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!
I refer to White Duck ALL the time in my Online Paint Colour Consulting.
So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at this bad boy…
What type of paint colour is Sherwin Williams White Duck? Is it warm or cool?
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. If you have north-facing, afternoon eastern or morning western light, you may find White Duck leans that bit more into the greige while still holding tight to its cream base. However, if you have south-facing light, White Duck will lean more into cream without going OVERLY yellow.
Will White Duck look like a real cream paint colour?
Nope. While White Duck is a warm paint colour with a creamy APPROACH, the greige calms it down considerably, making it look FAR less like a traditional cream paint colour!
If you love cream paint colours but DON’T love yellow (which every cream has), this could be a FABULOUS choice for you as the yellow is cut CONSIDERABLY back, even in those warmer exposures.
BTW, if you’re looking for a REAL cream with less of that neutral base, check out Sherwin Williams Creamy.
White Duck’s LRV is 74, which parks it in the off-white range. White Duck will hold itself a BIT better in a bright room compared to an off-white with a HIGHER LRV, but can still wash out (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.
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 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.
What Benjamin Moore paint colours are the same as or similar to White Duck?
GOOD QUESTION! Every colour has particular nuances, and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…
- Benjamin Moore Ballet White is very similar to White Duck
- Sherwin Williams Shoji White if you just want a slightly adjusted version while sticking with Sherwin Williams
And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (i.e., getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
Shown above, Benjamin Moore Ballet White
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
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ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 2020, UPDATED IN 2022, JUST FOR YOU!