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 colours 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!
In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour 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 colour 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 colour. 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.
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.
What’s the LRV of Super White?
With an LRV of 89.09, Super White is pretty close to the TRUE white paint colours but has a tiny wink of softness.
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.
What’s the best way to sample Super 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!
This next photo is a great example of Super White under artificial light…
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 colour. 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 colour 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 colours – preferably Behr Ultra Pure White.
Is Super White a good colour 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 Colour
What Sherwin Williams paint colours are similar to Benjamin Moore Super White?
It can be hard to match ANY paint colour (impossible), but whites are the WORST – which is why you shouldn’t try. Every colour 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 colours with similar intentions, such as…
And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colours 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…
BENJAMIN MOORE CHANTILLY LACE
BENJAMIN MOORE DECORATOR’S WHITE
BENJAMIN MOORE’S BEST WHITE PAINT COLOURS
Read more: Benjamin Moore’s 8 Best White Paint Colours
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!