extra white vs pure white

Hi Kylie! I am planning on painting the walls SW sky high. Heather! What would be a nice white for that. After reading above, I am leaning toward pure white or extra white. I’m looking for a white for ceilings & trim. It is affordable and fun! ?I would be so grateful!Considering even ditching my white backsplash…, Oh Basia, that is a tough one! I use lots of blue and whites in my decor, but I’m afraid the house will seem too stark white. .do I carry Pure White to the ceiling, built-ins, & shiplap so that the space is unified with the same white paint? Would it be odd to paint the ceilings, trim, and walls White Dove with the SW Pure White Cabinets? Some find it a touch too light to be a ‘cream’. Hi! BUT I am in limbo-remodeling home and bought my be-loved be-veled subway. I have a light whitish beige wood floor and a dark gray couch I want to keep it white…which SW white paint and sheen would be best? Because of your intolerance to humor and this need to control everyone’s conversations, I wasn’t privy to her funny comment. Hello! Hi Kylie, The cabinets are painted the same crisp white (Pure White (SW7005) by Sherwin-Williams) that coats as the wall and vaulted ceiling. This post is terrific! I want a warm soft white. I’m also a BM White Dove fan…. 2. If you find that the blog post info isn’t working, it might be the next step! Hi Traci, I actually have a blog post about each of those exposures! Chrissie. Hi Kylie, White provides a bright, neutral color reference that does not compete or interfere with the subject and other colors or patterns that may be involved. Hi Kylie! 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! I have chosen KraftMade Bonsai (soft sage-y green uppers), honey spice maple base cabinets. Main house interior is Accessible Beige. I was going to use eggshell for the agreeable gray on the walls. Thanks so much! I would be MUCH more inclined to keep going with the Pure White, so that you aren’t mixing things up too much. My exterior will be alabaster and I want my interior to be all white. Our top contenders right now are SW Snowbound and BM White Heron. Dove white? Despite its name, Sherwin Williams Pure White isn’t really pure. Pure White. The sales person at SW suggested to choose between Pure White and Extra White. Do you know of any other cabinet hardware in a color that matches the GE Café Matte White brushed bronze handles & the Delta “Champagne Bronze” faucet that might look better in such a kitchen design, or possibly a better white paint to match the Matte White appliances and other items? Hi Sheena, that sounds great! Hi Lisseth! Personally I feel that Simply White has warm tones and I want cool tones but not contemporary. Hi Morgan, you could consider SW Pure White, knowing that ceilings can naturally shade themselves a bit. The SW – Repose Grey is the entire middle of the house with 12 foot ceilings. Wow. So, I thought it was about time! 1. SW Extra White. Ceilings, trim, walls. Thanks so much! Also, what do you think of SW Snowbound for my situation (see previous reply for more info)? You betcha, in fact, I usually recommend doing that! I WOULD be inclined to keep all of my trims/moldings the same white though, for consistency, otherwise you can have clashing undertones or one whit can make another look more yellow/gray/dingy/blue/etc… . My painter will use Sherwin-Williams paint so do you have any suggestions? NowI do try to give as much helpful info on my blog, and if that doesn’t work, you might like to check out my E-design it is affordable and fun – this way I can look at photos of your space and spend some time with it! It faces east so I don’t think any issues there, correct? I’m not sure about how ‘matchy’ to be? Our builder only offers shoji, simple, & alabaster as the builder grade paint with extra white to normally only be a trim color. It is a traditional farmhouse wrap around porch etc. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/. The walls are currently are a gold/brown. Our kitchen is south facing and does have trees right outside the windows. I appreciate your time. We just re-sided our house with Certainteed “Charcoal gray” (and, I’m not sure I like it) we need to update the trim and hopefully that will help. I try to give as much info for free on my blog, but if that doesn’t work, it might be time for a closer look! Are they always dingy? We decided to go with Agreeable grey for 1st floor , foyer, upstairs hall and my master bedroom. My painter alerted me that if I don’t paint the doors and trim in the extra white, there will be a vast difference. Hi Jenny, I’m most inclined to keep my whites consistent, so that I’m not mixing undertones. I would do the Pure White – for sure . I do not like a yellow or cream tint to the white. Well, I’m a HUGE fan of Pure White, especially for a crisp clean, but not ENTIRELY harsh look, as Pure White has one weeee little ounce of yellow in it. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ Paint Finish Selection: We used Sherwin Williams Duration interior paint in a matte finish. 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 . We have medium tone red oak floors, and prefer the warmer tones, but noticed the preference trend of younger buyers is for the cooler tones. Perfect, thank you for letting me know! Hi Jena! Check out my E-design and Online Color Consulting, The 3 Whites I Would Never Paint my Trim or Cabinets, The 8 Best Benjamin Moore White Paint Colours. ~Kylie. That clearly puts us in your “low contrast” white kitchen palette– which I noticed in another interesting article you wrote on white kitchens. I do try to give as much complimentary info as I can on my blog and if that doesn’t help, it might be time for a closer look with my E-design. My floors are natural (“blond”) red oak. Pure White works well with cabinets, trim, walls, and ceilings, and it can work well with cool or warm colors. Thanks in advance for your help! There are so many types of gray (blue/purple/green/warm/greige) that for me to guess would be just that – a guess! While we haven’t started repainting our ceilings yet, when we do, they will all be Extra White, too. Thx again!! In a more broad sense, is it preferable to try to match the cabinets to the white appliances as closely as possible? I never knew choosing a white could be so overwhelming! Pure White might just be a wink too sharp for the gold travertine. I am using a stained greyish brown for one side of the kitchen and island, and then white cabinets for the main wall with custom chimmey style hood – shaker cabinets. Appliances are stainless. Hi Sarah, you BET! I’m looking forward to following your blog. I recently discovered your blog and I love it! Do you think SW Extra white would look good for our cabinets? I’m hoping you can help me pick a good paint color for my new office. I’m painting the exterior of my house white with dark grey trim. I’m trying to stay as modern & contemporary as possible into my transitional overall look kitchen, if that makes any sens. Thank you for doing the homework for the 4 best SW white paints, however most of your comments are negative towards rooms facing North. 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. The trim on my exterior is SW Pure White – a brilliant white, that I love. I was thinking high reflective white throughout but after reading your post, I fear that it could be too bright. Hi Shawn! Thanks so much for the prompt reply. Thanks for your reply. RELATED: The Best Paint Colors For Front Doors. Hi Donna! Very helpful site and your videos are awesome. Thx much!! Alabaster has beige undertones with a touch of gray. Hi Tara! Extra White is a favorite white of mine for several reasons. They do, in fact, have a whiter-white – “Highly Reflective White”. We are painting our celings, doors, and trim white next week. It can also depend on your window colours and any stone/brick as some people do prefer a white like Pure White with Dovetail. Hi Kylie! Extra White is also a great exterior paint color. Hi Heather, that would be awesome, thank you! If so, which white would you go with? Any suggestions on other types of white paint to use? This way you can let the sheen do the subtle shifting for you… . It’s probably the brightest white paint I would use on the exterior of a house. I have decided to paint my house with SW Canvas Tan. Our builder uses only SW and unfortunately we have to choose the paint color before the sheetrock is up (hmmm) and the cabinets don’t have many white options. Pure White is a more clean, white look whereas Alabaster has a softness to it. Hi Jen! Please let me know as we are moving forward quickly. It’s just classic. I wish there was one that was bang-on! (and btw, I do have a blog post on the best BM white paint colours too, if that helps . is very dark. I love all the info you give, you have been My go to for years on paint colors! We use BM White Dove on our 1840’s farmhouse on the Chesapeake, on walls and on trim – depending on the room. Generally with questions like this I do refer to my E-design, so I can actually see the space! Thanks you for all the information on SW Whites! Trying