Color of the Month: Smoky White

A Farmhouse style home, the entire house body is painted in a white color called Smoky White.

Spring is a time for new beginnings, a time to shake off the remaining bits of winter and embrace things that are lighter and brighter. Spring cleaning is one way to lighten up your space, but so is spring painting. Our April color of the month is a versatile neutral you’ll love in your home on the walls, on the trim, and the cabinets. Smoky White BWC-13 is a decorating dream,

Smoky White is welcoming when used on the inside or outside of your home. It provides the perfect touch of creaminess in shiplap-style on a modern farmhouse exterior.

The top view of a paint can with a half dipped paint brush, the liquid paint inside the can is an off-white color called Smoky White.

Smoky White is a Color Trend 2021 all-star. It is a soft color with a touch of warmth that evokes purity and serenity. It is a comforting white that works well as a standalone or as a supporting neutral.

In a cozy loft bedroom painted  Smoky White, the light is amplified and creates the feeling of a warm and cozy sanctuary.

A cottage style bedroom the shiplap on the wall is painted in an off-white paint color called Smoky White.
walls/trim: Smoky White BWC-13

Smoky White paint adds a modern touch to a classic cottage style bathroom. Used in high gloss sheen for the bead board walls creates a light-filled atmosphere.

Cottage Style bathroom, the bead board on the wall is painted in all white paint. The bathtub and tile are also white.
walls: Smoky White BWC-13

Smoky White is a neutral choice for furniture that invites a rainbow of contrasting colors as accents. It pairs particularly well with warm tones like Cellini Gold HDC-CL-18.

Traditional hallway painted in Smoky White.  A white cabinet is placed in the center, the accent color on the furniture piece is a mid-tone yellow called Cellini Gold.
wall: Smoky White BWC-13 furniture accent: Cellini Gold HDC-CL-18

A white kitchen gets a modern farmhouse update with cabinets painted in Smoky White. This soft and inviting light neutral pairs perfectly with warm wood tones found on shelves, countertops, and floors.

Farmhouse style Kitchen with a small dining table. Walls are painted in the color Smoky White.
walls/ceiling: Smoky White BWC-13

It’s easy to enjoy the serenity that Smoky White brings to living area.  It is particularly comforting when paired with furniture created in dusty pastel tones. Smoky White won’t overpower the subtle, soothing softness of lighter shades. Whether you are enjoying a cozy firelit evening by yourself or entertaining with others, you’ll love the comforting feel of Smoky White on the walls.

Modern Scandinavian living room interior. Home décor. Interior design. Template. Ready to use.
wall: Smoky White BWC-13

Smoky White is the perfect off white for trim from baseboards to door frames to wainscoting. It adds a relaxing element to wood accents while emphasizing detail and architecture.

Stylish interior design of living room with modern furniture, decoration and elegant accessories in home decor.
lower wall: Smoky White BWC-13 upper wall: Dayflower MQ3-54

To learn more about Smoky White and explore the entire BEHR® Color Trends 2021 Palette visit or your local Home Depot store.

Colorfully yours,


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Comments (28)

  • Ashley H says...

    Great article. I love Behr’s descriptions, visuals and decorating ideas!

    • Diana Olvera says...

      Hi Ashley – thanks for visiting the Colorfully BEHR Blog, we’re glad you enjoyed this article.

      Colorfully yours,

  • Regina says...

    Thinking of smokey white for my bedroom with canyon dusk accent wall. What color do you recommend for the ceiling?

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Regina, thank you for visiting our blog!
      You can do Canyon Dusk as an accent wall and for the ceiling you can do Polar Bear 75.

      Hope this helps!
      Colorfully Yours,

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