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25 of the Best White Paint Options for Primary Bedrooms

An exploration of the most beautiful and trendy whites for the season to wrap your bedroom in comfort and cleanliness that only white paint can bring.

White primary bedroom with vaulted ceiling, carpet flooring, comfy bed with footstools, modern fireplace, wall TV, chaise lounge, ceiling fan and vanity area.

White is a nice, safe color for just about any application within a house. A good stain-resistant white paint will repel messes and keep your rooms looking bright and cheerful for years. While most people consider white to be a color for a kitchen for its cleanliness or a living room for its neutral, simple nature, modern white paint can be used in any setting. With tasteful accents and well-planned decor, the right white paint can transform any space into a bright, inviting area.

In a bedroom, white can be calming, therapeutic and safe, making it both a comfortable place to sleep and an energizing spot to wake up. We’ve put together 25 of the cleanest, calmest and most pleasant whites and white-blends of this season that you should definitely consider for your next bedroom paint job.

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The psychology of white

In psychological analysis, white symbolizes purity and perfection, but also completion and a clean slate. The reason you might want a white bedroom is because waking up to a clean slate everyday has a powerful effect on your ability to feel effective and motivated. And just because you want to paint your bedroom white doesn’t mean you don’t have options. We built this list of the best 25 whites pains for your bedroom based on the fact that there are so many options! The color white can be perfect to wake up to and it might not be the most evocative of colors, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring by any stretch.

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High reflective white

High Reflective White by Sherwin-Williams

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This paint is incredible for use of natural lighting. If your bedroom has a lot of windows – particularly east-facing windows – this paint will light your morning up and get you ready to greet the day with a chipper smile and abundant energy. It pairs well with white and black furniture and accents, which might sound antiseptic but is actually very warm in its orderliness. Some striped throw pillowcases would look great in a bedroom painted with high reflective white.

Honied white

Honied White by Behr

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White with a very light touch of amber, this paint is extremely warm and inviting white still maintaining the energizing brightness of a white color swatch. Paired with strong browns and deep woods like cherry, this color will make your bedroom feel both rustic and modern. Dark blues are also a good choice to play against this color, making the blues seem richer and the white pop brighter.

Mirage white

Mirage White by Benjamin Moore

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A traditional white with a wisp of grey blended into it, Mirage White is great if you already have a bedroom set coordinated and want a paint color that goes with almost anything. This color is neutral enough to match your preferred decor but it stands on its own to produce a beautiful, resigned sense of stoicism in your walls. The end result is subdued and relaxing without being muted or washed-out.

Wedding Veil

Wedding Veil by Benjamin Moore

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Whites like this go well with other semi-neutral colors, like lighter browns and steely greys. The effect is like a coastal hotel; clean and orderly white still making you feel as if you can relax and unwind there. This color would look amazing flanking any window facing nature, or a sunrise to really anchor in a positive mood for your day upon waking. Wedding veil is vivid and creates a statement itself but like other whites with undertones, this one can set up a room or work with existing decor.

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Blue Horizon

Blue Horizon by Sherwin-Williams

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Like a sky in the early morning, Blue Horizon provides a sense of calm and a beautiful, natural white that can make your bedroom shine. Paired well with lighter colors with a few pops of a darker blue or some textured browns or greys, this paint color is utterly beautiful. Accent your bedroom with some patterned tans and you’ll really make this paint stand out without being so loud it drowns out the rest of your decorating. Soft blue tints like this also do well from dark blue highlights on window frames or dressings.

Whispering Waterfall

Whispering Waterfall by Behr

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A tint of green mimicking the natural beauty of the spray from a quiet sylvan waterfall is all you need to turn your bedroom into an oasis of tranquility. While greens make an excellent bedroom color, Whispering Waterfall is for people who love the cleanness of a white with some of the balance and peace that green brings to your mornings. This color will do well accented by crisp, somber greys and dark blues.

Shell White

Shell White by Sherwin-Williams

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Eggshell is maybe the oldest “off-white” that exists, and this variation takes that to an art form. It’s immediately creamy and velvety, giving your room an almost fluid sensation of calm, peaceful white without the austerity of a stark, “pure” shade. This color pairs well with metallic decor and other whites and stone colors.

Canyon Wind

Canyon Wind by Behr

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This flavor of white might seem at first glance to just be a basic white, but when it’s paired with some dark greys the undertones really stand out. It’s a good, bracing color for walls that have a lot of light coming in through windows, as it won’t reflect and shake you awake, but it will still give your bedroom a bright pop of light in the morning. Wood tones would make a good accent for a bedroom painted with Canyon Wind.

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White Blush

White Blush by Benjamin Moore

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Like a rose champagne or your first prom corsage, the touch of pink in White Blush makes it memorable and effervescent. Your bedroom will sparkle and shine in the light but also lull you off to a secure, sweet sleep. This color is comforting, nostalgic and regal, all at once.

Spinning Silk

Spinning Silk by Behr

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With a trend towards a friendlier, almost peach base, this white paint offers a beautiful pale balance to the inviting warmth with which it’s under toned. You’d do well to pair this color with steel, dark blues, greys and a flash of a darker orange to really set off your bedroom. The colors of dusk and dawn really play well with Spinning Silk and make it perfect for a room with many windows.

