We can’t tell you how many times we hear a client frustrated over the number of whites to choose from and honestly, we can’t even blame them. Even with one of our favorite paint suppliers, choosing the best Sherwin Williams white colors can be confusing. No matter the brand, choosing a white paint color can be a nightmare, especially if you’re the type of person who already doesn’t feel all that comfortable with colors. No one wants to make the wrong paint color choice and if you’re trying to find the perfect white for your home painting project then you’re in the right place. Keep reading for the ultimate white paint color list, the last one you’ll ever need!
What to Know About White Paint?
Before you take the dive into a world of white there are a few things you should know. As we’ve already discussed there are a ton of white options out there however, very few of these will come across as true white. As you look through white paints you’ll see that a lot of them could be described as gray, beige, pink, blue, and so on. This is because nearly all whites have an undertone. Along with having varying undertones, it’s also important to note what a difference lighting makes. The natural and artificial lighting you have within a room along with fixed features and furniture can bounce light around and cast different colors on your white paint making it appear as though it’s a different color. Every color expert will urge you to get samples to test colors out before taking the plunge and this step is just as important when going white. You should purchase text quarts and paint a 2’x2’ swatch on a couple walls and review the color throughout the day to make sure it’s something you’ll love.
Best Sherwin Williams White Colors
Best All Over White: Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008
We had to start with Alabaster because it is easily one of our favorites! Alabaster reads as a crisp, true white with just the smallest hint of warmth. Warmth is an element you may want to look for in your white paint because it keeps the color from looking too sterile. Alabaster is perfect for multiple rooms to create a cohesive space or consider using it on your trim, paneling, brick, and doors for a slightly different take on those areas.
Best Cool White: Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005
You can’t talk about white paints without mentioning Sherwin Williams Pure White. Pure White has a slightly blue tinge to it which results in it looking like a very bright white. This is the perfect white if you are going for the ultimate, white white.
Best Off White: Sherwin Williams Natural Choice SW 7011
If you’re not completely ready to go with such an intense white Natural Choice might be perfect for you. This off white has both warm and cool undertones making it a beautiful neutral that can look very modern and simple. If you’ve got a contemporary or transitional style we definitely recommend giving this white a chance!
Best Modern White: Sherwin Williams Egret White SW 7570
Egret white is one of those whites that you might look at and say wait, is that gray? That’s because this white has a coolness to it that really makes it pop against crisp white trim. This is definitely a more modern color that will pair really nicely with lighter and cool toned wood floors and dark accents.
Best Gray White: Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014
Eider white gets described quite frequently as a light gray however, it is considered to be a white so we’re thrilled to include it here. It does have a slightly pink undertone so again, sampling this color will be really important to know if it will work in your space. We find that lighting will play a huge factor as far as whether this turns pink on you or not but if it doesn’t it is an absolutely beautiful color for bedroom and baths.
Is White the Right Color for My Home?
If you’re still questioning whether you’re ready to take the leap and paint your interior white then let’s talk through that. No matter if you choose one of these best Sherwin Williams white colors we’ve listed or a different white, white is generally a color associated with cleanliness, freshness, and promotes an open mind. When done right it’s simple, classic, and timeless. White might be right for you if you are looking to create a minimalist and cohesive space or if you’re looking to make a room feel light, bright, and airy. White looks beautiful in a well lit, open space but some people do find white too sterile (we’ve got some tips for that below). At the end of the day, most people either really enjoy white while others can’t stand it so, if you love the look of white paint then that’s probably a good indicator that white is right for you!
What’s the Best Color for Selling or Renting?
You guessed it, when it comes to selling or renting your home, white rooms are king. White rooms look better online and by painting the walls, trim, and ceilings all white in varying sheens your spaces will look bigger and more open. This creates a blank canvas for the new buyers or renters to really make the space feel like their own. This is also a great tip for dated kitchen cabinets! Rather than going for a full or partial remodel, consider updating your kitchen and bath cabinets with a fresh coat of white paint.
Which color would you like to hear about next? We’d love to hear from you! If you’d like more help in picking your colors for your home painting project, please contact us or give us a call at 720-370-3063.