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Sherwin Williams Egret White SW 7570: Paint Color Review

Posted on June 13, 2023 by KylieMawdsley

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…

Sherwin Williams Egret White, taupe paint color review, undertones, LRV, Kylie M color expert

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By the way, I love Egret White so much that I selected it as one of my TOP COLORS OF THE YEAR FOR 2024!

 

IS EGRET WHITE WARM OR COOL? GRAY, TAUPE OR GREIGE?

While it’s up for grabs whether Egret White is a warm gray or taupe, one thing it ISN’T is a greige. Greige paint colors favor a green undertone, which is one hue you WON’T find in Egret White. What WILL you find? Keep on reading!

Because Egret White is a taupe that caters to warm gray (so it has more gray than beige), it’s a warm paint color.

Sherwin Williams Egret White, transitional style living room, warm off white greige taupe warm gray paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

If you have a north-facing room, with a 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.

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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 due to insufficient interior lighting or natural light, Egret White could look 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. This is thanks to its LRV AND lack of obvious color.

Sherwin Williams Egret White, transitional style bedroom, warm gray, greige, taupe paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online consultant

Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

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WHAT ARE EGRET WHITE’S UNDERTONES?

Egret White has subtle undertones nodding toward a warm violet, so a violet with a wink o’ pink in it. These undertones are SUPER passive but could show up to the party more if you partner them with a surface with green hues. You might also notice them if you’re sensitive to these undertones. Just keep in mind, that if we take these undertones away entirely, you’ll switch into the greige world, with green undertones.

Sherwin Williams Egret White, white trim, warm grey, taupe greige paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

In the right situation, you might 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.

Bathroom, navy blue vanity similar Benjamin Hale Navy, beige, white blue hexagon tile backsplash. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, white quartz countertop, Egret White Sherwin Williams walls (2)

 

SAMPLING EGRET WHITE WITH PEEL & STICK

SAMPLIZE offers peel-and-stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER, and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots.

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  • samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1 DAY; depending on the location
  • they’re more affordable than the sample pots/rollers/foam boards that are needed for traditional paint sampling

Sherwin Williams Egret White, peel and stick paint sample. Kylie M best cabinet colours

Get your PEEL & STICK SAMPLE OF EGRET WHITE HERE

 

WHICH WHITE GOES WITH EGRET WHITE FOR TRIM & CABINETS?

While you’ll want to consider a LOT more than Egret White when choosing a cabinet color (like countertop and backsplash), knowing the type of white it suits is a great place to start.

Sherwin Williams Egret White, taupe warm gray in bathroom with white vanity, taupe tile floor. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, update and diy home decor ideas

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IS EGRET WHITE A GOOD EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR?

Egret White suits some roofs, and a reasonably wide range of stonework and brickwork, more so than some other neutrals in this range. Note that Egret White often looks WARMER than expected on an exterior, but regardless, it’s becoming a popular choice on exteriors thanks to its flexibility!

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IS EGRET WHITE A GOOD COLOR FOR KITCHEN CABINETS?

Egret White COULD be popular for kitchen cabinets, especially with homeowners loving off-white and light-depth cabinet colors (the current trend). However, because of its particular depth, Egret White is tricky to partner up with wall colors if you want to see ANY type of contrast. You need white walls or a paint color with an LRV approximately 15-20 points lower (or paint your walls Egret White as well).

 

WHAT PAINT COLORS ARE SIMILAR TO EGRET WHITE?

There’s never a perfect match, especially not in different brands. However, Benjamin Moore has a comparable and a few more within Sherwin Williams…

  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray vs. Egret White – Classic Gray is just a touch lighter and can look a bit warmer in some spaces, although both are often in competition for the same painting project!
  • Sherwin Williams Modern Gray vs. Egret White – Modern Gray is a bit warmer and darker than Egret White, although both are darn popular. Between the two, I would lean into Egret White as I trust its undertones (or lack thereof) more than Modern Gray.
  • Sherwin Williams City Loft vs. Egret White -City Loft is the same depth as Egret White but shows more undertone, for this reason, Egret White is more popular and versatile.

Gray wash wood or laminate flooring, Benjamin Moore Classic Gray, warm gray taupe paint colour on walls. Off-white. Kylie M Interiors diy design blog and online paint colour consulting, Edesig

And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (i.e., getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint color), you might want to read THIS first.

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Sherwin Williams Egret White

WHAT COLORS GO WITH EGRET WHITE?

Thanks to its depth and simple undertones, Egret White has quite a few coordinating colors…

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LET ME PICK YOUR COLORS FOR YOU!

Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!

