Sherwin Williams Eider White: your new favourite off-white paint color?
Eider White is often referred to as the PERFECT off-white gray paint color. But while it’s great for some spaces, it has some VERY SERIOUS nuances to consider!
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What type of paint color is Eider White? Is it greige, gray or taupe? Warm or cool?
Eider White is a WARM GRAY paint color, but not one of the POPULAR gray paint colors, as its depth, temperature and undertones set it apart (which we’ll get into shortly).
If you have north-facing light, you might see Eider White lean that bit more gray, and the undertone can pop up a bit more. On the other hand, Eider is more likely to lean into its subtle warmth in south-facing or afternoon western light.
Eider White walls, Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron painted doors
What’s the LRV of Eider White?
Eider White’s LRV is 73, which puts it in the off-white range…but not by much (learn more HERE). If you have a bright room, it can wash out. If you have a DARK room, this type of paint color can look dingy and flat if you don’t have reasonable interior lighting.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint-lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Eider White? Will it look gray, violet, pink or blue?
Every gray has undertones, including warm grays. Eider White FAVOURS a soft, slightly warm violet undertone which can lean a wink cooler in northern light and a bit warmer in south-facing or afternoon western light.
What’s the best way to sample Eider White?
Like with every paint color, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can quickly move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
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If I’m painting my walls Eider White, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?
When it comes to the best trim colors for Eider White, check out…
Is Eider White a good color for the exterior of my home?
When it comes to white and off-white paint colors on exteriors, you DO need to be careful and be aware of the undertones. Why? Even subtle undertones can rise up and bite you when applied on a large scale. This means that Eider White does worry me a bit, as that violet can come up. This being said, it can also suit many of the popular stone, brick and roof colors, and I’ve seen it turn out quite well.
What Benjamin Moore paint colors are the same as or similar to Eider White?
Every color has particular nuances, and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…
Is Eider White a popular paint color right now?
Eider White is out there, but I wouldn’t say it’s one of the popular off-white paint colors because its undertones make some people nervous.
What type of paint colors look good with Eider White?
If I’m partnering Eider White with other colors in a palette, I’m most likely to check out…
- Gray paint colors that are the same depth or darker than Eider White. It can look particularly nice with some grays with blue undertones
- Eider White also suits a palette with WHITE walls in other rooms
- Darker gray or charcoal paint colors with a soft purple undertone; however, even the right green or blue can look nice too
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ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 2020, UPDATED IN 2022