The best classic white paint color for furniture.

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I absolutely love a lot of Pottery Barn Kids & Restoration Hardware Baby & Child furniture, but I’m not at all in love with the prices. It’s difficult for me to invest in pieces where they grow and transition so rapidly, but there’s more than one way to achieve the same aesthetic!

The previous owners of our Colonial were incredibly kind to gift us with a beautiful canopy bed, which is now Adalyn’s. I found a great dresser that mimicked the pattern with gorgeous brass hardware & have blended it with a Pottery Barn Kids table & chairs set.

Blending old and new not only feels more interesting, but it also elevates older pieces. Take a look at this Bedside Desk from a console table, for example!

The right white paint color for furniture.

We’re now doing the same for Ani’s room – I purchased a bed on Craigslist, am repurposing a vanity that was in the guest bedroom {a thrift store find} & am awaiting the right dresser to come along.

To make it feel cohesive, I’m painting it all in the same color we painted Adalyn’s furniture. Finding the right white paint color isn’t always easy. Some are too bright & harsh & others just have too much blue or yellow undertones.

Pottery Barn Kids’ simply white furniture paint color is a soft, not-too-creamy off white. I borrowed a sample to take to Sherwin Williams and found that Sherwin Williams 7012 Creamy in satin is a nearly perfect match!

We’ve been using it for the past few years for Adalyn & Isla’s furniture. If it were up to me, I’d call it right white. It’s just the right white paint color for furniture.

Learn more about Sherwin Williams Creamy here. If you’re looking for the best primer for furniture, we’ve had great luck with this one! Don’t miss this round-up of my favorite Warm Whites for more soft white inspiration!

The best white furniture paint color.

Photography: Alea Lovely

You can learn all about choosing ceiling paint and here! You will also find detailed information about using this color in tile paint and how to paint furniture.

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  1. Just curious if this is the same
    match to what Pottery Barn now calls ‘Vintage Simply White’.. We have a crib in that color and I desperately want to paint the room molding the same color as the whites clash horribly.

    1. I think so, but you can always take a furniture swatch {Pottery Barn Kids offers them for a nominal fee} to match or bring a paint swatch home to make sure it matches the crib. Either way, I don’t think this color would clash. Enjoy!

  2. I know this is very old, but just wanted to confirm that you use Sherwin Williams “Creamy ” in a satin finish to match Pottery Barn Kids “Simply White” colored furniture? I need to refurbish a lovely older bed to match my child’s dresser and have been searching for the right color! Thank you!!

  3. You make a good point about furniture that they outgrow quickly. Sometimes a piece that they can grow with and keep for many years as they grow up is great, but other times it’s hard to resist a great table or dresser that would be great for only about a year or two. It all comes down to personal preference I suppose.