White is one of the most popular paint colours in the design world. Its timeless consistency creates the perfect neutral backdrop for any space. Whether you’re choosing paint colours for your walls, cabinets or a DIY project, it can be a daunting task. The undertones in different whites create a variety of selections and today we are going to share our go-to choices with you. Stay tuned at the end for our recommendations for picking the perfect colour for your home.
Our go-to crisp white paint colours are Chantilly Lace, Oxford White and Super White. These specific colours are vivid whites with very few undertones. We typically choose these colours when we want a space to feel brighter, create a bold impact, evoke sharper contrast (such as trim) and create a clean feel in the environment. Each colour has slightly different undertones while maintaining the general timeless appeal of a bright simple white.
Chantilly Lace, Benjamin Moore
Oxford White, Benjamin Moore
Super White, Benjamin Moore
Chantilly Lace Upper Cabinetry | Design: Studio Mcgee
Oxford White Kitchen Cabinetry | Design: Andrea Mcqueen Design
White Dove, Benjamin Moore
Cloud Cover, Benjamin Moore
Steam, Benjamin Moore
Classic cream colours are loved here at Maison Blonde. These three colours are used frequently in projects. We love the organic look and feel that creamy colour brings to a space. Our favourites are very tonal with sophistication and elegance.
Natural Cream, Benjamin Moore
This is one of Nicole and Brad's favourite creamy colours. As seen in the Maison Blonde kitchen, the natural cream colour has tonal depth as well as a refined aspect. The natural raw feel of the colour tones creates an overall comfortable vibe in any application.
Fog Mist, Benjamin Moore
Part of the Benjamin Moore Off-White Collection, this colour has a sophisticated feeling. We love the tone of this simple off-white colour and would recommend it be used for walls, trim and as a cabinet paint colour.
Drop Cloth, Farrow&Ball
A team favourite here at Maison Blonde. Whether painting bathroom vanities, walls or kitchen cabinets drop cloth is an excellent option to achieve natural warmth while achieving a cultivated look.
Drop Cloth Cabinetry | Design: Willow Tree Interiors LTD.
Natural Cream Cabinetry | Design: Maison Blonde
Tips & TricksChoosing the right paint colour for your home can be difficult. If consulting a designer or an industry professional isn't an option for you, we have listed a step-by-step guide to assist you in selecting the perfect paint colour for your home.
- The first step when picking a white paint colour is to determine the colour you would like throughout your home. If you want a cool vibe throughout then try and find a colour with grey/blue undertones. If you want a warm atmosphere we recommend selecting an off-white with yellow/beige undertones.
- Step two, gather your house finishes. If you have any extra flooring samples, countertop samples and important fabrics bring them with you. If you don't have any samples it can help to take pictures to reference.
- Once you have narrowed it down to your top 3 favourite options we recommend getting samples of each colour.
- Step four, take the samples home and paint them directly onto a small portion of your wall (Use primer if covering a dark colour) or alternatively a piece of white foam core. Always paint two coats to see the truest form of the colour.
- The next step is to wait at least 24 hours to see the colour in the natural light from all different times of the day. If you painted on the foam core it is also a good idea to move the samples around in the space so you can see how the lighting will affect the colour in different areas.
- Once you determine the colour you want and are ready then measure the square footage of the wall space that you are covering and go to the nearest paint store to place your order.