How To Choose The Right White Paint For Your House

White isn't just white, ok!?

Courtesy of A House In The Hills

You might think you took the easy route by deciding to paint your house white, but then you probably cursed yourself when you discovered white isn't just white, and there's a surprisingly large number of varying shades of it to choose from. Do you want gray undertones? A warmer hue? Something more stark? And WTF is spinach white!? Don't stress — if you're struggling to choose a shade, we've broken down all of our favorite shades for you.

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1 Pure White
Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt

A crisp, matte white is totally timeless. Sherwin Williams Pure White is there for you when you just can't with trends anymore (see ya never, millennial pink).

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2 Simply White
Courtesy of Lavin Label

If you're stuck on a white, this is a good place to start. It was Benjamin Moore's 2016 Color of the Year, and you simply (see what we did there?) can't go wrong with the warm shade.

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3 Extra White
Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt

White kitchens are classic, but if you want your space to look as light and airy as possible, choose Sherwin Williams Extra White. It looks gorg with a white marble island.

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4 Spatial White
Courtesy of Erin Gates Design

Sherwin Williams Spatial White is a white with a hint of gray, and it goes with literally anything. No matter how eclectic your decor is (or not...), it'll blend right in.

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5 Rarified Air
Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt for Emily Henderson Designs

Forever dreaming of a beach vacation. Sherwin Williams Rarified Air is a white with a subtle blue undertone in it. It's perfect for coastal decor — or just those who perpetually wish they were at the coast.

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6 Spinach White
Courtesy of A House In The Hills

Totally Popeye-approved! JK, but really. This Sherwin Williams shade has greenish notes, making it perfect for a boho-inspired oasis. Plants pop in this room.

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7 Ice Cube
Courtesy of Lark & Linen

Ice, ice baby! Cool things down with this Sherwin Williams shade that's made for silvers, grays, and metallics.

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8 Ceiling Bright White
Courtesy of Sacramento Street

This Sherwin Williams bright white shade looks killer with modern, minimalist decor (and when you don't want much differentiation between your ceiling and your wall color, obvs).

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9 Nebulous White
Courtesy of Lark & Linen

If white feels too stark for you, a shade that borders on gray, like Sherwin Williams Nebulous White, is your best bet. It's still neutral, but it feels much warmer. Read: All the cozy vibes.

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10 High Reflective White
Courtesy of Sacramento Street

This crisp, bright Sherwin Williams white looks great on trim or paneling. It really pops against a more muted white wall color.

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