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Benjamin Moore Super White OC-152 / PM-1: Paint Color Review

Posted on July 20, 2020 by KylieMawdsley
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Benjamin Moore Super White: LRV, Undertones and a Little More

If you’re looking for a SUPER white, you may want to take a close look at SUPER WHITE! Not only is it one of the BEST white paint colors on the market, but it also has a few tricks up its sleeves regarding undertone and LRV that I can’t WAIT to share with you!

Review, popular white paint color, Benjamin Moore SUPER WHITE. Undertone and lrv. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, DIY DECORATING consultant

In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Color Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics or the exact RANGE I need, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint color is Benjamin Moore Super White? Is it a warm white or a cool white?

While Super White might look pretty darned white, it’s actually a slightly COOL white paint color. If you have north-facing light, this will be even MORE obvious, however, if you have south-facing or afternoon western sunshine, it will look warmer and softer.

Benjamin Moore Super White, best cool white paint color. Foyer, Gris gray painted front door, white oak, built in bench. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour and DIY decor blog

In the above photo, notice the shift in visual temperature between the wall on the far left (more northern) and the wall on the far right, which gets a hit of south-facing sun.

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

What’s the LRV of Super White?

With an LRV of 89.09, Super White is pretty close to the TRUE white paint colors but has a tiny wink of softness.

Best white paint color, Benjamin Moore Super White. Modern farmhouse dining room, white oak, floating shelves, chandelier. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint colour consulting

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

What are the undertones of Super White? Will it look blue, green or purple?

With its high LRV and only SLIGHTLY cool approach, you won’t see many undertones in Super White – it’s pretty fab that way, however, it WILL pick up cues from its environment and exposure QUITE easily THANKS to its high LRV.

Living room in Benjamin Moore Super White, popular paint colour. Two sofas, stone fireplace, wood mantel, white oak floor. Decor. Kylie M Interiors E-design, Diy decorating blogger

What’s the best way to sample Super White?

Like with every paint color, 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!

This next photo is a great example of Super White under artificial light…

Benjamin Moore Super White, best white paint color, powder room small bathroom, shiplap, round mirror, black faucet, Kylie M Interiors Edesign - modern farmhouse style

Benjamin Moore Super White, small bathroom or powder room, white silestone calacatta quartz, black round mirro and faucet. Shiplap. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

However, when it comes to white paint samples, I recommend NOT placing them with white paper/poster board. The undertones of those are often quite cool and can skew your perception of ANY white paint color. It’s best to compare whites to other comparable whites you’re thinking of using.

Learn all about Samplize HERE

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

Heck, if I’m painting my walls Super White then I’m DEFINITELY painting my trim Super White – letting the shift in sheen add any interest. If you want to get crazy and layer your whites, I’d definitely go to one of the WHITEST white paint colors – preferably Behr Ultra Pure White.

Benjamin Moore Super White match on kitchen cabinets with Silestone Calacatta Gold white quartz countertop, white oak, subway tile. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Read more…

SHOULD I Paint My Wood Cabinets White? A QUESTIONNAIRE

Benjamin Moore’s 8 Best White Paint Colors

Is Super White a good color for the exterior of my home? 

Super White can definitely be used on an exterior, as long as you’re going for a crisp, clean white look!

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

What Sherwin Williams paint colors are similar to Benjamin Moore Super White?

It can be hard to match ANY paint color (impossible), but whites are the WORST – which is why you shouldn’t try. Every color has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out colors with similar intentions, such as…

Best white paint colour, Benjamin Moore Super White, foyer with Sherwin Gris front door, white oak flooring, built-in bench. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (ie: getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint color), you might want to read THIS first.

What type of paint colors look good with Super White?

Because Super White has a slight cool approach, it does have preferences when it comes to its paint partners, such as…

Not sure if Super White is right for you? Check these out…


The best, whitest white paint colour, Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. Paint color review by Edesign expert Kylie M Interiors.

