I shared a few stories the other day over on Instagram of the inside and outside of our home! One of the most asked questions was what the paint color is. I actually didn't do a ton of research when it came to our paint choice. Luckily, it was the paint inside of the model home and when I saw it I fell in love. It's a true white. Like, white white white. It doesn't really have any yellow, blue, or green hues. It is a true crisp white.
It's Sherwin Williams Pure White (7005). After deciding on this color for our interior, and knowing we wanted a farm house exterior I was excited to hear that this was the color offered for the exterior from our builder. They also used Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black for the garage doors and front doors. I am seriously in love with this black too. We are contemplating using it on some black shiplap in our home, so stay tuned for that! Studio McGee also recommends Tricorn Black and I love their style.
I added these cute little boxwoods and there is one that just sticks out! I accidentally hit the water line when I dug my hole for these and we had to replace it...ugh!
Sherwin Williams Pure White Color Information
These photos were taken at sunset so the siding has a bit of an orange hue next to the board and batten. It really is such a great white! Sherwin Williams Pure White has very little colourant in it. The color info is R - 237, G - 236 and B - 230. The hex value is #edece6 and the LRV is 84. Pure White can tend to pick up colors from its surroundings which is kind of cool! This way, it can kind of almost transform with your decor.
Pure White LRV
What is LRV you might be asking? LRV stands for Light Reflectance Value which measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from paint on a surface. The scale ranges from 0 to 100 with black being at a 0 and the purest white at 100 (reflecting ALL light). The LRV helps when choosing a color and knowing how light or dark a color will appear. Again, Pure White is an 84 which is pretty darn high.
We also painted our entire interior in Pure White as well as our trim and doors. Since we used a different sheen, this works well. It's a really great color for interior paint if you want a true white. Pure White is also great for trim, cabinets and shiplap.
The other white we love and used in our previous home is Sherwin Williams Snowbound. It's another good, crisp white color. We used it here in Madison's old room as a backdrop to the flower wall decals. I love the wood beams at our front porch and can't wait to decorate them for fall and the holidays!
I also can't believe we almost went with a white door here. The pop of black is much needed on our white house! It's the perfect color for a statement door. I've also seen it used on cabinets and it looks really great there too.
The empty pot is waiting for some fall mums! It's from Michals and I had purchased one last year and am so glad I was able to find a matching one this year!
Shutters and Window Boxes
Down the road we want to add some shutters and window boxes to our home. We'll paint those tricorn black too. I think it needs something extra!
this is a photo our builder took of our home before we moved in
the fall wreaths are from Home Goods!
Other Examples of Sherwin Williams Pure White on Exteriors
I thought I'd share other homes that use Pure White on their exterior so you can get a good idea of how the color looks.
image via Instagram using Pure White/Tricorn Black/Charming Pink
We love using Sherwin Williams paint color in our home. It's the only paint we used in our previous home and most likely, will be the only paint we'll use in our new home. So far, we've painted both girls rooms and our bedroom. I'll be sharing that soon hopefully! To see how we did the girls bathrooms using our favorite pink, click here! Thanks so much for reading and please let me know if you have questions!
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