White Dove. If there were such a thing as a paint celebrity (ridiculous notion, I realize), this would be it.
White Dove is a cool, modern white with a very faint taupe cast. Everyone totally loves it.
Here’s what Doty Horn, Benjamin Moore’s director of color and design, says about White Dove:
“The one color that people consistently pick for moldings and windows is White Dove. It has the softness of alabaster, with a little gray and a little yellow. For long-term livability, what helps is that yellow cast. Put it up against other colors and you’ll see how well it works. It’s practically universal.”
In this bathroom designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber, above, the wainscoting is painted White Dove, the antique stool is from Mecox Gardens and the tiles are by Urban Archaeology.
Total kitchen porno, above. The cabinets are painted White Dove and the island is Arctic Shadows, also by Benjamin Moore. The ceramic backsplash tiles are by Exquisite Surfaces; the refrigerator is by Viking, and the barstools are from Design Within Reach.
Now, a little gem from Domino (I still mourn):
The floors of this tiny apartment, above, are painted White Dove. Farrow & Ball “Five over Stripe” wallpaper. Scalloped table from Niermann Weeks. Chase pendant lamp from Robert Abbey. William table lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller.
Here’s another look at the living room, just because Domino is so effin’ fabulous:
The Dino sofa above is from Classic Sofa in Manhattan and is covered in Calico Corners’s Slubby linen fabric in Flint. The Corinth convex mirror is from Distant Origin.
But back to White Dove:
Above, walls and cabinets are painted White Dove. The floors are Gunnel, by Pratt & Lambert. Ceiling lights from Urban Archaeology, cabinet hardware from Sun Valley Bronze. Elkay stainless-steel Farmhouse sink, Barber Wilsons polished nickel faucet, Sub-Zero refrigerator.
In this living room, above, the inner wall molding is painted Spanish White (a yellow white), the outer wall molding is White Dove, the molding and crown trim is White Opulence (very similar to White Dove), and the ceiling is Sand Dollar (a pinkish white), all by Benjamin Moore.
Above, designer Philip Gorrivan lacquered the ceiling of his Upper East Side apartment in White Dove. The vintage lamps are from Privet House; the Thetis sofa is by Andrew Martin International and upholstered in a linen that Gorrivan designed for Highland Court. The pillow fabric is by Donghia. Gorrivan designed the cocktail table, taking cues from Jean Royère.
Below, White Dove paired with sunny yellow — Showtime, also by Benjamin Moore.
Below, a mantle painted White Dove with Silver Fox on the walls:
Below, White Dove paired with Titanium:
Below, designer T. Keller Donovan painted his hallway Summer Shower, by Benjamin Moore, with White Dove on the trim. The white box frames are from West Elm. The brackets are from John Rosselli. The Mandarin urns are from And Beige.
Below, mega-drama with black vinyl wallpaper (which looks like lacquer) and shield-back English hall chairs painted White Dove:
A much more subdued entryway with White Dove on the trim:
Below, designer Meg Braff painted the walls and trim White Dove in an East Hampton house. The sofa is upholstered in Dunemere Texture in Pale Blue by Hinson; the chair cushion fabric is Linea from Pollack.
And finally, a kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock with high-gloss White Dove cabinets. The range is by Wolf. The Country Kitchen sink and Amarilis Heritage faucet are both by American Standard.
Carrot valance, anyone?
“The nice thing about it is that it’s still a warm neutral, but it does have a brightness to it. It’s really reflective and adds the warmth I like, but doesn’t feel dark at all… It’s a perfect blend of beige and gray and will complement literally any color palette you choose to introduce in the room. You can’t wrong with this one.”
Collection: Historical Colors.
Similar to: Edgecomb Gray, White Sand, Jute, Nature’s Essentials.
Suggested complements: Byzantine Gold, Stardust, Rosemary Sprig, Spanish Red.
A very pale grayish off-white; one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular colors.
Designer Schuyler Samperton on Swiss Coffee:
“I did (Swiss Coffee) in a guesthouse where the previous owner had put in nasty fake terra-cotta tile. You know that icky pale pink color? It drove me nuts! I painted it white and did driftwood-colored wicker furniture with blue-and-white fabric. It completely transformed the space.“
About Swiss Coffee
Collection: Off-White Colors.
Similar to: Steam, Icicle, Vanilla Milkshake, Dune White.
Suggested complements: Nightfall, Mt. Rainier Gray, Nickel, Senora Gray.
A cool off-white.
Collection: Off White and Color Preview.
Suggested complements: Westcott Navy, Feather Gray, Silver Spring, Gray Horse.
Similar to: Icicle, Cloud White, Paper Mache, Swiss Coffee.
Trim is White Dove OC-17.
Collection: Off-White Colors.
Suggested complements: Iron Gate, Tea, Atmospheric, Bittersweet Chocolate.
Similar to: April Showers, Morning Dew, Tapestry Beige, November Rain.