Shades of White
Finding the perfect shade of white for walls has long challenged homeowners, designers and architects alike. Somewhere between stark, art-gallery white and too-old-school ivory could be your perfect hue — something that’s clean and cozy, modern but not cold. But how to find it? Designers weigh in on how to zero in the right white for your house.
Decorator’s White, CC-20, Benjamin Moore
LA interior designer Jeff Andrews prefers this “bright and clean white” for ceilings and woodwork. Without the blue or yellow overtones, he says this is more like a true white that channels both warm and modern vibes.
Pointing, No. 2003, Farrow & Ball
When you do want to skew more ivory, designers like Anne Maxwell Foster like this soothing shade that finds middle ground between creamy and paper whites. “It is the perfect ivory for almost every setting,” she says.
China White, RMI-74, Benjamin Moore
For a more chameleon-like white, designer Eric Cohler likes this shade that can simultaneously appear to be more “greige” (beige + gray) and white-white. He calls it a “true white, but with a little more body.”
Read more about these and other shades of white here.