Top 5 White Paints: Design Lesson 9


Hi everyone, welcome to another design
lesson video. In each video I’m going to review some key design principles that
you should keep in mind when you’re thinking about renovating or decorating
your space. So if you have a design dilemma and need some answers feel free
to comment in the section below with your questions or you can tweet me your
questions on twitter @designchickee. Your dilemma could become one of these
design lesson videos right here. In the meantime, let’s get to today’s topic! Today I’m giving you my top five
Benjamin Moore white paint colors. So many people ask me what my go-to white
paint color is and I really have to disappoint them because I don’t just
have one. Color is dependent on so many factors like lighting, sheen, room size,
reflection, atmosphere, etc. So one color would never solve all those issues but I
do have some favorites and I’m here to give you just my top 5 picks from
Benjamin Moore. So let’s get to it! Most white paints have an undertone of
another color and my favorite undertone is gray. Decorator’s White is the palest
of pale gray. It’s perfect for kitchen cabinetry when you don’t want stark
white. Imagine white chalk! I also love it on exterior siding like this. Another favorite gray white of mine is
Oxford White. Decorator’s White tends to be on the cooler side.
Oxford White is warm gray, but again just a hint of grey. One key way to determine
the undertone of your white is to put it next to other colors or other whites. You
can see here in this image the white is warm, pale and slightly gray. I love using
Oxford White on moldings because it makes them look like plaster. Another
undertone of white is yellow or cream and in this case there is no better
choice for a creamy white than Simply White. You may remember it as Benjamin Moore’s color of the year in 2016 and I think
it’s still a great choice. Simply White is a beautiful soft white. It has just a
hint of cream so it lends itself to many interiors. Most people I show this white to
agree, it’s just beautiful. I love it on doors and trim especially. All the walls
and trim work are painted in this color here and you can see there’s a light
pretty look to the room. That’s why I love Simply White. Paper White is a
favorite of mine because it has a touch of blue. I love using this on walls when
I want an all-white room look without it being too bright.
I especially love using this color in modern big open spaces like lofts. I also
love using it in bathrooms where Carrara marble is used. The touch of blue really
comes alive next to the blue grey marble. And finally you could even call it my
number one white paint… Chantilly Lace. Chantilly Lace is a true white. It’s what
I use as a backdrop when I’m choosing other colors because it’s just plain
white and you can see all the other white undertones. But there’s nothing
plain about it! It’s a great color for kitchen cabinetry if you’re looking for
a bright white kitchen. I also love it on trims around high contrast colors like
this. so there you have it… my top five
Benjamin Moore white pants. Here they are all together. You can really see their
undertones when they’re next to each other. These are the white paint colors I
use most often but even then I still look at all my color choices at
different times of day and in different lighting situations before I finalize
the color. So don’t forget to get some large samples and try them out yourself.
hTanks for watching my latest design lesson video. If you liked the video
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have some white paints that you love, love, love then add them to the list by
commenting in the section below. I’d love to hear about your favorites and how
you’ve used them. Again thanks for watching this video and I’ll see you
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