5 White Paint Colors to Consider for Your Home

5 White Paint Colors to Consider for Your Home

White paint can be a tricky thing. You want a clean, bright look, but you don’t want it to look like you didn’t put any effort into it.

Who knew there could be so many different options for white paint?! But yes, even for white paint colors, each shade and tone gives off different feelings and pairs best with certain lighting. I love using white paint because it’s timeless, it goes with a number of different interior design styles, and you won’t get tired of it. I’ve discovered a few favorite white paints over the years that never steer me wrong, incorporating them into projects time and time again. Whether you’re searching for an antique white, off white, or neutral white, let’s get into my favorite white paint colors for your home.

In one of my most recent projects, Camp Roth (read more about it here), I knew I wanted to use a white paint color throughout our home. Behr Swiss Coffee is a soft yet balanced white that exudes a peaceful and cozy feeling. You can’t go wrong with it! Even though it’s white, it’s a warm white that I’ve used time and time again.

Who remembers this midcentury modern home from Season 3, Episode 1 of “HELP! I Wrecked My House”? I chose this Sherwin Williams Snowbound color because it has a slight gray undertone and paired very well with the other gray colors throughout the home (like the transformed fireplace).

As seen in Season 3, Episode 3 of “HELP! I Wrecked My House”, I incorporated Behr Silky White throughout the living room and kitchen walls. This off white color helped keep the space bright and beachy while still being warm and welcoming. It was the perfect neutral white for this home.

Looking back at Season 3, Episode 7 of “HELP! I Wrecked My House”, I really wanted to brighten this front room that was once dark and moody. I used Sherwin Williams Greek Villa to make it happen. It’s a bright white paint that really comes to life in natural life. Paired with the large front windows, this home now has an open and airy feeling as soon as guests walk through the door.

The Sherwin Williams Shoji White paint color I used for my mom’s condo turned out to be the perfect white for this project. It’s a “darker” white so it leans almost towards a greige color. It’s light, cozy, and warm, making it a nice option for any room in a home.

I’ve received plenty of questions on choosing the right white paint color over the years. So I decided to include some FAQs for any of your more specific questions.


1. Why is choosing the right white paint important?

Choosing the right white paint is important because it impacts the overall look and feel of your space. With white paint, the goal is to achieve a clean, bright look without making it seem like minimal effort was put into the choice.

2. Why is white paint considered timeless?

I think white paint is so timeless because it complements a variety of interior design styles and isn’t a color that you’d later regret. Its versatility allows it to last through changing tastes and preferences, making it a reliable choice for your home.

3. How does white paint enhance interior design?

One of the many reasons I often choose a white paint is because it enhances interior design by serving as a neutral backdrop that can adapt to various styles and color schemes. It provides a blank canvas for furniture, decor, and other design elements, allowing them to stand out or blend seamlessly as needed.

4. What are the benefits of using the recommended white paint colors?

The white paint colors I recommend have been tried and tested (many times on HGTV), proving to be versatile and reliable choices for various projects! Incorporating these favorites into your home ensures a timeless and classic aesthetic that won’t easily go out of style.

5. How do different shades and tones of white paint impact the atmosphere of a room?

Different shades and tones of white paint colors can evoke different emotions and pair distinctively with lighting. Depending on what design style, vibe, and atmosphere you’re striving for, understanding these nuances is important so you can create the desired ambiance in each room of your home.


  • I appreciate the research you put into this. Very informative.


    on January 31, 2024

  • You’ve got a talent for explaining things clearly.


    on January 31, 2024

  • I painted my kitchen Swiss coffee and I found the color to be a bit yellow.

    Lynn Esandrio

    on January 31, 2024

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