How To Choose The Right White Paint For Your House

White isn't just white, ok!?

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You might think you took the easy route by deciding to paint your house white, but then you probably cursed yourself when you discovered white isn't just white, and there's a surprisingly large number of varying shades of it to choose from. Do you want gray undertones? A warmer hue? Something more stark? And WTF is spinach white!? Don't stress — if you're struggling to choose a shade, we've broken down all of our favorite shades for you.

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1 Pure White
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A crisp, matte white is totally timeless. is there for you when you just can't with trends anymore (see ya never, millennial pink).

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2 Simply White
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If you're stuck on a white, this is a good place to start. It was 2016 Color of the Year, and you simply (see what we did there?) can't go wrong with the warm shade.

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3 Extra White
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White kitchens are classic, but if you want your space to look as light and airy as possible, choose . It looks gorg with a white marble island.

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4 Spatial White
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Courtesy of Erin Gates Design

is a white with a hint of gray, and it goes with literally anything. No matter how eclectic your decor is (or not...), it'll blend right in.

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5 Rarified Air
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Forever dreaming of a beach vacation. is a white with a subtle blue undertone in it. It's perfect for coastal decor — or just those who perpetually wish they were at the coast.

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6 Spinach White
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Courtesy of A House in The Hills

Totally Popeye-approved! JK, but really. This has greenish notes, making it perfect for a boho-inspired oasis. Plants pop in this room.

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7 Ice Cube
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Ice, ice baby! Cool things down with this that's made for silvers, grays, and metallics.

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8 Ceiling Bright White
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Courtesy of Sacramento Street

This shade looks killer with modern, minimalist decor (and when you don't want much differentiation between your ceiling and your wall color, obvs).

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9 Nebulous White
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Courtesy of Lark & Linen

If white feels too stark for you, a shade that borders on gray, like , is your best bet. It's still neutral, but it feels much warmer. Read: All the cozy vibes.

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10 High Reflective White
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This crisp, bright looks great on trim or paneling. It really pops against a more muted white wall color.

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