Read more: Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace


Bathroom with walk in shower, marble tile walls and floor, Best white paint colour, Benjamin Moore Decorators White. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online diy decorating and advice blogger

Read more: Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White


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

Read more: Benjamin Moore’s 8 Best White Paint Colors

Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?

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

The best gray or white paint colours for kitchen or bathroom cabinets. Edesign, online paint color services. Diy home decorating ideas blogger.market

Chat soon,

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  1. LOVE this review! Thank you! We are doing a renovation & have paint narrowed down so this review was very helpful! Could you please tell me do you feel it would be ok to use SuperWhite on ceilings and trim and do our walls Chantilly White? The rest of our trim/ceilings in house is SuperWhite. We could considering changing all to Chantilly White if you think the better option. We have lots & lots of natural light from the West.

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  2. Hi Kylie, your blog is amazing!! Thank you for All your advice. I am currently painting my house with BM classic gray flat on walls and super white eggshell for all trim. Love love. I am stuck on the kitchen/family room. Is super white too white for kitchen cabinets? With classic gray walls? I want to get it right this one time because this is my third repaint of the house and my husband is over it ;). I am also attracted to everything being consistent so I worry about bringing in another white into the house. My backsplash is a warm mushroom/Greige color and absolute black granite tops. Thank you for your thoughts.

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      Hi Melanie! I do love consistency when it comes to having cabinets and trims the same white, so I would LEAN into using it again. ALTHOUGH with the mushroom/warm backsplash, I might’ve originally looked at Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, which is still darn white, but just a bit softer :).

  3. PLEASE! I need your help! I have been reading your blog post about paint colors for a year now. We are doing a new build and I had my heart set on chantilly lace for the ceilings (flat) and trim (semigloss) throughout the house. The painter came and he told me chantilly has a yellow undertone?! Everywhere I’ve read said it’s the cleanest brightest white with no undertones. I am thinking the basement and second floor in light pewter and first floor in Nimbus. We will have fabuwood Galaxy Frost white cabinets.


  4. Thank you for this review! And the many others of so many shades of white. I feel like I already hired you. Super White is the paint we have picked for our family room!

    We even used Samplize at your recommendation, and compared Decorator’s White, Chantilly Lace, and White Dove.

    The problem we had to solve: we used Behr Sleek White based on a paint chip, without reading any of your blog posts. We put it in a room with bright southwest light and trees outside and… I’m sure you can guess what happened. Yellow-green walls.

    Super White looks great! We’re putting it on soon.

  5. Hi Kylie! Can you please help me solve this dilemma. I have white kitchen cabinets like in the picture of the bathroom you have posted in their article . They are Home Depot bright white cabinets. They have a slight bluish undertone.
    What’s a good route to go for wall color? I’ve looked at and tried white dove (really nice but almost too white for my walls) , ballet white, gray mist even winds breath, etc but haven’t found anything too complimentary to the blue undertone. My counters are a cream with a blue gray, black and white. It would just make my day if you could offer a suggestion in the white / off white category.

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      Hi Anne! Sooooo, the thing is, your white-blue cabinets are going to call the shots and your BEST shot is to choose a gray with a soft blue undertone. As you’ve found out, trying the warmer end of things isn’t going to work as it can just highlight the blue (and make your walls look dingy/yellow in comparison). I know, probably not the news you wanted to get, but at least now you know!

      Your next best bet is to take a cabinet door into SW or BM and have them color match it – see who can get the closest :).

  6. Oh thank you so much for responding. I appreciate it so much!
    I forgot to mention that my home is open concept and gets mainly north light… :/ so most any gray I tried would turn blue or purple lol.

    I’m so happy you Answered 🙂 color matching the cabinet door is a great idea. Thank you!

    Is BM white wisp along the lines of what you are thinking of for a soft blue undertone? Or paper white?

  7. We painted our trim in our den super white with hale navy walls. We were planning to carry the super white trim throughout the house, because we love how clean it looks, but think it’s too white for our kitchen cabinets. Is there a way to do a creamier cabinet with super white trim or is the warm/cool difference too stark?


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