February 26th, 2018 Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove
Give me, give me, give me more! Literally, we CANNOT get enough of this timeless white. As a matter of a fact, it is not just us, designers and homeowners alike choose Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove time and time again. This all time favorite is slightly warm. OC-17 White Dove has a very soft creamy undertone with a tiny, tiny pinch of gray. Adding the pinch of gray creates a subtle cool variation of another wise warm color hue.
Why is OC-17 White Dove a favorite?
One reason OC-17 White Dove has become an undisputable favorite Benjamin Moore white is because of its ability to satisfies a wide range of cool and warm color lovers alike. It almost gives you the best of both worlds in a neutral way.
In rooms that lack natural lighting (typically rooms/spaces facing north), OC-17 White Dove allows you to appreciate its pinch of gray coming through. In rooms with medium to high lighting, however, its subtle creamy/soft yellowish undertone will become slightly more visible.
For homeowners and designers who are obsessed with monochromatic color schemes and design, this gorgeous hue is an ideal and stress-free option. As professional painters, we love playing with sheens, especially when choosing a monochromatic color scheme. For example, you can use either satin or semi-gloss on all your trim, cabinets, and built-ins, flat on ceilings, and matte on walls. However, if you want to add a WOW factor, you can use an oil base product like Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo on your ceiling instead of just a flat or matte finish. Even though it is very labor intense, the final look heavily outweighs the extra work–you will not regret it!
As painting contractors, we have seen this fabulous off white in very diverse in style spaces. We have seen White Dove in French country, traditional, traditional with modern touches, Scandinavian, Swedish, Victorian, and many other home styles and interior design styles. And it ALWAYS looks incredible!!
Also, this favorite Benjamin Moore off white looks beautiful on cabinets, trim, walls, and ceilings. And lastly, for homeowners and designers who are art enthusiast and collectors, it makes for an exquisite wall color. If art will be display, we would recommend either matte, satin or high-gloss only.