Sherwin Williams Extra White (Palette, Coordinating & Inspirations)

Sherwin Williams Extra White SW 7006

A beautiful white paint color can never go out of style. It brightens up any space and can make an excellent trim color. Regardless of the aesthetic you’re going for; modern, Scandinavian, contemporary, rustic or eclectic, at some point you’ll want to use a white paint. If that’s the case, you can’t go wrong with Sherwin Williams Extra White.

There is more to this dazzling and crisp white paint than its name lets on and if you’re ready to find out more about this paint color, keep on reading this article.

What Color is Sherwin Williams Extra White (SW 7006)?

Sherwin Williams Extra White is classified as a white pastel paint color that’s often used for both interior and exterior designs. Regardless of its classification it’s not a completely white paint color. In fact, Extra White has some blue green colors in the mix that contribute immensely to its cool undertones.

Everything being said, it’s a white paint color with cool undertones. And even though most people complain about the color looking boring and too clinical, it’s still a great white paint color that works really well with most colors.

Manufacturer Sherwin Williams
Paint Color Extra White
LRV 86
RGB R: 238 G: 239 B: 234
Hex Value #eeefea
Color collection Colormix Forecast 2019 (Shapeshifter), Color ID (Creative), Pottery Barn Kids (Fall/Winter), Pottery Barn Teen (Fall/Winter), Finest Whites & Neutrals (Finest Whites)
Color Family(s) White

RGB of Sherwin Williams Extra White

According to Encycolorpedia, the RGB model of Sherwin Williams Extra White is;

Red: 238 (93.33%)    Green: 239 (93.73%)    Blue: 234(91.76%)

Also, it has a 14% saturation and 93% lightness.

LRV of Sherwin Williams Extra White

Sherwin Williams Extra White has an LRV of 86. Considering it’s a white paint color, its high LRV makes a lot of sense.

For the sake of clarity, A paint color’s LRV refers to its Light Reflective Value. It indicates how well it will reflect any kind of light, whether natural or artificial.

LRV is an important property of any paint color because it tellsexperts whether or not the paint color will brighten up or darken a space. This vital paint color property runs on a scale of 0 – 100, with 0 being true white and 100 being true black.

Sherwin Williams Extra White LRV indicates that it will reflect light really well compared to colors with lower LRVs. Regardless of its name, “Extra White” is actually not the brightest Sherwin-Williams paint color.

Is It a Warm or Cool Color?

Sherwin Williams Extra White is a cool white paint because of its undertones. The paint color is often described to have a slight warm green-yellow undertone, but it reads as having no undertone or, if present, a cool blue undertone.

Most of the time, SW Extra White’s reading largely depends on other colors paired with it.

What Are The Undertones?

What Are The Undertones
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The name Sherwin Williams Extra White sounds like a color that will be so white it’s almost sterile and bland. But that’s not the case, in fact, contrary to its name, the paint color is anything but.

Sherwin Williams Extra White is not even a 100% white paint color. It’s admittedly classified as a white pastel, but it has also been described as a very light yellow-green color with hints of blue. The reason for this description is its undertones.

This is the reason why the pastel white paint has the tendency to make warm paint colors look even warmer by emphasizing its yellow undertones. Thus, although Sherwin Williams Extra White is cool-toned with a blue undertone, it also has hints of yellow, which ideally is a warm-toned undertone.

Sherwin Williams Extra White Color Strip

Sherwin Williams Extra White Color Strip

A color strip displays colors that share a similar formula or composition while having slight differences.

While they might look almost identical in composition, members of the same color strip have entirely different variations.

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This means that while you might mistake one for the other at first glance, their LRV and saturation will differ.

Members of the same color strip can also pair up nicely for a monochromatic palette, and they can also work well as coordinating colors for one another in certain cases.

Sherwin Williams Ceiling Bright White (SW 7007)

Sherwin Williams Ceiling Bright White SW 7007

Sherwin Williams Ceiling Bright White is what you’ll imagine the clouds will look like after it’s finished raining.

This bright, calm, and crisp paint color gives the feeling of clear skies. Its clean blue undertones make this paint color look crisp and very refreshing in appearance. Ceiling Bright White has a very high LRV similar to Extra White but not quite as high.

While the paint color has an LRV of 83, SW Extra White has 86.

SW Ceiling Bright White has an RGB value of 233 / 235 / 231, a saturation of 9%, and a lightness of 91%.

