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Oxford White by Benjamin Moore (CC 33) is one of the most popular whites for interior painting! (It also happens to be my interior AND exterior paint color.) This popular white hue has been used in countless homes to create a timeless look that can easily be dressed up or down depending on the design style. It provides a unique combination of subtle undertones, high light reflective value (LRV), and versatility, making it a great choice for any type of space – inside and out.

Oxford White is a classic white paint color. It is versatile, warm, and inviting, making it ideal for many different types of spaces- and it just happens to be my favorite white paint color! Let’s look at why Oxford White is so popular, what types of paint colors pair well with it, and how you can use it to create unique looks in your home.

Oxford White CC 30 Paint Review

There is so much to love about this bright, warm white! Oxford White is perfect for those looking to make their home look beautiful and inviting! It is a BRIGHT white without being stark or intense white!  It also has an easy-to-clean, low-maintenance finish that stands up well to wear and tear.

This stunning white is an ideal choice for use in many areas of your home and on a wide variety of surfaces.

familyroom attic space painted in Benjamin Moore Oxford White

Oxford White Works For

  • Interior Walls
  • Exterior
  • Trim and Baseboards
  • Window Casing
  • Ceilings
  • Rooms with natural light
  • Rooms without natural light
  • Bathroom cabinets
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Homes with Shiplap
  • Open Concept rooms

Oxford White Undertones

Benjamin Moore describes Oxford White as ‘A classic bright white with the slightest cool cast.’ However, its main undertone is yellow or a warm undertone. There is also a touch of green to it. It also has a few other subtle undertones; shades of cream, yellow, and grey all combine to form an overall hue that is smooth and calming.

When placed against a cooler tone, Oxford White can look creamier or warmer in comparison. However, it is truly a very soft, muted white. With its subtle hints of color, Oxford White can be used as a neutral base wall color or paired with other colors as a trim paint to create a beautiful look in your home.

wood shiplap and wainscoting painted in Oxford White by Benjamin Moore

Light Reflectance Value (LRV)

The Light Reflective Value (LRV) of Oxford white paint is important to consider when selecting a color for your home. The LRV of Oxford white paint is 88.69, which indicates that it reflects most of the light that hits it. It also means it is a bright white, which makes it perfect for brightening up dark spaces or creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in any room.

dining room and front door painted in Oxford White by Benjamin Moore

Additionally, this high LRV ensures that Oxford white won’t fade over time as quickly as other colors with lower LRVs might. Oxford White has a classic, timeless look and is sure to be an ideal choice no matter what kind of space you’re looking to decorate.

It is actually one of my favorite paint colors to use for painted furniture, too!

Decor Styles Oxford White Fits

Oxford White is part of the classic color collection making it a favorite to both homeowners and interior designers. This classic white hue is perfect for creating timeless yet modern looks in any space and is truly suitable for almost any home decor style. The warm and inviting tones are ideal for traditional designs and a contemporary look.

Pergola on a back deck painted in Oxford White by Benjamin Moore

I have used this color inside our tiny house and as the interior color selection for our historic home. It looks great on both shiplap and bare walls and complements the wood tones throughout both homes.

Tiny House kitchen painted in Oxford White by Benjamin Moore

Paint Colors that Pair With Benjamin Moore Oxford White

Benjamin Moore’s Oxford White Paint is a classic white hue that can create a bright and airy feel in any space. When selecting a color palette for your home, several paint colors pair well with Oxford White. These include soft neutrals such as cream (Chantilly LaceOC-65), grey (Wickham Gray HC-171, and taupe(Horizon OC-53); bold hues like navy blue and forest green (Raintree Green CC-560); and vibrant shades like yellow or red.

By combining Oxford White with these complementary colors, you can create a beautiful color combination and an amazing ambiance for any space. If you are looking for similar colors or a similar white to Oxford white is White Dove OC-17; however, it is slightly cooler in comparison. White Heron and Cloud White are classic colors and beautiful color options.

Oxford White Benjamin Moore Exterior

Oxford White CC-30 is an ideal choice for those looking to add a timeless look to the exterior of their home. The fresh and crisp tones can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the design style.

Historic Victorian home painted with Oxford White By Benjamin Moore on the exterior

We painted the exterior of our Victorian home this color almost 12 years ago, and I STILL love it so much! We also used this same color on the fence and pergola of our backyard. This white looks amazing against the white snow in the winter but is still bright and beautiful in the summer, too.

With its soft, classic look, Oxford White is sure to be an excellent choice for any exterior you’re looking to paint.

victorian house painted in oxford white by benjamin moore on the exterior

Ceiling And Trim Paint To Pair With Oxford White

Oxford white is one of those paint colors that can be used as ceiling paint and trim color together! The differences in the sheen of the types of paint will be enough of a change for the paint to stand out.

Oxford white is also a beautiful color to use for trim in a room that is painted a different color. Its white tone is perfect when paired with other deeper wall tones or whites.

When paired with a traditional untinted white ceiling paint, Oxford white truly has a slightly yellow or off-white undertone.

I have used it in all of my homes and love the look of it. We used it as a ceiling and trim color in our first home, and now I have it as both my wall and trim color at my historic home and tiny house. Over time, I have found that the color fades to a deeper shade of off-white.

Tiny house shiplap interior painted in Oxford White by Benjamin Moore

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Oxford white too white?

Hmm, well this is a subjective question and of course a subjective answer. That depends on your own personal preference, but I would say Oxford White is the perfect shade of white.

Does Oxford white look GREY?

Oxford White is a clean, crisp white that leans towards a slight grey undertone at times when placed beside a color that pulls a tone of grey. Overall, it is a pure white tone, and it will not show grey. The best way to be sure of the color is to use a test sample. Check it in varying light situations throughout the day to see the true color.

Does Oxford white look green?

Although there is a very slight green undertone to Oxford white, the color shows as a pure, bright, multi-purpose white! In fact, green tones are wonderful complementary colors to paint with this shade of white.

Farmhouse kitchen cabinets painted in Oxford White by Benjamin Moore
Is Oxford white good for kitchen cabinets?

Yes! Oxford White has a very high light-reflective value (LRV), which makes it one of the best colors and white paints to brighten up a kitchen! It is good for kitchen cabinets, laundry cabinets, and even bathroom cabinets.
I painted our dark north-facing kitchen with Oxford White almost 12 years ago and still love how bright it is. We also painted the kitchen cabinets Oxford White; the color has been wonderful for touch-ups over the years. It is a bright white that still hides those dirty fingers and dings well!

Kitchen walls and kitchen cabinets painted in Oxford White by Benjamin Moore

Oxford White CC 30 Paint Details

So, what are your thoughts on Oxford White? Are you ready to paint your home with this shade and add it to your color favorites? Be sure to pin this post so that you can come back to it the next time you need to choose a white paint color.

I also suggest reading my guide to home colour selection before proceeding with your paint choice process. It will help you make the best decision for your interior paint colors!

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  1. I’m currently trying to find the perfect white for my north facing living room. I’m curious to what sheen you use on your walls. Flat, eggshell, satin? Do you also use the Oxford White on the ceiling? Thank you, and your decorating is beautiful!