The power of a white room is stunning—clean and crisp, the neutral palette adds a dose of instant chic to any home. With a never-ending array of undertones and finishes, finding the perfect white paint for your space can be a daunting task.
So what’s the perfect formulation for your molding? Your bathroom? How about your ceiling? We’ve asked designer Rozanne Jackson to break it down. Here, she discusses her favorite shades of ivory for every space:
1. Sherwin Williams – SW551: Greek Villa. This is my favorite soft white, it looks beautiful in any light. I have used this both at projects on the coast, and in the hills of Tennessee. It neither reads pink nor yellow, but stays true soft white.
2. Zolatone – the Counterpoint Collection. Several varying shades of white, all pearlized. An awesome set of paint options to glamorize cabinetry for bathroom vanities and closets. Subtle, but elegant.
3. Sherwin Williams – SW7637: Oyster White. Just like the name states, a perfect white with slight gray undertones. This is a wonderful more gray option for walls and trim, providing a sense of mystery without appearing too dark.
4. Farrow and Ball – Strong White #2001. Another great white for walls and millwork. I love the crispness that it adds to a space.
5. Farrow and Ball – Joa’s White #226. This is the color of antique French linen. It is a gorgeous warm white.
6. Fine Paints of Europe – WC-05. This paint is very luxurious and thick in texture, great for your front door! I love the high gloss finish – it is reminiscent of the stunning doors you encounter in Europe.
7. Sherwin Williams – SW6259: Spatial White. It has a soft lavender undertone. I use this color when I want to create a romantic mood.
8. Benjamin Moore – OC-130: Cloud White. This soft white is another great go-to for your walls and millwork. As the name suggests, it reminds me of a big fluffy cloud on a hot summer day.