White vs Ivory resume paper comparison: choosing the best resume paper color

Best resume paper colors

As a print shop that specializes in resume printing, we print a lot of resumes on resume paper. It's literally all that we do. We're here to help you choose the best resume paper for your next interview or career fair, whether your print with us or not. 

Resume Paper is a premium type of paper with a special texture, premium cotton composition, and heavier paper weight. White resume paper and ivory resume paper are the two most common resume paper options. These classic resume paper colors offer professional polish and are easy to find. Almond resume paper is a third resume paper color option that is a bit less common, but delivers that same level of polish without straying too far into unusual colors. As you probably know, you'll want to avoid pastels or other unusual colors the next time that you print your resume. 

White resume paper offers elevated quality above your everyday copy paper because it has special paper texture, special cotton composition, and heavier paper weight. In terms of its style, white resume paper is clean, crisp, and modern. When selecting white resume paper, consider one with cotton composition, paper weight 24 - 32 lb, and a linen texture to give that clean but noticeable first impression.  

We really like Southworth's 32 lb white resume paper, linen-textured. Their 24 lb business paper linen-textured is also excellent. 

Ivory resume paper leans more traditional and formal than white resume paper. It's less subtle than white resume paper, signaling your professionalism,  and attention to detail more immediately. The texture of the linen is more visible on ivory paper than it is on white resume paper, making it more obvious that you are printing on premium paper. The old saying is that ivory resume paper helps your resume stand out in a stack at a career fair. Consider that even lighter weight ivory resume paper (e.g., 24 lb) will still have an elevated look and feel over regular copy paper.

favorite ivory resume paper option here comes in 32 lb variety with linen texture, though if you poke around you can find few varieties that come with either a smooth texture (rather than linen) and a lighter 24 lb paper weight.

Almond resume paper is a harder-to-find alternative to ivory and white resume paper. Almond resume paper delivers a unique first impression that is still highly professional. This resume paper color isn't as popular, so you typically can only find this variety online. Southworth carries a very cool almond style here. Almond resume paper strikes a perfect balance between being unique but still highly professional and polished. You can see almond contrasted with white and ivory resume paper in the image embedded at the top of this post. 

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