Sherwin Williams River’s Edge – previously known as China Doll
While the world hasn’t QUITE shifted into the warmer end of things yet, the tides they are a turnin‘. This is why today, we’re taking a look at Sherwin Williams China Doll, which is sure to be one of the more POPULAR beige paint colors in the coming years.
In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Color Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality/amount of pics I need, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint color is Rivers Edge / China Doll?
Rivers Edge is a light beige paint color with mild undertones. If you have a room with north-facing light, morning western, or afternoon eastern light, Rivers Edge offers some warm balance to these exposures. On the other hand, if you have a south-facing room or an afternoon west-facing room, Rivers Edge doesn’t flash OVERLY warm, but it definitely leans that way compared to greige and taupe paint colors.
What’s the LRV of Rivers Edge?
Rivers Edge has an LRV of 63, making it a LIGHT depth paint color. If you have a DARK room, Rivers Edge could look a bit dingy or flat without the right interior lighting. If you have a SUPER bright room, this depth of paint color will wash out to a degree, keeping in mind that ANY paint color will look lighter than expected in a lot of light. Generally speaking, Rivers Edge is an awesome depth for the ‘average’ room.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Rivers Edge/China Doll?
Every warm paint color has undertones of either yellow, orange, or red (pink). The key to picking the best paint color for your home is to align the undertones of your paint color with that of your interior finishes!
Rivers Edge centers on an ORANGE undertone – an orange that leans into pink. While this might sound SCARY (pink being a four-letter word), this makes Rivers Edge an interesting choice for many homes built in the early 2000s with their predominantly beige-inspired carpets and tiles.
What’s the best way to sample paint?
Like with every paint color, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
Learn all about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls Rivers Edge, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?
Rivers Edge is tricky because of its orange-pink undertone. Why? Because most warm whites lean on a yellow undertone. I actually prefer Benjamin Moore White Dove with Rivers Edge as it has warmth, but it’s a bit toned-down. Sherwin Williams Alabaster is okay, but you will see that bit more yellow in it compared to the orange-pink of Rivers Edge. Sherwin Williams White Flour can also be an interesting choice but is tougher to live with on a larger scale as it doesn’t accommodate many other paint colors.
Is Rivers Edge a good color for the exterior of my home?
It sure could be, as long as your stone/brick/roof accommodate its undertones. MANY of the popular stone claddings are actually quite fond of the undertones in Rivers Edge!
Which paint colors are similar to Rivers Edge for comparison’s sake?
Remember, every color has its own personality and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature, and depths.
- Benjamin Moore Muslin
- Sherwin Williams Natural Linen
- Sherwin Williams Moderate White
- Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige
What type of paint colors look good with Rivers Edge?
- lighter and darker beiges with comparable undertones
- soft taupes that are darker than Rivers Edge
- greiges that are a similar depth or darker
- grays with a bit more depth and blue-green undertones
Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!