Sherwin Williams Alabaster Color

Alabaster (SW 7008) is a soft, creamy white.  It is not as stark as a true white, but still white enough that it will always look white, in any light and on any surface.  

Alabaster has a Light Reflectance Value of 82, meaning that it will reflect back a lot of light into the room.  This makes it a good choice for any room that you want to have a bright, cheery look.  

Alabaster’s Popularity

Sherwin Williams Alabaster is one of the most popular whites that Sherwin Williams’ makes.  It has been a best seller for many years, and was actually named by Sherwin Williams as their Color of the Year in 2016. 

In addition, Alabaster has been featured in Pottery Barn’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Pottery Barn Kids’ Spring/Summer 2019 collection, and PBteen’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection.  

Is white in style for home decor right now?

Based on Alabaster’s appearance in all of the major collections that Pottery Barn put out in 2019, it is safe to say that SW Alabaster has not declined in popularity in the last several years.  

In fact, white walls are trending right now on Pinterest in a big way.  While gray walls ruled for a long time, white walls are becoming the color of choice for homes in 2018 and 2019.  

When you look at Alabaster, it is easy to see why it is so popular, yet not at all trendy.  Trendy colors come in and out of fashion depending on current styles.  Popular colors though, are more classic in their appeal. 

Alabaster is the perfect, timeless white.  It has a bit of warmth without being too yellow, too blue or too beige.  In addition, it pairs well with both warm or cool colors.  

Sherwin Williams Alabaster Undertones

The undertones of Alabaster are subtle.  Alabaster doesn’t lean strongly towards any one color, and almost has a greige undertone.  This means that it has both a beige and gray base, though it mostly just comes off as white.  

What is thought of as a true white typically has cool undertones, and can almost lean towards blue.  If you look at Extra White or Pure White by Sherwin Williams, you will see that this cool, bluish white is what many would consider a real white.  

Without a visual comparison to a real true white though, Alabaster will look completely white.  

Take a look at SW Alabaster next to a cool white (Extra White) and a warm white (Greek Villa), and see how it compares.  

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Alabaster Vs. Extra White

When set against a color such as Extra White, you will notice Alabaster’s warm hints.

Both will look white if you are painting a whole room in the color, but Alabaster will look a little cozier than Extra White will.

Alabaster Vs. Greek Villa

When you compare Alabaster with Greek Villa, you will see how Alabaster leans more gray, while Greek Villa leans more beige. 

Both are warm colors, and both will look pretty white when painted on the wall. But Alabaster looks a little more muted than Greek Villa.

So, is SW Alabaster a warm or cool color?

If you look at Alabaster compared to other whites, it is easy to see what it is a warmer white.  Though it’s greige undertones make it very versatile, it is not as stark as many of Sherwin Williams’ cooler whites.  

Not sure about Alabaster yet? Samplize sells, for a very reasonable price, stick on paint samples made from real paint, in all of the most popular colors. These 12×12 squares will show you exactly how the color will look on your wall, and you never even have to clean a paint brush! They cost less than the price of a sample jar of paint (which you can’t actually use on your wall anyways because it isn’t “real” paint), and right now, you can get $5 off your first order – that’s almost like getting one paint square for free!

If Alabaster is a warm white, is it cream or white?

SW Alabaster is a creamy white.  But while Alabaster does have almost a creamy look to it, it is considered to be white, and not a cream color. 

Where should I use Sherwin Williams’ Alabaster?

Alabaster white is a perfect choice in many different settings.  Because it is a solid white with just a hint of color, it can go anywhere that you want a clean, bright look.  

You can use it on the walls as a crisp, clean backdrop to your decor. 

You can use it on your trim as a warm white contrast to colored walls. 

You can use it on your cabinets, for a perfect white kitchen.

And it is a top choice for a white paint color on shiplap.  

Overall, Alabaster is a really gorgeous white and is perfect for anywhere in your home. It  is a great choice in a room of any style, from modern to farmhouse, and will highlight the decor of the room.  

Want to see some other white paint choices?  Check out the best whites from Sherwin Williams!

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Sherwin Williams Alabaster Color

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  1. We just put the Ikea grey cabinets in our basement and used the Alabaster for our trim. Now we are looking for a wall color. Yikes! Should we just go Alabaster on the walls too now? Looks like we did this backwards. I’m not knowledgable with color combos. Any suggestions? Being the cabinets are a nice gray and the trim has grey undertones, I am hoping we can salvage our efforts with something that will go with both the trim and grey cabinets.

    1. Hi Lynne! You’re doing just fine! Alabaster is a fine trim color, and I’ll be it’ll look amazing with the gray cabinets and the right color paint on the walls! Alabaster will look perfectly white on the trim too, so don’t worry about the gray undertones. It sounds like maybe you prefer neutral colors? Sea Salt is a great neutral that is greenish blue (or Rainwashed, which is a bluish green, though less neutral than Sea Salt). It would look really pretty with gray cabinets. Also, Steamed Milk is a light cream color, and would go with your color choices but not look as stark on the walls as Alabaster will. Truly, gray goes with anything, so you can do any color you like!

  2. Hello,
    We painted our kitchen cabinets alabaster and are wondering what to choose for the trim and molding as well as the walls. Would Greek Villa pair on the walls well? What should the trim be if so? Our floors are the good old travertine that we need to work around with blues and light grey furnishings. Our room isn’t very bright due to trees and an awning.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Michelle! It sounds like your kitchen is going to be gorgeous! I typically use Pure White for my trim color. It is a great white to pair with Alabaster, too, because it has similar undertones but is just a tad bit lighter. Greek Villa would definitely work on the walls, but you won’t see much contrast between the trim and walls or the cabinets and walls. If you’re going for the completely white look, yes, this is a great pick! If you want just a bit of contrast, Ivory Lace is a white that has similar undertones to Greek Villa but is just a little bit darker (but still very white). Good luck Michelle! Drop by and let me know how it turns out!

  3. If we do alabaster for walls and ceiling what color trim should we do? Would extra white work?

    1. Hi Kara! Extra white would definitely work. It has cooler undertones than Alabaster though, and may come off a little bluish. For a white with similar undertones, Pure White would be better. I don’t think you’ll regret either choice, but if I were going to pick one, I’d pick Pure White.

  4. I’m in the process of picking out paint colors for my basement. I picked out Alabaster for walls, ceiling and trim; Iron Ore for the accent wall in our theatre area and Silver Strand for the columns, doors, guest room and laundry room cabinets. What are your thoughts about this combo for a basement? I want the area to feel open and light but also cozy.

    1. Hey Tara! Sounds like all those colors will look really nice together! Are you going to go with black hardware to accent the Silver Strand? I think it’ll look great!

  5. Hi we are painting our kitchen cabinets and I am struggling between Alabaster, Dove White and Aesthetic While. Our counters are Venetian Gold, there are a lot of warm tones. Trim is a brighter white. The room gets a lot of natural light. I was leaning toward Aesthetic White and paint the walls Balanced Beige, but not sure. Thanks!

    1. Hi Christine! If you want the cabinets to look white, go with either White Dove or Alabaster. Both are going to look pretty white next to your countertops and walls. If you want the cabinets to have just a touch of color, go with Aesthetic White. You won’t go wrong with any of those choices.
      Balanced Beige is a nice color, and will look good with the other colors you have in the granite. Plus, since you have a lot of natural white, it shouldn’t look too dark. I think it’ll be really pretty!

  6. Thank you so much for your help! I really appreciate it and love your site!

  7. This is so helpful! We have decided on SW Alabaster for our basement walls and I’m wondering if SW Snowbound would be okay to use on the turn and ceilings since it was used throughout the house. Thoughts? Thanks!

    1. Hi Emily! I thing these colors will look fine together. They have slightly different undertones (Alabaster is warmer and Snowbound is cooler), but it will just make the contrast between the colors every so slightly noticeable. They are both very light colors, so they may not even appear different once everything is painted. For example, I used Alabaster with Pure White trim in my bathroom, and there is no noticeable contrast between them.

