The Best Warm White Paint Colors (2023)


Choosing the right paint color for your living room will set the tone and vibe for this much used space. 

Southern exposure rooms are full of bright sunlight, so warmer paint colors may become too warm. Eastern exposure rooms have great morning light but poorer afternoon light, and vice versa for west-facing rooms.

Know Your Room Exposure and Understand Undertones

Shoji White may be one of my favorite off-white paint colors – it is a warm, creamy white with a beautiful undertones of grey, beige and sometimes green.

Sherwin Williams Shoji White

Not white, not yet cream, Sherwin William’s Alabaster is a gorgeous choice for a living room seeking a light, bright color which is sophisticated and modern.

Sherwin Williams Alabaster

It’s a seriously versatile paint color and with its slight violet undertone it won’t appear blue or green. This is a great choice for keeping the mood light, airy and neutral.

Benjamin Moore Collingwood

Repose Gray is a wonderfully versatile warm toned gray. It’s a wonderful color that works well in any lighting condition, but will look grayer in cool light and warmer in sunnier rooms.

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray

Arguably the most popular neutral paint color for living rooms over the past decade, Revere Pewter is a classic and timeless greige with a slight warm tone.

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter