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Sherwin Williams Shoji White: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect creamy white paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Shoji White and if it might be right for your space!

There are many neutral paint colors out there, including several that fall in that creamy white, off-white or greige category.

This makes undertones and swatching more important than ever!

Warm, creamy whites can give a room a soft, comfortable feeling so let’s chat about the specifics of Sherwin Williams Shoji White and if it might be perfect for your home!

Sherwin Williams Shoji White paint color guide

Shoji White, Sherwin Williams, SW 7042

Shoji White is a warm, creamy white that gives a room a subtle, cozy feel. Some even consider it a greige.

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Color Family

Shoji White is in the white color 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 74, Shoji 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.

Because its LRV is near on the edge of this range, some refer to Shoji White as a greige paint color. It will reflect light differently depending on lighting sources in a space.

RGB Colors

R: 230 G: 223 B: 211

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.

Hex Code



Shoji White is one of those paint colors without a lot of undertones. However, Shoji White does have very subtle green undertones.

Shoji White often appears as a very creamy white. It may look warmer in south-facing rooms. The green undertones may 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.

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Best uses

Shoji White is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.

  • Living rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Home exterior
  • Interior doors
  • Cabinets
  • Furniture

Similar Colors

  • Behr Sand Drift
  • Benjamin Moore Etiquette
  • Sherwin Williams Pacer White
  • Sherwin Williams White Duck
  • Sherwin Williams White Heron
  • Sherwin Williams Oyster White

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Coordinating Colors

As a neutral, Shoji White pairs well with most other paint colors, including cool grays, dark purples, warm whites, blues, greens, bronzes, browns, beiges and golds.


  • Fawn Brindle
  • Ethereal Mood
  • Rushing River
  • Silverplate

Dark purples:

  • Perle Noir
  • Cloak Gray
  • Midnight
  • Quixotic Plum

Warm whites:

Trim Colors

Since Shoji White is a warm off-white, I prefer to pair it with soft whites for trim:

Soft white trim colors:

Sherwin Williams Shoji White color palette

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shoji white paint color palette

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Shoji White FAQs

Here are common frequently asked questions about Shoji White.

What are the undertones of SW Shoji White?

Shoji White doesn’t have a lot of undertones; however, it does have subtle green undertones that are more apparent in spaces with cooler lighting.

What trim colors pair well with SW Shoji White?

Because Shoji White is a warm off-white paint color, it pairs well with warm white paint colors for trim, including SW Alabaster, BM White Dove, Behr Cameo White or SW Dover White.

Will Shoji White look yellow?

Shoji White is a creamy off-white that may look warmer in south-facing rooms. It should not look yellow, as it has subtle green undertones. However, it’s always important to swatch colors before committing because colors can appear differently in individual spaces.

What is the difference between Alabaster and Shoji White?

SW shoji white vs alabaster

SW Alabaster has an LRV of 82, and Shoji White has an LRV of 74, which means Alabaster is lighter and will reflect more light back into a room. Alabaster has subtle beige undertones, and Shoji White has subtle green undertones.

See my complete comparison of Shoji White vs Alabaster here!

What Benjamin Moore color is similar to Shoji White?

BM Etiquette is similar to SW Shoji White.

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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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.

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