  8. What about alabaster on exterior. Was also thinking Shoji white. Trim / Beams / Garage doors will all be iron ore. We have stone on front so not sure if Alabastor is too white vs Shoji

    1. Hi Chris! Alabaster on the exterior would be beautiful. It is going to just look white though – and a white house is always in style. Shoji is also nice on an exterior, and will look like an off-white (compared to a pure white). Both will go with Iron Ore. It just depends on the look you’re going for. Do you want a white house or a cream colored house? Hope this helps!

  9. I used Alabaster for my cabinets and trim. I’m absolutely in love with it! My kitchen has a beige backsplash, countertops and flooring. I was thinking of a very neutral yellow on the walls. I’d definitely like it very light, but still have a contrast to the alabaster cabinets and trim. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Jamie! Sounds lovely :). Lemon Meringue is a very light yellow that would probably go nicely with the beige tones, but will also contrast with Alabaster. Another, slightly less bright option, is Morning Sun.

  10. Hi! I just painted my walls Kilim beige and I tried extra white for the trim but it looks too white. Do you think alabaster would work as a trim color with Kilim beige?

    1. Hi Melissa! I think what you’re seeing is that Extra White has slightly cool, bluish undertones, and that it doesn’t quite “go” with the tones that Kilim Beige has. Alabaster would definitely be a better pick. Alabaster has just a touch of color, and won’t look as crisp as some other trim colors will. I always use Pure White on my trim. It just barely leans warm and goes with pretty much any paint color.

  11. I am debating between alabaster and pure white for our kitchen cabinets and trim. Is there one you suggest over the other? If we went with alabaster would there be another white that would look nice as a wall color to pair with it?

    1. Hi Anna! Pure White is going to be stark looking on your cabinets. Like a true WHITE white – think white shaker cabinets. It is a good neutral white though, not too cool or warm. Alabaster will be just a bit warmer, but will still look white. For a wall color that goes with Alabaster, you could try Westhighland White for a bright wall look, or Shoji White, if you’d like a little bit of contrast with the cabinets. White kitchens are gorgeous! You can’t go wrong!

  12. Hi, thanks for this post. We’re having about half of our house painted and our painter was going with Master Hide Flat White, or Pro Mar 200 on the walls. After some googling I was horrified. I was gonna tell him the Master Hide is okay for ceilings, and pick out one, nice white for the walls. (Kitchen, living room, hallway/stairwells) Alabaster looks pretty creamy to me, is that wrong? He’s using Emerald semi-gloss white on the trim (for lead remediation). We have pretty decent light and I’m just hoping for something safe that I won’t hate at this point! Who knew picking white paint would be so stressful? We can’t test anything cause we’re living 4 hours away. Also, do you think the master hide flat on the ceilings will be okay or should we just put whatever we choose on the ceilings we’re doing as well.

    1. Hi Jenny! Master Hide and Pro Mar 200 are just paint products, not colors. They’re what the pros use. Pro Mar 200 is the lowest level of pro level paint that Sherwin Williams sells, but I’ve used it before with no complaints. You could ask your painter to choose a higher level if you want, but I don’t know that you’ll notice too much of a difference (and I’m guessing they’ll charge you for the price increase). For color, I wouldn’t stress the ceiling color. I imagine your painter will go with Ceiling Bright White or some other color like that. For the walls, you could go the same color on the ceiling and walls if you want (not Ceiling Bright White though – I mean if you choose to go with Alabaster), though I would probably pick a white paint color of my own choice for the walls. If sounds like you want something really light. Alabaster is a tiny bit creamy, but will just look white on your walls. Westhighland White is a bit more creamy, and very pretty. It’ll show a smidge more contrast with the ceiling and trim, but will still look white. For something even more creamy, Steamed Milk is beautiful, not yellowy, but also not as white as these other choices. I hope that was helpful and not more confusing! I don’t think you’ll pick a BAD color white. If anything, you’ll wish you had gone with a bit more color is my guess. Good luck!

  13. Also, it’s an old farmhouse with old wood floors, some wood beams, and a rustic feel. Right now there’s blue trim everywhere but we’re having it scraped and putting white because we can’t manage picking a color right now.

    1. Oh! Just saw that there was a second comment on the white paint house, Jenny! This gives me more info :). Sounds beautiful! With all the wood and the rustic feel, I actually wouldn’t go with Steamed Milk probably. I’d look at Westhighland White, or think that your original choice of Alabaster would be nice!

  14. Thank you! But, I think he was just planning on using those, with no color on top. Worrisome, right? Do you think the master hide on the ceiling is okay, or I should ask him to put hte color on top as well (like the ceiling bright white), or the alabaster?
    Okay I’ll look at the colors more. I’m worried about having a cream but it’s helpful to hear you think I would want more color, not lless. Thank you so much for your quick response! I’ll check out the rest of your blog now!

    1. Okay now that I have read about paint for 24 hours, I understand what you’re saying about the ProMar. Since there’s a chance we’ll want to change the paint colors anyway, maybe I just shouldn’t stress it? Thank you!

      1. Are u gonna go for pro mar? Im in same boat

        1. ProMar should be fine ladies!

  15. I’m building a kids playhouse, it’s 2 stories and I’m needing help picking out colors! It will be very colorful once we get toys and decor inside. I was thinking of Alabaster for the walls and Pure White for the trim and ceiling. I’m getting hung up on the balcony/handrail and ladder. What would you suggest? 🙂

    1. Hi Mallory! This is a hard question! I’m not sure exactly what direction you’re going in for the overall look of the playhouse (though it sounds as though it’ll be adorable!). You could go whimsical with a color like Soar, girly with a color like Mellow Coral, or classic with a black like Domino. Hope this helps!

  16. Hi im thinking of using alabaster in semi gloss in bathrooms and kitchen..i was able to find some 5 gallons of pro mar 200…i google and see negative and positive comments…is it a decent paint to give me nice results?

    1. Hi Latasha! If you can get it for a good price, I’d go for it. It is what most professional painters would use in your home. Its not the top product, but I found it to be perfectly sufficient when I used it.

  17. Hello– we are wanting to paint the exterior of our cape cod house Alabaster but I’m having trouble picking a trim color that will work. Is there a white trim we can use that will compliment Alabaster and not make it look dingy? Or do you recommend a different color trim? Thanks for the help!!!

    1. The same trim color would go on the garage too!

    2. Hi Lauren! I think that Highly Reflective White would be a good choice. Its brighter than Alabaster, but still has similar undertones so it shouldn’t make Alabaster look dingy.

  18. Hi Lauren! You have been so kind and helpful to everyone on this thread, so I thought I would ask you on more question! 🙂
    Our kitchen cabinets have been painted alabaster, and I’m looking to do our fireplace (open concept room) with a black paint. I have been reviewing tricorn black and black magic, I’m afraid Caviar may be too brown with the undertones. Would you have a suggestion on black paint? With adding black to the mix, do you have a brightening wall color you would recommend? Thank you so much!!

    1. Hi Trish! Thanks for your sweet comment!!
      I don’t think you will be disappointed with any of those choices. They’re all going to look black. I will say, Tricorn Black is one of Sherwin William’s best selling paint colors (top 50), and typically, you can’t go wrong choosing one of their top sellers. For a brightening color, I think your room will look good and bright if you go with a light color for the walls. Some of my favorites are listed in this whole house color scheme. They’ll all go nicely with a black fireplace and with Alabaster. I also am loving Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray right now. It is bright and beautiful, but not colorful. Good luck Trish!

  19. Hey! I am wanting to paint my walls white. They are currently French gray, but feel way too cool. I was leaning toward alabaster, but am nervous because my trim and cabinets are extra white. I don’t want them to clash against one another, but I also don’t want the room to read too cool. Is there a different white you would recommend for the walls?

