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Sherwin Williams Eider White (SW 7014) Paint Color Review

Have you been searching for a white paint color with all-around usefulness? Or do you need one capable of brightening up both interior and exterior spaces? Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014 might be just what you need.

In this post, I have put together an in-depth review of what makes Sherwin Williams Eider White paint such an excellent pick.

Whether you want more information on the paint color or simply need want to check out a thorough review, I have got you covered!

Sherwin Williams Eider White (SW 7014) Paint Color Review

What Color is Sherwin Williams Eider White (SW 7014)?

Williams Eider White (SW 7014)

Contrary to the name, the Sherwin Williams Eider White isn’t a perfect white. It’s actually an off-white paint color that leans towards gray, and in certain lighting, it might even have some pinkish undertones.

Many homeowners do get turned off by this, but it doesn’t change the fact that regardless of how nuanced the Eider White is, it’s still a lovely color that works well in most rooms.

However, if you’re more reserved and you’d rather not take a big risk on this color, then perhaps consider using it as a trim color.

Eider White shines (literally and figuratively)in well-lit rooms that also have enough natural light. However, darker rooms do not favor Sherwin Williams Eider White, and your paint job might end up looking dull and muddy.

Manufacturer Sherwin Williams
LRV 73
RGB R: 226 G: 228 B: 216
Hex Value #e2ded8
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RGB of Sherwin Williams Eider White

According to colorxs, Sherwin Williams Eider White has an RGB value of R: 226, G: 222, B: 216. The percentage of these are 88.63% red, 87.06% green and 84.71% blue. It has a 15% saturation, and a lightness of 87%.

LRV of Sherwin Williams Eider White

Sherwin Williams Eider White has an LRV 73.

The LRV of a color refers to its Light Reflective Value. That basically means how strongly the paint will reflect light, whether natural or artificial.

It uses a scale that runs from 0-100 with the color getting lighter the higher its value.

This means that SW Eider White is a light bright color but not so much so that it’s true white(as that is about 100)  but instead, it has a hint of gray, hence, its off-white status.

Is It a Warm or Cool Color?

Sherwin Williams Eider White is a warm gray color.

The paint color often gets described as a great off-white. While this might be true in certain cases, e.g., lighting, it doesn’t fully capture nor account for the different undertones of the paint color.

It is distinguished by its unique depth, undertones and temperatures. In a north facing light, the Eider White might appear darker and gray but it gets much warmer under the afternoon sun.

What Are The Undertones?

Generally speaking, gray paints have a blue or purple undertone that makes them appear cool and alternatively a warmer appearance with red/brown.

Sherwin Williams Eider White paint has a slight pink undertone in addition to the general undertones, which becomes obvious in certain lighting conditions.

It is important to take note of this to avoid being surprised.

A swatch test of the Sherwin Williams Eider White should help you decide if you absolutely love this color before commiting.

Sherwin Williams Eider White Color Strip

A color strip displays colors that share a similar formula but different variations. This means that while they may look similar in composition and even appearance, they are completely different in other features like saturation, etc.

The colors mentioned in this section have varying intensities compared to the SW Eider White, but they belong to the same color strip.

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray

SW Repose Gray is a warm gray that tends to look cool in certain lighting. It has an LRV of 58 and greige, gray and brown undertones. It also has certain hints of purple or blue, which is responsible for its slight coolness.

It has an RGB value of R: 204, G: 201, and B: 192.

Sherwin Williams Simple White

SW Simple white is a bright warm white color that has slightly yellow undertones.

It has an LRV of 70 and an RGB value of R: 223, G:217, and B: 210.

Similar to Eider White, it coordinated well with Sherwin Williams Snowbound.

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray

SW Comfort gray is often referred to as a chameleon color as it tends to shift between blue-green and gray.

It’s considered a neutral paint because of its green and blue undertones even though it’s a greige color.

It has an LRV of 84 and an RGB value of R: 240, G: 236, and B: 226.

Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray

SW mindful gray is a warm gray color. In a south-facing room, you might even think it’s a beige color.

It has gray and greige undertones along with some very subtle bluish/green undertones.

It has an LRV of 48 and an RGB value of R: 188, G:183, and B:173

Sherwin Williams Eider White Color Palette

Sherwin Williams Eider White Coordinating Colors

Sherwin Williams Eider White Coordinating Colors

If you’ve decided to go with the SW Eider White, then you’d need to consider all the other colors that can go with it or better out coordinate with it.

  • Gray paint colors that are either the same depth or darker work very well with Eider White especially if the color has some blue undertones.
  • Darker gray also pairs well with Eider White, bonus points if it has some purple undertones as well.
  • Eider White also suits completely white walls as well

According to Sherwin Williams however, Eider White has three main coordinating colors. These are; Morris Room Gray, Aqua Sphere, and Snowbound.

