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Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008

Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008 is a white paint color that will warm up a room even if that room is north-facing. White paint color can be one of the hardest to pick but Alabaster SW 7008 is a no-fail choice. What color is Alabaster? Keep reading to find out.

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Does Sherwin Williams Alabaster look yellow?

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster paint color does not look yellow. Sherwin williams Alabaster undertones have a gray neutral hue rather than a warm yellow undertone. This alabaster paint is a creamy white rather than a stark cold white.

What is the LRV for Alabaster?

The LRV or Light Reflective Value of Alabaster white is 82. This number ranges between 1and 100. LRV is measured on a scale that ranges from zero (absolute black, absorbing all light and heat) to 100 percent (pure white, reflecting all light). Building and design professionals (everyone from architects and engineers to interior designers and color consultants) use these measurements as guidelines to predict how light or dark a color will appear. High reflective white SW 7757 has the LRV of 93.

LRV of Alabaster
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Alabaster SW 7008

The values are also used by lighting designers to calculate the number and type of light fixtures needed to provide a certain amount of light for interior spaces. This is a very light color but it still has a hint of a neutral undertone. Check out this neutral color palette with whites and grays.

Is Sherwin Williams Alabaster warm or cool?

Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008 is a white paint color with warm gray neutral undertones. Rather than having cool blue undertones, this shade of paint color has a neutral undertone. Not all whites are alike, especially when you look at the paint chips or paint samples side by side.

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What is a shade darker than Alabaster?

Westhighland White SW 7566 is the next darker shade of Alabaster paint color. This shade is a slightly darker version of this neutral color with a little bit more warm gray. The darkest color in the paint group is SW 7671 On the Rocks, a medium gray color.

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Westhighland White SW 7566

On the Rocks SW 7671

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What are the most popular Sherwin Williams neutral colors?

Sherwin-Williams has 1500 paint colors to choose from so it can be a little overwhelming. These are the top 8 most popular neutral paint colors for 2022.

Repose Gray

Accessible Beige

Functional Gray


Kilim Beige

Sea Salt

Dorian Gray

Anew Gray

Mindful Gray

What color goes with Alabaster?

Alabaster paint, a creamy white, goes with almost every color. This is a warmer white without the yellow undertones and it pairs well with earth tones, neutrals, brights and cool colors. Pick up an Alabaster SW 7008 sample at your local Sherwin Williams store, you can get a quart for about $8. It covers about 100 square feet with one coat of paint.

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Alabaster and earth tones

Cognac brown, mustard yellow and teal contrast with this warm white. The colors give Alabaster walls a bohemian vibe. White walls help these earth tones pop in a room.

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Bright colors

The paint color Alabaster goes with so many colors, including brights. Create a bright living room with an eclectic feel by adding indigo, yellow, coral and pear green. These colors pop against the warm white color of Alabaster. These colors add a global feel with happy yellow, calming indigo and the fresh yellow green fabric.

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Is alabaster a good color for kitchen cabinets?

Painting dated oak kitchen cabinets is one of the top DIY projects on Pinterest. Alabaster paint is a classic white color that looks great in the kitchen. This light color will brighten up your kitchen and add a touch of warmth without yellow undertones. SW 7008 Alabaster kitchen cabinets fit most home styles especial farmhouse and transitional home styles.

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Sherwin Williams Alabaster north-facing room

Alabaster Sherwin-Williams paint is a warm white with neutral undertones that will not turn cold and blue in a north-facing room. This room direction is typically low light and doesn’t have the bright yellow direct sunlight that a south and west-facing room has. Alabaster has enough of a warm undertone to look white on the walls of a north-facing room dim light.

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Alabaster Sherwin Williams bathroom

Alabaster SW 7008 creamy white paint is the perfect farmhouse style paint color for your bathroom. No wonder this color is one of Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines’ go-to colors. This white Sherwin-Williams paint color looks terrific on shiplap since it is not a stark bright white. The white has a very slight neutral undertone so it looks more rustic.

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This alabaster color paint also shines in a more glam-style bathroom. It pairs well with marble and stone as well as metallic fixtures.

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