    1. Hi MJ! You could try a white with some gray like Heron Plume, which has undertones that are more similar to Extra White. But overall, I don’t think Alabaster will clash too badly. Everything will just look white. Good luck!

  20. Hi- I have a converted garage, now a Den, with 4 French doors that faces West (doors have blinds), we want to keep it bright with slight contrast between the main wall, trim and lower portion of the wall. I was thinking Alabaster on the top main portion of the wall, pure white for the trim, doors and molding and ivory lace, creamy or shoji white.. for the lower wall portion? any suggestions? we will be putting in walnut flooring.
    Also the outside French doors, what color would you suggest? shutters are a Redskin red, warm brown brick and trims have a yellow/white hue. Want the French doors to look clean but not contrast too much with everything else.

    1. Hi Noorin! Sounds like a pretty room! I think you have some great choices picked out. For the den lower wall color, I would probably pick Shoji White, as it will give you the most contrast with Alabaster (but will still be a light color). The other two won’t really show as much of a difference. On the outside French doors, I suggest going with Pure White, like you are using for the trim. It is such a good white, and it will make the doors stand out as clean and bright. If you’re interested in a darker color for the french doors, you could always go with a dark brown (like Rookwood Dark Brown, which would go nicely with warm brown brick and Redskin Red), or a black (like Tricorn Black), but I think classic white is always in style, always beautiful. Hope this helps!

      1. Thank so much this is very helpful! I think I’m going with the Pure White for the outside French doors… but I was also thinking dover white… since there is a creamy trim below the gutter I never noticed which is an off white. Do you think I should stick with pure white or try to match the above trim in a creamy shade for the French doors?

        I looked at the den again yesterday, I’m thinking of a little more contrast now that I saw it in a different light… what do you think of accessible beige bottom portion, and Benjamin Moore dove white upper portion and everywhere else? still walnut floor… or do you think shoji/alabaster will be the best contrast? (PS: I painted the basement with kilim beige on the lower potion and dover white on the top- and I actually feel like I see a stark- but cringeworthy contrast, especially when the sun comes in from the sliding door… am I crazy? would I see a contrast? the dover white looks almost neon)

        1. Hi Noorin! Glad it was helpful! For the outside doors, I think going with Dover White is a great idea, especially if the trim is in close proximity to the doors.
          In the den, Accessible Beige is a darker color than Shoji, so it will give you more contrast than the Alabaster/Shoji pairing. Accessible Beige is more of a greige (gray/beige, leans towards beige), and is a very popular color (top 10 that Sherwin Williams sells). Shoji is more of a whitish gray, and isn’t terribly much darker than Alabster. So if you want something with a better contrast, go with the Accessible Beige option. As for the Dover White/Kilim Beige contrast, I’m not sure why the Dover White is presenting so bright that its almost neon! It should be a pretty neutral option. I wonder if the lighting is stark down there, and has a bluish tint. A softer, golden bulb might make a big difference!

  21. Hey Lauren! I am building a two story farmhouse looking house. We are trying to decide on the exterior color of white. We have narrowed the choices down to SW Pure White, Snowbound, and Alabaster. Our house faces the east with full sun and the back has full sun in the afternoon. No trees near the house. I am a little concerned about the Alabaster because I don’t typically like the creamy, off-white look. However, I’m concerned that Pure White and Snowbound might be too white. What would be your choice? Also, thinking of the same on kitchen cabinets and a two story fireplace with shiplap. The house is an open living concept with large windows across the back exterior wall and has a 2 story living area. Choosing colors has been the hardest decision yet! Thanks!

    1. Hi Julie! I think you won’t notice that the Alabaster leans slightly towards a creamy white on the outside of the home. Without anything REALLY white to compare it to, it is going to look white. I have painted it next to Pure White several times, and it barely looks different. Snowbound actually has a gray undertone to it, so it is going to be the least bright option. All will look white on your house though, I wouldn’t worry. Same goes for the kitchen cabinets. If it were me, I would pick Alabaster or Pure White over Snowbound because I like a brighter white. It is totally your preference though, and I don’t think you’ll pick any of them and regret your choice.

