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Sherwin Williams Eider White: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect warm gray paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Eider White – undertones, coordinating colors, and trim colors – and if it might be right for your home!

Picking paint colors is tough and important! Even if you think you want white or gray – something simple – there are SO MANY choices.

Today we are chatting about Sherwin Williams Eider White – a very light and bright but warm greige (gray-beige) paint color.

This is a great color to choose if you want almost-white walls, but a touch of color and nothing too stark or cold.

Eider White is actually on the same paint strip as Repose Gray, an ultra popular greige paint color!

If you want a greige paint color that is super light and bright – Eider White might be it for you!

Sherwin Williams Eider White paint color guide

Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014

Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014

Color Family

Eider White is in the warm gray color family.

Light Reflectance Value

73 – this is a light bright color, but the LRV is low enough that it is definitely NOT white but more of a gray or off white color.

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:226 G:222 B:216

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!

SW Eider White Living Room

Hex Code

#e2ded8

Undertones

Eider White has a lot of undertones to it, especially depending on the lighting of the room.

This is a very light gray color with warm undertones.

In certain lights, it can read purple or even pink! These undertones are less visible in bright, natural light. If your room is dark, prepare to see more pink.

This is why it’s so important to test your colors on all walls of your room, day and night, lights on and lights off!

Best uses

This color can work in a bedroom, living room, or kitchen. It’s also good on the exterior of a house! Just test it in your space to be sure you like how it looks.

Because lighting effects this color so much, I don’t recommend it for a whole house paint color.

SW Eider White Kitchen

Similar Colors

Coordinating Colors

You have a few choices when pairing Eider White with other colors:

Darker grays:

  • Mindful Gray
  • Dorian Gray
  • Homestead Brown

Blues:

  • Aqua Sphere
  • Riverway
  • Smoky Blue

Browns:

  • Morris Room Gray
  • Felted Wool
  • Gauntlet Gray
  • Black Fox

Trim Colors

For trim colors, you have two options. One is to use Eider White for walls AND trim. Just pick a different sheen. I like eggshell for the walls and semigloss for trim. This provides a soft, tone-on-tone look.

For more contrast, stick to bright white trim. Creamy trim could clash and not provide enough contrast with Eider White.

Bright white trim colors:

  • Benjamin Moore Simply White
  • Sherwin Williams Extra White
  • Behr Ultra Pure White
SW Eider White bedroom

Eider White FAQs

What color is eider white?

Eider white is a light, warm toned gray or greige paint color.

Is Eider white gray or beige?

Eider white is a warm gray color, sometimes referred to as greige.

What undertones does Eider white have?

This is a warm toned gray color with pink and even purple undertones. These undertones are most obvious at night, in a darker room, or with artificial lighting.

What is one shade darker than Eider White?

SW eider white vs repose gray

Repose Gray is one shade darker than Eider White! However, these colors read really differently.

Read my full comparison of Sherwin Williams Eider White vs Repose Gray!

What is the difference between Alabaster and eider white?

SW Eider White vs Alabaster

While these are both warm toned light gray/white paint colors, Alabaster is much warmer compared to Eider White! You can really see the purple in eider white when these two colors are side by side.

Read my full Eider White vs Alabaster comparison post!

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

Eider White vs Agreeable Gray

eider white vs agreeable gray

These are both neutral colors, but they are very different. Eider White is much lighter and brighter, while Agreeable Gray has more pigment and is more beige.

Read my complete Eider White vs Agreeable Gray comparison

SW Eider White exterior

Is Eider White a good color for cabinets?

Eider White can be great for cabinets when you want a bright but not stark white color. It looks best in kitchens with lots of bright, natural light.

See my favorite white cabinet paint colors here!

Is Eider white popular?

Eider White is less popular than some other white paint colors, but it is still a great option for many homes.

Does pure white go with eider white?

Pure white is a great trim color to go with eider white. It will bring out the warmth and grayness of eider white and provide some nice contrast!

Snowbound vs Eider White

eider white vs snowbound

The biggest difference between these colors is their lightness. Snowbound is significantly lighter than Eider White.

Read my complete Sherwin Williams Snowbound vs Eider White comparison post!

Eider White vs Agreeable Gray

eider white vs agreeable gray

These are both neutral colors, but they are very different. Eider White is much lighter and brighter, while Agreeable Gray has more pigment and is more beige.

Read my complete Eider White vs Agreeable Gray comparison

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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!

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