to make it a bit more modern farmhouse (and I’m also doing this a few states away…so a little difficult). Shoji White is beautiful, but closer to the off-white collection. Hi there, thanks for your post on which whites are best and where. You’re great! Just finished post for. Looking at the tiny sample, Pure White can look a bit flat. I read that you always recommend to have one same color for all these three. if you want me to take a good look at things I do have an affordable E-design service! Are you against painting north facing rooms white? BTW, your demanding tone is rude and offensive, delete your comment. Hi Lee! The thing is, there’s a LOT more to consider when picking the right white, like any extreme exposures in main rooms, flooring, countertop, fireplace stone, etc…I’d hate to just guess as that’s ALL it would be. This makes it a really great white to use anywhere, no matter the light. . Thank you! I’m worried white will look too “stark” any suggestions on off-white/cream color or do you think something else would pair better? I would like to paint the house exterior white, but I am having trouble making the choice of which one- we usually use Sherwin Williams paint-I plan on painting the trim the same color. With an LRV of 86, it’s pretty white, with only one other color, High Reflective White, is brighter (it has an LRV of 93). Well, I think that sounds lovely! Oh, Kristina, you will LOOOOVE the blog post I just published like 3 minutes ago! Would you suggest pure white for trim and cabinets or alabaster with 4 oz. Grays will have undertones and this will have a similar one to Mindful Gray. Others find it a wink too yellow or NOT yellow enough, so for you, it will just depend on the type of creamy look you’re going for! Why doesn’t anyone seem to mention east and west facing rooms? 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. If it were me, I’d hit up SW Pure White which IS white, but not as stark as traditional builder whites . If you’d like me to take a look, I do have an affordable E-design service though that is fun. That would be my best thought, the only negative is that they can’t do it in a sample pot , Got so much out of your blog – I will be looking to hire you shortly. And normally I just refer questions like yours to my E-design, but you caught me at just the right time! Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…, Alabaster is stunning, especially if you’re looking for a softer, warmer approach to white…, Alabaster on kitchen cabinets and trim. ??????? The floors are a medium honey walnut. So, I have a west facing home and after 15 greys, yep, 15, finally chose Repose Grey. Thoughts? Alabaster is stunning, especially if you’re looking for a softer, … SW Pure White: https://pin.it/4899cnF SHERWIN WILLIAMS EXTRA WHITE. 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? HI, this is so so helpful! Hope that helps! SW 6203 Spare White Interior / Exterior. 5. We are repainting trim and kitchen cabinets and want a white backsplash. Thanks for your thoughts!! Thanks a lot, Misha. The closer the number is to 100, the lighter it is (white being the lightest). . Your email address will not be published. So…can I use one of these for my cabinets – and which do you suggest?! Thank you, Hi Laura! With undertones of yellow and red, warm whites offer an inviting glow. What are your thoughts on Alabaster as an exterior color? Hi Angela, I would DEFINITELY do the same white on the cabinets/walls. The walls and everything is white now and appear very dingy. At SW store I was told today be-loved are the closest to extra white, but they were too busy too help me with other options. I found you when trying to figure out a white to paint my kitchen cabinets – you are awesome! So, the shinier the paint is the more flaws you will see. Would this be a better white for cabinets and trim throughout? 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! Best I have found! Thanks for your comments, Hi Gina, thank you for your note! The kitchen opens to the living room, so we decided to pain it all over. ~Kylie. I’m trying to bring out more of the grays in dovetail. When I tested them in our master bedroom all of them (except Pure White) had blue or yellow undertones, which I didn’t want. Thanks! Ceilings are 10′, thinking of 6′ Alabaster on lower and Iron Ore on remaining 4′. THanks! Hi , love your blog. My ceiling is SW Pure White. And yes, Pure White is one of my fave go-to’s for flexibility, absolutely! 