  22. I need your help! We are building a new home. We are having a design dilemma in our kitchen. It is an L shaped kitchen with an island. We are painting the kitchen cabinets SW Alabaster and staining natural warm stain on the island. We are considering white granite countertops. Should I be concerned about the Alabaster looking dingy next to the countertops? The backsplash will be limestone with a mortar smear to cover up the joints. Also, will this look OK with all trim and doors painted in SW Pure White? Thanks!

    1. Hi Esther! Without seeing the granite, I think all that will be fine together. Typically, white granite has other shades in it as well. I would recommend getting a swatch of Alabaster and comparing it to the granite you chose, just to make sure it works. Sounds like a pretty kitchen!

  23. Hey! I am painting my kitchen walls Alabaster; However it looks sooo white next to my white (dirty) cabinets. We are wanting to repaint the cabinets a brighter white, to hopefully give some contrast. Suggestions? Or– I was thinking I made a mistake and should have painted the cabinets Alabaster and the walls a light mocha-ish color. What do you think?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Alex! It’s a bit hard to get too much of a contrast with Alabaster be choosing a lighter color because it’s so light. But you may get the effect you want by going with Highly Reflective White, which is a super white color. As for whether you should have gone with mocha walls… it’s all preference :). I’m sure it’ll be nice when you’re finished!

  24. Hi all,
    I’m painting my bathroom walls Alabaster. So many questions. What sheen on walls? I don’t know what to do about the trim and ceiling. I was thinking about HRW white, extra white or pure white for trim. What about ceiling color?

    1. Hi Beck! For a bathroom, a higher sheen (Satin) is best, so you can wipe it down. Here is a guide to picking paint finishes. For pairing with Alabaster, I would go with HRW because Pure White won’t show much of a contrast and Extra White will be too cool, potentially looking bluish. You could use it on both the ceilings and the trim. If you want the trim to stand out more than the ceiling, do Pure White on the ceiling and HRW on the trim. Hope this helps!

  25. Hi, Our trim throughout our entire house is SW Westhighland White 7566. Our main areas are painted in Anew Gray and we are wanting to brighten them up. Will Alabaster walls pair well with Westhighland White trim? We definitely don’t want to change that color.

    1. Hi Katie! Alabaster will go fine with Westhighland Trim, and is a good choice if you want white walls. If you’re looking for something with a little more pop, Cotton White or Roman Column will be a brighter white choice.

  26. Hi,

    You are so helpful. Thank you in advance!! I’m wondering if you think alabaster will pair well with ash wood trim that has been stained pecan (min wax) for use in my bedroom. Thank you!!

    1. Hi Diane! Yes, I think that’ll be very pretty!! Thanks for your comment :).

  27. Hi Lauren! First of all, thank you for all the help and feedback you have been giving all of us!

    I have a question and would love your guidance. Some background — We are building a house in Houston, with an open floor plan. The front of the house faces east, the rear west, and have windows on the side of the house facing north. the north and west portions of the house are shaded by a large tree. The front of the house is exposed to the sun.

    We are looking at Alabaster, Greek Villa, Pure White, and a BM match from SW for BM’s White Dove as our options. We are scratching our heads trying to figure out which ones we should pick for our walls, cabinets, and trim.

    In addition, should we separate the walls, trim, and cabinets by different whites or keep them all the same white with different finishes?

    Sorry for the dissertation! Never knew picking colors could be so difficult!

    1. Hi Andrew! Here’s my thoughts on what colors go where. I would pick Pure White for the trim and cabinets, and either Greek Villa or White Dove for the walls. If you want not so stark of a white on the cabinets, go with Alabaster instead. Whether you pick Greek Villa or White Dove is your choice… I think White Dove is slightly better since it will give a little bit more contrast with the walls. For the finishes, go with semi-gloss or gloss for the cabinets and trim, and eggshell or satin for the walls. Good luck with your choices!

