White paint: 15 shades decorators can’t do without it

When it comes to interiors, white is (rightly) often considered a neutral shade. But it should not only serve as a background: certain nuances of painting transform an apartment into a blank page on which to tell a new story, while others transform a room into a museum, ready to exhibit works of art and design objects.

How to find the ideal white? Some interior designers, such as Vincent Van Duysenmix their own custom colors. Others are loyal to specific brands. Professionals all have their favorite neutral paint shades, whites that they will use again and again, whether for a minor renovation or a sprawling project. ADPRO spoke to 15 decorators to find out which white paint is among their must-haves.

Mountain Peak White by Benjamin Moore

Mountain Peak White by Benjamin Moore.

” The Mountain Peak White by Benjamin Moore is my favorite color: not too warm or too cold. » – Victoria Hagan

snow day by Clare Paint

“Snow day is perfectly white; it’s crisp without being cold, which is why I like to use it in many of my projects. For example, I used this color in one of my shop projects, Industry West. » – Danielle Arps, founder of Dani Arps.

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.

“In reality, the Chantilly side is whose this painting his name is black. And yet this paint can be considered the purest white and for me is one of the safest bets for compatibility with other materials and colors. » – Chi-Thien Nguyen, chair of the decoration department at Savannah College of Art and Design

Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball

Wimborne White from Farrow and Ball.

“When a clean white wall is needed, we always turn to the Wimborne White of Farrow & Ball. It is a deep, neutral tone that does not color pink or yellow. The paint takes on a depth that complements the wood colors we love so much. » – Christine Gachot, co-founder of Gachot Studios

Super White by Benjamin Moore

Super White by Benjamin Moore.

“That white color is amazing! It is pristine, reflective and absorbent. In our work, this shade of white create a canvas that defines space in which light, shadow, darkness and color appear and disappear within a second, a minute, an hour or an entire day. » – Brian Messana, founder of Messana O’Rorke

Simply white by Benjamin Moore

Simply White by Benjamin Moore.

“It’s a white bright and cheery that can instantly transform a room and help ‘reflect’ light into the space. » – Bobby Berk

Swiss coffee by Benjamin Moore

Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore.

“I have a weakness for Swiss coffee by Benjamin Moore, a nuanced and refined off-white. The creamy gray shade adds depth and I love how it looks when exposed to natural light – so much so that I’m now using it on custom furniture for a hotel project sunny and tropical. » – Young Huh, founder of Young Huh Interior Design

Pure white by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin-Williams Pure White.

“My team uses the Pure white in almost all our projects, because it always looks as good as the name suggests, pure white, without pink, gray or blue shades. » – Nina Magon, founder, Nina Magon Studio

Fat by Farrow & Ball

“Know is a soft white. It complements my Japandi decorating style which combines Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. I love the fact that this shade matches all the other colors and that it’s white and crisp without looking sanitized. » – Paola Zamudio, creative director, chief designer of Bell Works, and founder of NPZ Studio

Slaked lime by Little Greene

Slaked Lime by Little Greene.

“Snail Lime is a neutral off-white that always warms up a space and goes with everything. »
– Simone Gordon, co-founder of Owl

Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore

Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore.

“While the overall vibe of the space is quite fresh and lively, I like the Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore. We used it for my apartment, both on the walls and floors and on the ceiling. » – Will Cooper, ASH NYC Partner

Cloud cover by Benjamin Moore

Cloud cover by Benjamin Moore.

“I love those white Cloud cover, because it is not austere and its nuances are warm, giving the spaces a sense of hospitality and cleanliness. » – Amy Lau, Founder, Amy Lau Design

China White by Benjamin Moore

China White by Benjamin Moore.

” The China White, or China White transitions wonderfully from off-white to beige, has exceptional clarity, and is a perfect background for artwork. » –Georgis & Mirgorodsky Architecture and Design

White dove by Benjamin Moore

White Dove by Benjamin Moore.

“White dove is our favorite white paint because it is warm and multiple neutrals. Whether it is a piece of furniture or changing the atmosphere of a room, this color is suitable for all purposes. It’s a versatile white paint that’s perfect for almost any space. » – Jillian Hayward Schaible, partner at Susan Hayward Interiors

A custom blend from Benjamin Moore

Linen White by Benjamin Moore, one half of Kimille Taylor’s custom paint mix.

Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore.

“I have a white that I keep very secret: it’s a custom mix of 50% Decorator’s White and 50% Linen White by Benjamin Moore. I would say I must have painted close to 7,000m2 of walls with this color. This mix can be associated with both warm and cool colors. » – Kimille Taylor

Article originally published in AD Pro.

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