Benjamin Moore White Dove Review & Inspiration

Why We Love White Dove OC-17

White Dove by Benjamin Moore is a classic creamy white. While a versatile and neutral white, its subtle ivory undertones give White Dove its place in the Benjamin Moore Off White Collection. This elegant paint color offers a soft white tone and sits comfortably between a cool or warm white paint color. It adds richness to the interior decor that makes it one of the most popular white paint colors for interior designers.

Undertones in Benjamin Moore White Dove

With an LRV of around 85, Benjamin Moore's White Dove will look like a true white when on its own. However, set against bright white trim or accents, creamy, warmer undertones come through.

As an exterior or interior wall color, White Dove is perfect for avoiding a stark white, as its creamy undertones are enough to offer a hint of warmth while maintaining a fresh, crisp white look.

There Are Many Ways to Use White Dove

White Dove is not only a premium choice for an interior wall color. It's also a firm favorite for molding, trim, and ceiling paint, as well as a show stopping exterior color.

White Dove adds a soft warm feeling to a bright entrance. In this entry hall, it adds a richness to the walls that avoids a crisp or stark white.

Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 is a bright, but warm paint color in a well-lit entrance

Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 is a bright, but warm paint color in a well-lit entrance

White Dove makes a beautiful, classic exterior paint as well. It’s a classic and natural wood or green plants enhance White Dove's smooth undertones.

Home exterior painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17.

Home exterior painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17.

White Dove is a perfect complement for navy, deep blue tones, greens, and grays. Pictured in this fireplace the White Dove allows the navy to pop, without being too loud.

Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 complemented by navy accented built-in shelves.

Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 complemented by navy accented built-in shelves.

White Dove in a semi-gloss finish is a favorite trim paint and offers warmth and softness to cool colored walls.

Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air wall color is paired with trim in Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air wall color is paired with trim in Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

White Dove is also definitely one to consider if you’re looking for a rich white to paint kitchen cabinets. Step carefully if your counters or trim are bright white though — the contrast may be too much if not paired carefully. White Dove’s creamy undertones can cause conflict in a kitchen with cool white countertops or cabinets. Instead, use White Dove with silver kitchenware or in rooms where White Dove will dominate. And of course, be sure to test samples on the wall before committing the entire room!

Buy White Dove Paint & Samples

White Dove 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!

Want to see how Benjamin Moore White Dove looks in your home before deciding if it's the right color?

Try our 16 Oz Paint Color Samples that are used by professional interior designers. Alternatively, our Peel & Stick Color Samples are quick, easy, and can transfer between rooms.

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Benjamin Moore’s Off-White Collection is packed full of off-white color options. If you’re looking for a more gray-white try Paper White or Silver Satin for a purple undertone. Alternatively, there’s Super White for a more pure white.

And if you’re looking for a true navy to pair with White Dove as seen above, try Hale Navy.