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Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect white paint color? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White and if it might be the perfect color for your home!

White paint seems like it should be easy – right?

While white is sure to lighten and brighten any space, there are actually a ton of white paint color options.

My favorite white paint colors

The best way to see this is to go to your local hardware store and grab some white paint swatches. Lay them next to each other and you will quickly see that some look more pink while others skew a touch yellow.

The best white paint colors for cabinets

One really popular white paint color is Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White. What’s interesting is that it’s not really white – it’s off white. It has a bit more color depth that gives it interest and warmth on your walls!

Warm white paint colors

Cool white paint colors

Sherwin Williams aesthetic white paint color guide

Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White SW7035

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Color Family

Aesthetic White is in the warm beige color family.

Light Reflectance Value

The LRV of Aesthetic White is 73. White colors are typically a LRV of 83 or higher. So, this is not so much a white paint as an off white or beige shade.

Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

RGB Colors

R:227 G:221 B:211

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code


SW aesthetic white exterior


This is a warm toned color. The undertones are greige – gray/beige – with a heavier lean towards the beige.

The warm undertones will be brought out in bright rooms with lots of natural light.

However, some people complain that it rooms with no natural light it looks dirty or dingy. Always test swatches in your actual room and look at it day and night before committing to a color!

Best uses

Aesthetic white is a light bright neutral color with a lot of warmth to it. Plus, the slight color depth helps to hide scuffs better than a more true white paint!

This color is very similar to Agreeable Gray, but lighter and brighter. This means it’s an easy to decorate with color that looks universally great in many spaces.

Use Aesthetic White for:

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Similar Colors

  • SW Sunbleached
  • SW Heron Plume
  • SW Mortar
  • Behr Bleached Dune
  • Behr Arctic Ermine
  • Benjamin Moore Gray Mist
  • Valspar Oyster Pearl
SW aesthetic white bedroom

Coordinating Colors

Aesthetic White pairs well with pure whites, aqua blues, dark greiges, and black.

Pure whites

Aqua blues

  • SW Aquaverde
  • SW Festoon Aqua
  • SW Moody Blue

Dark greiges

Trim Colors

You have two main options when picking a trim color for Aesthetic White.

One is to use Aesthetic White! Pick a semi-gloss sheen and go for that tone-on-tone textured, layered look.

If you want more of a contrasting look, I’d go with a bright white trim to give you that desired contrast.

Bright white trim colors:

  • Benjamin Moore Simply White
  • Sherwin Williams Extra White
  • Behr Ultra Pure White

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Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White Free Printable Paint Color Palette

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Aesthetic White Paint Color Palette

Aesthetic White FAQs

Is Aesthetic White a good color for cabinets?

Yes, this is a great option if you want white cabinets that don’t look starkly white. They look best in kitchens with lots of bright natural light to make them look even brighter.

Does Aesthetic White work for a home’s exterior?

Yes, this is a great exterior color. Being outdoors in bright light, it looks much less beige and closer to white. But, that warmth helps it stay feeling cozy!

Aesthetic White vs Eider White

eider white vs aesthetic white

These are both popular off-white paint colors. Aesthetic White is more of a neutral warm color with subtle undertones. Eider White has stronger pink undertones.

Click here for my full comparison of Aesthetic White vs Eider White

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.

Learn more about the Paint Color Formula here!

The best way to sample paint? Samplize!

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