For those in need of constant change, fresh white walls offer up unlimited potential. They are the blank slate that can stand up to bold art or they can retreat to the background when adorned with pastels. As easily as they dazzle, white rooms can also be quiet and calm.

White rooms get a bad rap thanks to that yellow-y cream color all landlords seem to prefer, but luckily, shades and hues of white are plentiful. Each brings something special to the wall so we’ve asked 14 of the industry’s top interior design professionals to share their go-to white (and what makes it so special!). You’ll want to bookmark this one for your next home refresh. Flip through the slideshow to begin!