Sherwin Williams Alabaster


SW Alabaster is a creamy, soft white that won’t look stark but is bright enough to look white on almost any surface and in practically any light.

When it comes to paint colors, neutrals are the top dog…the big cheese…the king…you get it.  Thanks to their extreme versatility, neutral paint colors rule the paint palate, and Sherwin Williams Alabaster white is a perfect example.

Undertones of Alabaster

It’s an off-white with very subtle undertones of greige (both gray and beige). It reads as a bright, warm white that’s clean and crisp but soft and inviting at the same time.

LRV of Alabaster 

Alabaster has an LRV of 82

LRV = Light Reflective Value

Snowbound is slightly darker than Alabaster and has a little more grey undertone which makes it read cooler than Alabaster


Alabaster vs Snowbound

Like Alabaster, Creamy is a warmer white. However, it reads a tad warmer and creamier (ha!) than Alabaster does which makes it a perfect choice to pair with warmer neutrals like warm grays, beiges, or taupes.

Alabaster vs Creamy

BM's Simply White will look white, however, use caution if you don’t like yellow-white paint colors.  In comparison, Alabaster is slightly darker and looks just a little more beige. As it’s neither yellow nor white, Alabaster is a true neutral.

Alabaster vs BM Simply White

Is SW Alabaster the right color for you?  Remember , you need to swatch the shade on your own wall before committing to an entire gallon or two.

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