Sherwin Williams Rock Candy (SW 6231)

Sherwin Williams Rock Candy SW 6231

Sherwin Williams Rock Candy is a white paint color that is often used in nurseries because of its soft and almost playful appearance.

Rock Candy has a cool blue undertone that makes it appear cool, unlike SW Extra White, which has some yellow, thus appearing warmer when paired with warm colors.

The paint color has an LRV of 75, an RGB value of 222 / 225 / 223, a saturation of 5%, and a lightness of 88%.

Sherwin Williams Ice Cube (SW 6252)

Sherwin Williams Ice Cube SW 6252

Cool down even the warmest of paint colors with Sherwin Williams Ice Cube. This paint color adds a refreshing vibe with its icy off-white look. SW Ice Cube is also cool, and it has some gray undertones that contribute to its coolness.

Ice Cube has even been described as a gray paint with white in it. It offers the best of both worlds; if done right, you can strike that perfect balance.

Sherwin Williams Ice Cube has an LRV of 77, an RGB value of 227 / 228 / 225, a saturation of 5%, and a lightness of 89%.

Sherwin Williams Nebulous White (SW 7063)

Sherwin Williams Nebulous White SW 7063

Sherwin Williams Nebulous is a cool white, and just like SW Ice Cube, it has some gray undertones. That’s why Nebulous White is the perfect color for people who prefer the more neutral gray design but want something slightly different at the same time.

When paired with trim colors like SW Pure White, it does a great job of showing off the undertones of this color.

It has an LRV of 74 and an RGB value of 222 / 223 / 220, a saturation of 4%, and a lightness of 87%.

Sherwin Williams Site White (SW 7070)

Sherwin Williams Site White SW 7070

Sherwin Williams Site White is a bright white paint color with a touch of blue that lights up any room. The paint color pairs beautifully with deep grays or lighter whites.

SW Site White has an LRV of 73, almost similar to SW Nebulous White. It has an RGB value of 220 / 222 / 220, a saturation of 3%, and a lightness of 87%.

Sherwin Williams Rhinestone (SW 7656)

Sherwin Williams Rhinestone SW 7656

Sherwin Williams Rhinestone is a white paint color with deep cool gray undertones. The paint color is quite a cool and lighter-toned gray that can be almost confused with off-whites and neutrals.

Crisp and clean are some of the best ways to describe this paint color, and the blue undertones do a phenomenal job of making the color pop.

SW Rhinestone has an LRV of 74, an RGB value of 222 / 224 / 222, a saturation of 3%, and a lightness of 87%.

Sherwin Williams Extra White Color Palette

Sherwin Williams Extra White Color Palette

Coordinating Colors for Sherwin Williams Extra White

Coordinating colors help provide a certain type of uniformity within your home. When paired with each other, they bring out the best in one another. Think of Extra White’s coordinating colors as the yang to its yin.

A coordinating color goes really well with your color of choice and should be added for extra elegance. Here are some coordinating colors for Sherwin Williams Extra White.

Sherwin Williams Smoky Azurite (SW 9148)

Sherwin Williams Smoky Azurite SW 9148

Sherwin Williams Smoky Azurite is described as a cool denim blue paint color. When used in a well-lit bedroom, it adds some murk to give a modern type of sophistication.

The murky appearance of Smoky Azurite pairs really well with the almost stark brightness of Extra White. Doing so adds to the paint without making it look “too much”.

SW Smoky Azurite has some yellow-gray undertones that add a touch of complexity to the paint. It will work well as either an accent color or you can make it the main color and pair it with SW Extra White.

Smoky Azurite has an LRV of 25.

Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue (SW 2739)

Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue SW 2739

Shoot for the stars with Sherwin Williams gorgeous Charcoal Blue color. Even though this paint color is described as a navy blue color, you can still clearly see its grayish undertones which makes it the perfect dark navy blue color.

Know how they say opposites attract? Well, the same thing can be applied to Charcoal Blue, whereby the dark shade of Charcoal Blue makes a stunning contrast with the brightness of SW Extra White.

If you want to downplay the whiteness of SW Extra White, then Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue makes the perfect trim color or even as an accent to balance things out.

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Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue has an LRV of 6 ( a stark contrast to Extra White which has an LRV of 86).

What Trim Colors Go With Sherwin Williams Extra White?

Trim colors are an essential part of any home design. Sure, you can do without them, but if you want to add some extra stunning visual appeal, they are a must-add to your home. The perfect trim colors will not only complement your main wall paint but are also a great way to frame your walls and get a lovely finish for your home or space.