Palest Pistachio

Palest Pistachio by Benjamin Moore

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A bit of pink and an extremely light green touch gives this white a unique color. Maroons, gold accents and fresh, light-colored woods match beautifully with this paint and would take your bedroom to a fabulous level of vibrancy. It would also not be unreasonable to have a flash of bright red in a room painted with this color, as both would benefit from the other’s strong suits.

Ballerina Beauty

Ballerina Beauty by Behr

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Taking a true white and adding a flash of pink gives us Ballerina Beauty, a color that stands up to the strongest accent colors in your decor. The barely perceptible red is well-matched for dark blues and greys, especially in bedsheets and carpets. If you have window dressings in your room, you’ll want them to be either very close to this color or a bit more neutral to really value what Ballerina Beauty brings to your bedroom.

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Embellished Blue

Embellished Blue by Sherwin-Williams

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A very light drop of blue into a rich, luxurious true white creates a color like the whispy clouds melting into a perfectly clear sky. This color coordinates well with other whites, especially purer whites and some darker blues. Both will bring out the best in this color, which in turn will make them far more vibrant. Finally, set the whole thing off with some stone greys and dark woods and you’ll have an extremely beautiful bedroom that you wouldn’t mind showing to company.

Collector’s Item

Collector's Item by Benjamin Moore

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While we can expect many odd names for colors, this one is actually pretty spot-on, working with antique greys and woods to really showcase an earthy, curated bedroom. The pink undertones help bring out the living color in heartwood, making it ideal for rooms with beautiful hardwood flooring. For a bedroom where your heirlooms are the spotlight, check out Collector’s Item to really make them shine.

Milky Way

Milky Way by Benjamin Moore

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Subtle yet vibrant, Milky Way gives you the light-reflective properties of a near-white while still making your bedroom warm. The inviting tones in this paint would be even more vibrant when in the presence of crisper whites, soft yellows or darker blues.

Meadow Mist

Meadow Mist by Benjamin Moore

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A nature-based white that goes with anything from dark browns to vibrant, rich greens, Meadow Mist makes your bedroom a gorgeous, inviting place to go to sleep or wake up in. The energizing balance of white and green calmly wakes you up by playing peacefully with incoming light rather than reflecting it in a stark and challenging way.

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Ethereal White

Ethereal White by Behr

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With high reflectivity and a bright, eye-catching color, Ethereal White is a near-pure color that can make your browns, especially woods, the center of your decor. Keeping your other accent pieces pure-white or extremely close will help your furniture take center-stage and make your bedroom come to life.

Sandy Shores

Sandy Shores by Benjamin Moore

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A drop of coral and a smidgen of sea foam gives this color its beachlike quality. It’s calming and inviting like other warmer whites and pairs well with a darker grey and a lighter green, giving you the sensation of walking down a long-lost seaside coast, where every step can be adventure or a safe place to sleep.

Oyster White

Oyster White by Sherwin-Williams

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Paired with brass, browns and greys, Oyster White is the perfectly balanced white you’ve been looking for to coordinate your bedroom. Escape to your bedroom for a quick, energizing nap enveloped in a perfect off-white that’s neither jarring nor boring.

Maui Mist

Maui Mist by Behr

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A clean, fresh white with a splash of the clearest blue gives you Maui Mist, a color so peaceful you’ll drift right off to sleep but not so sleepy that you won’t want to hang out in your bedroom. With layers of crisp blues and light, blue-tinted whites, you can create a highly invigorating space that’s thoroughly pleasant to be in, no matter the time of day.

Sky High

Sky High by Sherwin-Williams

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Grey and white mingle perfectly in this sharp, clean color. Sky High pairs well with other greys, blues and whites, particularly those that are blended. Finally, set off the room by fully utilizing stone colors and dark blues for your drapery and bedclothes. Sky High makes your room bright in a way that is refreshing, making it equally nice to wake up to and spend time in.

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Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee by Benjamin Moore

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A dreamy, fun and warm off-white, Creme Brulee is a tasty treat of a color. Mixed with taupe, greens and bright, pure whites, this color is so inviting and so warm that you won’t be able to wait for slow Sunday morning wake-ups. Festive and bright, Creme Brulee is a perfect base for your bedroom decorating makeover.


Era by Behr

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A timeless white with greys and blues, Era mixes well with pink-hued whites and orange-reds. Era makes a bedroom both relaxing and energizing, and it holds onto light without reflecting it, brightening up the room without making it harsh.

 Cake Batter

Cake Batter by Benjamin Moore

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The most inviting colors are the warmest, typically, and the name Cake Batter is certainly the pinnacle of invitation. A greyer white would make an excellent trim color to offset the richness of the undertone in Cake Batter, and soft browns would be perfect to fill out the space of your bedroom.

Night-Blooming Jasmine

Night-Blooming Jasmine by Behr

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Immediately delicate and soft, the pink hue is almost imperceptible at first, until this color lures you in and wraps itself around you. This color pairs well with grey and green tints of white, crisp white linens and spending time relaxing. Woods that would coordinate well with Night-Blooming Jasmine are dark, like cedar or cherry.

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