White is one of the most popular ‘colours’ to paint a home before selling. The neutral hue makes rooms feel fresh, more open, spacious and clean. All-white walls also look better online, where most potential buyers will see your home for the first time. But while white may simply be the best to showcase your space, finding the perfect shade is anything but straightforward.
No two white paints are the same. Each has a unique undertone, the most common being blue, grey, green, pink and yellow. Depending on which you choose and where it’s applied, white can do wonders or wreak havoc.
So how do you choose the right white?
With hundreds of white paint products on the market, this is where my expertise as an interior designer/decorator can lend a helping albeit brush-free hand. I’ve narrowed down your options to my four no-fail favourites, all by my go-to paint provider Benjamin Moore.
Chantilly Lace OC-65
Chantilly Lace is a bright white with a subtle cool grey base that feels welcoming rather than cold and can be used to either modernize or pare down a space.
Cloud White CC-40
Cloud White is a subtle, sophisticated shade of soft white that’s warm and creamy-looking.
Simply White OC-117
Simply White is a multi-purpose white that has a slight warm, yellow undertone, which keeps it from feeling too sterile.
Decorator’s White CC-20
Decorator’s White is crisp and slightly cool, with very vague blue undertones, making it the perfect backdrop to pop other colours used within a room.