The Most Popular White Paint Colours

90 per cent of our clients choose white paint colours for their interiors. It’s no wonder the biggest paint brands offer hundreds and hundreds of shades of white.

If you’re looking for the perfect white but are not sure where to start, we suggest checking out the following six white paint colours by Dulux. These are the top picks among our customers that use our free colour consultant, and they come out looking light, bright, and fresh every time.

1. Dulux Lexicon

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What is the most popular white paint color? Dulux Lexicon is a definite contender for the top white paint colour. With a touch of black in it, Lexicon gives off a sophisticated blue-grey tint, which pairs wonderfully with the dark floors in our client’s home pictured above. Ideal for modern homes, Lexicon is a fool-proof, neutral cool-toned white.

Dulux Lexicon is a great exterior option, too, especially if you are looking for Queenslander house colours.

2. Dulux Natural White

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Located in Bardon, the home pictured above was in need of a freshen-up. The client went with Dulux Natural White, which was a fantastic choice. Natural White is a softer shade of white that pairs beautifully with warm-toned woods.

3. White on White

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More cool-toned than Natural White, White on White is a great option if you’re after a clean, true white that isn’t too stark.

4. Antique White USA

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Antique White USA is a Dulux white with a warm undertone. The result is a rich, creamy colour that adds cosiness to any space. Antique White USA is a gorgeous choice for older, more traditional properties.

5. Hog Bristle

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Hog Bristle is even richer than Antique White USA. With a deeper undertone, Hog Bristle is more of a beige or sand colour.

6. Whisper White

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Another stunning warmer-toned option, Whisper White is a little brighter than Antique White USA but maintains a warmth and creaminess.

7. Dulux Stowe White

Dulux Stowe White's creamy, yellowish undertones add warmth to the colour scheme, making it a great choice for both interior and exterior applications.

8. Dulux White Dune

Homeowners have increasingly favoured White Dune as a popular choice alongside Stowe White, thanks to its creamy colour with subtle undertones of green. This white shade complements browns and greys exceptionally well.

Is white still a popular colour in 2023?

White, being a timeless colour that never goes out of style, continues to be a favourite, even as sage and emerald gain popularity as wall colours in 2023.

The latest trend though encourages choosing a warmer shade of white over a stark, cold one.

White has a wonderful way of highlighting your room and effortlessly blending with various other colours, making it a popular choice that stands the test of time.

What is the best white for ceilings?

Choosing white for the ceiling is a wonderful option as it effortlessly complements any colour you pick for the room, making it an excellent choice. Moreover, it has the amazing ability to create a feeling of spaciousness and brightness in the room, adding to its overall appeal.

For a flawless look, Dulux Ceiling White is the perfect choice. It provides a smooth finish that effectively hides imperfections. With its low reflectivity, you can enjoy a flat appearance that contributes to a beautiful overall finish. Specifically designed for ceilings, this paint has a thicker consistency, minimising the chances of splatters and drips during application.

To enhance the illusion of higher ceilings even more, consider painting the entire room in the same shade of white and installing trims and mouldings.

Need help selecting the perfect white?

Choosing from the hundreds of white paint colours on the market is a serious challenge. That’s why we treat our clients to a complementary Dulux colour consultancy service. They are professionals and can help you select a white that will complement your home and décor. Get in contact today on 07 3829 5735 or fill out the form on this page, and we’ll be in touch soon.

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  1. Avatar for Roshan Baral Roshan Baral on 11/10/2020 at 7:17 am

    hi,, i am looking a color for cladding that goes well with black brick.

    • Avatar for Louise Kraudelt Louise Kraudelt on 11/11/2020 at 12:04 am

      Hi Roshan,

      If you are looking for a contrast colour to go with the black bricks any neutral white colour would go well

      If you are looking for a similar shade to go with the black any light grey colour will also suit

      There are sooooo many whites out there and best thing to do is get sample pots and apply the colours next to the black bricks to see which one you prefer best.

  2. Avatar for Cecily Cecily on 02/16/2021 at 10:03 pm

    Hi. I am looking for a white paint that is the closest to Antique White USA but with a bit less yellow in it. I still want a warm soft white no deeper in tone than Antique White. I had Antique White USA in my previous house and it suited all my furniture just fine but this time, with same furnishings, I want a more modern or fresh look. I still have sand coloured tiled floors etc in new place, so I want to peg back the yellow on the walls a bit (yellow is not my favourite colour). The floors and furnishings are such that I can’t go to cool wall colours or blue / grey whites (much as I’d like to). Thanks for an advice you can give me. Regards, Cecily

    • Avatar for Ana Ana on 04/17/2022 at 11:51 am

      Hi Cecily I am in exactly the same boat and wondering if you found the right white in the end and how you found it. Many thanks Ana

      • Avatar for Cecily Cecily on 08/06/2023 at 4:00 am

        Hi Ana. Sorry it’s taken so long to reply. I’ve only just looked at this website again. I’m not aware of any reply to my enquiry. I ended up choosing natural white and was disappointed. They say it’s a warm white but looks like a cool white on my walls and seems to throw a tinge of green colour, depending on the light. Not what I wanted. Too late to change it. Others don’t seem to notice. However, the painter noticed it so it wasn’t my imagination. How did you go? Cecily

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