Searching for a Go-To Warm White Paint? Interior Designers Love Sherwin Williams Alabaster

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WORDS BY Rebecca Deczynski

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Published on October 18, 2022

Everyone has their favorites. And when it comes to white paint, interior designers turn to Sherwin Williams Alabaster time and time again.

Picking a white paint for your space can seem like an easy task—but it can actually be fairly intimidating. A lot depends on the natural lighting in your space, the color of your other decor, and the vibe that you want to create—do you want to go bright and clean, or soft and cozy? Is warm-toned cream better, or a cooler almost-gray?

And then there’s the issue of the vast number of white paints out there. Know how it always feels hard to pick your restaurant order when so much on the menu sounds delicious? It’s the same kind of issue. With so many great white paints to choose from, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for your space. And that’s exactly why getting a designer’s opinion can help.

Why is Sherwin Williams Alabaster a designer favorite?

Sherwin Williams Alabaster

Havenly designer Toussaint Derby is partial to Sherwin Williams Alabaster because it’s a striking white that’s not too warm or too cool. Basically, it’s the perfect neutral, so it pairs well with many other colors. It’s a creamy white that doesn’t look clinical, and it can be used in spaces with a wide range of design styles, from classic and traditional to cool contemporary. White walls don’t have to be boring—Sherwin Williams Alabaster can be a great canvas for the rest of your space. 

What colors go well with Sherwin Williams Alabaster?

coastal living room with Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint

Sherwin Williams Alabaster is very versatile and works with a wide variety of color palettes, from coastal chic neutrals and blues, to classically cool white and black, to trending warm minimalist color scheme. Regardless the pairing, this hue will anchor the space with a welcomed warmth. 

Sherwin Williams Alabaster in the living room

Sherwin Williams Alabaster in living room

Sherwin Williams Alabaster looks great in a living room, making for a clean, modern canvas. In this space, a monochromatic neutral style looks perfectly elegant, but if dramatic contrasting is your jam, you can also bring in black and dark charcoal accents to ground the white walls.

Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color in the dining room

Sherwin Williams Alabaster

No matter the size of your dining room, Sherwin Williams Alabaster is a perfect choice for its walls. But, if you do have a smaller space, this hue can help to make it feel more spacious, but still warm and cozy—it’s a great option if you want to open the room up a bit without having to tear down any walls.

Sherwin Williams Alabaster in the bedroom

Sherwin Williams Alabaster bedroom paint

If you aren’t ready to ride the moody bedroom wave, don’t worry, Sherwin Williams Alabaster is a satisfying alternative. This warm neutral color adds depth and dimension to your sleeping sanctuary, even alongside pared-back neutrals. The result? Light, bright, and airy.

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Words by Rebecca Deczynski