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25 of the Best White Paint Color Options for a Living Room

An all white living room with fabric couch, mobile coffee table, wicker chandelier and fresh potted plants completing the Scandinavian look.

The shade of white you choose for your living room can be the difference between a cozy space and a clinical one. Here are 25 of the best white paint colors for your living room to help you choose the one that's best for your space and style.

Believe it or not, you can’t just choose “plain white” from the hardware store, go home and slap it on your walls, and call it a day. There are a ton of different whites to choose from, and depending on your living room lighting and decor, the paint you want can look more yellow despite what it says on the label. White interior paint can have a variety of different shades and undertones, which can look different than it does in the can once it’s one the wall. Depending on the aesthetics and style of your space, you want to choose the right white to go with your room and style.

So, how do you choose?

Before you commit to a bulk purchase of a single color, be sure to grab a couple of samples of different shades and test them in your room. Paint large swatches and see how they look both during the day in natural light, as well as at night when the lamps are on. You’d be surprised that a color you thought was white in the store, actually looks bright yellow once it hits the walls of your room!

To help you narrow down which paint options to test out in your space, we’ve gone through and listed out 25 of our favorite white paint colors for living rooms. Each one describes the undertones and the room style for which they might work. Choose your favorites, get a few samples, and test out to see which one you like best before making your final decision!

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Nebulous White (SW 7063)

Nebulous White by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

With a slightly warm hue, the Nebulous White from Sherwin Williams will compliment your living room if you want to keep a warm neutral color palette. It coordinates well with bright white accents or a warm neutral cream and soft sage textiles and furniture, to create an inviting and comfortable space in your home.

Rock Candy (SW 6231)

Rock Candy by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

A cooler white may be just what you need if you want to create a space that accents deep greys and blues. Keep it bright with light grey furniture and accent with navy pillows to bring the space together. This is a great color to choose if you love that nautical feel without going into the bright white category that can throw your room off.

White Flour (SW 7102)

White Flour by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Verging on a cream, White Flour by Sherwin Williams is an amazing neutral that you can dress up any way you’d like. With orange undertones, it matches well with tan and coffee-colored trim or accents and brings a cozy feel to your living room. This is a great option if you have a fireplace because it will reflect the warmth even without turning it on!

Snowbound (SW 7004)

Snowbound by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

With warmer greys and deep purples, Snowbound by Sherwin Williams will make your living room pop! I love the warmer feel of this color because it mixes a cooler red undertone that looks great with mauves and dark hardwood floors. For a real modern feel, paint a coordinating purple-ish grey on an accent wall!

High Reflective White (SW 7757)

High Reflective White by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

I love how crisp this white is without being sterile. With a slightly yellow undertone, you don’t even notice that it’s not a pure white until you put a piece of paper against the wall. It’s the perfect color to paint your living room for a contemporary feel and matches great with solid oak floors! The warm undertones match great with deep browns and lush sage accents, without feeling too closed in.

Glimmer (SW 6476)

Glimmer by Sherwin-Williams

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Painting your living room white doesn’t have to be boring. Glimmer by Sherwin Williams keeps it interesting with a watered-down teal undertone that will look fantastic in your beach bungalow! Bring in pops of aqua, a bright, pure white rug, and you’ll feel like you’re at the beach right in your living room!

Arcade White (SW 7100)

Arcade White Flour by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

If you want a more traditional take on your white paint colors for your living room, Arcade White by Sherwin Williams is the color for you. It feels like a cup of milk with a dash of coffee, creating an inviting and warm space for you to relax. Whether you prefer a cozy, shabby chic aesthetic or a traditional, vintage vibe in your room, this color looks amazing with hardwood floors, wrought-iron fixtures, and oversized, cozy furniture!

First Star (SW 7647)

First Star by Sherwin-Williams

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Keep it cool with a cool grey toned white in First Star by Sherwin Williams. You can bring your contemporary space to life with this color. Not too bright, but not dull either, this color choice is perfect with industrialized accents and styling. Add a sleek dark grey couch with an interesting silhouette and a glass coffee table, and keep accents minimal to give your space a modern flair.

