We are wanting to paint our living area(farmhouse-one big room with kitchen, living, sitting and dining). Oooo Jamie, that makes me SUPER nervous as white tiles are ‘usually’ considerably more white than Alabaster and can serve to highlight the warmth of it. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ Thanks! You’ll notice that you’ll get a nice subtle shift from wall to cabinet to trim, just via the change in paint sheen! Hi Erica, it TOTALLY depends on your countertop, flooring and tile. Do you think this would be a mistake? The kitchen opens to the living room, so we decided to pain it all over. Does Alabaster work with warm and cool paint colors? Otherwise, check out BM White Dove . We are about to get brand new kitchen cabinets and I am frozen with fear about the color….AND that’s after hiring a local color consultant. I’m wondering if you have anything major to say about Whitetail? Would you paint the rafters in semi since its an architectural detail? We are building a daylight basement apartment for my mom. E-Design and Online Paint Colour Consulting, FULL COLOUR REVIEW of Sherwin Williams Pure White, And I would LOVE to show you some photos of this fab colour, but rely 99.9% on photos from my. Chances are the formula will be in high reflective or extra white base with a whole bunch of white tint and maybe a drop or two of something else. I ended up with SW Egret White on the painted wood floors of my old farmhouse. I’m stuck doing only SW colors, BM is not an option–sadly. Quick question…..We are painting our bathroom white and all the hardware is oil rubbed bronze. I like a cool, somewhat stark, clean look (no yellow or beige undertones at all). No, it’s not pure white as in absolutely-no-pigment-at-all white as white paint. It faces east so I don’t think any issues there, correct? Or, a totally different color? The ceiling is your tip typical off white drop ceiling panels with speckles. This color is perfect for cabinets if you are going for a white kitchen. Some find it a touch too light to be a ‘cream’. Hi Ruth! So at some points throughout the day, it appears darker than usual. Best I have found! =) Thanks. Hi Lee! Paint Finish Selection: We used Sherwin Williams Duration interior paint in a matte finish. THanks! 0 0. It’s also great for walls and trim. Thanks! Sherwin Williams claims Extra White is their “truest white”, which is not technically true. Would you suggest pure white for trim and cabinets or alabaster with 4 oz. Both can look nice with SW Alabaster or the more clean look of SW Pure White! The house does not get a lot of natural night and the formal living room has very tall ceilings. We’re hoping to paint the wainscoting white and the top part of the walls navy blue, so far our favorite navy shade is SW Commodore. Will this white work with anew grey as well as Sherwin Williams agreeable grey (which I am painting the rest of the house) too? Kylie I You could look at SW Pure White, but I’m definitely not a fan of mixing whites and would stick with Alabaster myself. So I want nothing with a gray undertone or green undertone. What is a nice white to paint kitchen cabinets with. A warmer white will make a space feel cozy, and cool tones will make a small space feel larger. It’s a timeless white that would make a great addition to any home! COOL WHITES: Paper White by Benjamin Moore Polo Malet White by Ralph Lauren Ultra White by Valspar Have you thought about a darker version of Mindful Gray, ie: SW Dovetail? If it were me, I might keep my whites consistent, so that I don’t have a cool white here, a warm white there, a dingy white there. Extra White by Sherwin Williams: If you are going for pure white and want your colors to pop off the walls, then this is your color! Extra White is a very bright white with a slightly cool undertone. It will be no easy feat as the ceilings are 10 ft. and the house 3200 sq ft! Thank you for doing the homework for the 4 best SW white paints, however most of your comments are negative towards rooms facing North. My cabinets are from the factory and the color of them is Sherwin Williams Pure White. I’m wondering whether you’ve used either of these and, if so, what your thoughts are for these colors on the exterior. My cabinets are also pure white. You insights have been so helpful! When it comes to personal questions like yours I do need to refer to my E-design. It is on the creamy side with a dose of yellow. