The best classic white paint color for furniture.

Pretty white furniture paint color

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. I don’t, personally and with a good primer and SW Pro Classic it should be completely unnecessary. We’ve had some furniture for 6 years and just did 1 round of q-tip touchups, which doesn’t feel too bad with toddlers. Enjoy!

  1. Would this white match the white used on the pottery barn kids speedboat bed with matching white speedboat dresser? I bought a set used and it needs a lot of touching up. I also wanted to know if anyone knows the color match stain for the older sun valley honey color?

  2. I haven’t used this color yet, but I’m loving the look of it in your pictures and am going to pick some up today!

  3. Do you think I could use the Sherwin Williams paint to touch up some minor scratches? I don’t want the touch up to be noticable but I definitely want to cover them up with paint if possible. Thanks!

    1. Call their customer service to see if they offer a paint pen first. If not, I would try somewhere discreet using a qtip to see if you like the way it looks and only touch up the raw wood.

  4. Do you know if that is the same PB white they use on their home items. I have 6 chairs that I am trying to match something too. Thanks

    1. I’m not sure – I bet if you called the store they could tell you if their white was the same as the kids’ white and go from there.