Hope that helps! Would you lean to Pure White or Allabaster? Do you think that would be ok for the walls? Traditional: Antique White 6119 by Sherwin-Williams. I hope that helps! Well often, ceilings aren’t finished quite as nicely as walls. Im looking for a soft white with no pink undertones. How about Alabaster with 4 ounces of white added to each gallon, this can clean it up JUUUUST SLIGHTLY. Click on the above image to see my E-DESIGN packages! It has a warmth to it that’s grounded by a neutral base so it isn’t overly creamy. Right now I was thinking Delicate White from Pittsburgh Paints? Extra White is most commonly used for trim and ceilings, but I have seen it used as a wall color, too. Thank you for doing the homework for the 4 best SW white paints, however most of your comments are negative towards rooms facing North. Hi Jamie, thank you for your note! I am considering SW CREAMY 7012. Hi Jena! We are purchasing a beach home and want to redo the interior paint. ~Kylie. BTW, your demanding tone is rude and offensive, delete your comment. 2. Actually, I’m finding that working with these white appliances more challenging that I would have imagined! I have dark walnut trim throughout. Helen. So you’re thinking of Repose Gray with Greek Villa? Does Alabaster work with warm and cool paint colors? To the point that my husband suggested painting the rainbow of 15 stripes that I had painted in multiple areas of our house throughout. Thanks for your comments, Hi Gina, thank you for your note! Read more: FULL COLOUR REVIEW of Sherwin Williams Pure White. Considering a grey painted island (SW Cityscape) with white top, Corion or granite , with some greys in it. I’m looking for a softer white that isn’t so bright. Sherwin Williams claims Extra White is their “truest white”, which is not technically true. 4. 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. Then, I can look aty our room, furniture, exposure, etc… otherwise I’m 100% guessing! SMH. I have Agreeable Grey with Extra White and I LOVE it. It seems that even a small amount of contrast just makes the appliances stick out like a sore thumb. There is a large bay window. What SW white would you recommend for kitchen cabinets with gray veined quartz counter tops and dark brown bamboo flooring? Our cabinets are pure white and though the rest of our walls are Mindful Gray but I eventually want to repaint them white or at least a lighter gray or griege. Would you do same white dove in different sheen or a different white? However, it is not a bright white. ~Kylie, I am less than a month away from a major remodel. My Renesaince men of many traits is also a painter and learning with me! I am not looking for stark stark white but don’t want to go dull/creamy,yellow side as well. I am getting ready to paint ALL of my ceilings, doors and trim! Your site is SO incredibly helpful and has helped me narrow our choices down to 2 but I’m still a bit stuck. I am doing a white cabinate kitchen, with a small amount of grey top, with SW Big Chill on the walls. E-design Kylie M. Photo via JR Photography. If that interests you, it sounds like you would be in the $45 Single room package, if the kitchen isn’t an in Open Layout. The vanity is an espresso color. ~Kylie. Thanks a lot, Misha. Extra White is only a bit brighter than Pure White, with an LRV of (86), although it comes across as brighter because it’s purer white, with a slight blue undertone. Your thoughts What color would you suggest for a tiny bit of glowing but not yellow , white for walls? I want to paint my maple cabinets white too (yes, I love white and bright), what color would suggest I paint the cabinets? Should we do that with Alabaster too? We plan to pain the whole house with it: Basement, 1st & 2nd floor, both walls and 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. The rooms are fairly small and somewhat dark. This versatile palette contains the least amount of undertone, so choosing accent colors in the form of paint, furniture and decor is not only made easier, but more fun! When they say Ultra Pure White, they mean it! Paint Finish Selection: We used Sherwin Williams Duration interior paint in a matte finish. How does SW Pure white compare to BM Simply White and BM Chantilly lace? We got to see shoji & simple in the models and they just ended up looking dingy in the corners and darker areas of the home. Great insight! Alabaster WON’T act like white on the small OR the large scale. SW 7006 Extra White Interior / Exterior. I definitely want a change from the alabaster and think I like pure white quite a bit but haven’t seen it terribly large scale like it will be on my cabinets. Extra White 7006 by Sherwin-Williams. suggestion this color, & yet I am told it is very popular. Best White Paint White Paint Colors Paint Colors For Home White Paints Wall Colors House Colors Neutral Paint Room Colors Best Interior Paint. 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! You’ll find that Alabaster will neutralize a bit more in that eastern light, whereas it would have warmed up to it’s normal warm off-white self in a south facing space…overall it will be a soft, subdued whiteish looking colour…. The ceiling is your tip typical off white drop ceiling panels with speckles. If you have texture, sheen will enhance it and make it look busier. If the front of your home is north, I might do a slightly softer white, say Pure White… I am doing a new build and am at the point ( and pressure) of selecting paint colors. The ovens also have some black glass and stainless on the range top, as well as the golden bronze toned handles. Hi CJ! The color is SW – Greek Villa. The condo is not formal. I’m not sure what color to do the ceiling. Snowbound has gray and slightly beige undertones. Maybe ask to see Alabaster darkened by 25%, adding just a touch more body to it…. We have narrowed it down to either Alabaster or Pure White for our cabinets/trim/doors, but can’t decide which! Hello! Appreciate the info! Floor is Nutmeg stained oak. I just had my kitchen cabinets painted and the woman was extremely persistent that we go with SW Extra White. If you have northern or eastern exposure, Alabaster might be a wink nicer…I also have an E-design service for questions like yours if you’d like me to take a look! Hi Christy, you BET, that is exactly what I’d do! When it comes to personal questions like yours I do need to refer to my E-design. You’ll notice that you’ll get a nice subtle shift from wall to cabinet to trim, just via the change in paint sheen! So helpful!! It’s a neutral white that will go unnoticed making it perfect for