Nice White (SW 6063)

Nice White by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

If you lean towards a more warm color palette and aesthetic and feel like stark white is too clinical for your home, Nice White by Sherwin Williams is the warm cream to make your living room a cozy retreat. Keep your trim natural or stain to a deep, rich oak to keep your space comfortable. Add an overstuffed leather couch or chair in a rich brown will transform your room into a cozy den, ready for a good book and a fire!

Snow Fall (W-F-600)

Snow Fall by Behr

Source: Behr

Not too dark and not too bright, Snow Fall by Behr is the perfect white for your living room if you’re looking for a color that goes with everything. It’s a true neutral that you can play with and do anything to your space. If you constantly like to change up your style and redecorate based on your mood, Snow Fall will go with any style, color, or accent you want. Whether you’re hoping for a playful space with a rainbow of color pops or want to be able to mix and match patterns as you please, this is the perfect color to go with any mood you’re in.

Frost (57)

Frost by Behr

Source: Behr

It’s no surprise that Frost is one of the most popular whites available on the market today. This classic white is the best neutral around. It’s similar to Snow Fall but slightly more on the cooler side of the scale without being overly sterile. This color is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a way to quickly and easily upgrade your room without redoing the entire space. Keep all your furniture and accents as-is, and add a fresh coat of Frost. It’ll be like a whole new space without much effort at all!

Silky White (PPU7-12)

Silky White by Behr

Source: Behr

With a slightly green undertone, Silky White by Behr is a great choice for a cooler white that goes great with a variety of different greys and greens. If your living room gets a lot of light during the day and is home to your indoor plants, this color is a great way to make those greens pop and make them the focal point of your space. Silky White also looks great with pewter grey accents, which elevate your room to give it a modern feel.

Ivory Palace (PPU10-14)

Ivory Palace by Behr

Source: Behr

Give your living room a makeover that imbues serenity and elegance with Ivory Palace by Behr. If your room has a strong natural light, adding this to your walls will elevate your space and allow you to accent with a variety of colors, from neutrals up to deep hues of purple and red. Whether you’re outfitting a beach home or a loft, Ivory Palace is a great choice to add a touch of sophistication to your space.

Winds Breath (GR-W06)

Winds Breath by Behr

Source: Behr

If you take a classic white and add a hint of grey, you get Winds Breath by Behr. Add this greyish white to your living room walls, for a true neutral that will go with any color accents that you have. If your room gets a ton of natural light, this color will tone it down, so you don’t have to wear sunglasses when you enter. It pairs well with a variety of different color palettes, from pastels and other neutrals to even bolder shades like navy or plum.

Melodic White (PR-W03)

Melodic White by Behr

Source: Behr

I’m not going to lie. I’m a sucker for pink. If I could have my way, I’d paint my entire house pink. Unfortunately, I don’t live in a Candy Land, and my family would probably disown me. Fortunately, with color choices like Melodic White, I can sneak my pink-fixation into my living room! The soft pink undertones of this color evoke a sense of whimsey while keeping it classy at the same time. I love how it brightens up my space during the day, especially in the summer with the windows open and my sheer curtains blowing gently in the breeze. Even if you’re not a fan of pink, Melodic White is the perfect color to brighten up and create a breezy summer feeling in your home year-round.

Mystical Mist (PR-W01)

Mystical Mist by Behr

Source: Behr

Mystical Mist is a purplish toned white that can elevate your space to feel elegant and inspire opulence. This color goes great with broad jeweled toned accents and gives a space a royal feel. I love this in a bohemian-inspired living room, with intricately patterned floor pillows and rich amethyst accents throughout. Mystical Mist looks great with a bold, jewel-tone palette, or you can keep it simple and light with pastels. It’s a very flexible color that can brighten your space while still making it feel cozy.

Sweet Roses (PR-W05)

Sweet Roses by Behr

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One of the best things I love about the variety of white paint that you can choose from is how it can change in the light, depending on the undertones and subtle color differences. With Sweet Roses by Behr, you get a subtle splash of blush pink when the light hits it just right. It adds dimension and warmth to your room, while not taking too much attention away from the pieces within it. I love how in first thing in the morning, the room looks warm and cozy, but as the sun starts to set and the light changes, the pinks do start to blossom. It’s like the entire color scheme of your room changes as you move throughout your day!

