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  • Writer's pictureNadiha Chaudri

How to Choose the Perfect White

Updated: Mar 23, 2021

Painting the walls white is one of the hottest color trends. This makes it important for us to understand the 4 different categories of white color. Tinted White, Pure White, Off White, and Creams. The best way is to see it as a spectrum ranging from "Cool Whites to Warm White".

The Colors referenced above are from the Benjamin Moore collection. Tinted whites often hint a blue. As a reference, consider Benjamin Moore OC-64 Pure White. The name can be deceiving. Next on the spectrum are pure whites, with no tint. As a reference consider Benjamin Moore OC-65 Chantilly Lace. Next are the off-whites. As a reference consider Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove. Finally, there are the creams. As a reference consider Benjamin Moore OC-38 Acadia White.

Tip 1:

You can can use the Benjamin Moore Paints mentioned above as references when trying to figure out the tones of any type of white paint.

Tip 2:

The type of white paint you select should be complementary to the fixed finishes in your home. For example, brown cabinets should be paired with off-whites or cream walls.

Nadiha Chaudri MBA, PMP

Certified Color Consultant

Contact Statement Design Concepts for a color consultation to avoid expensive mistakes.

Nadiha Chaudri MBA, PMP

Statement Design Concepts

Lorton VA, 22079



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