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Warm off-white paint colors are a popular choice for many homeowners because they offer a subtle and versatile color that can complement a wide range of other hues and decor styles.

These colors are versatile and can complement a wide range of decor styles, from traditional to modern.

Additionally, warm off-whites can help create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, which is especially important for spaces like living rooms and bedrooms.

Finally, these colors can help to make a space feel brighter and more spacious, which is especially useful in smaller rooms or spaces with limited natural light.

Some of the most popular warm off-white paint colors include:

Benjamin Moore Wind’s Breath

The first time I saw Benjamin Moore Wind’s Breath in person, in took my breath away (no pun intended!). It is a beautiful warm off-white, that can be used in a variety of settings.

If you love greige, but want less of the gray and more of the taupe (and maybe even a touch of cream), then this is a paint color you’ll want to sample.

BM Winds breath living room walls with navy couch and rustic ceiling beams
BM Winds Breath via Paper Moon Painting

Wind’s Breath pairs best with clean whites like Chantilly Lace or SW Pure White, but I’ve also seen it with warmer white s like Benjamin Moore White Dove.

Benjamin Moore China White

BM China White (also known as BM Seapearl) is a little unique in that it’s a greige that is almost white but still has a warmth without that hint of yellow that you usually see in off-white paint colors.

It provides a seamless backdrop for any design style in your home as it keeps a nice, clean and crisp appearance even with the warmth of the sun light shining through. 

Bright white kitchen with Benjamin Moore China White walls and white cabinets and counter tops.
Benjamin Moore China White wall color in kitchen via Redo Home and Design

This off-white paint color is soft and sophisticated and more versatile than you may think. It’s perfect for making your space feel bright and light but also a bit more traditional.

Paired with BM White Dove for trim, China White creates a welcoming environment that feels warm but not too creamy. 

China White compliments wood tones beautifully and works a the perfect backdrop for artwork.

Be sure to take China White outside of the house as well, as it looks stunning on exterior walls, too. 

Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois

This soothing and warm off-white paint color can come off as a creamy greige or a warmer off-white depending on it’s environment and light situation.

While it is part of the yellow hue family, the grays in it keep those yellows at bay. You’ll notice more of its warmth when used in south-facing rooms. 

Light and airy bedroom with a leather chair in the corner and Soft Chamois painted walls.
Cozy sitting area in bedroom with Soft Chamois walls via Julie Banner

Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois works wonderfully in traditional floor plans, concept open spaces, and rooms with natural and no natural lighting to create a soft, warm, yet light space. You’ll see this color being used in mostly traditional and country design styles and paired perfectly with Classic White

Benjamin Moore Navajo White

BM Navajo White is a classic and timeless cream paint color. If you’re tired of the greiges and warm grays, then there’s a good chance you will love this color. 

Living room with Navajo White walls, a green and white plaid chair next to a fire place.
Navajo White living room via Sincerely Marie Designs

Cream paint colors have strong yellow undertones (that’s what makes them cream!) but it’s this yellow that makes these colors a great choice for rooms with north-facing light, or those with east-facing afternoon light. 

By the way, Sherwin Williams ALSO has a paint color called Navajo White. It’s a very similar color, but with a bit more orange in the undertone. 

Sherwin Williams White Duck

Sherwin Williams White Duck is a highly versatile off-white, that works just as well on cabinets and exterior siding as it does on walls.

Sherwin WIlliams White Duck cabinets in a beautiful kitchen
SW White Duck Cabinets via M House Development

I love paint colors that the gap between greige and cream, and White Duck achieves this balance SO well!

Thanks to its greige base, White Duck has a wonderful creaminess to it that never looks yellow. Plus, it’s light enough to always give you a fresh, light, and bright look.

SW White Duck works well with soft white trim such as SW Pure White, but pops a little more with brighter whites like SW High Reflective White or BM Chantilly Lace.

For reference, you can also get a similar look with Benjamin Moore Ballet White. 

Sherwin Williams Alabaster

Technically, with an LRV of 82, SW Alabaster falls into the category of being a white paint color. However, because of its creamy nature, it feels closer to being an off-white.

It’s has been an overall popular color for several years now with no signs of going anywhere.  It’s a great option for walls because it doesn’t feel cold, but also has that smidge of gray to stop it feeling too yellow.

