Our Home’s Favorite White Paint – Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008

Are you looking for a terrific warm off-white paint color for your home? Sherwin-Williams Alabaster (SW 7008) will elevate your living space for a cozy and classic look.

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster is the white paint color of choice for our home, and I use it on walls, trim, and cabinetry throughout our home. So today, I’m taking you on a little Alabaster Tour of our home.

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Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008

Sherwin-Williams must love Alabaster as much as I do, because it was their color of the year in 2016, and the color has continued it’s popularity. It’s a very balanced off-white that’s a great white if you don’t want a stark, cool white. It’s extremely liveable and easy on the eyes – not too cool and not too warm.

Kitchen Paint Color Combination SW Alabaster and BM Hale Navy

For those who love all white interiors, it’s a great option for your walls to keep them from feeling too cold and stark. It pairs well with a soft black if you love a black and white color palette.

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster (SW 7008) is fabulous paired with blue for all of you blue and white lovers!! I have it paired with BM Hale Navy in our kitchen.

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster (SW 7008) in Our Kitchen:

We painted our kitchen cabinets SW Alabaster three years ago, and what a wonderful update to our cabinets! They were formerly stained an orange-brown color, and Alabaster gave them new life. The warmer tones in this off-white work well with our Tropic Brown countertops.

Kitchen Cabinets Painted SW Alabaster

Last fall we changed our kitchen wall color (which was previously painted SW Comfort Gray) to Alabaster, and painted the kitchen exterior doors Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. Alabaster is perfect with the navy doors.

Navy Kitchen Door in BM Hale Navy


Alabaster in Our Primary Bedroom:

SW Lullaby Bedroom Ceiling

In our primary bedroom, we have SW Alabaster on the walls and trim paired with SW Lullaby on the barrel ceiling. It creates such a soft, serene feel in our bedroom.

SW Alabaster in Primary Bedroom

SW Alabaster in Our Bathroom:

We carried SW Alabaster into our primary bathroom when we made over this room for the One Room Challenge. This stenciled wall pattern became the focus of this budget-friendly bathroom remodel. Sherwin-Williams Alabaster was the background color for the stenciled walls and also for all of the bathroom trim. The palm frond pattern was created using SW Lullaby to coordinate with the barrel ceiling in our bedroom.

The vanity in the room is painted SW Blustery Sky (SW 9140). You can view the full reveal of this primary bathroom makeover here!

One Room Challenge Primary Bath Budget Makeover

Color Schemes using SW Alabaster:

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster is the perfect backdrop for pops of color if you’re a color lover like me. Add beautiful fabrics, bold patterns and solids in vibrant colors and colorful artwork to this beautiful Alabaster canvas on your walls.

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008 with Pops of Color

And, if you love a more neutral look, SW Alabaster is beautiful with fresh new warm neutrals and lovely earth tones such as sage green.

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008 with Earth Tones

If you are looking for a pretty, warm white for your home, give Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008 a try, and as I always recommend, test your color first before committing to the whole room!

Spring Decorating Ideas for Kitchen

Have you used this great paint color in your home? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I am a Sherwin-Williams fan and am looking to paint several of the main living areas of our home white later this year! The color Alabaster looks amazing in your home! I will have to add it to my list of possibilities! Thanks, Donna

    1. Thanks so much, Donna! I’m a big fan of it! There are lots of great whites, and I’m sure you will find the perfect color for your home!

    1. Carol, thanks so much for reaching out! Alabaster is a lovely color! There are so many possibilities for pretty greens. It really depends on whether you want a subtle neutral with a hint of green undertone for wall color, a mid-tone shade or a darker bold color for more dramatic looks on cabinetry or millwork. What are you painting? Here is a post with some pretty sage green options if that’s what you have in mind. https://perfectingplaces.com/2021/10/29/how-to-decorate-with-sage-green-paint-color/

  2. H, Kim!

    Please clarify for me: You changed the kitchen wall paint to alabaster AND have alabaster cabinets? This is what I was thinking of doing…I currently have alabaster walls, though not a lot of wall space. Trying to choose a white for the cabinets is driving me nuts and I love the alabaster. Thanks in advance!


    1. Ann, I use Alabaster on the trim as well with the wall color. I use a different sheen for the trim in either a satin or semi-gloss.

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