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Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Oxford White CC-30

Posted on March 8, 2020 by KylieMawdsley

Is Oxford White the white paint colour for YOU?

While Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and White Dove get a lot of the attention these days, there are SEVERAL other whites, lying in wait, eager for you to discover them. And one of these whites is Benjamin Moore Oxford White

Best white paint colour, Kylie M Interiors Edesign reviews Benjamin Moore Oxford White for cabinets, walls, exteriors and trim

I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

Is Oxford White a warm or cool paint colour?

Oxford White might look like a simple white, but it’s actually slightly warm. This warmth can be enhanced with southern light and western afternoon sunshine.

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What’s the LRV of Oxford White?

Oxford White has an LRV of 88.85, which means it’s definitely a WHITE paint colour. However, it’s not as white as Chantilly Lace or Sherwin Williams High Reflective White, but ALSO not as soft or warm as Benjamin Moore White Dove or Swiss Coffee – it sits in the middle.

Best white paint colours, Benjamin Moore Oxford White and White Dove trim and walls, gray carpet, stairs. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color expert (3)

Oxford White trim, White Dove walls

Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

What are the undertones of Oxford White? Will it look yellow, green or blue?

While Oxford White is warm, it’s a VERY PASSIVE WARMTH that barely picks up yellow. Sure, if you place it next to a COOL-toned marble, it could look warmer/creamier ‘in comparison’, however, generally speaking, it’s a relatively soft, muted white.

However, compared to other popular whites, I find that Oxford can look off and it’s not one of my FAVOURITE choices for cabinets, trims or walls.

What’s the best way to sample Oxford White?

Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!

Bathroom Benjamin Moore Oxford White, toilet, linear porcelain floor and walk in shower tile by Kylie M Interiors E-Design and Consulting

Learn all about Samplize HERE

What’s the best white trim colour with Oxford White walls?

If I suggest Oxford White to one of my Online Colour Consulting clients, I’m likely going to suggest Oxford White for the trim as well, and just let the shift in sheens do the visual work.

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Is Oxford White a good colour for the exterior of my home? 

If you’re looking to paint your exterior white, Oxford White could be an EXCELLENT choice.

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What other white paint colours are similar to Oxford White?

You won’t find an exact match for ANY colour between brands – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths. However, there are some with similar intentions, but different approaches…

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Is Oxford White a popular paint colour right now?

Oxford White isn’t particularly popular as other whites are definitely taking the main stage, whites like Sherwin Williams Pure White and Benjamin Moore White Dove., But this doesn’t mean Oxford White isn’t the best white for YOUR home and its finishes.

Not sure if Oxford White is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!


Paint Colour Review of Sherwin Williams High Reflective White

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Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!

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  1. Is there a reason that you recommend Pure White more than Oxford White? They seem so similar. Our painter prefers BM paint so we would love to hear your opinion about these two colors. Thank you!

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      I definitely wouldn’t do White Dove. If you want to see the warmth of Simply White a bit more, Chantilly Lace would do that, but if you want Simply White to blend in a bit and act like the brightest white in the room, you would actually do Simply White on the trim!

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  2. I have cabinets painted in white dove and south facing windows in all rooms. I’d like to keep the walls in the white/neutrals to keep that clean farmhouse look and warm

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  3. We painted the whole bottom floor of our home cloud white with Chantilly lace trim and to me,The cloud white is looking too dingy/ almost yellow. . If we wanted a fresh colored white- with limited light what would you have suggested. We have (sherwin Williams) pewter green Cabniets.

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  4. I have read just about all of your posts about choosing the right white paint for our home – thank you for sharing all of your knowledge! We have decided to paint our kitchen cabinets white but have white appliances (read your post about that too, of course). We have warm colors throughout the house and our trim/doors are “Western Acoustic” from Kelly Moore (I think) – definitely a warm, creamy white but luckily we don’t have much of any trim in the kitchen (just a couple of baseboards outside the cabinet area) or any doors in sight from there, so I think we are safe. Obviously the current trim color is too creamy for the appliances, and Chantilly lace/HRW are way too bright for our home decor. The best white I have sampled so far that I think ties the warm colors in our home with the white of our appliances is SW Pure White. It doesn’t seem to clash with anything, at least. Thoughts? Should we also try BM Oxford White or any others before making the final decision? Also, we are having new Clarino quartz countertops installed that area slightly warm white with taupe/beige accent colors. Backsplash is currently painted BM Shaker Beige which is what the whole wall color is in the kitchen. Wish we could replace all our appliances but that just isn’t going to happen. I think I’m almost there but would love your opinion.

  5. Hello if painting the walls in a house oxford white what color would look best on the ceiling?? (i feel oxford white samplize samples looks too dark on the ceiling especially in the kitchen)

  6. Hi! I am trying to decide on a white paint color for the exterior of my all brick, north-facing house. I want it to be white, but not stark white. And I plan on doing light beige shutters, maybe SW Agreeable Beige. I sampled BM White Dove, SW Pure White, and BM Oxford White. White Dove was too “dark”/beige for what we are looking for. I am torn between Pure White and Oxford White. From reading your blogs, it seems you lean more toward Pure White for the interior of a home due to Oxford White coming off as yellow at times, however I was wondering if your opinion is the same for the exterior of a home?

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