Follow Up: Best White Paints

Follow Up: Best White Paints

Oct 8, 2008

After our recent post on Best White Paints, we received an email from a friend who has a background in decorative painting. Jump below for her notes on white paints...

• Benjamin Moore Super White (cool white, pretty modern/stark)
• Benjamin Moore Linen White (yellowy-peach tone) I love this color, but depending on lighting situation, can look a bit dingey. Has a bit of the Martha Stewart-ness about it
• Benjamin Moore China White (pink undertone, not my favorite)
• Benjamin Moore Ballet White (a bit taupey, I like it, but may look "navajo white" dpending on lighting)
• Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise (hint of lemon white tone)
• Benjamin Moore Decorators White (decorators swear by it, but reminds me of China White)
• Benjamin Moore White Dove (modern cool white, slightly taupe)

I also like:
• Philips Perfect color BUTTERFLY WHITE (from G&R paint in SF) - LOVE THIS ONE SO MUCH. slightly lighter in color and fresher feeling than linen white. a creamy aioli-esque white) also very Martha-esque
• Ben Moore 925 - clean, fresh and slightly vintage-y
• Ben Moore AF-40 LYCHEE creamy yellow white
• Ben Moore AF-20 MARSCAPONE slightly pink cast
• Ben Moore AF-15 STEAM slightly greeny-taupe

Rules of thumb:
• if there is green light cast in the space: use something pinky to offset
• if there is blue, use peachy
• if there is yellow, user cooler tone.

Thanks, R.!

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