UncategorizedThe Best White Paint Ever January 23, 2014 I’ve long been in search of the perfect white paint color. I love white paint. Y’all know that. I have had a long love affair with white walls. When we bought this house, I knew I wanted almost, if not all, white walls. I am no minimalist. I love texture, I love pops of color, I love wood, I love metallics. That list could go on forever…so for me, I love having a white pallet to pile all that stuff on. Not to say I will never use a different paint color or heaven forbid, paint a room dark. But I do think my love of white will carry throughout most of the walls in my life. So, if you’re painting every single wall of your house white, you need the right color. Who would’ve thought there were a million white paint colors? I mean, white is white, right? Oh no, my dear friends. In researching, I quickly learned that there isn’t just white and off-white. No, there is stark white. There is white with hints of blue. There is gray white. There is yellow white…it goes on and on and on. So, what did I want? It was really important for me to have a creamy, warm white. I know, warm and white don’t seem to go together. But trust me, there are some stark, cold whites out there. I quickly remembered that one of my favorite blogs, Milk and Honey Home, had a favorite white. Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. I realize that this chip from their website looks like gray and not white. But, I promise, in person, it is white with just enough cream to warm it up without being yellow. I told our contractor that I wanted everything painted this color. He seemed confused at first. Didn’t I want the trim painted differently? What about the ceiling? What about the kitchen cabinets? What about the built-ins? No. Spray it all Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. And I seriously love how it turned out. So take my word, friends. If you’re looking for creamy white that isn’t yellow, but isn’t stark white…white dove is your soul mate. *** Sidenote: My first contributor post is up on Makely Home today! I’m sharing some really easy DIY Valentine’s Art. Make sure y’all go say hello! And notice the white board and batten behind it? Yep, White Dove strikes again.