We all love those bright airy pictures of houses on Instagram and Pinterest; but, no one wants to live in a stark sterile environment, so what should you do? Pick a clean but soft white paint color instead!
The best soft white paint colors will make your house feel open and cheery without feeling like a hospital. My go-to paint soft white paint color is Benjamin Moore's White Dove (see it here in my house) It's a designer favorite for good reason! So whenever someone asks me for a good warm white, I tell them to use White Dove. I love using it with Simply White trim (by Benjamin Moore), and it looks amazing! There's just enough contrast between the two that you can see the difference, but they are similar enough that they make a lovely color combination.
And both colors go really well with a variety of light gray paint colors. There is quite a bit of gray in White Dove that it "plays well with others." So if you're looking for a lovely neutral or coastal color palette, it's a great white color to use!