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. On the small scale, you’ll see a tiny tiny flash of cool-blue, but on the large scale, it’s more of a soft white with a slightly cool gray cast to it. Thank you in advance for your help! Your blog is great. Hi Melissa! So helpful!! Simply White has a more noticeable, cleaner yellow undertone. 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. It sounds like what I am looking for but because these are north facing rooms, I decided to change to repose to agreeable gray to avoid the blue undertones I noticed in some areas. Thank you for educating us all! 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. So I chose SW Pure White. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ It’s a pretty decent size 2 story house with siding.. I’m looking for a crisp, clean white that is bright but one that still has a little warmth and is not glaring. Love your paint reviews and explanations, thanks so much!! We are currently building and I am stuck on my dining room ceiling color. Because it’s the whole room , The exposures are different. Hi Marisa, thank you for your note and compliments! We have a black roof. ... SW 7006 Extra White … If you are looking for a creamy white, Navajo White by Benjamin Moore will be perfect. Can I still use Alabaster for trim and doors? Of the 3, I lean the most away from Simply White because of the yellow, so then it’s more about what suits your home – a crisp clean white like Chantilly or a softer, slightly muted white like Pure White :). We are wanting a warm but light/airy feel. If you have texture, sheen will enhance it and make it look busier. Notes likes this definitely help other readers! Oooo, that Truly Taupe could be a tricky one! I’m wondering if you have anything major to say about Whitetail? Thank you for your recommendation of pure white trim and ceiling with Duck White walls for our farmhouse. Will do same white for trim, ceilings and doors. Maybe ask to see Alabaster darkened by 25%, adding just a touch more body to it…. It will be no easy feat as the ceilings are 10 ft. and the house 3200 sq ft! High Reflective White is great, but it is ‘pretty darned white’. Oh Jenny, I’m sorry to hear that. 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. Hi Christy, you BET, that is exactly what I’d do! Thank you in advance! Currently it is peppercorn and it’s too modern for me. 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! Your finish article is so helpful too. I do like High Reflective as it is darned white, but that’s the problem, it’s DARRRRNED white! I actually have an Edesign business that I’ve created for questions just like yours! Perfect, sounds like you have it all figured out – good job! Was that hard for your painter to get mixed? Best White Paint White Paint Colors Paint Colors For Home White Paints Wall Colors House Colors Neutral Paint Room Colors Best Interior Paint. Hi Jamie, thank you for your note! What white would? Really, it is very close to Alabaster, but lighter. There are many types of grays and greiges, so I could suggest some off-whites, but if they have the wrong undertone for the type of gray you have (purple/green/blue/greige/warm) then you’re in big trouble! We are thinking of painting our living room walls Alabaster by SW, Currently, The walls are painted in Hathaway Gold by BM. Great information. Now I’m worried it’s going to look bad! Thanks! Alabaster is also beautiful on exterior trim if you want a softer, creamier look compared to a traditional white. enjoy your vacation. Check it out here ;). It faces north east. Bonnie. Might you also comment on which whites are your favorites for exteriors as a general rule of thumb and why? I want a warm crisp feeling so leaning toward Alabaster but not sure whether to do it on walls and cabinets. Our floors are dark hickory hardwood and or gold travertine would you suggest sw pure white or sw alabaster. My cabinets are also pure white. I haven’t seen you Was looking to update my trims and ceilings and MAYBE the doors. High Reflective White is pretty…darned…white – with only a WINK of softness. It’s a neutral white that will go unnoticed making it perfect for ceilings. Cabinet is oak right now but I am thinking of staining it a very dark expresso. Navajo White Benjamin Moore. SW Pure White for a softer, gentler feel that’s good in bright natural light or lower natural light. The only faucet we could find to match well was a DELTA TRINSIC in “Champagne Bronze”. For an exterior, I would find Alabaster and White Dove similar enough. 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. 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