The Three Best Off Whites By Benjamin Moore

 In Colour Love

Unless I am working on a heritage house or with a very specific colour palette, 99% of the time I will likely spec an off-white for trim. Chances are it will be one of my go-to whites.

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Not surprising is that Benjamin Moore Cloud White (CC-40, OC-130 or 967) is one of them. It is a classic off-white. I use Cloud White as my baseline because it sits in the middle of the Benjamin Moore off-whites. By starting with Cloud White I can determine if I need to go less yellow or more yellow, or if I want brighter or creamier.

If I want a brighter white, my favourite white is Benjamin Moore Simply White (OC-17 or 2143-70). Simply White is a clean bright white without being a stark white. It is the white I have throughout my house on all my trim and even my kitchen cabinets and built-ins. I think what I like the most is how with our dreary Vancouver weather Simply White never appears grey or dirty.

Benjamin Moore Simply White

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Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-17

I love it in combination with the bright beachy colours throughout my house as well as the navy walls in my kitchen. Whenever I am using a bold navy like Farrow and Ball Hague Blue, I will pair it with the the crispness of Simply White.


Kitchen Cupboards with Off-White Paint Colour By Benjamin Moore - Warline Painting

Simply White trim and cabinets.

If I want an off-white that is richer and creamier than Cloud White I will go with Benjamin Moore White Dove (OC-17). It is warm and rich and a lovely colour for trim and especially for kitchen cabinet repainting. White Dove pairs well with many of the most popular quartz countertops homeowners are installing.

Benjamin Moore White Dove

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Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

White Dove is also a great colour when you are working with lots of wood. Here is a great example of it paired with beautiful hardwood fir floors. On the lower level of the home we also used it where the floors were stained dark walnut and the trim looked equally as lovely.

Stonington Gray walls and white dove trim

Custom build home project. Painting by Warline. Cabinets by ESQ Design. Benjamin Moore White Dove (OC-17) trim and walls painted in Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray (HC-170).

Benjamin Moore Cloud White

But I probably spec Benjamin Moore Cloud White (OC-130 / CC-40) the most. It is our work-horse off white. We use Cloud White a ton as do most designers and builders. For good reason too. It matches most textured ceilings, works well with most wall colours. That makes it especially good when you are dealing with multiple colours, new home construction or using whites in multiple finishes.

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Benjamin Moore Cloud White OC-130

My favourite pairing of Cloud White is with Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan (HC-81). We used it below in this large repaint project and the results are stunning. This house was a huge transformation from all red trim and floors to painting the cabinets, trim and doors to Cloud White using Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Alkyd in a pearl finish. You can see more photos of this project here..

Stairway that was repainted to a Benjamin Moore Cloud White trim with the walls Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan.

Benjamin Moore Cloud White trim and walls painted in Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan.

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Benjamin Moore Cloud White (CC-40) trim.

So there you are. My three all time go-to Benjamin Moore off-whites. Which one would work best in your house?

Heidi Nyline
Wonder woman at Warline Painting, an exceptional painting company. Loves colour, food, wine, dark rum, beaches, dogs and family. Not in that order.
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  • Rachelle

    Thanks for this post!
    I am wondering, I have CC-40 trim throughout my house, and I would like to do a “white” bathroom. The white subway tiles make CC-40 to yellow to use on the walls. Which white would you recommend to go on the walls? I am trying to decide between Oxford White, and Simply White.

    • Heidi Nyline

      It’s impossible to choose what white without looking at photos of the actual space itself!

  • Mark Davidson

    Great article. The colors and recommendations are classic.

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