If you’re looking for a fresh, new look for your home, you should consider using Sherwin Williams Pure White (SW 7005). This color is perfect for giving any room a clean and airy feeling, and it can be used in any space, from the living room to the bedroom. Plus, it’s easy to coordinate with other colors, so you can create the perfect look for your home. If you’re thinking about painting your walls white, be sure to keep reading about this amazing paint color.
We have a lot of experience using this paint color. We chose Pure White for the interior walls, ceilings, trim, and doors of our current home. Both Henry and I loved this paint color so much that used it the same way in our most recent flip house.
Now let’s take a closer look at Sherwin Williams Pure White and find out what makes it such a great paint color.
What is the LRV of Sherwin Williams Pure White?
The LRV of Sherwin Williams Pure White is 84. This means that it has a high light reflectance value and will reflect most of the light that hits it. But this doesn’t mean that it is an extremely bright white. It is more of a soft white. This makes it a great color for walls, as it will make rooms appear brighter and more spacious. It is also a good choice for ceilings, and as we mentioned above, trim and doors.
LRV(Light Reflectance Value) is a number rating from 0-100 with 0 being pure black, and 100 being pure white.
Undertones of Pure White
Although the undertones of Pure White are very subtle, they are there. There is just enough to soften the color from a very bright white. Pure White has just a touch of yellow to add some warmth, and a smidge of black to tone it down a bit. These undertones combine to give this paint color a very soft appearance.
Where to Use Pure White
Sherwin Williams Pure White is a beautiful and versatile color that can be used in a variety of spaces. Some of the best places to use this white are in bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Although, if you are like us and love it so much, you may want to use it pretty much everywhere – on walls, ceilings, trim, and doors. If you do this, I recommend using a flat sheen on the walls and ceiling, and a semi-gloss or satin finish on the trim, doors, and other millwork. Pure White is a great choice for those who want a bright and airy feel in their home.
Can Pure White Be Used on Kitchen Cabinets?
Sherwin Williams Pure White is a great color choice for kitchen cabinets. It is a bright, clean white that will make the space feel larger and brighter. It is perfect for a kitchen with little to no windows or a very small kitchen. Just keep in mind, when you are painting kitchen cabinets, make sure to use high-quality paint that will stand up to wear and tear.
However, keep in mind that Pure White is not overly warm and may not be suitable for all kitchens. If you are looking for a light, airy look, Pure White is a great option. But if you want a warmer, more inviting kitchen, you may want to consider another color. It is truly dependent on what you want the overall feel to be in your kitchen.
Comparing Pure White to Other White Paint Colors
The color white is often used to brighten up a room and make it feel airier. There are many different shades of white paint colors and making a decision on which one to use can be overwhelming. And each one can give a room a different look. As we’ve already discussed Sherwin Williams Pure White is a soft white with a very subtle touch of warmth. But if you’re not quite sold on this color, here are some other popular whites that might be what you’re looking for.
Pure White vs Simply White
Benjamin Moore Simply White is another popular paint color among designers and homeowners. Like Pure White, it has a slightly warm undertone but is a brighter white. It comes in with an LRV of 89.52. It also has a touch of green undertones that come out in certain lighting situations.
Pure White vs White Dove
If you’re looking for a warmer white, but not overly warm, Benjamin Moore White Dove might be a good alternative to Pure White. It has an LRV of 84.38. So it is a little brighter than Pure White, but not by much. White Dove also has some gray undertones that help balance the touch of yellow in the paint color.
Pure White vs Alabaster
Sherwin Williams Alabaster is a great option if you are looking for a white paint color that is more off-white. With an LRV of 82, it is a few shades darker than Pure White. It’s still a very soft color and is a popular choice for home interiors as well as exteriors.
Sample Before You Paint
Before you invest money in gallons of paint, it’s extremely important that you sample several paint color options first. You can do it the old-fashioned way, which is time-consuming and messy. Or you can use Samplize to order large peel-and-stick paint samples with accurate color representation.