Benjamin Moore White Christmas Review & Inspiration
What We Love About White Christmas 872
White Christmas by Benjamin Moore is a bright, neutral white that maintains its crisp look when paired with most colors. From an interior design standpoint, this color is close to a pure white, with only the slightest hint of an undertone. It’s part of Benjamin Moore’s Classic Color Collection, favorite colors with timeless appeal that complement styles from traditional to modern. White Christmas is a fresh white that’s ideal for large living spaces, kitchens, and bathrooms; it’s also an excellent choice as a trim color.
White Christmas Has Neutral Undertones
White Christmas may be a bright white, but it does contain slightly green undertones that can affect the way it looks in different rooms. In fact, even though green is a warm undertone, White Christmas has so little that it’s excellent at keeping its neutrality. This makes it a good choice for ceilings, which sometimes look too blue-white if the white paint isn’t as neutral as White Christmas. Green undertones also help White Christmas avoid the influence of neighboring colors like yellow, red or brown that make other whites appear yellow or cream. It works well as an all-over color for bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms.
The sophisticated hint of green undertone in White Christmas sets off both light and dark wood colors beautifully, so don’t hesitate to use it with light driftwood shades or dark, rustic walnut. White Christmas is a bright white that makes a statement, so it’s a stylish choice for walls that display art. Combine it with a brighter white trim like Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace (OC-65) to bring out its undertones and create some dimension in the room. Use a deep paint color like Hale Navy to make a bold statement on an accent wall.
Best Rooms to Paint Benjamin Moore White Christmas
White Christmas is a very neutral white that works nicely with popular gray tones like those in Carrara marble, so it’s a great choice for bathroom walls and ceilings. In this modern bathroom, it complements gray tile and Benjamin Moore’s Crystalline on the accent wall:
Pair White Christmas with a bright, cool white like Super White OC-152 and you can clearly see its green undertones. In this bathroom, natural lighting highlights the contrast between White Christmas on the walls and the bright, blue-white porcelain tile:
In a modern interior, this reliably-white color is an excellent companion to stainless steel and cool shades of gray. This kitchen’s White Christmas wall paint is accompanied by the cool tones of trim paint in Midnight Blue 1638, and a ceiling in Glass Slipper 1632:
White Christmas adds a modern touch to traditional architecture, making it easy to choose companion shades in modern gray or blue without worrying that the white walls will look cold. The White Christmas walls in this entry are framed by wainscoting in Midnight Blue 1638, and a ceiling in Mt. Rainer Blue 2129-60:
White Christmas works beautifully with warm neutrals too, keeping its bright white appearance besides greige colors like Chelsea Gray HC-168, used here on the ceiling and trim:
Warm tones in this stone fireplace are repeated in the window trim, which is painted Benjamin Moore’s Buckhorn 987. White Christmas provides a unifying white backdrop for the khaki window trim, stone fireplace, dark wood beams, and the cool blue ceiling, which has been painted Heavenly Blue 709.
With the right trim colors, White Christmas can be an excellent exterior paint color choice. While some shades of white may look too warm or cold in bright daylight, White Christmas has just enough green to keep it from looking cold and stark. Here it’s been paired with Bird’s Egg 2051-60 on the trim, and accented by a door painted Benjamin Moore’s Forest Green 2047-10:
Buy Benjamin Moore White Christmas 872 Paint & Samples
White Christmas is available at Ring’s End in a variety of paint sheens and sizes. Buy it in our best-selling Benjamin Moore paint line today!
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For a brighter white color with neutral undertones, check out Chantilly Lace (OC-65).