Top 5 White Paint Colors for Your Home


Are you a regular reader of our articles? You may have seen a number of paint color specific articles recently, and that is because we want to share key information about popular paint colors. It’s a complete minefield to choose the right paint colors for your home, and if we can make that process even a little bit easier for you, then we will.

White paint colors are a popular choice for many homeowners because they provide the perfect blank canvas from which to furnish a space. You can easily create a sophisticated and timeless home by incorporating a white paint color into the color scheme.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different white paint colors on the market? And we don’t just mean the different brands (Sherwin Williams versus Benjamin Moore for example), we’re talking about the different shades of white paint. From “Pure White” to “Dove White” named paint colors, how can you possibly know where to start?! A seemingly straightforward decision of painting a wall “white” has become deeply complex.

You’ll need to consider the various undertones of white paint colors in order to choose the best one for your specific space, not to mention the overall feeling you are trying to create.

In this article, we’re showcasing Our Top 5 White Paint Colors for Your Home! We want to help make the decision process easier for choosing the right paint color for your home, so we’ll be sharing insights, inspiration, and tips with our favorite white paint colors.

Let’s dive in!

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1. Sherwin Williams Westhighland White


Sherwin Williams Westhighland White (SW 7566) is my favorite warm white paint color by a mile! I often find myself reaching for it when looking at white paint samples, and flip the sample over to see that it’s Westhighland White!

Westhighland White is a great warm white paint color to use as an all-over wall paint to serve as a neutral backdrop in a space. The lightness of the color helps to reflect natural light around the room to make it appear lighter and brighter. A brilliant paint color choice for smaller or naturally darker spaces!

And if that isn’t enough, Sherwin Williams Westhighland White is an ideal candidate for use as the trim or woodwork paint color! You can see in the example here that it works perfectly with other muted colors and brighter ones, to create truly unique spaces.


2. Sherwin Williams Neutral Ground


Another one of our favorite white paint colors is Sherwin Williams Neutral Ground (SW 7568)! A firm favorite by many of our clients, we recently received feedback that “Neutral Ground comes across as warm and creamy, but feels so clean.”

This will be due to the green and greige undertones that work together in the paint color. It will appear warmer and darker within a naturally dark space that has limited natural light, whereas in a bright space the paint color actually looks quite pale!

Sherwin Williams Neutral Ground is a fantastic paint color for using in living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and even bedrooms! It is ideal for those that love a more neutral or muted color palette.


3. Sherwin Williams Egret White


Up next is Sherwin Williams Egret White (SW 7570)! I have recently used this paint color in a large interior design project (as shown) where it works extremely well in an open-plan space. Egret White is a light and neutral paint color that features stone undertones, making it perfect for those large open-plan spaces to keep them feeling light and airy yet warm and welcoming.

Sherwin Williams Egret White can be used as an all-over wall paint, or used next to a feature colored wall! The paint color works extremely well with a variety of bolder colors to create a visually interesting space.


4. Sherwin Williams Pure White


Have you been on the hunt for a white paint color that isn’t too stark or creamy either? Sherwin Williams Pure White (SW 7005) is the answer! It is perfect for walls, trim, exteriors, cabinets, and more! I recommend this paint color to many of my clients as it is so versatile and can be used throughout the home.

Sherwin Williams Pure White actually has a very slight yellow undertone which keeps it from appearing too stark. It is a bright white paint color that creates a timeless feel throughout.

Hint: This example of Pure White is paired with Sherwin Williams Indigo Batik. Indiago Batik was also used in the kids’ bathroom that we used Westhighland White in above. You can see the subtle differences in tone.


5. Sherwin Williams Snowbound


Sherwin Williams Snowbound (SW 7004) is a classic white paint color with a modern twist. It is hugely popular throughout the home industry – and for good reason! It’s a crisp, cool white paint color that looks brilliant on both the walls and trim. With a slight gray undertone this gives the paint color a modern edge.

As Snowbound is a neutral white color, it can actually be used with both cool and warm tones! It is the perfect off-white paint color for a modern home that needs a white paint color without being too harsh or too cold. 

Sherwin Williams Snowbound is a classic and timeless paint color that we use time and time again for our clients.

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