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
CLOUD WHITE OC-130
“It is the brightest true white that is still warm and not cold!” – Richard Hallberg
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
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
DKC-5 & WEVET NO. 273
Donald Kaufman & Farrow & Ball
“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
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