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Sherwin Williams White Duck: Complete Color Review

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

There are many beautiful, creamy off-white paint colors out there. These colors provide a cozy, comforting feel while still providing a neutral backdrop that pairs well with many decor styles.

Creamy off-whites can vary widely in undertones. Some are dark enough to be almost greige, and some are so light they’re almost white.

Let’s dive into the details of a popular creamy off-white today: White Duck!

Sherwin Williams White Duck Paint Color Guide

White Duck, Sherwin Williams, 7010

White Duck is a creamy off-white. It’s brighter than typical off-whites and doesn’t lean yellow.

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Color Family

White Duck 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 74, White Duck is a darker off-white paint color.

Generally, anything with an LRV from 72-82 is considered off-white, with anything higher than 82 being true white.

RGB Colors

R: 229 G: 223 B: 210

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


SW White Duck
SW White Duck


Like most creamy whites, White Duck has yellow undertones. However, It also has some beige and gray undertones that keep it from looking too yellow.

In south-facing rooms with lots of natural light, White Duck will look creamier without looking yellow due to those beige and gray undertones.

In north-facing rooms without much natural light, White Duck will look more neutral/white while still looking a bit creamy.

It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to make sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.

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Best uses

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

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

Similar Colors

  • Sherwin Williams Oyster White
  • Benjamin Moore Gray Mist
  • Behr Cotton Knit
  • Sherwin Williams Nacre
  • Sherwin Williams Shoji White
  • Sherwin Williams Natural Choice
  • Benjamin Moore Going to the Chapel

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Coordinating Colors

As a neutral, White Duck pairs well with many other colors, including beiges, greiges, blues, bright whites and purples.

Dark beiges:

  • Resort Tan
  • Dapper Tan
  • Quiver Tan
  • Teakwood
  • Downing Earth

Mid-toned blues:

  • Moody Blue
  • Delft
  • Whirlpool
  • Tranquil Aqua
  • Peacock Plume

Dark purples:

  • Special Gray
  • Cloak Gray
  • Stunning Shade
  • Exclusive Plum
  • Midnight

Trim Colors

White Duck pairs well with bright whites for trim. Soft whites often have too much yellow in them to pair well with White Duck.

Bright white trim colors:

Sherwin Williams White Duck Paint Color Palette

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Sherwin Williams White Duck Paint Color Palette

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Here are some common frequently asked questions about White Duck.

Does White Duck look yellow?

No, White Duck will not look yellow. It’s a creamy, warm off-white with yellow undertones, but its gray and beige undertones stop it from looking yellow.

Note that in south-facing rooms with lots of natural light, White Duck will look creamier and warmer than in rooms that lack natural light.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing.

Can you use White Duck for trim if you’re using it for walls?

Yes, you can use White Duck for trim as well. Just choose a different finish for tone on tone contrast. So, choose White Duck in eggshell finish for the walls and White Duck in semi-gloss for the trim. This gives a nice, soft finished look. 

However, note that if you want to repaint the walls in your room at some point, you’ll probably want to repaint the trim as well since White Duck is not a typical trim color, given that it’s a darker, creamy off-white.

So if you’re planning to repaint the walls eventually, you may want to stick with a more traditional trim color to avoid repainting the trim!

These are my favorite bright white trim colors:

What’s the difference: SW White Duck vs Oyster White?

SW White Duck and Oyster White are similar creamy off-white paint colors.

However, White Duck is a bit lighter than Oyster White, with an LRV of 74 vs 72.

Both paint colors have yellow, beige and gray undertones. Oyster White has some subtle green undertones as well.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing.

What’s the difference: SW White Duck vs Alabaster?

Alabaster is much lighter than White Duck, with an LRV of 82 vs 74.

Both are creamy, off-white paint colors. However, Alabaster is brighter and whiter, and White Duck is more of a creamy off-white.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing.

What undertones does SW White Duck have?

SW White Duck has yellow, gray and beige undertones. The gray prevents White Duck from looking yellow like many other off-whites do.

Is SW White Duck darker than Shoji White?

No. White Duck and Shoji White both have an LRV of 74, which means they have the same level of color depth and will reflect the same amount of light back into a room.

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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