White Dove is a soft, luminous white that brightens interior spaces, highlights cabinetry and trim and is a perfect partner with more colorful or deeper tones. If you are looking for a crisp, clean palette, White Dove has a light and creamy feel with little to no yellow in it.
Due to its high LRV and balanced formula, White Dove is consistently one of Benjamin Moore’s top-selling whites for over 10 years, and stays away from reading pink, green or gray when the light changes throughout the day. A designer’s go-to, White Dove is extremely versatile and works well in kitchens, living and dining rooms, laundry rooms, trim and mouldings. Use White Dove with sage greens, buttery yellows or mint blues for a timeless and traditional look or transition to a modernist feel and pair it with a bold black or earthy coral.
Because White Dove is among the most popular paint colors ever, you might not pick this shade if you’re looking for a unique or provocative look.
Top designer Madeline Stuart used White Dove almost exclusively throughout her Santa Barbara retreat. She was quoted in Architectural Digest, "It’s not too sterile and has virtually no yellow—just enough to take the edge off. It instantly transformed the home.” architecturaldigest.com
This shade is the most popular trim color and would work well with almost any shade. The only time it’s not recommended is when your wall color is another white. In that case, you’d want to use the same white as your wall color for your trim, though in different sheens. Cheating Heart 1617, Silver Lake 1598, Yukon Sky 1439, Horizon Gray 2141-50. Via Benjamin Moore
85.38. LRV measures the Light Reflectance Value, meaning the percentage of light (0-100) that bounces off a surface. 100 being purest white and 0 being purest black. Like other whites, White Dove has a high LRV, meaning it reflects a lot of light.
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