The Best Whole House Interior Paint Colors (2023)


Choosing just one or two colors for your whole house can seem like a daunting decision.

If you are painting your home before moving in, you may not quite yet understand how the light affects each individual room in your home. 

Test Lighting Before Choosing a Paint Color

As a general rule, I usually recommend avoiding strong blue and yellow undertones when choosing a whole house paint color. Blue can make spaces feel cold and drab, and while a drop of yellow can be a great way to warm up sterile whites.

Undertones To Avoid

Benjamin Moore’s Paper White is my go-to for east and west facing rooms, where you have warm light half the day and cooler light the other half.

Benjamin Moore Paper White

I absolutely adore White Dove as a whole house white. It has a lovely creamy softness to it, and works really well in north facing rooms where white paint can look dull and flat..

Benjamin Moore White Dove

Shoji White has become really popular in the past year, and for good reason. If you can’t decide between a greige or a creamier shade, then Shoji White may be perfect for you.

Sherwin Williams Shoji White

If you chose a bright white paint color for your wall (like Pure White or Chantilly Lace) you’re going to want to use that same color for the trim, but in a different sheen. 

What’s The Right Paint Color For Trim Work?