If you choose Sherwin Williams Extra White, you need the perfect trim that will not only bring out its undertones but also complement your paint color of choice and play a part in brightening up your living space.

Sherwin Williams Pure White

Sherwin Williams Pure White

Sherwin Williams Pure White is one of the most popular and highly recommended colors to use as a trim color.

The paint color adds a creamy, clean finish to trims and baseboards, and it does so without looking dull or dingy.

SW Pure White, unlike other white paint colors, is a warm paint color. And although it doesn’t have any glaring undertones, it still has some hints of yellow and even a touch of black, thus it’s reason for being warm.

Due to its inconspicuous undertones, it will pair marvelously with Extra White without being too aggressive.

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White is just as the name described, a white paint color with a high LRV. It’s a very clean white color that has even been described as being devoid of color. It’s due to the seeming lack of undertone that it’s used as a trim color.

Due to its high LRV, it can take on the tones of hues around it. And if you play your cards right and take lighting into consideration, it will truly bring out the beauty of Sherwin Williams Extra White.

High Reflective White has an LRV of 93, the highest from Sherwin Williams.

Sherwin Williams Extra White Color Comparisons

In this section, we’ll compare Sherwin Williams Extra White with some similar-looking colors to see the difference and their similarities.

Extra White vs. Pure White

Extra White vs. Pure White

Sherwin Williams Extra White is a stunning and beautiful white, and while you might not describe it as being “stark” white, the same can’t be said about SW Pure White. Both will make excellent trim colors, but it’s not very often you’ll see SW Pure White being used as a wall paint color.

SW Extra White and SW Pure White have close LRVs. While the former has an LRV of 86, the latter has an LRV of 84.

Pure White also has some warm undertones.

Sherwin Williams Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
Pure White 84 R: 237 G: 236 B: 230 #edece6

Extra White vs. Ultra White

Extra White vs. Ultra White

Benjamin Moore Ultra White is a cool white paint color that will illuminate colors paired with especially grays or lighter whites like SW Extra White.

BM Ultra White is a bright cool white with a slight hint of blue undertones. It gives a sense of calm and tranquility in living spaces.

While Extra has an LRV of 86, Ultra White has an LRV of 73.

Sherwin Williams Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
Ultra White 83.46 R: 236 G: 238 B: 236 #eceeec

Extra White vs. High Reflective White

Extra White vs. High Reflective White

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White just like the name implies has an LRV significantly higher than SW Extra White.

While Extra White has an LRV of 86, High Reflective White has an LRV of 93 which makes it the brightest Sherwin-Williams paint color.

Both colors might be finicky, especially when paired with other colors, SW Extra White will be easier to use with other colors than High Reflective White. That’s why the latter color is more commonly used as a trim color.

Sherwin Williams Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
High Reflective White 93 R: 247 G: 247 B: 241 #f7f7f1

Extra White vs. Alabaster

Extra White vs. Alabaster

Sherwin Williams Alabaster is a creamy white paint color. Although its creamy base gives it a yellow off-white appearance, It’s soft warm appearance is contributed by its yellow and greige undertones.

SW Alabaster offers the brightness of white and the coziness of a warm paint color.

For a paint color that doesn’t look nearly as white as Sherwin Williams Extra White, it has an almost identical LRV. SW Alabaster has an LRV of 82 while Extra White has an LRV of 86.

Sherwin Williams Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
Alabaster 82 R: 237 G: 234 B: 224  #edeae0

Extra White vs  Super White

Extra White vs  Super White

Benjamin Moore Super White when compared to SW Extra White has a higher LRV. However, when it comes to their undertones, Extra White tends to pull more of the blues, which makes it cooler than Super White.

Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Sherwin Williams Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
Benjamin Moore Super White 87.36 R: 241 G: 242 B: 238  #f1f2ee
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Extra White vs Ceiling Bright White

Extra White vs Ceiling Bright White

Sherwin Williams Ceiling Bright is a radiant white paint color. It looks crisp and clear and it’s excellent to brighten up living spaces. Both SW Extra White and Ceiling Bright White can either be used as a trim color. However, the latter lives up to its name by working well on ceilings too.

That being said,  SW Ceiling Bright White has an LRV of 83.

