Why I love Sherwin-Williams Pure White

Who knew that as you get older, you not only might have a favorite colour, you may also have a favorite shade of white. I know I do. I can’t get enough of Pure White SW 7005 by Sherwin-Williams. This is my paint color review for Pure White SW 7005. If you’re looking for an in-depth guide on how to pick the perfect paint color for your home, check out this post

Choosing the right paint color for a space is not an easy task! You want to pick the perfect color to underline and reinforce the vibe you envision for the room. Do you want it to be a feature, to draw attention, or do you want it to blend in the background to highlight other things in the space? It can make a space feel small and cozy, or light and airy. It’s all about understanding the effects of colour. And that’s pretty intimating!

However – and let’s not forget this – it’s just paint. As much as it would be a pain to do so, you can always paint over it if you don’t like it. It’s not as time consuming or costly as busting down or adding a wall or something like that. You can also paint a little, live with it a few days to see how it feels, and reassess. It can feel like a lot of pressure, but it’s only one part of the whole picture.

Review of Sherwin Williams Pure White

One on my go-to colours is the Sherwin-Williams Pure White. I know that I love it, and I’ve worked with it before so I feel comfortable and confident that it’s the right color for my mom’s living room. This colour has very little undertone; its very neutral, and slightly warm. Because of this, it works well in many spaces whether it’s a kitchen, living room, or bedroom.

Check the images below to see how a living room changes in day or night

Pure White Sherwin Williams in daylight
Pure White in Daylight
Pure White Sherwin Williams in a living room at night
Pure White at night time

Sherwin Williams Pure White makes for a timeless white paint choice in any style of bedroom

Pure White Sherwin Williams in a bedroom

If the space is south facing and gets lots of light or a north facing room which tends to be darker, this color definitely works! So if you have a room that deals with lots of changing light, you won’t have to worry. Pure White SW 7005 will still look great in either case. If you’re uncertain, stick paint samples on the wall and watch the lighting throughout the day. Another interior designer favorite white paint color is Alabaster SW 7008. If Pure White is just TOO white, try this! 

Selecting Trim vs Wall Paint

While it would be so much simpler to use same color paint for the walls, there are in fact different types of interior paint specially made for different surfaces. In this space, we’re working with three distinct “sections”: the wall, the trim, and the crown molding.

Sherwin-Williams has several product lines that address the needs of a variety of surfaces. For the wall, I’ll be using the Duration line. This is a paint and primer in one, it has great coverage and works well for spaces where you might have to wash off a stain (like dirty little handprint after a visit from your sweet and sticky grandchildren…). It actually also has some anti-microbial properties, which means that it can help prevent the formation and growth of mold and mildew on its surface. So, it would be a great pick for a bathroom too. My mom prefers a matte finish, so I prefer to use the Duration line vs Emerald line since Emerald doesn’t have matte. Matte is great for a finish that isn’t as dry and dull as flat and not as smooth as satin.

The trim will be painted using the ProClassic line. It goes on smooth and has a really durable finish. This is what you want for door frames and baseboards. I use the paint for the trim color, walls and crown molding. 

And, finally, I’ll be using Eminence line ceiling paint for the crown molding. You don’t need to do many coats with this type of paint AND it’s a self primer, which you’ll appreciate if you’ve ever had to paint a ceiling. It also has light reflectance value which is great for a surface where you’re most likely to have lights installed.

Progress on my Mom’s Living Room this week

Wow you guys, I’m already feeling the weeks go by so quickly during this One Room Challenge! It’s both exciting and nerve-wracking. Thanks again so much for following along with this project. The next step will be to complete the panelling.

I had a painter come in this week and paint my mom’s living room, and it brightened up the space SO MUCH!

Week 1 – I dissected the Studio McGee design ethic because my mom loves it. See my 10 tips to give your home the Studio McGee vibe!

Week 2- Check out the moodboard for my mom’s living room makeover

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