[tracery tips] best whites

To this day one of the most asked questions about our work is what paint colors we use. We love white-if you haven’t noticed. White interior-white exterior-white mill work….black & white, green & white…..we love it all! Below are a few our favorite whites that we have used over & over again that you will definitely want to file away for your next big project.

Benjamin Moore China White

This is probably our most used white and for good reason. Here you can see that it has a warmer almost gray undertone that makes a room feel clean & cozy. We used this color through out the Lake Martin residence below. The all white scheme lends the spotlight to the detail & textures with in the space and not just colors & patterns.

Lake Martin Private Residence


Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White

Decorator’s White is another tried & true classic interior white. It’s bright & clean making it the perfect white to bring new life to an old space as you can see from the Rosemary Beach renovation we did below. This is also the perfect white to reflect the perfection of a sunny day through statuesque windows. The Rosemary Beach Private Residence that is featured in Veranda this month soaks up the Florida sun through it’s expansive windows. Pick up a copy (on stands now!) to enjoy the rest of the home.

Rosemary Beach Renovation

Rosemary Beach Private Residence


Restoration Hardware Buttermilk

We love so many of Restoration Hardware’s paint colors-they truly have developed a new range of classics. A few years back their Buttermilk was the perfectly warm white for this private residence in The Retreat. It’s warm with out any taupe/yellow undertones. It’s technically in the ‘Butter’ collection at Restoration Hardware, but after using it for the majority of the interiors in this space we beg to differ. This white will make your home feel warm & cozy.

The Retreat Private Residence


Sherwin Williams Pearly White

 And Pearly White from Sherwin Williams is to soon be your new favorite white-we promise. We loved it so much that the majority of the interiors of the 2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Ga. is painted this color. We are sorry-but the photo below is the only interior shot we can share. The issue will be out later this month-enjoy one more clue!

2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Ga.

12 thoughts on “[tracery tips] best whites

  1. For many years, designers have suggested we use COLOR..
    I had forgotten how whites are the perfect back drop, and compliment, the color in the room. I am looking forward to being in Senoia in September…Can’t wait.


  2. I will have to check out Restoration Hardware paint…I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about it lately! Thanks for the share. I love Ralph Lauren’s “Studio White” as well.


  3. I’m a paint junkie and I was looking to paint my house a creamy white. Just what the doctor ordered! Thanks for always sharing your resources.


  4. Ben Moore’s Chantilly Lace is my all time favorite. It’s nearly perfect. Also, Pratt and Lambert’s old faithful, Museum white.


  5. Hi Ladies.
    Wondering what Decorators white finish (flat, matte, etc…) you used @ the Rosemary beach project. Also, did you use the same color on the kitchen cabinets/island? Thank you!!
    My absolute favorite reno!! 🙂


  6. You’re so interesting! I don’t believe I’ve read through something like that before.
    So nice to discover somebody with some genuine thoughts on this subject matter.
    Really.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that is required on the
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  7. Pingback: White Paint Colors: 5 Favorites for Shiplap | The Harper House

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