25 of the Best White Paint Options for Dining Rooms


Finding the perfect paint color for your dining room can be tough. Colors don't just affect the look of a room, they change how a room feels. If you're looking for help deciding on a color, check out our picks for the 25 best white paint options for dining rooms.

White dining room with light hardwood flooring topped by a patterned rug, hexagonal shelving, wooden ladder, rectangular dining table paired with mismatched chairs and a black geometric pendant light.

A fresh coat of paint can take your old, run-down dining room and make it look like new again. However, choosing a color for your dining room can be tough. Lucky for you, we’ve picked out the 25 best white paint options for dining rooms to help you narrow down your decision.

White Dove (OC-17)

White Dove by Benjamin Moore

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One of many classic white’s by Benjamin Moore, White Dove has a soft look that brings light to any room. If you want a simple, nice white for your dining room, this is a great choice. This is a clean, bright white that goes well with just about any color. If you want to opt for a slightly less plain white for your walls, White Dove also makes a great color for trim and moldings.

Dover White (SW 6385)

Dover White by Sherwin-Williams

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If you prefer a slightly warmer feel to your dining room, Dover White by Sherwin Williams is an excellent choice. Despite being a warmer white than most, Dover White still has a clean look that perfectly fits just about any room in your home. One of the best parts about this color is the fact that it pair so well with cooler whites that add a little bit of contrast.

Yucca White (YL-W08)

Yubacca White by Behr

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While a pure white may be good for some people, others prefer something a bit warmer and more unique. Yucca White by Behr is a great way to add a little bit of warmth to your dining room without going too crazy with the colors. Perhaps the biggest downside to this white is the fact that it may be a little too warm of a color for some people’s liking.

Arcade White (SW 7100)

Arcade White by Sherwin-Williams

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Finding a white that looks unique but isn’t too off-white can be difficult, but Arcade White by Sherwin Williams makes it simple. This is a fairly neutral white that leans slightly toward the warm side, which means it won’t contrast too much with other whites. Still, you can pair Arcade White with a nice cool shade of white to get a classic dining room look.

Cloud White (OC-130)

Cloud White by Benjamin Moore

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Balanced whites are a great way to add a little bit of warmth to your dining room without going overboard. Cloud White by Benjamin Moore is a great example of this, giving you just enough warmth and color to make this a nice off-white shade but not enough to throw off the look of your dining room. This color complements light natural woods nicely.

Cotton White (SW 7104)

Cotton White by Sherwin-Williams

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Ideally, you want to create a dining room that has an inviting feel. That can be tough to do with certain shades of white, but Cotton White by Sherwin Williams creates a nice warmth that gives your dining room the perfect feel. If you want a nice contrast that makes the whites pop a little more, opt for a cool shade of white to complement the color.

Spun Wool (N220-1)

Spun Wool by Behr

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Off-whites are a great way to avoid flooding a room with bright white color. Spun Wool by Behr offers a unique alternative to the eggshell-like whites you’ll find in most homes by adding a bit of a muted color to the equation. While this white has a bit of warmth to it, there’s a sort of grayness to it that balances it all out perfectly.

Wind’s Breath (OC-24)

Wind's Breath by Benjamin Moore

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If you’re looking for a decidedly different shade of off-white, Wind’s Breath by Benjamin Moore is a good color choice for your dining room. This is one of the more noticeable off-whites you’ll find, which means it gives your dining room that slightly yellow look and pairs well with cooler, plain white colors. The downside is that it won’t look quite as white as a more mild shade of off-white.

Polar Bear (75)

Poplar Bear by Behr

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Neutral whites are great if you’re not looking for a particular type of white in your home. Warm whites can be a little much and cool whites can make your home feel like a business. Polar Bear by Behr is the perfect shade of white if you’re looking for something in between that doesn’t drastically change the look of your dining room. Despite its neutral tone, this white still goes well with cool whites.

White Vanilla (2017-70)

White Vanilla by Benjamin Moore

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You want people to feel comfortable when they’re in your dining room, and using a warm white like White Vanilla from Benjamin Moore is one of the best ways to do that. This is a sort of overly warm white that has an almost yellow look to it. Not only is this a great color when it comes to adding some warmth to your dining room, it also creates a very strong contrast with cooler whites that looks great.

Ice Cube (SW 6252)

Ice Cube by Sherwin-Williams

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Warm whites may be popular but they’re not for everybody. Ice Cube by Sherwin Williams is the perfect shade of white if you’re looking for something that isn’t quite as warm as most off-white colors. This white has a little bit of a gray color to it that makes it look different from a regular white without adding warmth. If you want to create a serene feel in your dining room, this is a good choice.

Cottage White (13)

Cottage White by Behr

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Cottage White by Behr is a good color choice if you’re looking for a strong off-white to contrast with the pure white of your trim. However, this white isn’t quite as warm as something like White Vanilla from Benjamin Moore. Still, Cottage White has enough of an off-white shade that it gives you great contrast with white trim, white curtains and windows.

