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It’s classic for a reason. 5 Favorite Designer Whites

You want your home to look stylish, interesting and fresh. This is why I love to use white in my décor.

It’s simplicity can make your space appear bright and airy, adding instant elegance.  

This timeless color is a go-to color on many of my projects. But I also know all too well how overwhelming it can be to find the perfect white.

Modern white kitchen with large island in luxury home

Looking for a fresh coat of white paint on your walls or kitchen cabinets? Here are a few of my favorite colors for the wall:

1. Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White – I adore this crisp white for a fresh makeover. I often use this color at the shop, Village Antiques, and always keep a gallon on hand.

Color on the walls: SW Aesthetic White; Village Antiques 

2. Benjamin Moore White Dove – a classic white, you cannot go wrong with this lovely white

Kitchen in luxury home with white cabinetry.

Create the same look with White Dove

3. Benjamin Moore Marble White OC-34 – I love this creamy white and often use it when I’m working on a home that needs a warmer.

Interior design by Amitha Verma. Paint Color: Marble White

Interior design by Amitha Verma. Paint Color: Marble White

Interior design by Amitha Verma. Paint Color: Marble White

4. Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC-45.  A pretty white with a hint of soft gray. 

White kitchen design features large bar style kitchen island with granite countertop illuminated by modern pendant lights. Stainless steel appliances framed by white shaker cabinets . Northwest USA

5. Benjamin Moore White Wisp OC-54. I’m spilling my insider secrets here. This is one of my favorite trim color whites, especially when I’m working on color palette filled with grays and greens. If you’re working with gray tones in your home, use this color on your trim and cabinets!

6. My Favorite Furniture White

Before we started our paint line, I had the hardest time finding the perfect white paint for furniture. All of the wall paints were far too white for furniture. They would be stark white or worse, too yellow.

That’s what inspired me to create Chantilly White (named after beautiful Chantilly lace) chalk finish paint for furniture and cabinets. This warm white is the perfect furniture white.

Take a look at these before and afters. You can see here how a simple coat of Chantilly White can create a fresh, new style in your home.

Now I would love to hear your opinion:

Which color is your favorite white?

Did any of these surprise you?

Which one will you incorporate into your home?

Let me know in the comments below!

Till next time, keep making your home amazing and inviting with your design gifts!

In friendship,


P.S. You can get the same results when you learn how to makeover your furniture with my signature Chalk Finish Paint at one of our 4 upcoming workshops!

Some classes sell out fast so be sure to secure your spot now before you forget.

If you’ve already been to our instructor led classes, be sure to check out our beloved Paint-a-Piece Happy Hour!

Summer Classes

1. Beginners Hands-On Workshop Are you new to chalk painting? Would you love expert feedback while you work hands-on on a smaller project before you dive into that piece of furniture or your kitchen? Then this class is for you!

We’ll dive into beginner and advanced techniques that will give your furniture the professional POP and finishes to set it apart from the hobbyists and the amateur look.

You’ll learn how to paint like a pro, seal for long lasting finishes, and use our antiquing glazes to create furniture that looks antique and expensive…even if it’s brand new or a bargain find. You will learn how to master all our tools and our must have tips throughout the process.

You’ll also be shown the fundamentals of distressing. If you truly want to give your furniture that classic vintage style, then it’s absolutely VITAL you learn how to distress your paint.

You’ll leave the class with samples, your very own painted decorative object and the confidence to tackle those bigger projects and know how to do “right”.

Plus, you’ll learn 2 bonus tips that we don’t teach any other class!

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2. Advanced Hands-On Workshop- Get ready to skyrocket your painting skills to the professional level. In the pro class, you’ll learn 6 never before taught complicated designer paint finishes!

You will learn:

  • Pro distressing techniques and the fail-proof Amitha Verma Antiquing System to create an authentic finish
  • How to layer colors to add depth and brilliance to your furniture. You will learn not just one but TWO techniques the pros use
  • Whitewashing techniques and Amitha’s secret dilution formulations
  • Wet distressing
  • The secret to signature finishes like dry-brushing
  • Amitha’s treasure trove of favorite techniques to make an ordinary, flat piece come alive with detail (this should be its own class)
  • How to recreate the beautiful French Country Style on your own furniture.

* It is highly recommended you take the Beyond Basics or the Happy Hour course before enrolling for the Advanced Pro Class. We will jump right into several Advanced Techniques. Plus, you’ll get to leave with samples you can keep referring back to for years to come.

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3. Register for the FREE Fundamentals Deminar – New to the world of chalk furniture paint and want to see what is all about? Then this is the demonstration for you.

*Please note this is a demonstration only. If you want a hands-on experience we recommend the next workshop, The Beginners Hands-On Workshop.

You’ll learn the fundamentals about our products—everything from our step-by-step process to applying the paint, drying times, how to select colors that work best together, mistakes to avoid, and additional pro secrets and tips.

We guarantee that this workshop will let you recreate your favorite designer looks in under 2 HOURS (versus weeks). It’s our most popular option, and what we recommend to beginners.

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4. Paint-a-Piece Happy Hour Workshop. Just want to have some fun but still learn a thing or two? Then come in with the piece you want to paint and a certified Amitha Verma teacher will show you how to paint the right way. You’ll learn how to avoid costly mistakes, we’ll help you with color suggestions, show you how to apply sealer and antiquing glazes like a pro, and give you expert tips and guidance. Bring a friend, make it a ladies afternoon or personalized party event! Perfect for private parties or fundraising events!

What’s more, you’ll leave with a finished product!

All of our classes are small, with only a handful of people. This means you get personal attention no matter which class you choose.

But they fill up fast, so sign up now before your spot is gone! Click here to register:

In friendship,


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