Cotton Balls (2145-70)

Cotton Balls by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

For a soft and muted white for your living room, Cotton Balls by Benajmin Moore is a great choice! This slightly warm shade looks with all shades of grey for a modern feel. It keeps the room warm when you have natural light, and will give you a soft glow in the evening, enhancing warm grey accents throughout your space. Because Cotton Balls is a warmer neutral, warmer shade of grey look amazing in this room and will create a comfortable space for you to entertain guests.

White Dove (OC-17)

White Dove by Benjamin Moore

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With a slight tint of grey, White Dove by Benjamin Moor is the perfect white for your living room to keep it from feeling cold and stark. It’s slightly warm shade strikes the fine line between feeling too sterile but not too warm that it goes yellow in natural light. This is a popular paint color for a variety of rooms in your home, but in your living room, it’ll be the best neutral to keep it cozy while still maintaining a fresh vibe.

Decorator’s White (OC-149)

Decorator's White by Benjamin Moore

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A quintessential off-white for your home, Decorator’s White is the go-to color for interior designers that want to create a versatile space that emphasizes the accents more than the color of your room. With a slightly cool undertone with a little gray, it’s a soft neutral that can go with both warm and cool color palettes. Decorator’s White looks great if you want to paint your woodwork accents in any shade of grey for a contemporary vibe. Because it’s such a neutral though, you’d be best to keep all accents within the same color family. Choose a variety of greys, blues, or cooler purples to bring out the undertones of the color, or go in the opposite direction and choose coral and orange accents to draw attention to your decor.

Chantilly Lace (OC-65)

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

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If you’re looking for a crisp, pure white, you can’t go wrong with the best selling Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore. This is a classic white that will bring a sense of timelessness to your room. It’s a traditional white color that goes with any color palette. Whether you want to keep your room decor in neutral colors like steel grey, black, and white or want play with color and patterns in your rugs and furniture, Chantilly Lace is the perfect accent to any style choice for your living room.

Paper White (OC-55)

Paper White by Benjamin Moore

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With a mixture of blue, green, gray tones, Paper White by Benjamin Moore is a creamy, cool white for your home. When you paint your living room with this color,  you’ll create a fresh slate that is well diffused, and pairs well with accents on the cooler end of the spectrum. Because the undertones are blue, green, and gray, keep furniture and accents in these color families to create a cohesive and modern space to welcome your guests into.

Simply White (OC-117)

Simply White by Benjamin Moore

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For a slightly warm with yellow undertone white, Simply White will add life to your space without adding too much color. It’s a great choice if you want a bright white look without feeling too sterile. You should note, however, if your space gets a lot of warm sunlight, you may notice that it becomes more of a yellow-white. To offset this, use it in your living room if you have cooler tones going on for accents and decor, or if you don’t get a lot of natural sunlight. Of course, if you enjoy a yellowish-white, this is a great option. It . will brighten up a room where there are light, warm hardwood floors with a soft, creamy feel.

White Opulence (879)

White Opulence by Benjamin Moore

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With gentle pink and orange undertones, White Opulence by Benjamin Moore is the perfect selection for a beachy-themed cottage living room. It’s a gentle, super pale pink undertones come out of hiding if the light hits it just right. It creates a warm feel to your room, while also keeping it light and fresh. White Opulence can make your room feel modern and bright without being overly stark. Dress it up with warm hardwoods to bring out the pink, or keep it at bay with cooler neutrals throughout the room.

Venetian Marble (2114-70)

Venetian Marble by Benjamin Moore

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A lot is going on in Venetian Marble by Benjamin Moore, but that’s not a bad thing! Painting your living room this color will create a luminescent vibe, where the color almost seems to change with the light. Depending on how you style your room, and the amount of light you let in, you can pull out the palest shades of lavender or grey, or even a slight pink glow. It’s a very versatile white where you can sneak in some playful colors while also keeping your space clean without feeling clinical.

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