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. ceiling color: extra white And you know, I had three other paint colours that I was going to chat about – Whitetail, Snowbound, and Ceiling Bright White, but they just didn’t fit in- they didn’t have enough flexibility or mass appeal (which is why I rarely refer to them in my E-designs). ~Kylie. Well often, ceilings aren’t finished quite as nicely as walls. We have narrowed it down to either Alabaster or Pure White for our cabinets/trim/doors, but can’t decide which! While our siding came in a factory-finish white, Extra White is a perfect match (I know because I painted the trim around the front door and it matches perfectly!). Based on reading your excellent article, please advise whether Alabaster would be my best choice and would go best with the following colors throughout the kitchen (and house): Pure White SW7005 (used throughout the kitchen on trim, doors and wainscoting), Accessible Beige SW7036 and Tony Taupe SW7038 (both on walls). Hi Cordie, thank you for the note1 You’ll find that there’s quite a different between those whites. Your email address will not be published. Hi Jennifer, I’m a BIG fan of SW Pure White, I just did a blog post on it, you should check it out It’s lovely with REpose too for a nice clean look and it will be MUCH easier to find a backsplash to coordinate with it compared to Alabaster which is softer/warmer . High Reflective White is pretty…darned…white – with only a WINK of softness. Hi Lee, I’m glad you found my site helpful and it sounds like you’re doing an AMAZING remodel! I think that Whitetail will be good for my kitchen cabinets but I’m not sure how it would look on the large scale. Any advice is appreciated!! May of 2012 I wrote a blog post called “What Color Should I Paint My Ceiling? What would be the correct sheen for Gray Owl that will be put on the interior wall of a rear north facing home? Painting the doors and trim would be a huge expense and I’d like to avoid that. If you ask some of the peeps at SW, they’ll tell you that Extra White is their most ‘white-white’, but if you ask ME, High Reflective White is PRETTY DAMN WHITE (and it’s all about me, so…). I want a warm crisp feeling so leaning toward Alabaster but not sure whether to do it on walls and cabinets. Pure White. For our new home being built, I am planning ‘Alabaster’ for walls and ‘Pure White’ for kitchen cabinets and doors. E-design Kylie M. Photo via JR Photography. Pure White is a more clean, white look whereas Alabaster has a softness to it. I’ve paint my living room with Wool Skein. Any other suggestions of a nice neutral white/off white for a whole house color? It’s for a stairway, so not he best lit area? So helpful!! They are pretty darn white against alabaster cabinet sample I have. Thank you!! And yes, Pure White is one of my fave go-to’s for flexibility, absolutely! Extra White is another great choice for trim and built-in cabinetry. Thank you. I stumbled upon your site as I am doing research on which white color to pick for the interior of my new home. Hi Angela, I would DEFINITELY do the same white on the cabinets/walls. Hi Amanda! I will still have white backsplash. If I were to pick THE one white…it would have to be BM White Dove , What color do you recommend for trim and doors with alabaster as the wall paint? Hi there, thanks for your post on which whites are best and where. Click on the above image to see my E-DESIGN packages! Really, it is very close to Alabaster, but lighter. Looking for just a calm airy beachy feeling as you walk in. Do you think Pure White is the most versatile white in all lighting for a traditional farmhouse (black shutters, red door, dark charcoal roof, tin porches)? I love this post! Hi Kylie, I love your blogs. This way I can see your countertop, flooring, exposure, etc… otherwise i’m TOTALLY just guessing! I find I don’t refer to it often, although it is a lovely neutral white/of-white! SW Extra White. Or with a color on the walls? ?I would be so grateful!Considering even ditching my white backsplash…, Oh Basia, that is a tough one! It is affordable and fun! Hello! Not only do you have to think about which undertones are hiding in them, but they’re also HUGELY susceptible to picking up reflections from the environment, such as: So, what is a girl (or guy) to DO? 6. The hardest part has been finding cabinet hardware to match the newer “Brushed Bronze” handles on the appliances, another warm tone. Hi Kylie! and see gray- to me they are beige bordering