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Sherwin Williams Dover White: complete color review!

Looking for a soft, warm white paint color? Try Sherwin Williams Dover White! Here are all the details on undertones, coordinating colors, trim colors, and FAQs!

Looking for a white paint color? If you lean towards soft, warm color palettes, you might be interested in Sherwin Williams Dover White.

Dover White isn’t a typical white – its a very soft, creamy white, verging on the edge of beige.

If you pair Dover White with warm colors – gold, brown, beige – it will look whiter. If you pair it with cool colors – icy grays, silver, blue – it will look more beige/yellow.

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Sherwin Williams Dover White Paint Color guide

Sherwin Williams Dover White SW 6385

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Color Family

Dover White is considered a cream or beige color.

Light Reflectance Value

83 – very light and bright

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:240 G:234 B:220

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

#f0eadc

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Undertones

Dover White is a creamy white with golden yellow undertones.

Best uses

This color is light bright and neutral enough to make a great whole house paint color. It’s great as a wall color in homes with warm-toned flooring and accents. It can work for the exterior of a home or even a piece of furniture on a stark white or dark colored wall.

Similar Colors

  • Sherwin Williams White Organdy
  • Sherwin Williams Light Classic Buff
  • Benjamin Moore Stoneware
  • Benjamin Moore Spun Sugar glaze
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Coordinating Colors

Dover White is a creamy light tan color. It pairs really well with neutral and natural colors.

What greige goes with Dover white?

Stick with warm toned greige paint colors with Dover white. I like Worldly Gray, but Accessible Beige is another great option.

Trim Colors

You have two options with a creamy off-white like Dover White: do the trim the same color as the walls (Dover White) in a semi-gloss for a tone-on-tone look, or go with a crisp white to contrast.

Bright white trim colors:

  • Benjamin Moore Simply White
  • Sherwin Williams Extra White
  • Behr Ultra Pure White
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Is SW Dover white too yellow?

Dover White has creamy yellow undertones. If you want a warm very light beige, it is perfect. If you want a crisp white, this will be too yellow for you!

Is Dover white too white?

Dover White is very creamy with warm undertones. It is definitely not too white, crisp shite, or stark. It is warm and creamy!

Is SW Dover white warm or cool?

Dover White is definitely a warm toned white color – leaning towards beige.

Is Dover White a good color for kitchen cabinets?

This is not the best white for kitchen cabinets. It’s yellow undertones can be hard to coordinate with tile AND flooring AND cabinets. It’s easier to go with a less-warm white.

See my favorite white paint colors for cabinets here!

What is the difference between Dover white and Alabaster?

Dover White and Alabaster look very similar at a glance! However, put them next to each other and you will notice that Dover White has more creamy yellow and Alabaster has browner undertones.

What is the difference between Dover white and white Dove?

Dover White is by Sherwin Williams and White Dove is by Benjamin Moore. They are similar, but SW Dover White has a lot more yellow – and more color to it overall. White Dove reads as a lot more gray or greige.

What is the difference between Dover white and pure white?

Pure White is more of a true white with slightly gray undertones, while Dover White is MUCH warmer with golden undertones.

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