Bright living room space painted Alabaster with a couch and a black cat.
Alabaster Living Room via Jenna Sue Design

This color works well with warmer elements like brass and wood, and because of it’s grey undertones, it plays well around other grey and blues in your home. If you’re looking for the right trim color for your Alabaster walls, I would suggest just using the same color in a different sheen.

Alabaster is the perfect choice for anyone who thinks they want white but also wants to keep a cozy, warm feeling in their space. It’s one of the most popular white paint colors for good reason—even for the exterior!

Sherwin Williams Origami White

While Sherwin Williams Origami White can take on different looks based on the environment, don’t overlook it as being a great choice as a neutral color. The tan and grey undertones lend themselves to making it not too crisp or creamy, but a beautiful warm white

Origami White looks great in homes that have a modern farmhouse, boho, transitional, and contemporary theme. South and west facings rooms will notice more creamy and warmth coming from the walls, while north-facing spaces will look more neutral brining out the undertones. 

Open living room painted Sherwin Williams Origami White with a large stone fireplace
Bright living room with Origami White walls via Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

Sherwin Williams Pearly White

If you’re looking for a creamy off-white that is versatile, Sherwin Williams Pearly White is a great choice. This color works well for both light and dark spaces for the perfect balance of giving your room a brighter look while keeping it warm and cozy. 

Pearly white does have subtle green undertones, so if you have a lot of red furniture flooring with red undertones, you might want to test it out first as those green undertones are likely to pop out more. 

Warm kitchen with green cabinets and Sherwin Williams Pearly White  walls,
Kitchen with Pearly White walls via The Color Concierge

This off-white paint color works great on walls, cabinets, and even exterior, no matter your home style. So if you’re looking for an off-white that isn’t too warm or yellow, Sherwin Williams Pearly White might work for you.

Benjamin Moore Linen White

Again, technically a white paint color but I’m adding it here because it really feels closer to being an off-white and it may be exactly what you’re looking for. Plus, it’s appropriately named as this dreamy, creamy, warm white makes you want to warp yourself up and drift away! 

Benjamin Moore Linen White leaves your space feeling clean yet warm and comforting. The vintage white pairs well with crisp white trim in order to keep it looking fresh and not too outdated. It gives a very “lived-in” vibe that is inviting and charming. 

Bright living room painted Linen White on the walls with white couches and a fireplace
Bright living room with Linen White walls via Heathered Nest

Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White

Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White is an off-white beige with a smidge of a gray undertone. With an LRV of 73, Aesthetic White is an off-white bordering on being a light color. This color works best in a south-facing room or one with warm afternoon (western) light. 

Aesthetic White looks best with bright, clean white trim. Unfortunately, trim colors with warmer undertones (Sherwin Williams Alabaster, Benjamin Moore Simply White and even Sherwin Williams Pure White) don’t make Aesthetic White look its best. Instead, stick with a white with minimal undertones like Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace or Sherwin Williams High Reflective White.

Entry way with bench and hooks with Aesthetic White on the walls
Entry way with Aesthetic White via Green with Decor

This whole-house paint color will brighten up your home while still making it feel warm and cozy. Don’t be worried when you see the first coat of paint, as it goes on looking a little grey, it dries the perfect warm off-white.

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Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee

Bm Swiss Coffee is an incredibly popular color that looks beautifully warm and creamy on walls.

BM Swiss Coffee bedroom walls

Sherwin Williams Zurich White

SW Zurich White is one of my new favorite paint colors, and I’m one strongly considering for our new family room addition.

sw zurich white walls

It’s the perfect balance of warm and creamy with a touch of greige to cool it down. It doesn’t look too creamy in warm light, but really is so well balanced.

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  1. I just want to say ” you’re adorable “! And what a wonderful job you are doing! So talented and down to earth. I so much enjoy your articles and appreciate your hard work and dedication.

    I’m 71. I love decorating my home inside and outside. When I was your age, it was all about money, name tag on clothes, address, etc .
    It’s wonderful to see what you are doing by simply being smart, reasonable. Your home looks like a home. I feel hugged!

    1. Oh my goodness, thank you, Sherry! That is one of the sweetest comments I’ve ever received! You just made my day!