on brown w/some green…!). Hi Bob, yes High Reflective White can work if you are looking for a white without those flashy yellow/cream or even blue tones! The house is surrounded by green (fields & trees) and will reflect green April-October. Just finished post for. All the trim, doors, ceilings are SW Pure White. Our crown moulding and base boards are currently SW Extra White. Hi Deanna! If you are looking for a creamy white, Navajo White by Benjamin Moore will be perfect. The Simply White is quite creamy next to the Chantilly Lace. Great insight! Thank You! It seems that even a small amount of contrast just makes the appliances stick out like a sore thumb. The dining room and living room are all kind of connected. ~Kylie. Someone mentioned to me that it’s best to use a slightly off-white for the wainscoting but I’m worried that it won’t look as crisp – I’m also worried that if I do that, I’m married to using that color for the crown molding and the trim in the formal living room attached to the dining room, which I don’t really want to do. I appreciate your suggestions! Currently, it is Hathaway Gold by BM. I am thinking Pure White is the way to go. The only faucet we could find to match well was a DELTA TRINSIC in “Champagne Bronze”. Ya, I love Pinterest buddies! Btw…. I usually refer personal questions to my e-design, but without seeing the space, I can still say I’d probably lean toward Pure White. So none of those look good in a North facing room. Thanks for the information. Currently Renovating kitchen. In a room with cool colors, I find that either Pure White or Extra White work. What is a suggestion to match with my current furnishings? I’m also a BM White Dove fan…. But was wondering does snowbound have a pink undertone.’ Which white trim color will go best? I’ve learned so much from reading your posts. Thank you! I am painting my LR/DR a creamy white.. Can i do pure white cabinets and trim with alabaster walls throughout? We have a cathedral ceiling with stained wood. I would like to pick something that feels really fresh, and was considering some version of white or neutral, but I’m really struggling since I won’t have a chance to swatch anything. HI, this is so so helpful! . Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008. Kitchen is open but has North facing window!do you think I could get away with pure white?or simple white? Also, the room faces the east. However, would you suggest Alabaster or Pure White for ceilings in this scenario? It turned out to be the one we like the most in every room. The above options are whites that I refer to on a DAILY basis as they can satisfy any NUMBER of paint colours, surfaces and rooms! I am going remodeling my house and going with white cabinets in the kitchen. The vanity is an espresso color. ~Kylie. Hi Kylie, Are there 1000 whites?! Kylie, you’re one of my Go-to Pinterest paint “buddies”. Then, I can look aty our room, furniture, exposure, etc… otherwise I’m 100% guessing! Cabinet is oak right now but I am thinking of staining it a very dark expresso. First, it is Sherwin-Williams’ “true white.” Perfect, thank you for letting me know! I have a large 2 story entry (North Facing)that shares the same ceiling as the back, 2 story family room (South Facing). ~Kylie. I am also planning to accent living room wall with ‘Cyberspace’, and the kitchen island also Cyberspace’. The rooms are fairly small and somewhat dark. Generally with questions like this I do refer to my E-design, so I can actually see the space! I would be MUCH more inclined to keep going with the Pure White, so that you aren’t mixing things up too much. I painted my walls SW Alabaster and planned on painting my baseboards SW Extra White, which are Frazee Swiss Coffee. Those whites are great ones to look at – particularly Duck White! I’m a Sherwin Williams color consultant. I see from your posts that it may not be a great idea to mix the whites… Please advise… And thank you !! I would lean toward eggshell finish. The only tricky thing is that SOME paint stores don’t carry it – I have no idea why. May I share on my social? The Ultra Pure WHite I used, had a slight lustre to it. Others find it a wink too yellow or NOT yellow enough, so for you, it will just depend on the type of creamy look you’re going for! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. I’m a conservative, traditional girl when it comes to decorating. . If you go darker, you’ll be in the off-white range, not the ‘soft white’ range and the undertones can be a bit more noticeable. I am getting ready to paint ALL of my ceilings, doors and trim! And here’s how it looks next to Snowbound. I wish there was one that was bang-on! I know someone else previously asked you about what white to sue with sky-high walls but I wanted to revisit since our condo has a lot of windows and natural light. If you’d like me to take a look, I do have an affordable E-design service though that is fun. Dove white? Thank you in advance! I’ve so enjoyed reading this thread, Kylie! White paint in a home will give rooms a bright, airy feel. BTW, your demanding tone is rude and offensive, delete your comment. What’s a good white/off white that will corner up to agreeable grey but has bright white basboards. Also, I want to go with a mostly white countertop and backsplash maybe with some grey. Will this be okay or should I switch one color? Clean and pure, ULTRA PURE WHITE® is the color we use when emphasizing the textures and structure of a space. And yes, I can see how Egret might do that. We want the farmhouse neutral but we have to paint the entire interior house the same color. This 5 part series with amazing tips and tricks will be delivered FREE to your inbox! Well, I think that sounds lovely! Hi , love your blog. Behr Ultra Pure White. Love your posts and humor, reading for a while now, over and over and over again. When it comes to questions like yours, I actually created an Edesign business – this way I can look at photos/questionnaire and come up with ideas that work, otherwise I’m TOTALLY guessing on what things look like on your end! 5. Thank you again! Have you ever mixed half Pure White and half High Reflective White? Was that hard for your painter to get mixed? Extra White looks great with the quartz but it just feels too stark. I HATE it. I wouldn’t go too stark white with Alabaster walls as Alabaster could make the cabinets look too icy…. My goal is to help you find your happy place! We have a transitional style brick home and just bought GE Café Appliances in the new MATTE WHITE with Brushed Bronze handles for a total kitchen remodel project. Are there any white that combines with Wool Skein and Agreeable Grey? Hi Bonnie, actually I’m a HUUUGE fan of Creamy, I have it in the upper and lower floors of my own home – south and north facing! The lovely reception area of Eddins Counseling, SW Alabaster with BM Gray Owl walls. I wish I would’ve read this post before I went with her suggestion. The cabinets are painted the same crisp white (Pure White (SW7005) by Sherwin-Williams) that coats as the wall and vaulted ceiling. We are getting ready to redo our kitchen. I hope I have a quick question for you. ~Kylie. Hi Kylie, just out of curiosity, if I were wanting to paint my whole house interior one white and one trim color – regardless of direction of light – what would that color combo be? Alabaster is a lovely warm white! Thank you! However, I’m wanting to paint my powder a bit dramatic, unexpected. .do I carry Pure White to the ceiling, built-ins, & shiplap so that the space is unified with the same white paint? Polyhistor. I’ve narrowed it down to Alabaster and Shoji White. Hello! The ceilings are stained wood, and they are cathedral. We have an open kitchen living room combo with high ceilings with three big windows and a window door facing east and one window in the kitchen facing west so we get lots of light. Hi Bonnie! Appreciate the info! There is a large bay window. It reminds me of a crisp white shirt and a pair of khaki pants…. However, we don’t want anything too stark/bright. We are purchasing a beach home and want to redo the interior paint. Your thoughts I am getting ready to paint my small kitchen all white including ceiling, trim, walls, cabinets. Thanks for all your help, I love your posts! The sales person at SW suggested to choose between Pure White and Extra White. Hi Sian! Why doesn’t anyone seem to mention east and west facing rooms? Any suggestions on other types of white paint to use? I was looking for a very cool white to go in the space to play off of all the natural light that pours in. I am leaning toward High Reflective White. Navajo White Benjamin Moore. My house is south facing so it gets a tone of light. The 2 story family room faces north towards the bay and has a large palladium window. I’m often challenged with matching white paint color to manufactured white cabinetry, porcelain fixtures & tile etc. She has chosen Sherwin Williams sky high, a very light, cool blue for every room walls and wants white trim. I have chosen KraftMade Bonsai (soft sage-y green uppers), honey spice maple base cabinets. Cabinets, trim, doors, walls. All the trim and cabinets are Extra white and the walls are mega greige and ceilings worldly gray. SHERWIN WILLIAMS PURE WHITE (SW7005) Pure White is a crisp white with just a little bit of warmth making it perfect for when you are looking for a true white that isn’t blue/stark. