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Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014

Posted on February 25, 2022 by KylieMawdsley

Sherwin Williams Eider White: your new favourite off-white paint colour?

Eider White is often referred to as a great off-white gray paint colour – and it IS, but it has some VERY SERIOUS nuances to consider!

Paint colour review of off white gray paint colour, Sherwin Williams Eider White. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting and diy decorating design advice blogger

I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint colour is Eider White? Is it greige, gray or taupe? Warm or cool?

Eider White is definitely a WARM GRAY paint colour, but not one of the POPULAR gray paint colours 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, whereas it will go warmer in south-facing or afternoon western light.

Wrought Iron painted black navy blue interior doors with Eider White walls white trim. Kylie M

Eider White walls, Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron painted doors

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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 really wash out. If you have a DARK room, this type of paint colour 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 colour, 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 more about Samplize and save MONEY compared to paint pots HERE

If I’m painting my walls Eider White, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?

When it comes to the best trim colours for Eider White, check out…

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Is Eider White a good colour for the exterior of my home? 

When it comes to white and off-white paint colours 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 colours and I’ve seen it turn out quite well.

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What Benjamin Moore paint colours are the same as or similar to Eider White?

Every colour has its 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 colour right now?

Eider White is out there, but I wouldn’t say it’s one of the popular off-white paint colours, simply because its undertones make some people nervous.

What type of paint colours look good with Eider White?

If I’m partnering Eider White with other colours in a palette, I’m most likely to check out…

Not sure if Eider White is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!

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




  1. Help! I want to paint my open concept home that I gets a lot of east sunlight and has lots of windows. I have orange/red cedar trim and orangey oak floors. Do you have some suggestions for me ie light neutrals or light beiges?

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