      1. Awesome! Thank you for your advice Lauren!

  28. Hi Lauren! we are renovating our home and i am in love with white walls with white trim. what color do you suggest to do on the walls (Alabaster or some other ) and what kind of trim will go with it. I will have light wood floors and wood beams around the house. would it be too white?Let me know your thoughts on it.

    1. Hi Amy! I definitely don’t think that would be too white. White is super in style right now, and it’ll look gorgeous with your light wood floors and wood beams. For trim, I like Pure White because it goes with everything. For the walls, Alabaster is nice, or if you want something that contrasts a bit with the trim, check out Greek Villa or Westhighland White. They’re both a bit “brighter” than Alabaster. Sounds like it’ll be beautiful!

  29. Hi Lauren! We are building a house with an open floor plan. I am nervous about my trim and cabinet colors clashing. Do you think light french gray walls, pure white for trim, and alabaster for the cabinets will look okay? I want my cabinets white but not to bright. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated!

    1. Hi Linda! I think you have a great plan! All those colors will look great together. Alabaster will definitely look white, and won’t be too bright. If you want something that is a little creamier though for the cabinets, check out Paperwhite or Roman Column. Sound beautiful!

  30. Thank you for all your useful information regarding paint colors! I have a quick question on several white paints as I’m wanting to repaint my bedroom. I was considering Pure White or Alabaster but my trim is light beige color. I currently have the SW color, latte, on my walls and it’s almost 9 yrs old, and I’m ready lighten up the room. I was wondering if Alabaster would look okay against the trim as I wasn’t planning on changing the whole house right now. All the doors in the home and trim are the same light beige.
    I just painted my dressers with Magnolia Deep Rock chalk paint and I love the way the turned out but against the Latte wall color, it’s a no!
    Would love to see what your thoughts are on what white paint that will go with the trim I have.
    Thank you and love your blog!

    1. Hi Kurstin! You can definitely make white paint work with beige trim. Here is a pin that I found for you, of a home with beige trim so you could see how it would look. Alabaster would work fine, or Westhighland White, which is a little brighter than Alabaster and my current favorite white :). Thanks for reading my blog!

  31. Hi, building new house, want bright white look through out. quartz, marble look countertops in kitchen. Can walls and trim all be the same color? Also, want white kitchen cabinets. should they also be same color?
    will Alabaster look ok with whitish quartz counter tops? or should I go with a Pure White?
    and if I do that should walls and trim also be pure white or alabaster? thanks! diana

    1. Hi Diana! There is no right or wrong here! Walls and trim can be the same color, but I would recommend different sheens (semi-gloss or gloss for trim and satin or eggshell for walls). This will differentiate them a little bit even though they’re the same color. For the cabinets, I might do Pure White over Alabaster. Both will probably be fine with white quartz, but Pure White will be a little bit brighter. You could put Alabaster on the walls then, or try Westhighland White or Greek Villa if you want something a little brighter. Alabaster is nice, but its not a very bright white, so when you pair it with a bright white trim, it can look a tiny bit dingy. Some things to think about as you’re choosing your colors! Good luck! Congrats on the new home!

  32. Hi Lauren! I am repainting my house and currently all the trim is SW Alabaster which I do not want to change. I chose Pure White for the wall color but am second guessing myself if they go together. What is your opinion about Alabaster for doors and trim and Pure White for the walls or should I do the walls in Alabaster also?

    1. Hi Mickey! Those colors go well together, but it’s important to know that Alabaster has more color in it than Pure White. So your trim will look less bright than the walls do. If this is the look you want, that is fine. Typically, I would do the walls darker than the trim so that the trim looks crisp and bright. Pearly White, Ivory Lace, Dover White would all be a tiny bit darker than Alabaster (but still white). Or you could paint everything Alabaster and use a high sheen on the trim and an eggshell or satin on the walls. Good luck with your painting!

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