Morris Room Grey

Sherwin Williams Morris Room Grey SW 0037

Sherwin Williams Morris Room Grey has an LRV of 36.42%, which puts it clearly in the dark spectrum.

However, when you look at the color side by side with Sherwin Williams Eider White, you’ll notice it’s not as dark as what you’d expect, more so, it pairs perfectly with Eider White.

Its cool gray undertones balance out the warmer purple undertones of Eider White.

Aqua-Sphere

Sherwin Williams Aqua-Sphere SW 7613

Sherwin Williams Aqua sphere has an LRV of 40.75%, which means it is on the darker side. It’s a medium-light shade of cyan. Its stunning color will pair perfectly with a greige color like Sherwin Williams Eider White to give you a refreshing and cool vibe.

This color combo will also give your room a crisp and clean look.

Snowbound

Sherwin Williams Snowbound SW 7004

Sherwin Williams Snowbound, similar to Eider White, is a warm, soft white paint color. It leans towards blue undertones but also tends towards yellow. However, it’s still a very light gray with gray, purple, and some pink undertones.

With its LRV at 83, SW Snowbound is a crisp white. It’s usually used in trims, but you can use it on walls too.

What Trim Colors Go With Sherwin Williams Eider White?

If Sherwin Williams Eider White is to be your main choice, you might have started to question what other colors will pair well with it and be suitable trim colors. It’s important you find a trim color that pairs well with your SW Eider White to really bring out its vibe.

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

If paints were princesses, then Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace will be Snow White because it’s not only the fairest of them all, but it’s also one of the whitest out there. Of course, that’s not to say it’s the best white paint or really the brightest white paint, but it’s still a great trim option for Sherwin Williams Eider White.

Benjamin Moore just like Eider White, is heavily influenced by lighting. It has some subtle cool blue or blue-gray undertones under north-facing light.

However, you might notice some warmth in south-facing light.These undertones are so subtle that the paint color will most likely act as white regardless.

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White

Another great trim color option is the Sherwin Williams High Reflective White. The SW High Reflective White is the closest product the brand has to true white.

It is completely neutral as it is neither warm nor cool and has no noticeable hue. Even though it’s usually used as a base color for other paints, it’s still a great color to use as a trim in your home. It also contrasts well with Sherwin Williams Eider White.

Sherwin Williams Eider White Color Comparisons

In this section of the article, we’ll be comparing the SW Eider White with other paint colors

Repose Gray vs. Eider White

Repose Gray vs. Eider White

Sherwin Williams Eider White and Repose Gray belong to the same greige and neutral paint colors group. Greige colors like this are all the rage now because of their modern appeal and homely neutral.

Since they are both greige and neutral you’d think, these colors might be similar, but actually, Eider White is a shade lighter than Repose Gray.

Line them up side by side and you get to see how different they are from one another. Eider White has an LRV of 73 while Repose Gray is 58.

While Eider White is more reflective as it draws the different colors from its environment, Repose Gray has a lot more color depth, and it’s less likely to be washed out by bright light.

Also, both paint colors have different undertones. SW Eider White is considered warm with pink and purple undertones while SW Repose Gray has more yellows and greens. Basically, if you’re looking for a brighter greige color then Eider White is the preferred choice of the two

Paint Color LRV RGB HEX Value
SW Eider White 73 R:226G:222B:216 #e2ded8
Repose Gray 58 R:204G:201B:192 #ccc9c0

Alabaster vs. Eider White

Alabaster vs. Eider White

Sherwin Williams Eider White and Alabaster are both light, neutral colors. They are off-white colors with SW Alabaster being on the “whiter” end of that spectrum and SW Eider White being more gray-toned.

Even though Alabaster is a lot whiter than Eider White it’s more of a creamy white than an actual pure white while Eider White is greige.

Their LRVs are also different. Alabaster has an LRV of 82 while Eider White has an LRV of 73. It’s worth knowing that anything that has an LRV of 80 upwards is considered white.

When it comes to painting, Alabaster is a favorite color choice for most homeowners for both walls and trims because it’s much easier to decorate with compared to Eider White which has a lot of undertones.

Paint Color LRV RGB HEX Value
SW Eider White 73 R:226G:222B:216 #e2ded8
Alabaster 82 R:237G:234B:224 #edeae0

Incredible White vs. Eider White

Incredible White vs. Eider White

Side by side these two colors are actually similar. However, both colors are more different than you’d expect.

For one, Incredible White is considered to have a taupe undertone, reflecting a lot of pink and purples, not to mention it’s a lot warmer than Eider White.

Incredible White also has an LRV of 74 while Eider White has an LRV of 73. Subjectively, both colors don’t go well together but there are excellent individual paint colors that you can pair with others to enhance their beauty.

