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.
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?
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.
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!
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: Benjamin Moore’s 8 Best White Paint Colours
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…
- Sherwin Williams Pure White (your best bet)
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.
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!
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!
KYLIE M INTERIORS E-DESIGN AND ONLINE VIRTUAL PAINT COLOUR EXPERT, SPECIALIZING IN BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLORS DIY DECORATING AND DESIGN ADVICE BLOGGER