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Comments

  1. As usual, Kylie, your analysis is spot on! Thank you for your valuable insight. We just painted our study Egret White and absolutely love it! The room has two corner windows; one facing south, the other west. The color is what I would term a modern off-white shade with (non-yellow) warmth, a tiny touch of passive gray in a corner, and yes, as you stated…the tiniest bit of hardly noticeable violet if the light hits a certain way at a certain time. It’s not a factor in the overall effect of this sophisticated light neutral. While the roller was in use, I painted a poster board to use as a sample in other rooms since I am now looking around my house to see where else we can paint Egret White!
    Thank you Kylie!

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      Wahoooo, this is JUST the type of comment I love to read, thank YOU Virginia for taking the time to write it 🙂

      1. You are so very welcome, Kylie!
        May I be so bold to suggest you do a full review of SW Toque White sometime?
        You referred to it in your review of 5 Best Off-White Neutrals citing it’s similarity to Silver Satin yet with warmer tones… yes, I read basically read all of your reviews because of your enjoyable writing style as well as spot-on paint color assessments.
        I’ve painted a huge poster board with Toque White for another painting project, (my home’s wall color scheme is SW Sandbar, Egret White, and Toque White) and it is such an incredibly soft, beautiful color in all light exposures, it occurred to me “people need to hear Kylie’s review of this one!”
        Thanks Kylie, you’re the best!

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          Ooo, I would worry about Egret White making Greek Villa look even more yellow in comparison, just because it’s that bit taupe. It’s not a hard-no, it’s just a ‘sample carefully and see how it looks’.

  2. I have a brick arch in my kitchen where my stovetop is. Same color brick as in the picture you show With Egret White. My cabinets are Mahogany. And the trim above the cabinets are also the color of the cabinets. Would Egret White look good with the cabinets?

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  3. Hi! What do you think of Egret White kitchen cabinets with our Worldly Gray walls? The kitchen/dining room trim and shutters are all Highly Reflective White. Our kitchen has some natural light from both the south and the east. I appreciate your thoughts!

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  4. Hi Kylie! Do you think Alabaster walls and trim would go well with Egret White kitchen cabinets? I also plan to have an iron ore island. My original plan was Alabaster cabinets as well, but now I’m wanting a little bit of difference between the walls and the kitchen cabinets.

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  5. Do you think egret white would go with agreeable gray? I have whole house agreeable gray and considering painting master bedroom that has cathedral ceilings egret white. While the colors aren’t right next to each other , if the door is open to the bedroom then you can see the colors together and I don’t want them to clash. Are there other colors you would recommend that go with agreeable gray? Thank you! Love you blog 😊

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  6. Hi Kylie! I just had two bathrooms and two bedrooms painted this color and it’s gorgeous! My primary bedroom and primary bathroom are 35 degrees NE. The bathrooms is bright and gorgeous… but the bedroom looks like a muted minty green. They are on the same side of the house. The bedrooms has brown furniture, warm lightbulbs, and a deep turquoise comforter. Any suggestions on why it looks a bit green and what might be causing this? Thank you for your help!

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      Hmmm. My first thought is that it could be the natural light bouncing off your grass/landscaping/trees, as that EASILY happens. Second, if the light bulbs are low quality (based on their CRI), this can cast a green glow on the walls, even if you have the right temperature! CRI is Color Rendering Index and it lets you know how TRUE it shows colors. 90+ is best, anything lower isn’t great and around 80 is green-casting. It’s hard to find this info on bulbs, but if you go to your lighting store and ask a pro, I bet they can direct you to the best bulb for the job!

  7. What about SW egret white as an exterior trim color? Main body will be BM Hale navy. Windows are white vinyl. I am concerned about the stark white of vinyl and an off-white trim color.

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      Yeeeah, I might be nervous, too, and I would lean more toward a cleaner white rather than a light-depth color. It could also seem winky and dingy compared to the color of Hale Navy.

  8. Would Egret white look good on trim and ceiling, as well as the walls? If not, what trim would you recommend would go with it? Thanks.

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      It totally depends on the room. If the room is reasonably well-lit and the ceilings are 9′ or higher, yup. HOWEVER, I would lean into Pure White for the trims/ceilings :). This bit of contrast just shows off how pretty Egret White is more than blending it in with itself.

  9. Hello, so I was considering this Egret white colour for my pantry. It’s a small walk through pantry with no natural light. I have used sw Snowbound throughout my home for my main colour. It is beautiful. I want my pantry to be a bit darker and not so bright but also go with Snowbound, so am I far off here? I have a brown grey vinyl plank, bright white kitchen, Snowbound is also used for most of my trim. Other colours ad accents I have are sw tricorn black and sw retreat.

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      Yay Canada! I’m sitting here on the West Coast BEGGING for Spring to show up with some SUN!

      I do liiiiike Snowbound and Egret White, not as much initially as Snowbound usually wants a color that’s a touch cooler, however, it often looks warm on trim, which has me feeling better about it :).

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