Colour Spotlight – Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

Finding the right interior wall colour can be hard – especially if you want to use the same paint shade in every room.  It has to work with a variety of flooring, furniture and decor as well as light levels.  It needs to look just as pretty in a sunny living room as in a dark hallway.  Because it’s so versatile, Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 is one of our favourites.  It has just enough colour so it doesn’t look white, has a slight grey undertone so it feels contemporary and a touch of cream for warmth.


White Dove is just as pretty on wood as it is on the walls.  To make your millwork stand out play around with sheen levels.  Try a matte finish on the walls (it’s our favourite) and a satin or semigloss on the woodwork.  That way even thought colour is the same your woodwork won’t disappear into the wall.


Come on in!  Because it’s slightly creamy (but not yellow) White Dove is a great fit for the entry or foyer.   I love it here with the light wood floors and soft blue/grey touches.


Who wound’t want to cook up something delicious in this kitchen?  Often stark white cabinets can look cold but these painted in White Dove feel cozy and homey.  They look beautiful with blue accents, warm gold fixtures and hardware.  For tips on painting YOUR cabinets click here to visit our previous blog post.


To create a stylish bedroom that’s also relaxing – keep it simple.  Paint the walls and ceiling in the same colour then use fabrics, furniture and accessories to introduce complimentary colours.  White Dove will go with just about anything like this chic grey and pink colour combination.  Or keep it simple, clean and bright!



If you want to make a statement you can’t go wrong with a high contrast colour scheme like black and white.  Sometimes though, a stark white can be too sharp and create a space that’s very modern and cold.  White Dove to the rescue!  Anyone else crushing on those windows?


Painting the entire interior of your home the same colour creates great flow from room to room and using it on the walls as well as the ceilings erases a visual break making spaces feel bigger – not that this living room NEEDS to feel bigger.  It’s gorgeous and timeless.


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