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Sherwin Williams Summer White: a complete color review

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

Off-whites are a great choice for those looking for a neutral color with a hint of color.

There are many ways this can go: orange, green, blue, and more.

It really depends on what your decor style is and what your color preference is!

Warm off-whites provide a neutral backdrop without the stark, crisp feeling of a cool white.

Let’s talk about the details of one of those warm off-whites today: Summer White!

Sherwin Williams Summer White Paint Color Guide.

Summer White, Sherwin Williams, SW 7557

Summer White is a dark, warm off-white with hints of peach.

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Color Family

Summer 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.

Summer White is a dark off-white. Due to its undertones, it often has a peachy hue.

RGB Colors

R: 244 G: 233 B: 214

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!

Hex Code


Sherwin Williams Summer White.
Sherwin Williams Summer White


Summer White has warm yellow and red undertones, which give it a peachy hue.

Summer White will look warmer and more yellow in south-facing rooms with lots of natural light.

It will look slightly cooler in north-facing rooms without much natural light, but keep in mind it will still look warm.

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

Summer White works great for many areas of the home, including:

  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Accent wall
  • Furniture

Similar Colors

  • Behr Cottage White
  • Benjamin Moore White Mountains
  • Sherwin Williams Medici Ivory
  • Sherwin Williams Honied White
  • Sherwin Williams Décor White
  • Sherwin Williams White Hyacinth

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Coordinating Colors

Summer White pairs well with cool greens, oranges, yellows, reds, greiges, browns, warm whites, and many pastel colors such as blues, pinks, and purples.

Cool greens:

  • Halcyon Green
  • Jasper Stone
  • Marine
  • Forever Green
  • Fresh Eucalyptus

Pastel blues:

  • Topsail
  • Snowdrop
  • Blue Horizon
  • Sky High
  • Mountain Air

Deep oranges:

  • Reynard
  • Pennywise
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Red Cent
  • Truepenny

Trim Colors

There are two good options for trim: pick a warm white or use Summer White.

As a warm paint color, Summer White pairs well with soft white paint colors for trim.

Soft white trim colors:

For white paint colors, the best option is to use the same color for the walls and for the trim.

Just choose a different finish for tone-on-tone contrast.

Since Summer White is an off-white, this applies here as well. So, choose Summer White in eggshell finish for the walls and Summer White in semi-gloss for the trim.

This gives a nice, soft, finished look. 

Summer White paint color palette

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summer white paint color palette

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Here are some common frequently asked questions about Summer White.

What is the paint code for SW Summer White?

SW Summer White’s paint code is SW 7557.

What color trim works with SW Summer White?

You can either use a warm white or use Summer White itself for trim.

If you’re interested in warm whites, try SW Alabaster, BM White Dove, or Behr Cameo White.

Or, use Summer White. Just use an eggshell finish for the walls and semi-gloss for the trim for some tone-on-tone contrast.

Does SW Summer White work for exteriors?

Exterior paint colors tend to look lighter and warmer due to the sunlight.

This color could look quite warm and off-white outside. It’s not my first pick for an exterior!

What are the undertones of SW Summer White?

Summer White has warm yellow and red undertones, which give it a peachy hue.

What is the difference between SW Summer White and Behr Cottage White?

SW Summer White is slightly darker than Behr Cottage White, with an LRV of 83 versus 82.

Summer White has yellow and red undertones, and Cottage White has yellow undertones, which means Summer White is slightly warmer.

What is the difference between SW Summer White and Alabaster?

Both SW Summer White and Alabaster are warm white paint colors, but when paired next to each other,

Summer White is much warmer and peachier due to its red and yellow undertones.

Alabaster is a bit creamier due to its warm beige undertones.

Summer White is slightly darker than Alabaster, with an LRV of 83 versus 82.

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?

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