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White Is a Rainbow

Some people say white is the absence of color. I say it's a rainbow of color. That's why Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, Pratt & Lambert, and Lisa Sherry Interieurs offer customers hundreds of white hues - from A to Z. Alabaster to Zinc.

I understand that or those less studied in the wonderful ways of white, specifying a paint color can be very daunting. In the interest of beautification and simplification, I'll share my two favorite whites in today's blog.

NO. O1


Benjamin Moore's China White will remain forever dog-eared in my swatch book. It's one of my go-to whites. A bit of a chameleon, China White is not too pink, not too yellow, not too blue. It winks at gray, but makes no firm commitments. China White is the quintessential neutral. It's a warm white, shown above in perfect glory in this Show Home.

NO. O2


Bright, bold and true, Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White doesn't flirt with the rest of the color palette. To thine own self, it is true. I think Decorator's White is so named because it's frequently the designer's choice. While it's used above in this Charlotte, North Carolina Home this pure white is easy to live with, and I can confirm that from my personal experience.

Words of design wisdom to close today's blog: There is not one white way. I've shared two of my favorite whites, but any color needs to be sampled and tested in the room. How does the color engage with textiles and woods, and with natural light values at different times of the day? There's almost nothing a coat of paint can't solve, especially when it's a well-chosen white.

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