Paint Color Review: Sherwin-Williams Alabaster 7008

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Sherwin-Williams Alabaster 7008 is a gorgeously soft, warm white. It has just a touch of creaminess that adds warmth without looking yellow. But is it the right white for your project?

What is the LRV of Alabaster?

How Does the Exposure of My Room Affect Alabaster?

Exposure refers to the direction of the natural light in a room and tends to vary in color and intensity depending on where it’s coming from. Alabaster will add a dose of warmth to the cool gray light in a north-facing room or a room that has morning east-facing light. In a room with southern exposure, Alabaster will look even warmer. Western exposure rooms will also see this warmth in the afternoon light.

Is Alabaster a Good Trim Color?

In many cases, yes! But it depends on what color you’re putting next to it. Because Alabaster is a higher chroma white (more colorful) than some other white paint colors, it may have a bit less flexibility (although I’d say it’s still pretty darn flexible).

Can I Pair Sherwin-Williams Alabaster with Another White Paint Color? Will It Look Yellow?

What Colors Go With Sherwin-Williams Alabaster?

Alabaster looks cleaner and brighter when partnered with a paint color that has a significant difference in chroma (colorfulness or vividness) and/or value (lightness or darkness). Take a look at some of our favorite near-neutrals to pair with Alabaster:

What paint colors are similar to Sherwin-Williams Alabaster?

That being said, I never, ever recommend color matching between brands. I have seen clients do this for any number of reasons (to save a little money, their contractor will only work with a specific brand, lack of access, etc.). But the bottom line is that you cannot color match between brands and expect to get identical results.

You may get really close. You may even get a color you can live with if you’re lucky. But with color matching, there are no guarantees because different brands use different formulas, bases, and proprietary pigments. Ultimately, it will be a different product.

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Published by Vannessa Rhoades, Three Bears Home Staging

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of "Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging" and the founder of the award-winning firm, Three Bears Home Staging®. She specializes in providing positive and empowering consultations to help homeowners sell more quickly and for more money. Vannessa has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties, both in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.

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