Benjamin Moore Oxford White – The Cool Bright White


Choosing the perfect paint color for your home can drive you crazy if you allow it! There are lots to consider when choosing paint colors because once you have decided on a color, there are undertones and different shades of that color to choose from. Many homeowners find themselves making an impulse decision on paint colors and regretting the choice once it’s actually on the walls.

You may have noticed that we write paint color focused articles, and that is to guide homeowners through this process and lay all the facts out on specific colors. Today we will be focusing on Benjamin Moore Oxford White (CC-30)!

Benjamin Moore describes Oxford White as “a classic bright white with the slightest cool cast”. It’s true – the color has a more gray look as the undertones are predominantly blue with slight yellow in there too.

Benjamin Moore Oxford White is in fact the cooler shade to White Dove. So if you love Benjamin Moore White Dove but wish there was something on the cooler side, then Oxford White is for you!

Let’s explore Benjamin Moore Oxford White (CC-30) in more detail!

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Why We Love Benjamin Moore Oxford White!

We love to keep a range of off-white paint colors up our sleeves for our client’s projects, and Benjamin Moore Oxford White is one of them! Oxford White is a great bright white paint color that comes in helpful for using on trimwork, cabinets, and molding. When we have a color scheme that needs cooling down a touch, Benjamin Moore Oxford White is one of our top choices.

Another reason why we love Benjamin Moore Oxford White is the sleek and modern look it gives to a space! As it’s a bright white it gives a polished look to any interior.

How to Use Oxford White at Home 

Benjamin Moore Oxford White (CC-30) is a fantastic paint color for using as an all-over wall paint or trimwork. We love using Oxford White on trim or ceilings to give a space that bright white look. Plus, it makes the main wall color come alive! So it works really well with just about any other color.

You can even use Benjamin Moore Oxford White as your kitchen cabinet color or bathroom vanity units!

What to Watch Out for…

There are some considerations to take into account when thinking of using Benjamin Moore Oxford White in your home. 

As the color has cool undertones, it’s important to use it with warmer tones so that the space doesn’t end up feeling cold and lifeless. Too many cool tones in one space will look sterile and uninviting.

Ways to Make This Color Last in Your Home

It’s relatively straightforward to make Benjamin Moore Oxford White last in your home so long as you choose to use it for the right reasons! For example, you need to cool the space down because there’s too many warm tones – Oxford White can help cool this down to bring the space to a neutral feel.

Oxford White is ideal for using on trimwork, ceilings, and as a cabinet color! To make this paint color work in your home it’s about the other colors and tones you choose to pair it with, which we will look at next. 

Make your main wall color pop by using Oxford White on the trim and moldings!

Accent Color Pairings


Benjamin Moore Oxford White (bottom right) pairs well with a wide range of other colors! Pair it with warm colors like brown, beige, and red tones to create a balanced look. Benjamin Moore Terrazzo Brown (top left) and Pink Attraction (bottom left) are great options for this.


Another option is to pair Oxford White with warm toned colors like green. We love how this helps to calm down the warmth of Benjamin Moore Raintree Green (top right). Use Oxford White on the trim and ceiling to watch this color come alive!

Top Left – Benjamin Moore Terrazzo Brown (CSP-360)


Top Right – Benjamin Moore Raintree Green (CC-560)


Bottom Left – Benjamin Moore Pink Attraction (1255)


Bottom Right – Benjamin Moore Oxford White (CC-30)

Our Favorite Oxford White Inspired Accessories:

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Swapping your decorative pillows for shades of off-white will help you to incorporate this paint color into your home!

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Tall Vase

Inject this color into your home with this beautifully organic tall vase! The organic shape adds visual interest to any space.

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Linen Cotton Ladder Sheer Curtains

These ladder textured sheer curtains are perfect for using in a living room! They are great for incorporating soft texture into the space too.

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Ceramic Table Lamp

Add a textured table lamp into your home to introduce texture and color into your space.

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Braided Jute Area Rug

Use an area rug to inject texture and this off-white color into your home! The texture adds an organic and natural touch to any space.

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Faux Mohair Throw Blanket

Add an extra layer of texture and warmth into your bedroom or living room with this soft faux mohair blanket!

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