Color Spotlight: Intense White from Benjamin Moore

Color Spotlight- Intense White from Benjamin Moore. If you're looking for a classic, true neutral white -- this is the paint color for you! It looks great on both interiors and exteriors, as well as in different lighting situations. Also a fantastic open concept color if you're looking for one color to use throughout a home.

Happy fall Remodelaholics!  It’s Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange back with my monthly paint inspiration post.  If you happened to miss my post last month featuring the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year, you can find that post here.

For this month’s paint color post, I wanted to do another Color Spotlight featuring one of the most versatile paint colors out there today called Intense White from Benjamin Moore.

Intense White is part of the Benjamin Moore Off-White Collection and it is a very light off-white with slight warm gray with a hint of green in the undertone.  The mix of gray and green in the undertone counter-balances the warmth making this a very safe and versatile color.

Intense White really speaks for itself and you can see what I mean by how beautiful it looks in almost every room of the home:

Intense White in the living room:

Neutral all-white living room (Intense White)
Neutral white and gray living room (Intense White)
Transitional living room style + paint color

in the bathroom:

Neutral spa-like white bathroom (Intense White)
Gorgeous white bathroom with marble countertops and dark floors (Intense White)
Luxurious white bathroom

Intense White used in the kitchen:

Black and white modern and neutral kitchen (Intense White)

used in the bedroom:

Gorgeous modern neutral bedroom -- love the paint color!

Intense White even looks beautiful as an exterior color

Farmhouse board and batten style exterior in Intense White

If a color looks that good on the exterior and interior, it’s a great sign that it will work almost anywhere. There are very few colors that are truly neutral enough to work in all of these different lighting situations. Intense White is about as true of a neutral as you can get. By the way, this would be a fantastic open concept color if you’re looking for one color to use throughout a home.

If you’re looking for more of the top versatile paint colors that can work in almost every lighting situation, I created a color palette on my blog here that I call all-star colors that are just as versatile as Intense White.

Thanks for stopping by today!



More great paint color spotlights:

Healing Aloe from Benjamin Moore. A very light gray green blue transitional color. Color Spotlight on Remodelaholic

Beach Glass from Benjamin Moore is one of the most versatile transitional paint colors. Color Spotlight on Remodelaholic2015 Paint Color of the Year Benjamin Moore Guilford Green. Remodelaholic

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Cyndy is a color expert who has transitioned from the fashion world to the design world by helping others choose just the right paint colors for their homes. Cyndy takes the guesswork out of choosing paint colors and has been sharing her tips and paint color palettes with her readers for more than four years on her blog The Creativity Exchange.

Cyndy lives in East Texas and is an artist working with designers to create commissioned paintings that enhance the color and design of a space.

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  1. any recommendation of trim colors.
    we are thinking BM snow white or white dove.
    nearing the panic mode.

  2. Hi, Cyndy! Thank you for information— it has helped to reassure me of my choice in using Intense White for a current project. I used Intense a few months ago when we added a bathroom in our basement. It has a window (South facing) but most of the light is not natural light. Right now we are remodeling our kitchen and I was planning to paint it, as well as two adjacent rooms-mudroom and family room, Intense White. We painted the family room today and I panicked. It looks more of a cool gray than I was expecting and I am second guessing it’s use in the new kitchen (white cabinets- BM Simply White-, very light quartz counters, and white backsplash too. The family room faces North and I think our lights were also too bright/not warm enough. I’m going to try new lights. We have a center hallway leading to the family room and the hallway is BM Stone Hearth which may also be contributing to the Intense White looking too cool adjacent to such a warm color. Do you have any other ideas or recommendations to warm up the family room? Would you stick with the Intense White in the kitchen, or is there a warmer shade (possibly a bit darker?) that comes to mind that we should look into? Many thanks!!