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/. Would love your opinion on this – we just purchased a house with beautiful wainscoting in the formal dining room. Heather! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ Any help would be most appreciated. We our building a house here in AZ. The cabinet company uses SW Alabaster and Bright White. That is done with a little blue tone. Would it work with agreeable gray? High Reflective White is great, but it is ‘pretty darned white’. Whitetail IS pretty, but has a decent amount of yellow in it – too much for Agreeable if you ask me. Hi Kylie! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/. I am doing a white cabinate kitchen, with a small amount of grey top, with SW Big Chill on the walls. Would Alabaster cabinets, trim, and ceilings go with White Duck walls? In a more broad sense, is it preferable to try to match the cabinets to the white appliances as closely as possible? So we want to brighten up the house! I have tons of light & high ceilings. I have also loved Creamy for years now and wondering if this might work better. Do you think eider white would look good for the trim? Extra White is lovely, it is a coool white and will fresh and crisp for sure! Your site is SO incredibly helpful and has helped me narrow our choices down to 2 but I’m still a bit stuck. Thank you! 4 years ago. The floors are a medium honey walnut. ~Kylie. I want to go more light and neutral but my furniture and decor are gold and warm tones (brown). have you painted yet? LRV, or Light Reflecting Value, is the number that refers to how light or dark a color is on a scale of 0-100. Hi Kylie! We have a very open concept, modern style house with lots of windows.. trying to keep it fresh and airy, without be too stark. Benjamin Moore’s Decorator White isn’t our favorite for walls- but it’s our go-to for ceilings and woodwork. Also, what do you think about painting the brick backsplash white too? My walls are BM Simply White and trim is BM Chantilly Lace. for this reason you might want to do a primer coat first and save a 3rd or possibly 4th coat of paint – primer is cheaper! Pure White is the white we used in our master bedroom. Despite its name, Sherwin Williams Pure White isn’t really pure. However, we have white subway tile backsplash, white trim, red oak floors, and a tan/black marbled granite countertop. I mean I can throw BM Simply White or White Dove at you, but without knowing the rest, they are only guesses! Looking at the tiny sample, Pure White can look a bit flat. If you are looking for a soft white with depth for a north facing room (kitchen cabinets) do you have to go with something with a lower LRV to prevent that flat look (something like Shoji White?) Finally, would you put whichever white is chosen for cabinets/trim/doors on ceilings as well, or go with another ceiling white? Casual cool feel with brown floors and natural tones for the furniture. If so, which white would you go with? Thanks so much for your very informative site! Hi Kylie! We are moving into a condo on a high floor with a lot of windows and natural light. or any other SW white color? Hi, Kylie. ~Kylie. Are you against painting north facing rooms white? Would you lean to Pure White or Allabaster? Hi CJ! I’m concerned that this will be a lot of white, even with a contrasting counter and backsplash. Should I do the trim and wainscoting in Extra white semi gloss or reflective light semi-gloss? suggestion this color, & yet I am told it is very popular. I spent the past few years recommending colors in the Agreeable Gray to Accessible Beige range, but this year, I am loving white. I’m always hesitant to mix n’ match whites/undertones. Thank you!! I have dark walnut trim throughout. Also, what do you think of SW Snowbound for my situation (see previous reply for more info)? Maybe just a computer translation issue, but I’m going for just a light cream (probably not as yellow a SW Creamy) that will slightly contrast with whiter trim. Check out Sherwin Williams Snowbound. I’m in search for a white to paint my kitchen cabinets. