Looking for the perfect off-white paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Oyster White and if it might be right for your home!
There are many beautiful neutral paint colors out there, and for those not sure about committing to a stark white or dark gray, a creamy off-white can be the perfect choice!
Off-white paint colors provide a great neutral backdrop that works with many decor styles and finishes.
Oyster White is a popular dark, creamy paint color that may just be right for you.
Sherwin Williams Oyster White, SW 7637
Oyster White is a warm off-white paint color. It can provide a room with a cozy, sophisticated feel. Some even describe it as a greige.
Oyster 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 72, Oyster White is considered an off-white paint color.
R: 226 G: 221 B: 208
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!
Oyster White has warm green-beige undertones.
Oyster White will look much whiter and lighter in south-facing rooms with lots of natural light.
In north-facing rooms without much light, Oyster White will look more greige, and its green undertones may be more apparent.
Oyster White is also a popular choice for exteriors. Note it looks white and brighter outside when surrounded by all of that natural light.
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.
Oyster White is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.
Note that it is darker than many whole house paint colors, so you may want to use it in only a few rooms, pairing it with some lighter neutrals in other rooms.
- Living rooms
- Home exterior
- Interior doors
- Benjamin Moore Gray Mist
- Behr Light Granite
- Benjamin Moore Olympic Mountains
- Sherwin Williams Natural Choice
- Sherwin Williams White Duck
- Sherwin Williams Arrowroote
- Sherwin Williams Oat Milk
As a neutral off-white paint color, Oyster White pairs well with many other colors, including yellows, grays, blues, greens, beiges, browns, and reds.
- Fervent Brass
- Escapade Gold
- Analytical Gray
- Gray Area
- Anew Gray
- Amazing Gray
Cool light blues:
- Niebla Azul
- Window Pane
As a warm off-white paint color, Oyster White looks great paired with soft whites for trim.
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Here are some common frequently asked questions about Oyster White.
Is Oyster White a good exterior paint color?
Yes! SW Oyster White is a popular choice for exteriors. It looks great with a variety of exterior finishes, such as brick or stone. Note it will look brighter outside than it does on interior walls.
Is Oyster White warm or cool?
SW Oyster White is a warm off-white paint color. However, because it’s a very neutral paint color, it coordinates well with many warm and cool colors.
What is the difference between SW Oyster White and SW Natural Choice?
Natural Choice is slightly lighter than Oyster White, with an LRV of 73 versus 72.
While both have warm undertones, Oyster White’s undertones lean more green-beige, and Natural Choice’s undertones more yellow, making Natural Choice a bit warmer than Oyster White.
It’s always best to swatch paint colors in your space before committing.
What is the difference between SW Oyster White and BM Gray Mist?
BM Gray Mist is slightly lighter than SW Oyster White, with an LRV of 73 versus 72.
While both have warm green undertones, Oyster White’s undertones are more subtle, making Oyster White a bit warmer.
Oyster White and Gray Mist are very similar, so it’s best to swatch colors in your space before committing.
Does SW Oyster White look green?
SW Oyster White does have subtle green undertones, but it rarely looks green.
Oyster White will look more greige with its green undertones more visible in north-facing rooms with cool lighting.
What are the undertones of SW Oyster White?
SW Oyster White has warm green-beige undertones. The undertones are more visible in north-facing rooms without much natural light.
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.
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.
The best way to sample paint? Samplize!
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.