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QUICK Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Oxford White CC-30

Posted on March 8, 2020 by KylieMawdsley


Benjamin Moore Oxford White: LRV, Undertones and a Little More

While Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and White Dove get a lot of the attention these days, there’s another white that’s got a TON of potential and could be an even BETTER fit for you and your home – and that’s 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. It’s not quite as warm as Benjamin Moore Simply White or Cloud White, but not as clean as Chantilly Lace.

Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Colour is the Best?

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.

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 with no obvious undertones. 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.

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

If I’m painting my walls Oxford White, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?

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.

Read more: SHOULD I Paint My Wood Cabinets White? A QUESTIONNAIRE

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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.

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour

What Sherwin Williams paint colours are the same as or 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…

And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.

Read more: The 4 Best Sherwin Williams White Paint Colours

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 that 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!


Kitchen cabinets painted Sherwin High Reflective White, marble backsplash, white quartz, home decor on countertop. Pewter hardware. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting

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Paint Colour review of the best warm white paint colour, the popular Benjamin Moore Simply White. Kylie M Interiors Edesign and Online paint color consulting blog

Read more: Paint Colour Review of Benjamin Moore Simply White


Stairs. Reclaimed wood floor and treads, Benjamin Moore Gray Owl, Cloud White. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour expert (4)

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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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