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ HOWEVER…check out SW Pure White I’m worried that SW Pure White might look too stark on the ceilings – I have to pay someone, so I really can’t go back once it’s done, My taste is classic/traditional…with a little Pottery Barn/Ballard Designs mixed in. Hi Kylie! Any recommendation? My floors are dark and I was thinking a brighter white would look better. Not sure which white is best for you and your home? Thank you!! Well, north facing light is tricky and when it comes to white, it’s just not the easiest to put in there! Facing north has me worried. Extra White reads cooler and sharper than Pure White does. Hi Kylie! lots of landscaping. The only way for me to give GOOD advice is via my E-Design, which is affordable and fun, especially just for 1 room! Read more: FULL COLOUR REVIEW of Sherwin Williams Pure White. I hope that helps! I was just wondering why Alabaster would likely go flat in a north facing room? Thank you for this wonderful guide. Thinking of using Alabaster white for kitchen cabinets, dark espresso island, medium/dark wood floors. Would you recommend doing the trim the same or another white color? . Shoji white, west highland white, and incredible white. Based on another of your great posts, I’m leaning toward White Duck for my open kitchen/great room. Ooo! That clearly puts us in your “low contrast” white kitchen palette– which I noticed in another interesting article you wrote on white kitchens. I try to give as much free info as i can on my blog posts, but if that doesn’t work, it might be time for a closer look. Extra White is pretty stark, so you were wise with going with Pure White if you wanted something softer. Your finish article is so helpful too. Traditional: Antique White 6119 by Sherwin-Williams. Thinking of painting the walls extra white as well! I opted to steer away from the bright white color simply because the builder used High Gloss Extra White on everything and it made it look cheap. Our builder only offers shoji, simple, & alabaster as the builder grade paint with extra white to normally only be a trim color. There’s more to consider, such as exposure, amount of natural light, furnishings, etc…and I don’t like to just guess! I also have a blog post re: Can I Paint My North Facing Room White, which you might find helpful! Simply White has a more noticeable, cleaner yellow undertone. I found you when trying to figure out a white to paint my kitchen cabinets – you are awesome! ???????????? Shoji White is beautiful, but closer to the off-white collection. Hi Shawn! Help me please, I love your white posting and I really struggling as I have this 80’s interior trim throughout my whole house that would be too difficult to paint as they go with custom Pella window colors. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/. thanks for your posts. I have rooms with all exposures. Extra White is a favorite white of mine for several reasons. 2. This hint of blue puts Extra White firmly in the cool category of paints. But my contractor uses SW. It’s perfect for trim, doors and cabinets. To confuse everyone as much as possible, Benjamin Moore went ahead and named a color “Pure White”. It’s just classic. Your blog is great. Thanks so much! The thing you have going for you is that light reflects differently off of horizontal surfaces compared to vertical, so the floor will generally look lighter than it normally would. Extra White is cool, with bluish undertones. Hi Jenny, thank you for your note! Home decor, DIY projects and easy recipes, Home » Home Decor » Sherwin Williams Extra White (SW-7006), Home Decor Paint ColorsLast updated: November 17, 2020 | by: Jenna Shaughnessy leave a comment. What color for ceiling? Thank you, Hi Laura! Hi! Pure White is often a safer bet or EVEN the warmer SW Alabaster, which JUST pushes my comfort zone a tiny wink – but it far less yellow than Whitetail! If that doesn’t help, it might be time for me to take a closer look, which is where I’d refer you to my Edesign! Pure Whites. Well, I’m a HUGE fan of Pure White, especially for a crisp clean, but not ENTIRELY harsh look, as Pure White has one weeee little ounce of yellow in it. The kitchen counter is Montgomery by Cambria. I have Agreeable Grey with Extra White and I LOVE it. 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