ceilings. I think that Whitetail will be good for my kitchen cabinets but I’m not sure how it would look on the large scale. Extra White is cool, with bluish undertones. My house is south facing so it gets a tone of light. Also, which white and sheen should we use for the trim and ceilings? (and btw, I do have a blog post on the best BM white paint colours too, if that helps . Any thoughts are appreciated. Despite its name, Sherwin Williams Pure White isn’t really pure. Saved by Trusted-Treasures. I have SW 9163 Tin Lizzie in the the LR & DR (north facing rooms), and SW7548 Portico at 125% in the entry & family room, and SW7640 Fawn Brindle (south facing rooms). Pure White, on the other hand, has an LRV of 84. Are they always dingy? If you have an opinion on the black for the shutters I’d love that too! My cabinets are from the factory and the color of them is Sherwin Williams Pure White. I hate the yellow that comes out when you go too creamy and just wondering if there’s a happy medium for north facing rooms that give depth without the yellow. Thank you in advance for your help! You betcha, in fact, I usually recommend doing that! Shoji White is beautiful, but closer to the off-white collection. Thank you so much ???? The walls are currently are a gold/brown. Is there any other white I could use on just the baseboards that will pop with the Alabaster and look good with the doors. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ Our tiles are also in the creamy/beige family. Hi Kylie, The only faucet we could find to match well was a DELTA TRINSIC in “Champagne Bronze”. You are most welcome, thank you so much for letting me know! I haven’t seen you Extra White is only a bit brighter than Pure White, with an LRV of (86), although it comes across as brighter because it’s purer white, with a slight blue undertone. 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! I want to paint my south facing living room an off white by either BM or SW. If it were me, I wouldn’t mix my whites too much. May of 2012 I wrote a blog post called “What Color Should I Paint My Ceiling? I lean towards doing the same white on both, so there’s not a shift in undertones. I’ve been looking at the LRV as a guide, but I do want it to be a very bright space. I have a cabinet color question for you. I have a large 2 story entry (North Facing)that shares the same ceiling as the back, 2 story family room (South Facing). Hi Barbara! Thank you struggling with white I’m doing a new build and love alabaster. My husband and I are building a house and after reading your blog I think we have decided to paint the whole house Alabaster white. What would be the correct sheen for Gray Owl that will be put on the interior wall of a rear north facing home? We have a black roof. Wondering your opinion on choosing a white ceiling paint when the walls are also white. If it were me, I’d hit up SW Pure White which IS white, but not as stark as traditional builder whites . https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ We are building a daylight basement apartment for my mom. 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! Hi Kylie. I’m looking at SW Shoji, Egret or Duck white because I like the bit of grey in it as it tones down the warms from the ceiling. If you have a beautiful flat ceiling, any paint finish beyond flat needs to be applied PERFECTLY otherwise with natural light, you will likely see flashing and it can look slightly garish! Do you think doing everything (ceilings, trim, walls) the same color (different sheens) throughout the house will work? I’ve read from beginning to end. Our builder only offers shoji, simple, & alabaster as the builder grade paint with extra white to normally only be a trim color. Cabinets, trim, doors, walls. 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! I don’t see that flash of warmth OR that flash of cool, making it versatile and easy to work with if your home sways from warm to cool tones throughout (Pure White is also flexible like this). Please just ask if you would like to borrow any of my images (with full credit) and I’m sure that I’ll be happy to oblige. Have you thought about a darker version of Mindful Gray, ie: SW Dovetail? It is on the creamy side with a dose of yellow. It reminds me of a crisp white shirt and a pair of khaki pants…. Hi Angela, I would DEFINITELY do the same white on the cabinets/walls. Wall color: colonnade grey And in the end, if you can’t get a match that you feel confident with, I’m sad to say I wouldn’t do it . Although we have enjoyed the color, we are ready for a change and thought about painting the room Alabaster by SW. What are your thoughts? West: https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/the-best-paint-colours-for-west-facing-rooms/ It is very creamy and warm and I love it. I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Don’t have BM Store around, road trip needed, and I am truly amateur but it will drive me crazy if things would clash…yellow cabinets agains the backspash?or to stark? The walls and everything is white now and appear very dingy. If I had to bank on one or the other, I would lean toward Agreeable Gray . So, I have a west facing home and after 15 greys, yep, 15, finally chose Repose Grey. White trim looks best when it’s a subtle crisp white contrast to the wall color but not so crisp and bright of a white that is a bright jarring white. House gets tons of natural light. You’re awesome! Looking for just a calm airy beachy feeling as you walk in. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ Thank you Misha – I had no idea! It is an off-white slightly warm gray with a vague purple undertone, so as long as you’re cool with that, you’re good. Suggestions? The problem is that Egret is an off-white, so what we’re doing is mixing and matching undertone in colours that are similar depth, which is tricky as undertones tend to bounce off each other and can make each other stronger. Oooo, that’s a lot of info in one comment! Thank you for visiting my paint colour blog, I'm glad you're here! Finally, would you put whichever white is chosen for cabinets/trim/doors on ceilings as well, or go with another ceiling white? But was wondering does snowbound have a pink undertone.’ If you’re looking for a slightly less bright white, then Pure White may be a good choice. I love it depending on the light, becouse it turn green at some places. Your videos have help me so much. Over the years it has become a standard for product photography and other forms of catalog work. Lv 7. 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