Sherwin Williams White Duck: The best warm off-white a girl could ask for…
When it comes to paint colours that are neutral and versatile, White Duck is in my top five. With its unique blend and just-right depth, it’s a great option for everything from walls and cabinets to exterior siding and more!
In fact, I refer to White Duck ALL the time in my Online Paint Colour Consulting as it’s a great hybrid between the cool paint trends of the last five years and the warmer trends that we’re slowly dipping our toes into.
So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at this bad boy…
What type of paint colour is White Duck?
White Duck is a warm neutral paint colour that’s an AWESOME hybrid of cream and greige. Greige is a blend of warm and cool – beige and gray, whereas cream is a yellow-based paint colour.
Is White Duck a warm or cool paint colour?
White Duck is definitely a warm paint colour. It can lean slightly more into its greige base in north or east-facing light, but in south-facing or afternoon western light, it can lean that bit warmer/creamier.
What’s the LRV of White Duck?
White Duck’s LRV is 74, which parks it in the off-white range. It will hold itself a BIT better in a bright room compared to an off-white with a HIGHER LRV, but can still washout (learn more HERE). In a dark room, it can look a bit dingy (not like a fresh cream) if you don’t have good interior lighting to support it, in which case, you might also want to sample a warmer cream paint colour.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of White Duck? Will it look yellow?
White Duck has VERY neutral undertones with no obvious yellow, orange, pink or green. If you’re hoping for a more muted, greige approach, YES it could look a bit too creamy for you, but generally speaking, it’s NOT an overly yellow paint colour.
What’s the best way to sample White Duck?
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 all about SAMPLIZE HERE
If I’m painting my walls White Duck, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
White Duck on the walls
Is White Duck a good colour for the exterior of my home?
White Duck can be a FANTASTIC exterior colour for siding, brick or other surfaces. It has a passive warmth which will fall back in north or east-facing light but can lean creamier/warmer in south-facing or afternoon western light.
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
AND DID YOU KNOW? I have an AWESOME Youtube channel, full of colour reviews, with dozens more waiting to be published – check it out HERE!
Is White Duck a popular off-white paint colour right now?
White Duck is definitely popular. More and more people are getting away from the cool, gray end of things, but aren’t QUITE into the creams and warm beige and tans yet. White Duck is a great way to get warmth without a golden approach.
How does White Duck compare to Ballet White?
GOOD QUESTION! These two paint colours are VERY similar. You’ll find a WINK more depth in Ballet White, along with a touch more creamy warmth. If that’s what you’re looking for, you can read ALLLL about it in the link coming up shortly.
What type of paint colours look good with White Duck?
When it comes to paint partners for White Duck, there are MANY great options, such as…
- Gray paint colours that are the same depth or darker, particularly ones with a blue or blue-green undertone. It doesn’t love a purple undertone quite as much, but it can depend on which one you’re looking at
- Some greige paint colours, preferably a green undertone rather than purple
- Blue-green blends
- Navy blue and other dark accent colours
Not sure if White Duck is right for you? I’ve got more!
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KYLIE M INTERIORS E-DESIGN AND ONLINE VIRTUAL PAINT COLOUR EXPERT, SPECIALIZING IN BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLORS DIY DECORATING AND DESIGN ADVICE BLOGGER