Behr Falling Snow is a cool, clean white shade that is ideal if you want to brighten up a bedroom or entryway.
Take a look at Pinterest and you will quickly see all-white home decor palettes are still trending after all these years.
You almost can’t go wrong with the perfect shade of white paint. It goes with anything. Plus, much like gray paint, it blends just like the perfect neutral.
If you are trying to choose the perfect shade of white, your options can be a little overwhelming. While white paint matches with everything, it can be a little temperamental against other colors. It’s important to consider the paint color’s undertones, a room’s light and direction, and your style.
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Today, I’m going to share a shade of white paint that is the perfect color for an entryway or bedroom – Behr Falling Snow.
I love this color! We’ve used this color in a couple of places in our home. I’m loving the clean, crisp vibe it gives to our home’s color scheme.
We used this color for:
- The top half of our bedroom two tone walls
- The walls in the master bathroom
- The other walls in Cal’s little boy’s bedroom opposite of his mountain mural
Falling Snow paint color overview
Falling Snow is what I would call a crisp, clean color without the sterile vibe some shades of white give off. It’s a great cool white paint color for walls that doesn’t feel too stark!
This color is very similar to Behr Snowy Pine, which was used for all of the trim and doors at our 1st fixer upper.
Falling Snow would work well in rooms without a lot of natural light and makes moody colors like grays, purples, greens, and blues pop!
Since we have a lot of modern boho vibes in the house, I was a little concerned that this bright white shade would be too much of a contrast with our darker colors, but I found it flowed well with our modern boho decor.
This shade would play well with any decor style, especially farmhouse! Additionally, it would work well in bedrooms, bathrooms, and as a base for accent walls.
- Behr Paint Code: PPU18-7
- RGB: 240 240 233
- LRV: 87
- Hex Code: #F0F0E9
Is it a warm or cool white?
Behr Falling Snow is a cool white with a blue or gray undertone. This color could be a little temperamental and shift as other shades and decor are added, so be sure you’ve tested this color before painting the whole room.
When you are deciding on paint colors, I recommend noting how the sun enters the room as well as how the other colors in the room are reflected during different parts of the day.
While they all look similar in most hardware stores, grab some paint samples of the color in question and observe the room at different times of the day to get a sense of how it would look after you paint the room.
It’s also important to consider the amount of lighting you have in the room and the temperature of the lightbulbs. Test the color on all walls after you have the final lighting (and light bulbs) in the room to see how it will look.
Behr Falling Snow undertones
Per Behr, it has aqua undertones, but I’ve never felt like it’s looked blue or aqua on the walls. Again, this has a lot to do with the decor elements in the room as well as the natural and artificial light sources.
Sometimes this can pose decor challenges so keep this in mind as you are combining decor and paint colors.
LRV of Behr Falling Snow
Falling Snow paint has an LRV of 87, which is super high!
Light reflectance value is the amount of light that is reflected off of the paint color surface. The lighter (or more white) and color the higher the LRV – meaning that pure white has an LRV of 100 and pure black has an LRV of 0.
This means that this color will appear bright and vibrant once it’s added to the room.
Trim color that goes with Behr Falling Snow
Since this color plays so well with others, you could pair it with just about any color trim. This would look stunning against a high-contrast wood trim or with a similar shade of white trim or tile.
Throughout our home, it’s paired with a white-painted trim color – Snowy Pine by Behr.
Behr Falling Snow is a stunning white shade of paint and gives a fresh, clean feeling to any room. Much like with any other shade of white, it goes well with just about anything.
It pairs extremely well with richly colored hues like neutrals, royal blues, purples, and deep shades of green.
Sometimes, a white paint color next to high-contrast earth-toned shades could appear blue, almost like an unpainted primer. Keep that in mind as you are incorporating decor and other paint colors.
According to Behr Paint, here are other similar colors to Falling Snow that you might want to try out:
- Cauliflower (M340-1) – this is more yellow than Falling Snow
- Lychee (SE40-1)
- Snowfall White (GR-W09)
- Whisper White (HDC-MD-08)
- Fresh Popcorn (BWC-11)
Behr Falling Snow paint color review
Behr Falling Snow is a beautiful, bright white shade that will pair perfectly with just about any color scheme. From farmhouse to boho, this is an excellent choice to use for any decor style, as a base color for an accent wall, or as a whole room color scheme.
Do you have any other questions about this paint color?
Let me know in the comments below!
9 thoughts on “Behr Falling Snow | Paint Color Overview and Review”
How does this color (falling snow) compare with polar bear from home depot? Lighter?
Polar Bear is more of a creamier warm white when compared to Falling Snow, which is more of a cool white.
Hi I am LJ Steele and am renovating my front door stoop. Could i just paint it over? Or do I need to prep it? I have never done this and the last time it was don it was done by my dad who is now deceased. I have a bad right leg and am retired? Could I do this on a budget? Let me know. Your site is wonderful and friendly. Happy New Year to you and youra! LJ Steele
Hi LJ! I’m assuming the front door stoop is already painted, which is what that sounds like. If it is, we would recommend using a pressure washer to remove as much of the old paint as possible. Then be sure you are using paint made for outdoor floor spaces – like a Porch and Floor.
Hello! My entry way is a big wide tall hallway. Its pretty but doesn’t have a lot of natural light. The natural light that does get to it is from a few small windows by the front door and the windows in the living room. Would this white be good for this entry way? or do you have a recommendation? Someone recommended simply white at Sherwin Williams I’m not sure if you are familiar with that. And one other question, which white do you recommend for ceilings? Thank you!
Hi Tammy! I think that this color (Falling Snow) works good in spaces that don’t have a lot of natural light. For example, we used it in our Master Bathroom (photos in article) and it only has one small window. But, as always, I’d definitely recommend getting a sample and testing a small square in your room before moving forward with painting everything.
With regards to Simply White by Sherwin Williams, it is more of a “warm” white when compared to Falling Snow, which is a cool white. Simply White is very popular, but offers a different feel. If you’re trying to decide between the two, paint the samples side by side to really see the difference.
How does Falling Snow compare with Anderson? I am painting trim moulding (casing) around new Andersen 400 series white windows.
This was supposed to say with “Andersen White?”
Sorry I’ve never used the Andersen paints and I’m having trouble finding them on a Google search to compare. I would recommend getting samples before painting to test them. Best of luck in your project!