Whites Designers Favorite White Paint

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WHITES: Designers’ Favorite White Paint Colors

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As a companion post to
WHITES: The Best-Selling White Paint Colors,

let’s take a look at the white paints DESIGNERS prefer!

Farrow and BallSTRONG WHITE2001

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“If you have a wall with a bow in it or a floor that has settled,
this will make an old room feel graceful rather than brand new.
It has more pigment and therefore more character.”
– Peter Pennoyer, architect

JanovicSUPER WHITE

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“After testing every conceivable white and even mixing some ourselves,
we wound up using this off-the-shelf paint in the galleries.
It’s bright and clean, yet still has a little warmth to it.”

-Jerome Neuner, exhibition designer, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Benjamin Moore SUPER WHITE 02

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“Everything looks good against a true, clear, eye-chilling, freezing-cold white.
It’s like a snow blizzard, or Ascot, or Huck Finn’s white fence,
or marshmallows, or sugar. Anything placed against that background
projects like technicolor.” – Murray Moss, designer

DONALD KAUFMAN DKC 51

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You can see every color in it — it’s a chameleon that
changes with natural light. Anything you put near it is comfortable.
This white is going to be with me for the rest of my life.”
-Mariette Himes Gomez, interior designer

Benjamin Moore DECORATORS WHITECC20

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“It comes across as a white-white, yet it’s soft rather than harsh
— and utterly neutral, which works well with art.”
– Frederieke Taylor, art dealer

Benjamin Moore CHINA WHITE75

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“You don’t want a highly reflective wall surface if you’re going to be
hanging a lot of art. China White is a very subtle off-white
with a gray tone that helps the work stand out.”

-Richard Gluckman, architect

Pratt and LambertSEED PEARL27-32

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“I put it on every ceiling in my house. It’s a clean, crisp white
that has a little bit of warmth in it which gives it more
depth and dimension. I use it on moldings for contrast.”
-Kelly Wearstler, interior designer

Benjamin MooreIVORY WHITE 925

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“This color looks great everywhere. It’s a creamy, buttery white
that my father [decorator Mark Hampton] liked to use,
but I’m even more obsessive about it. Try an eggshell finish
on the walls to reflect light, but not look too glossy.”

-Alexa Hampton, interior designer

Ralph Lauren POCKET WATCH WHITEWH01B

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“When it comes to whites I only use RL Pocket Watch White.
It’s soft and warm but not cream, and still undeniably white.
It will make a room look gracious and young at the same time.”
– Jonathan Adler, interior designer

Benjamin MooreACADIA WHITE OC-38

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“It has a nice green cast to it;
perfect for a summer house in a leafy setting.
It acts as a bridge to the outdoors.”
– Thomas Jayne, interior designer

Benjamin MooreIVORY WHITE925

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It’s tough to get a crisp look without being cold.
That’s where Ivory White does the trick.
It’s also the most flexible white I’ve come across and works with any color.
I’ll often carry it through from room to room on the trim.”

– Thomas Pheasant, interior designer

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