are at home in modern spaces, while warm whites soften and convey a sense of comfort.
  • White instantly transforms almost any piece of furniture. Painting a mixed jumble of different pieces of furniture in the same white color unifies them.

And now, some of the favorite white paint colors of top designers as found in House Beautiful Colors for Your Home.

White Paint Colors

White Paint Colors: More Favorite Neutrals from Designers

Keep in mind that colors don’t always render very well on monitors. They can also look very different from one monitor to the next. To see the true colors, I suggest stopping by a  store to check out the color chips. Before making a final decision, it’s always a good idea to buy a sample and put some paint up in the room to see how it looks at different times of the day.


For more designer paint color picks, check out:

Choosing Paint Color: Sabrina Soto’s Favorite Colors

Choosing Paint Color: Candice Olson’s Favorite Neutrals

Blue Paint Colors: Favorite Picks From Designers

Red Paint Colors: Favorite Picks From Designers


To find out where you can get samples or buy their paints, here are links to each of the brands shown:

Benjamin Moore

Donald Kaufman Color Collection

Farrow & Ball

Pratt & Lambert

Ralph Lauren Paint


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      Peggy Pardo says

      Welcome! Thank you so much! So happy you like my blog and want to share it. I look forward to reading yours, too! 🙂

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    GREAT post Peggy! I love white paint and have just took the plunge and used simply white by benjamin moore in my entire home, and I am loving it! You can see the white walls in my living room on my blog today 🙂

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    Laura says

    I recently moved. I have a set of 3 matching cherry bookcases in my den.
    The movers put a hole in one of the backs. Suggestions?