The Perfect White Paint? 6 Designers Give Their Top Pick

Snow? Dove? Cotton? Selecting a white paint is no simple task, so we asked the masters for their go-to shades. The result?

An incredible range of options you’ll return to again and again, shown here on the walls of some of their best rooms.

CLASSIC GRAY OC-23

“Truly sophisticated and incredibly versatile, I find this to be the ultimate neutral. It is a very pale, pale, pale gray with warm undertones, so it reads on the wall as a chalky white that is luminescent and ethereal in any space.” – Beth Webb

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CLOUD WHITE OC-130

“It is the brightest true white that is still warm and not cold!” – Richard Hallberg

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ZURICH WHITE SW 7626

“I like that it has a hint of gray and it is not just white. It adds a bit of softness and mystery.” – Nancy Braithwaite

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VICENTE WOLF WHITE PPG 1001-1

“This is a true color without any color tint that is found in other white shades. It is a neutral white that works in all decors.” – Vicente Wolf

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DKC-5 & WEVET NO. 273

“I have two go-tos for white paints: one is Donald Kaufman DKC-5, which is shown here. It is a warmer tone for more traditional use. The other is Farrow & Ball Wevet No. 273, which is a crisp white that works well for more contemporary projects.” – Pamela Pierce

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SIMPLY WHITE OC-117

“I am a big lover of white walls and have found the perfect combination of bright, crisp yet never cold in Simply White from Benjamin Moore. It is almost  chameleon-like in that it can gracefully interact with cooler white porcelain tones in bathrooms and the not-so-white upholstery fabrics I prefer to use in other spaces.” – Thomas Pheasant

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