Sherwin Williams Alabaster


Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008 is a lovely soft, creamy white. It verges almost on the territory of being off-white but is just light enough to still be considered white. 

It’s a great choice for walls because it doesn’t feel cold, but also an excellent choice for kitchen cabinets.

Why is Sherwin Williams Alabaster So Popular?

Alabaster has an LRV of 82, making it a white paint color, but one that feels like it’s closer to an off-white. 

What is Alabaster’s LRV?

It technically has yellow undertones, but not so much that it will look bright yellow, thanks to a neutral base that cools it down just enough.

Alabaster’s Undertones

Alabaster is warm paint color but it does have a slightly gray base that stops it from feeling too yellow.

Is Alabaster a Warm or Cool Paint Color?

If you have no intentions of painting your walls white and instead just want to paint your trim with Alabaster, go ahead, just know that it pairs best with warm wall color. 

What White Trim Color Looks Best With Alabaster?

The higher sheen will reflect more light, making the color appear lighter, but you don’t have to worry about any weird undertones coming out.