Looking for the perfect white paint color that looks fresh, clean, but not too stark? Here's why BEHR Whisper White is my ultimate favourite white paint colour for my home.
I've been searching for many years for the perfect white paint color. I love a white that doesn't look too yellow or too blue, but one that still has some depth. Something that's not stark, but something that still looks clearly WHITE.
Enter BEHR whisper white. When looking at this white paint color on BEHR's website, you'll see it looks creamy compared to the stark white of the background:
It certainly does have slightly cream / beige undertones, and it's on the warmer side of the white spectrum. However, when this paint is up on a wall in most lights it reads WHITE and not CREAM.
Here's Whisper White in indoor lighting:
Here's the color in natural lighting:
Our home's trim is all Whisper White:
I think this white colour is light enough to pair with most lighter wall colours and still offer some contrast. You could even pair it with other whites, in my opinion.
VS Benjamin Moore Simply White
I used to be a huge fan of Benjamin Moore's Simply White. I still like this paint colour too, but I do find that it reads a little too yellow since finding Whisper White. If you compare the two, Simply White looks almost Ivory.
Here's Simply White on the board & batten and window casings in our breakfast nook. You can certainly see the similarities, but it's not quite as pure of a white color as I'd like.
The Final Review
BEHR Whisper White is, in my opinion, the BEST white paint color for anyone looking for a white that's fresh, clean, but slightly warm. It's more complex than a paint color like BEHR Ultra Pure White, but it's cleaner than a colour like Benjamin Moore Simply White. I've been slowly painting every single speck of trim in our home Whisper White and it's been a ton of work, but in my opinion it's SO worth it!
Now tell me: What's YOUR ultimate favourite white paint colour?