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Benjamin Moore Cloud White: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect white paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Benjamin Moore Cloud White and if it might be right for your home!

There are many beautiful white paint colors out there!

Even once you narrow it down between cool and warm whites, the possibilities can seem endless.

Warm whites are popular because they provide a solid neutral base.

They can feel cozy without being too crisp. Warm whites pair wonderfully with many decor styles and finishes.

If you’re looking for a warm white without going too far down the off-white road, Cloud White may just be the right choice for you!

Benjamin Moore Cloud White Paint Color Guide.

Cloud White, Benjamin Moore, OC-130

Cloud White is a warm, cozy white. It’s a great neutral white without being too stark.

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Color Family

Cloud White is in the white family.

Light Reflectance Value

85

Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around.

This is on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

Generally, anything higher than 82 is considered a true white, so Cloud White falls into the true white category before colors start becoming off-white. Cloud White is a warm, creamy white.

RGB Colors

R: 242 G: 241 B: 230

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color.

This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code

#F2F1E6

Benjamin Moore Cloud White.
Benjamin Moore Cloud White

Undertones

Cloud White has warm taupe undertones.

Cloud White will often look more like a true white in south-facing rooms with lots of natural light.

It may look slightly dingy or creamier in north-facing rooms that lack natural light.

If you have LED lighting in your home, the bluish light mixed with the warmth of Cloud White can make the paint color look slightly green.

Test it in your home and see for yourself!

It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.

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Best uses

Cloud White is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.

  • Living rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Kitchens (Note: if you have bright white counters and cabinets, you may want to choose a white paint color that isn’t quite so warm. Test it in your space and see!)
  • Bathrooms
  • Home exterior
  • Interior doors
  • Cabinets
  • Furniture

Similar Colors

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Coordinating Colors

As a neutral white, Cloud White pairs well with many colors, including shades of blue, green, yellow, tans, blacks, and greiges.

Dark blues:

  • Champion Cobalt
  • Deep Royal
  • Downpour Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • New York State of Mind

Mid-toned yellows:

  • Yosemite Yellow
  • Da Vinci’s Canvas
  • Mother Earth
  • Westminster Gold
  • California Hills

Greiges:

Trim Colors

For white paint colors, the best option is to use the same color for the walls and for the trim. Just choose a different finish for tone-on-tone contrast.

So, choose Cloud White in eggshell finish for the walls and Cloud White in semi-gloss for the trim. This gives a nice, soft finished look. 

Benjamin Moore Cloud White color palette

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FAQS

Here are some common frequently asked questions about Cloud White.

What is the difference between BM Cloud White and Simply White?

Cloud White and Simply White are both popular neutral white paint colors.

Cloud White is darker than Simply White, as Cloud White has an LRV of 85, and Simply White has an LRV of 90.

While both have warm undertones, Cloud White’s undertones are stronger, making it a warmer, creamier white than Simply White.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing!

What color trim goes with BM Cloud White?

With white paint color, it’s best to use the same color for the walls and trim, just in different finishes.

Use an eggshell finish for the walls and semi-gloss for the trim, and you’ll have a sophisticated look.

What is the difference between BM Cloud White and White Dove?

Cloud White and White Dove are both popular neutral whites. White Dove is darker than Cloud White, with an LRV of 83 versus 85.

Both have warm undertones, but White Dove also has subtle green undertones, making Cloud White a warmer, creamier white than White Dove.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing!

What is the difference between BM Cloud White and Swiss Coffee?

Swiss Coffee is darker than Cloud White, with an LRV of 82 versus 85.

Swiss Coffee falls in the off-white category, and Cloud White falls in the true white category, but both are close enough to the dividing line that the two colors are similar in some lighting.

While Swiss Coffee and Cloud White both feature warm undertones, Swiss Coffee also has subtle green undertones, which can make it read a bit warmer than Cloud White.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing!

Does BM Cloud White look dingy?

Usually, BM Cloud White is a very neutral warm white paint color.

However, in north-facing rooms without much natural light, it can look slightly dingy. It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing.

Does BM Cloud White go with BM Pale Oak?

Yes, BM Cloud White and BM Pale Oak look great together! The warm white of Cloud White and the warm greige of Pale Oak pair well for a cozy, sophisticated look.

Is BM Cloud White warm or cool?

BM Cloud White is a warm white paint color with taupe undertones.

Before you go…

So, you’ve found the perfect paint color, but here’s the thing – there’s another big decision you have to make: picking the right paint sheen. Seriously, the level of glossiness can totally change how your color looks on the walls and how long the paint lasts!

Check out our complete guide to understanding paint sheens.

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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