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Sherwin Williams Pure White Coordinating Colors

Looking for the perfect accent colors to pair with Sherwin Williams Pure White? Here are my favorites + my tips for choosing your own!

Picking paint colors can be hard work! Maybe you thought you were taking the easy route with a white paint color. But, no two whites are exactly the same and they can really look different with different accent colors.

While white paint colors are neutral, they tend to reflect different accent colors – and different lighting – in ways that really change the way the white paints look.

That’s why it’s so important to pick the right white – and the right accent colors – for your space.

Today We are going to talk about Sherwin Williams Pure White.

See my favorite warm white paint colors and my favorite cool white paint colors.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams 7005 Pure White paint color!

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How to select your accent colors

When choosing accent colors for your home, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First of all, and probably the biggest with this color, is if you want a neutral color scheme or if you want to bring in pops of color.

Obviously, with neutrals you will bring in other shades of gray, beige, and white.

If you want more of a bold pop of color, you then need to decide what color family you want – cool tones like blues, or warm tones like golds for example.

Consider non-changeable things in your home like trim color, flooring and kitchen cabinets. Sure, they could be changed, but if you don’t plan to change them, select colors that pair well with those tones.

Also keep in mind the lighting in your home. If your room gets a lot of natural light, darker colors might appear to be lighter and brighter.

Lighting really effects wall colors and you should look at all colors in daytime and night time to be sure you still like them.

How to use accent colors

Accent colors can be used to paint accent walls or painted furniture.

They can also be used for curtains, rugs, pillows, or accents like lamps and home decor.

How to shop for accent colors

When looking for the perfect accent pieces to match your home, try this hack!

Get a paint sample or paint swatch of Agreeable Gray and stick it in your car or bag.

When you are shopping, you can quickly pull out the sample and compare it to make sure you like how the colors coordinate!

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams 7005 Pure White paint color!

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Pure White SW7005

Sherwin Williams Pure White is a bright white that is not too stark.

SW pure white swatch

Pure White undertones

Pure white has slightly yellow undertones. It does not read yellow at all but more slightly creamy – which keeps it from being cold or stark.

However, you need to keep these undertones in mind when selecting coordinating colors!

Pure White Coordinating Colors

Pure White is a very neutral paint color and can work with most color schemes. However, you want to remember those warm undertones. For that reason, I try to avoid anything with icy cold undertones – no crisp blues or purples.

Instead, stick to complementary warm coordinating colors.

Pure White + Neutral colors

Pure White has a little gray and a little yellow to it. So, stick to warm-toned neutrals to pair it with. I like something a bit darker for contrast. Try:

Pure White bold accent colors

Pure White can work with almost any color scheme. However, I like to use white walls as a part of a modern-looking home. Some modern accent colors – with bold color – that coordinate well include:

What trim color should I use with Pure White?

For white walls, I actually like to match the trim to the paint! So, stick with Pure White for trim. I suggest a flat or eggshell sheen for walls and semi-gloss for trim work. Read my guide to paint sheens here!

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams 7005 Pure White paint color!

What is the difference between Sherwin Williams pure white and extra white?

Pure White is a warmer, creamier white while extra white has more cool undertones.

I personally prefer pure white for walls and extra white for trim!

Does pure white go with agreeable gray?

Pure White and agreeable gray both have warm undertones and complement each other well for a neutral color scheme. Pure White makes a great trim color for Agreeable Gray, too!

What is the difference between Sherwin Williams pure white and alabaster?

Alabaster is another popular warm white paint color from Sherwin Williams. Alabaster is much creamier with heavier yellow undertones compared to Pure White!

Is Pure White a good kitchen cabinet color?

Pure White is the perfect white paint color to use on kitchen cabinets. It’s clean without being stark, and will complement most color schemes.

Sherwin Williams Pure White Color Palette

Check out my custom made color palette using the best Pure White coordinating colors!

Join the (free!) PaintColorProject+ community to access this exclusive color palette!

Sherwin Williams Pure White color palette

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!

The best way to sample paint? Samplize!

Get peel-and-stick removable and reusable paint samples here!

Thanks for reading!

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