That said, low light can make this color look drab and dull.

Paint Color LRV RGB HEX Value
SW Eider White 73 R:226G:222B:216 #e2ded8
Incredible white 74 R:227G:222B:215 #e3ded7

Snowbound vs. Eider White

Snowbound vs. Eider White

Sherwin Williams Snowbound and Eider White are also similar colors. They are both greige paints with neutral undertones. Both Eider White and Snowbound have warm pink undertones.

They are often described to be two shades of the same color.

It is important to note that they are not the same color. They vary in depth and LRV.

Eider White has an LRV of 73 and Snowbound leans towards the lighter side with an LRV of 83.

So depending on what you are going for, Snowbound can provide your rooms with a lighter and brighter appearance, but if that room has too much light, it will wash out the paint color.

Strictly speaking, Eider White is an off-white color so it doesn’t have that problem readily.

Paint Color LRV RGB HEX Value
SW Eider White 73 R:226G:222B:216 #e2ded8
Snowbound 83 R:237G:234B:229 #edeae5

Agreeable Gray vs. Eider White

Agreeable Gray vs. Eider White

Neutral colors are trending right now and both SW Eider White and Agreeable Gray fit the category perfectly. While both colors are considered neutral, they’re completely different from each other.

Probably the major difference is their LRV. Agreeable gray is more on the darker side than Eider White and has an LRV of 60. Eider White is much brighter, with an LRV of 73.

Their undertone is another area they differ. Since Agreeable Gray doesn’t have a strong undertone, it basically reflects the colors around it; golden tones make it appear yellow and reddish tones give it the appearance of pink.

Eider White, however, has warm undertones, and depending on the light, it can reflect either pink or purple.

Paint Color LRV RGB HEX Value
SW Eider White 73 R:226G:222B:216 #e2ded8
Agreeable gray 60 R:209G:203B:193 #d1cbc1

Egret White vs. Eider White

Egret White vs. Eider White

While Eider White is considered a greige color, Egret White definitely isn’t. Greige colors have a green undertone and that is something you’ll not find in Egret White.

Egret White is often described as a warm gray or even a taupe. If you have a room with light coming in from the north, Egret White will mean towards its gray side. And with a south-facing room, it will appear warm.

Their LRV is another aspect that differentiates Sherwin Williams Egret White from Eider White. Egret white has an LRV of 70 while Eider White has an LRV of 73, making it lighter.

Similar to Eider White, Egret White has subtle pink undertones and a hint of purple.

Paint Color LRV RGB HEX Value
SW Eider White 73 R:226G:222B:216 #e2ded8
Egret white 70 R:223 G:217 B:207 #dfd9cf

Sherwin William Eider White Benjamin Moore Version

Although Benjamin Moore has no product called Eider White, you can find other paint colors that look similar to it. Some valid examples include Benjamin Moore Steam AF-15 and Swiss Coffee. Both paint colors are warm, and have high LRVs.

How Does Light Affect the Color?

Light plays a vital role in bringing out the undertones of paint colors. For Sherwin Williams Eider White, natural and artificial light can emphasize the saturation and undertones of the paint color.

As such, you should take note of the space or room you choose to use SW Eider white. The reason is that different rooms will receive varying exposure to natural light and this will determine which of the paint color’s undertones will dominate.

Since Sherwin Williams Eider White is technically a white paint color, it will brighten up your room in the presence of adequate lighting. However, less light in the room will make the room feel dull and flat.

This means that the higher the amount of light entering the room, the lighter it will be even to the point of completely washing out the gray undertones. However, in a darker room, the gray undertones will be highlighted.

Regardless, you can always experiment with the lighting in your space to get the right application for SW Eider White.

Opt for warm whites in the form of wall or scone lighting to neutralize the saturation.

Best Rooms to Paint Eider White

Eider White is the perfect color for that modern spin making your rooms more aesthetically pleasing without having to fully commit to white.

Eider Williams draws light into any room. In a north-facing room, its pink undertones will shine through and in a south-facing room, it looks purplish.

Sherwin Williams Eider White Living Room

 

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Sherwin Williams Eider White Kitchen

Sherwin Williams Eider White Bedroom

 

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Sherwin Williams Eider White Bathroom

 

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Final Thoughts

Nowadays, most homeowners prefer to either paint their homes a greige color. They do it to give the home a modern feel or something more aesthetically pleasing without being clinical.

Sherwin Williams Eider White offers both attributes. It also has some unique undertones that make it an ideal choice for wall paints and when paired correctly, trim paints as well.

With an LVR of 73, it’s a bright off-white with some measure of greige. Its warmth will contribute to making any room feel cozy.

However, be mindful of the lighting in any space you choose to use this paint color. SW Eider White tends to look dull in rooms that don’t get enough natural or artificial light.

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