Ibis White (SW 7000)

Ibis White by Sherwin-Williams

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Most off-whites seem to have a little bit of a yellowish shade to them, so it can be hard to find something with a truly unique look. Ibis White by Sherwin Williams is a warmish white that goes away from the tradition of yellowish whites by using a sort of red, earthy hint. Ibis White is white enough that it won’t look off in your dining room, but just unique enough to stand out.

Snowfall White (GR-W09)

Snowfall White by Behr

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A classic white no matter where you choose to use it, Snowfall White by Behr is a fairly neutral white that’s just as at home in a bedroom as it is in your dining room. The fact that Snowfall White isn’t particularly warm or cool means it works with just about any color of trim, furniture, drapes and more. However, some may find this color a little boring.

Antique White (23)

Antique White by Behr

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Bright whites have a sort of new look that makes them a great choice for some people, but others prefer a warmer, more antique-looking white. Antique White by Behr has an almost aged look that gives it a nice warmth that’s perfect for a dining room. Since this color has a nice warmth to it, it also contrasts well with pure whites which are commonly used for trims.

Powder Sand (2151-70)

Powder Sand by Benjamin Moore

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If you want to bring a little taste of the beach to your dining room, Powder Sand by Benjamin Moore is the color for you. This white has a bit of a sandy tone that gives your dining room a unique look without straying too far from tradition. If you’ve got dark furniture in your dining room, Powder Sand is an excellent choice to complement it.

Lychee (S340-1)

Lychee

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Lychee by Behr is a great option if you’re looking for a traditional shade of white for your dining room. As a matter of fact, Lychee is a great color to use anywhere in your home. The slightly off-white color makes it a great choice with pure white trim without giving your dining room a drastically warm look. Still, you get the little bit of warmth that you’d expect from a traditional off-white color you’d find in a dining room.

Mascarpone (AF-20)

Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore

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Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore is very similar to Lychee by Behr in terms of its tone. This is a popular choice for people who want a little bit of an off-white look without taking it too far. The soft yellow undertone of Mascarpone gives it a little bit of contrast with pure whites while adding some warmth to your dining room. Despite having a bit of a yellow tone, Mascarpone still pairs well with nearly any color.

Whitetail (SW 7103)

Whitetail by Sherwin-Williams

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Finding a white with a bit of an earthy tone is a great way to add a unique quality to your dining room. Whitetail by Sherwin Williams has slight brown undertones that give it an off-white tone you won’t find in a lot of other colors. If you’ve got a lot of natural wood in your home that you want to show off, Whitetail makes an excellent pair for both dark and light woods.

Alpine Frost (BWC-28)

Alpine Frost by Behr

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Simple whites are always a good choice for dining rooms, and it doesn’t get a whole lot simpler than Alpine Frost by Behr. As the names suggests, this is a cooler shade of white. However, there’s still a bit of an earthy tone that makes Alpine Frost especially unique. This white also gives you a considerably more subtle contrast with pure white trim than most whites.

Mayonnaise (2152-70)

Mayonnaise by Benjamin Moore

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Finding a white with yellowish tones that doesn’t look generic can be difficult. Mayonnaise by Benjamin Moore gives you a subtle hint of yellow that resembles its creamy namesake. This combination creates a unique shade of white that looks great in living rooms and dining rooms. While Mayonnaise is a warmer shade of white, it doesn’t have the overpowering yellow color and warmth that many off-whites have.

Westhighland White (SW 7566)

Westhighland White by Sherwin-Williams

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Off-whites are a good way to create some contrast between your walls and your trim for an eye-catching look. Westhighland White by Sherwin Williams is a great color if you want to dip a toe in the world of off-whites without making a drastic change you immediately regret. Westhighland White has a sort of tannish color that contrasts well with both dark natural wood and pure whites, making it an excellent choice for dining rooms.

Night Blooming Jasmine (YL-W10)

Night Blooming Jasmine by Behr

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If simplicity is your main goal when you’re looking for the best white paint options for dining rooms, Night Blooming Jasmine by Behr is the answer. This is about as simple as it gets when it comes to whites, with a very slight off-white tone that’s almost imperceptible. This makes Night Blooming Jasmine a safe choice if you want to paint your dining room. However, it also makes it a bit of a dull option if you’re looking for something unique.

Ivory Tusk (2153-70)

Ivory Tusk by Benjamin Moore

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A classic splash of yellow gives Ivory Tusk a warm, inviting feel that works well in dining rooms. Ivory Tusk has a sort of creamy color to it that gives any room a relaxing feel, which is especially important in dining rooms. If you’ve got dark natural wood furniture, you’ll love the soft, yet strong contrast this color creates. If you’re looking for a more pure white, Ivory Tusk might have a little too much yellow for your taste.

Alabaster (SW 7008)

Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams

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Most off-whites seem to have sort of a yellow tone, but Alabaster by Sherwin Williams breaks that mold with a sort of tan shade. This isn’t the sort of white you’d find in a typical American home, but that’s what makes it so great. Alabaster is a good choice if you want your dining room to have a unique, yet somewhat traditional look. Best of all, it still pairs well with other shades of white.

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