Have you ever looked at the color selection at the paint store and wondered, “How can there be so many different types of white or black?” There are actually many subtleties that can be found in the different shades of black and white. You can find white paints with warmer or cooler undertones and blacks that come in hues both bold and soft. Even when it comes to neutral paint colors, there is a large selection to match any type of decor. Today, we’ll be sharing our favorite whites, blacks, and neutrals from Benjamin Moore.
Choosing Interior Paint Colors
Before we dive into our favorite paint selections, we must first talk about the quality of paint. It may feel easier to look at a variety of color swatches and choose the color you like best, regardless of the paint brand. But not all paint brands are created equally; there is no point choosing a color you love if it isn’t going to last or if the paint needs to be retouched often.
When it comes to interior paint colors, the most important factor is picking the right finish. This will ensure your paint lasts longer as it holds up to its environment. At WPL Interior Design, we love the quality of Benjamin Moore’s interior paints and find that they have the best color selection.
White and neutrals are often the first types of paint color people consider for their home interior. They are on the safer side of choices, especially if you are planning on selling your home. However, we are seeing more homeowners choose black as a strong and bold choice for their home. It’s an especially strong color for front doors; Zillow reported that homes with black front doors usually sold for almost $6,500 more than similar homes. We’ve also had the pleasure of designing a few black kitchens in the past couple of years, with beautiful results.
Top White Paint Colors
Super White: Benjamin Moore’s Super White is their whitest white. It works best in modern interiors and has a subtle sparkling quality.
White Dove: This is an off-white that is warmer than Super White. It’s great for traditional and transitional homes.
Top Black Paint Colors
Black: A simple and strong black paint. There is nothing more bold and striking than a black front door in high-gloss.
Onyx: Onyx is a very bold black that works very well with Benjamin Moore’s Classic Colors.
Black Satin: If you are looking for a softer black, Black Satin is an elegant black that is perfect for trim around doors and windows.
Top Neutral Paint Colors
Muslin: This is a warm light beige perfect for transitional spaces.
Brushed Aluminum: A warm light gray that goes well with white or black trim.
Shoreline: A pale cool gray which works well in contemporary spaces.