4 of the Best White Paint Colors for 2023

June 22, 2023


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Today we’re covering all things white paint. We receive countless direct messages about…white!

White is one of the hottest paint colors for interior and exterior. However, choosing the perfect white feels just about impossible. We’ve all been there — you choose a final white paint color in the store, then bring it home and it looks blue?! Or yellow?!

Whether you are looking for a true crisp white or a white with hued undertones, we’ve rounded up our go-to white paint colors, purposely choosing the most versatile shades of white. These colors work for walls, ceilings, cabinets, exteriors, etc. — the sky really is the limit.

We believe in seeing the paint color in a space before making a final decision. So if you are searching for the best white paint for your space, keep reading for photo examples from our projects before making your final choice!

Alma Homes White Paint Colors

Sherwin Williams Alabaster

In our opinion, Sherwin Williams Alabaster is the most versatile of white paint colors. It tends to look warm when paired with warm tones and cool when paired with cool tones — a dream, right?! It has a softer and warmer undertone in comparison to White Dove.

SW ALABASTER | #simplynorthernroots by Alma Homes

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee

There are so many reasons to love Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee. This white is creamy, soft, and the least stark of the bunch. When choosing a white paint color, a fear we often hear is that it will make the space look cold — Swiss Coffee does the opposite. Swiss Coffee nears the neutral spectrum of our go-to white shades. If you’re looking for a more off-white shade, Swiss Coffee is for you.

Alma Homes favorite white paint colors/shades BM Swiss Coffee
BM SWISS COFFEE | #thelakeloft by Alma Homes

Benjamin Moore White Dove

Our most used white paint color is Benjamin Moore White Dove. This softly shaded white has a warmer undertone but doesn’t come off yellow (huge bonus for a warmer white). It’s a light and luminous white that we cannot get enough of!

Alma Homes favorite white paint colors/shades BM White Dove
BM WHITE DOVE | #bloomingtonbuild by Alma Homes

Sherwin Williams Pure White

As its name suggests, Sherwin-Williams Pure White is just that, a pure white paint. We love it because it gives off the most clean, modern vibes. Pure White is a bright white paint color that’s not overly stark, and it also doesn’t hold any obvious undertones. If white is what you want, white is what you get with this color!

Alma Homes favorite white paint colors/shades SW Pure White
SW PURE WHITE | #kennyreno by Alma Homes

When choosing a white paint color, you want the white you choose to fit your space as a whole. With that being said, it’s always important to think about how factors such as lighting and flooring will affect the overall color appearance — especially with colors like white.

If you have any questions or still aren’t sure which white paint to go with in your space, leave us a comment below and we’d love to offer our suggestion!

Check out more of our favorite paint colors here!

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  1. Catherine McQuilkin says:

    Thank you. – refreshing our kitchen- black honed granite counter tops, white shaker cabinets- what color white for cabinets? Also considering painting island a different color – maybe a green?

  2. Rob says:

    Thank you for those explanations on best whites. Do you do your trim like baseboards in a different more stark white than what white you are painting your walls?

  3. Sharon salamone says:

    What would you recommend for a white paint on walls with a white misterio quartz counter and lots of warm tone woods

  4. Terrie Schroeder says:

    Building a new home, mountain style with vineyard and mountains in the rear of the home. The 9 ft island and counters are phython black honed granite, cabinets medium light walnut. I am leaning toward Pure White wall color. There is quite a lot of light coming in from windows. Fireplace in great room trolled plaster with floor light gray limestone for hearth. I would like a trim color for baseboard with I think has a gray undertone to go with Pure White. What would you suggest?

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