Egret White – a popular soft warm neutral paint color
With trends leaning into the warmer end of things, it’s no surprise that I’m seeing more warm grays, taupes, greiges and EVEN BEIGE paint colors popping up in my inbox. This is why today we’re going to spend some time with what SHOULD be one of the best warm neutrals on the market…
What type of paint color is Egret White, is it greige, taupe or a warm gray?
While it’s up for grabs as to whether Egret White is a warm gray or taupe, one thing it ISN’T is a greige. Greige paint colors tend to favour a green undertone, which is one hue that you WON’T find in Egret White. What WILL you find? Keep on reading!
If you have a north-facing room, with the degree of gray in it, you can expect Egret White to lean a bit more into its gray side while DEFINITELY retaining some passive warmth.
If you have a south-facing room or a room with a lot of western afternoon sunshine, Egret White will lean into its warm side without going FULL beige on you.
What’s the LRV of Egret White?
Egret White has an LRV of 70, putting it in between the light and off-white range.
If you have a dark room, either due to not enough interior lighting or natural light, Egret White could look a bit dingy and won’t come to life. On the other hand, if you have a VERY BRIGHT ROOM, Egret White WILL wash out quite a bit – as will any color with a higher LRV like this.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Egret White?
Egret White has subtle undertones nodding just a TOUCH towards a warm violet, so a violet with a wink o’ pink in it. These undertones are quite passive but could show up to the party more if you partnered them with a surface with green hues.
However, in the right situation, you’ll even see Egret White leaning just a weeee tiny bit into BEIGE – it’s quite the chameleon, and it’s all so subtle that it can be left up to personal perception.
What’s the best way to sample Egret White?
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Which white paint color looks best with Egret White?
Is Egret White a good color for the exterior of my home?
As far as the best colors for exteriors go, Egret White can suit some roofs, especially those in the states that are more inclined towards orange hue roofs, stonework and driveways. However, there are OTHER colors I would look at first. OVERALL, Egret White often looks WARMER than expected on an exterior and isn’t a popular choice.
Is Egret White a popular color for kitchen cabinets?
While Egret White COULD be popular for kitchen cabinets, especially with trends leaning warmer, because of its particular depth, it’s tricky to partner up with wall colors if you want to see ANY type of contrast. You either need white walls or a paint color with an LRV approx 15-20 points lower.
What paint colors are similar to Egret White for the sake of comparison?
And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (ie: getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint color), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colors go with Egret White
- gray paint colors that are the same LRV of lower, particularly with blue or blue-green undertones
- warm gray and taupe paint colors with similar undertone profiles
- even a bit more color can be interesting with Egret White, particular green-grays with a bit of depth
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