I get lots of questions each month about paint colors. Specifically, what’s the best white paint colors? And what color should I paint my shiplap? So I thought I’d take a little time today to share some pictures of my favorite white paint colors for shiplap to hopefully help you all out in your paint choosing conundrums. **but remember, regardless of what us experts say about paint colors – always take the time to buy a few samples and test them out in your own space. Colors change throughout the day and differ drastically depending on lighting conditions and other undertones in your room.
5 Best White Paint Colors to Paint Shiplap:
1. Alabaster – Sherwin Williams
You can’t go wrong painting your shiplap this gorgeous warm white, Alabaster from Sherwin Williams. We chose this color for all the shiplap in Mouse House and I absolutely loved it (we used the eggshell sheen.) It’s warm but not yellow, and I loved the way it contrasted against the engineered oak floors we installed.
The queen of shiplap herself (Joanna) used Alabaster on the shiplap in her farmhouse. Brittany Hayes, of the awesome blog Addison’s Wonderland also chose Alabaster for all the trim in her new historic remodel and the shiplap in her daughter’s room. (Be prepared to spend the next hour feasting on all the gorgeous details and pics of her new home!)
2. White Dove – Benjamin Moore
White Dove by Benjamin Moore is a favorite among designers, and it’s also the color I chose to paint the shiplap currently going up in MY house! It’s a nice warm white and we’re pairing it with BM Simply White trim (a true white) for a bit more contrast. The current state of our living room is above. (we’re going to paint that brown triangle up there the middle color which is SW Silver Strand).
Veteran farmhouse blogger, Liz Marie used White Dove throughout her previous home too so you know it must be good. So tip: when in doubt, you can’t go wrong with White Dove.
3. Simply White – Benjamin Moore
Third on the list is Simply White by Benjamin Moore. It’s a clean crisp white with no noticeable undertones. Looks great on shiplap, kitchen cabinets, trim, and doors. We will be painting all the trim and doors in our house this color. Leans a bit more modern, as shown above in the gorgeous mudroom by husband and wife team, Syd and Shea McGee from Studio McGee. I am obsessed with their light and bright design aesthetic!
4. China White – Benjamin Moore
If you’re looking for white paint color that leans a tad more cool and gray, a great one to try would be China White by Benjamin Moore. It’s a favorite of Paige Schnell, owner of one of my favorite design studios, Tracery Interiors. She also wrote a gorgeous coffee table book:
5. Extra White – Sherwin Williams
Finally, we have Extra White by Sherwin Williams which is a bright white with just a tad bit blueish undertone. Use this color in a space with lots of natural light to counteract the warmth of the sun if you want a true white. I love how designer Christyn Dunning from The Guest House Studio used it in the gorgeous hallway above (the blue door is painted BM Yarmouth Blue.) Extra White is also a fantastic white paint color to use for trim and doors, like Erin Gates of Elements of Style used in her home here.
I hope this post was able to help you choose the best white paint colors to paint your shiplap. Do you have a favorite white that you’ve used recently? Share with us in the comments, and be sure to join the link up party below. Have an awesome week!
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