Last Updated on January 31, 2024 by lindseymahoney
As one of the most popular white paint colors, Sherwin Williams Pure White (SW 7005) is a great option for home interiors.
This versatile white can be incorporated into any style of home and look fabulous. In fact, Pure White is included in 10 Color Collections! When Alabaster is a little too warm for a space, Pure White is my favorite option for home interiors.
Let’s dig into the details of Sherwin Williams Pure White with this color review to see if it is the perfect white for you!
Pure White Light Reflective Value (LRV)
The light reflective value, or LRV, tells us how much light a color absorbs on a scale from 0 to 100. The lower the number, the less light the color will reflect and will therefore feel darker.
The higher the LRV number, the more reflective the color, making a space feel lighter and brighter.
The LRV for Pure White is 84.
What are the undertones of Pure White?
A paint undertone is a color you don’t see that can cause the main color (tone) to feel warm or cool. Warm paint colors have yellow, beige, or pink undertones. Cool paint colors have green, purple or blue undertones.
This bright white has the slightest yellow undertone to keep it from feeling too stark.
Is Pure White a warm or cool paint color?
With a slight yellow undertone, Pure White leans warm, but only slightly!
It is also important to consider the amount of natural light within a room and the direction of its windows. My brothers kitchen faces north, so there is not a ton of direct sunlight and when I first painted the walls using Pure White, it honestly looked blue!
I was a little nervous about the paint color, but once I painted the old cabinets a warm greige, the walls were the perfect crisp, white!
What is the Hex Color Code for Pure White?
The hex color code is #EDECE6. This is an exact match for multiple paint colors offered by other brands, including:
What are similar paint colors to Pure White?
Looking for a slightly different shade of off-white? Check out these paint colors that are very similar to Sherwin Williams Pure White!
- Sherwin Williams – Alabaster
- Benjamin Moore – Swiss Coffee
- Behr – Melting Icicles
- Benjamin Moore – White Dove
What paint colors pair well with Pure White?
There is a reason why design experts choose Pure White time and time again. It pairs well with everything!
Pure White looks lovely with neutral paint colors like Sherwin William’s March Wind and Perle Noir. In my brother’s kitchen, the clean white walls are the perfect complement to the Greige cabinet color.
Rich wood tones and earthy colors, like a beautiful sage, look great with Pure White as well.
A splash of color looks great when paired with clean, Pure White.
Pure White vs. Extra White
When comparing these two popular white paint colors from Sherwin Williams, Pure White is slightly warmer. Extra White has blue undertones, so it appears more cool. It is also slightly more reflective than Pure White.
If you are looking for a white to paint a room with only a little natural sunlight, a cool white like Extra White, may appear light blue.
Pure White vs. Alabaster
With an LRV of 82, Alabaster by Sherwin Williams is slightly darker than Pure White. Alabaster is also a warmer white with stronger undertones of yellow. It is a wonderful neutral if you are looking for a cozy white for your space.