Let’s talk about Shoji White by Sherwin Williams. It’s a creamy white that is quite a versatile color. I have seen it talked about for years and didn’t know much about it. So let’s dive into exploring this off white paint color including comparisons, real examples, coordinating colors and undertones.
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What Color Is Shoji White?
The name of this paint color having white in it makes it confusing. Shoji White is not a white, but also not a greige. It is a really, really light pale beige color. Sometimes it can look white in some lights, but next to a stark white or even off-white paint color it looks warm beige and not white at all.
It can have a peachy beige hue or flecks of green in some circumstances too.
Is Shoji White Warm Or Cool?
Shoji White is a soft, warm color. Whether a warm “white” or a light beige color with warmth, I would classify this color as warm, especially in North and East facing rooms. There are times it leans more neutral like in West and South facing rooms, but most of the time it leans on the warm side.
What Undertones Does Shoji White Sherwin Williams Have?
If you look at pictures of Shoji White, you might see some cream, tan, and beige undertones. There are also hints of peach and green in some lights as well. In the RARE occasion, you will see hints of gray as well.
Shoji White LRV
Shoji White has an LRV of 74. It’s classified as a warm white, but barely. It sits right on the edge between light and mid range on the light reflective scale.
Where Can I Use Shoji White
Shoji White looks great in many spaces. Some places you can use Shoji White by Sherwin Williams are:
- Living Rooms
Having the trim color in a brighter, off white color like Snowbound will make Shoji White look more light beige than white. If you want Shoji White to appear white, use the same paint color for your doors, trim, walls, and ceilings.
Do you see the difference between this picture and the one above with the contrasting trim? The walls in the picture above appear as a warm white. I love the nice pop of green and light wood paired with Shoji White Sherwin Williams.
Related: Best White Paint Trim Colors
The warmth of the slight greige/beige, slight white paint color against the light floors and the brass knobs is just scrumptious. I love how these colors look together.
Shoji White is a great choice for an exterior paint color for your home. It looks brighter in the direct sunlight, but depending on the lighting, it’s various undertones can still show up.
Equivalent Colors In Popular Paint Brands
I always include a section about colors equivalent to the paint color in other popular brands. However, they are only similar colors, and not truly equivalent because there is no true equivalent. Each paint brand has their own unique formulas for their paint and they can’t be replicated or matched.
Ballet White by Benjamin Moore is a close match to Shoji White. They have similar undertones and LRVs, but Ballet White is slightly warmer.
Sand Drift is another paint color that falls between a creamy white and a greige paint color. Think the color of sand (see what I did there). It has an LRV of 75, so just a smidge lighter than Shoji White.
Farrow & Ball
School House White from Farrow & Ball is a cool, creamy neutral color with undertones of yellow and beige. It gets its name because it is reminiscent of the paint color from old school houses and y’all already KNOW how I feel about historic colors!
Similar Colors To Shoji White
Here are some similar colors to Shoji White by Sherwin Williams:
Shoji White VS Nebulous White
Shoji White is a creamy off white color with undertones of beige that is a warm color. Nebulous White is a neutral soft white paint color with grey undertones. It is more cool toned.
Shoji White VS Alabaster
Alabaster is a brighter paint because it has a higher LRV of 82. Shoji White is warmer and cozier because it is a smidge darker, it has that depth.
Shoji White VS Swiss Coffee
Swiss Coffee has an LRV of 82, the same as Alabaster. It is a really pretty off white color that is considerably brighter than Shoji White. Shoji White has more warmth from being a bit darker.
Shoji White VS Aesthetic White
Next is Aesthetic White and Shoji White. They have almost identical LRVs, so they are both bright, off white colors from Sherwin Williams. The difference lies in the undertones. Shoji White has stronger beige and greige undertones with warmth while Aesthetic White leans more warm, but neutral.
Shoji White Sherwin Williams Coordinating Colors
Sherwin Williams pairs its paint colors with coordinating paint colors. The colors it suggests for Shoji White are Fawn Brindle, Pure White, and Perle Noir. These are all pretty neutral colors, and I like to add a few colors of my own.
It also pairs well with other whites, deep blues, forest greens, and teal blues to name a few.
Shoji White Color Palette
Shoji White is a versatile color. It’s a white, its a beige, its a strong neutral color. Luckily neutral colors pair well with lots of different colors. Here are the colors in this Color Palette:
- Fawn Brindle SW 7640
- Pure White SW 7005
- Smoky Blue SW 7604
- Naval SW 6244
- Perle Noir SW 9154
- Illusive Green SW 9164
Test Your Paint Colors
Finally, let’s talk talk paint samples. If you haven’t tried samplize, what are you doing??
They provide real paint samples in 12×12 samples that peel and stick onto your wall. I always recommend getting paint samples so you can see the paint color in all different times of the day to really get an idea of how your paint color will look in your space.
Shoji White is a really pretty neutral color that sits somewhere between a creamy white and a beige/greige paint color. I love the versatility of this color, it can have lots of depth and warmth when paired with other whites. Want it to look white? Just paint everything Shoji White Sherwin Williams.