The 21 Best White Paint Colors, According to Top Designers
White might be the most common neutral paint color, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. The right shade of white paint can make a big impact in any room, often making it appear larger and brighter. However, not all whites are exactly the same; each has a unique undertone, which often becomes more apparent once it's applied to the wall.
Sometimes, white paint can trick the eye in a way that isn't always ideal, particularly in bathrooms. "It's the one room where you really need to be careful," says Mel Bean of Mel Bean Interiors. "When placed next to a white freestanding tub or white furniture, many white paints can suddenly reveal their color depths, appearing more yellow or blue or green in comparison to the tub." This is why it's important to always paint a large test patch—about 3 square feet—before deciding on the best white paint color for your space.
Whether you need to paint an entire home, a room, or even just a bit of trim, here's a cheat sheet from top interior designers who were more than happy to weigh in on what they think are the best white paint colors for every room in the home.