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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
- Sherwin Williams Pure White (your best bet)
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!
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!