Sherwin Williams Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
Ceiling Bright White 83 R: 233 G: 235 B: 231  #e9ebe7

Extra White vs High Hide White

Extra White vs High Hide White

Behr High Hide White has almost the same LRV as Sherwin Williams Extra White. However, the bright paint color looks more creamy than the Sherwin Williams product because of a slightly higher yellow content.

Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Sherwin Williams Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
Behr High Hide White 85.27% R: 241 G: 236 B: 226  #f1ece2

Extra White vs  Snowbound

Extra White vs  Snowbound

Sherwin Williams Snowbound is a very versatile paint color with a slight gray undertone. It pairs well with a wide range of colors and its off-white appearance is one of the reasons why this paint color is easy to use and, thus one of Sherwin Williams’s bestsellers.

SW Extra White might not be as versatile but it’s just as good as a paint. Snowbound has an LRV of 83.

Sherwin Williams Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
Snowbound 83 R: 237 G: 234 B: 229  #edeae5

Extra White vs Simply White

Extra White vs Simply White

Benjamin Moore Simply White has a slight hint of warmth, and that’s why it’s so easy to use almost everywhere.

Simply White and Extra White have nearly similar compositions. For example, Simply White has an LRV of 89.52, and Extra White has an LRV of 86.

Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Sherwin Williams Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
Benjamin Moore Super White 89.52 R: 246 G: 246 B: 237  #f6f6ed

Extra White vs Chantilly Lace

Extra White vs Chantilly Lace

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and Sherwin Williams Extra White are often compared to one another. And it’s no wonder.

The two colors are almost strikingly similar in appearance. Their composition is where the major difference lies.

A good example is their LRV, whereby Chantilly Lace with an LRV of 90 will reflect more light than Extra White with an LRV of 86.

Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Sherwin Williams Extra White 86 R: 238 G: 239 B: 234 #eefea
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace 90 R: 245 G: 245 B: 239  #f5f5ef

Extra White Benjamin Moore Version

Extra White Benjamin Moore Version

Benjamin Moore doesn’t have a paint color known as Extra White. However, they do have a paint color that is similar in composition and appearance to Sherwin Williams Extra White. This paint color is known as Chantilly Lace.

BM Chantilly Lace is a white pastel color similar to Sherwin Williams Extra White.

It’s a very popular bright white paint and with good reason.

Unlike most paint colors that are described as too white, BM Chantilly Lace finds that sweet spot where although it has some subtle cool undertones like blue and gray, it still manages to appear clear and neutral.

The paint color offers a classic white paint look that is brighter than Sherwin Williams Extra White. It has an LRV of 90.04, while SW Extra White has an LRV of 86.

Even though it’s almost a crisp pure white paint, BM Chantilly Lace belongs to the off-white Benjamin Moore Collection. The RGB values for Benjamin Moore OC-65 Chantilly Lace are 245, 245, 239, and the HEX code is #F5F5EF

How Does Light Affect the Color?

Light greatly affects how a color will be perceived. That’s why new homeowners with no prior knowledge of color and lighting are a little bit taken aback when their color of choice looks different at various times of the day.

A general observation about paint colors and how they are affected by light is that if they are in a north-facing room, they will experience abundant cool natural light.

The reverse is the case for a south-facing room. Such rooms will receive warmer light, bringing out the warmer or less cool components of the paint color.

Sherwin Williams Extra White has an LRV of 86, which means it falls on the lighter end of the scale. And because it has such a high LRV, it can look stark white and completely wash out other paint colors if used incorrectly. This is because, like all paint colors, the rules stated earlier apply to it.

This means that in a north-facing room, its blue undertones will shine through more, making it look cooler than usual, and it might feel almost clinical and stale.

In a south-facing room, however, the warm natural light makes it appear less cool than it normally would. This also strengthens its yellow-green undertones, making them more vivid and easily noticeable.

It has even been observed that when paired with warm colors, it can emphasize the yellows in them as well, meaning that the entire space might look and feel warmer than usual.

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Sherwin Williams Extra White Living Room

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Sherwin Williams Extra White Kitchen

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Sherwin Williams Extra White Bedroom

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Sherwin Williams Extra White Bathroom

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Final Thoughts

Sherwin Williams Extra White is a paint color that offers a crisp and fresh look to living spaces.  The bright paint color is perfect if you want a pure white paint that won’t be so white it takes away from your living space.

With an LRV of 86, Extra White makes the perfect complementary color, cabinet color, ceiling color, or even a nice trim color.

Wherever you’re bold enough to try this paint, it will look stunning nonetheless.

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