The White Paint Guide

Picking the best white paint is a veritable minefield. But those subtle differences in shade can make a huge difference when you apply it to your wall. If you’re unsure which one will work best for your space, Ford weighed in with some of her favorites from PPG:

1. TRUE WHITE – PURE WHITE TIMELESS INTERIOR PAINT + PRIMER by PPG

“You can get this one right off the shelf and paint away. My friends will write me constantly to ask which paint to use, and that’s my forever suggestion. It’s the perfect white, no tint, and it works well in high gloss and/or flat. I love it. And you don’t have to think about it or mix it; it’s sitting there waiting for you. I’ve done two of my houses top to bottom in this white.”

2. WARM WHITE – NATURAL WHITE by PPG

“This is a new favorite. I am using this on my cabin project in Echo Park, L.A.—it’s a warmer, natural-feeling white. It has a kind of ceramic feel to the color. I love how the wood looks soaking through this shade.”

3. COOL WHITE –  WHITE ON WHITE by PPG

“We used this in a farmhouse project in Pittsburgh, and the white was perfect for the space. It felt fresh and clean but slightly more vintage. It worked incredibly well with the woods and bricks that we had throughout the house too.”