Looking for the perfect off-white paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Origami White and if it might be the right choice!
There are lots of neutral paint colors out there, including several that fall under white, off-white, and cream.
They can be warm and cool and have a variety of undertones that can make them look bright or dingy in certain lighting.
This is why undertones and swatching are so important!
Cool off-whites can give a room a fresh, crisp feeling, so let’s chat about the specifics of Sherwin Williams Origami White and if it might be perfect for your home!
Origami White, Sherwin Williams, SW 7636
Origami White is a clean white that gives a room a delicate, cozy feel.
Some even consider it an off-white. It’s great as a neutral wall color or for pairing with other, bolder colors for a contrasting look.
Origami White is in the white family.
Light Reflectance Value
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.
With an LRV of 76, Origami White is a dark white.
Generally, anything with an LRV from 72-82 is considered off-white, with anything higher than 82 being true white.
R: 229 G: 226 B: 218
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!
When all three numbers are close in value like this, the color is considered a neutral.
Origami White has cool violet undertones. It often appears as a clean off-white.
Origami White may look warmer in south-facing rooms.
The violet undertones will often be more apparent in north-facing rooms.
It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.
Origami White is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.
- Living rooms
- Home exterior
- Interior doors
- Behr Painter’s White
- Benjamin Moore Silver Satin
- Sherwin Williams Sanctuary
- Sherwin Williams Heron Plume
- Sherwin Williams Moderne White
- Sherwin Williams Toque White
As a neutral, Origami White pairs well with most other paint colors, including mid-toned grays, dark grays, greens, blues, dark blacks, warm whites, bronzes, browns, beiges, and golds.
Mid-toned warm grays
- Anew Gray
- Analytical Gray
- Mega Greige
- Gray Area
- Keystone Gray
- Jasper Stone
- Halcyon Green
- Tricorn Black
- Black Magic
- Black of Night
Since Origami White is a warm off-white, I prefer to pair it with soft whites for trim:
Sherwin Williams Origami White color palette
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Here are some common frequently asked questions about Origami White.
What are the undertones of SW Origami White?
SW Origami White has cool violet undertones.
What color trim goes with SW Origami White?
As an off-white, SW Origami White pairs well with soft white paint colors for trim, such as SW Alabaster, BM White Dove, or Behr Cameo White.
What is the difference between SW Pure White and SW Origami White?
Pure White is lighter than Origami White.
It has an LRV of 84, and Origami White has an LRV of 76, which means Pure White reflects significantly more light back into a space.
Pure White has slight yellow undertones, and Origami White has cool violet undertones.
Is SW Origami White too dark?
Origami White is an off-white that appears clean and crisp.
However, if you’re looking for a true white, Origami White will probably be too dark for you. It’s always best to swatch colors in your specific space before committing.
Is Origami White warm or cool?
Origami White is a cool white with violet undertones.
What is the difference between SW Snowbound and SW Origami White?
Snowbound is lighter than Origami White.
It has an LRV of 83, and Origami White has an LRV of 76, which means Snowbound reflects significantly more light back into a space.
Snowbound has slight gray undertones, and Origami White has cool violet undertones.
Before you go…
So, you’ve found the perfect paint color, but here’s the thing – there’s another big decision you have to make: picking the right paint sheen. Seriously, the level of glossiness can totally change how your color looks on the walls and how long the paint lasts!
Check out our complete guide to understanding paint sheens.
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Thanks for reading!
Meg Hemmelgarn is a freelance writer and home decor + DIY blogger who loves to talk about paint colors. She and her husband are currently renovating their third fixer upper. You can see their projects on her blog, Green With Decor.