Benjamin Moore Simply White (OC-117) is a warm, inoffensive white that’s used on walls, cabinets, trim, and ceilings in many homes. It was even crowned with the title of Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year in 2016!
Simply White is a lovely soft shade of white that looks terrific nearly anywhere. It will never look stark or cold. By the same token, it will never look too yellow.
Simply White is a very light white. I think the thing that makes whites feel “too white” is when they have blue undertones and appear cool and stark.
Simply White leans warm thanks to some yellow undertones. However, it’s just warm enough to look soft rather than yellow.
Consider using this shade for any room in your house! Since it’s light and soft, it’s extremely versatile and can look amazing when you use it for: Trim, Kitchen, Cabinets, and more.
Believe it or not, surrounding elements in your home can reflect their colors onto your white paint and affect the way it reads.
BM Simply White looks terrific with beige, gray, blue, green, red, and yellow. I would hesitate to pair it with another white and possibly some light creams.
LRV is an acronym for light reflective value. It’s simply a way of measuring how much light is reflected (instead of absorbed) by a particular shade. The LRV of BM Simply White = 91.7