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Why Alabaster Is so Versatile
Sherwin-Williams always releases a "color of the year" and Alabaster SW 7008 was a recent color choice. While it may seem counterintuitive to have a simple color be awarded that distinction, it's a very versatile color and can be used is so many different settings. Jackie Jordarn, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams said "Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness, well-being, and an atmosphere that is pure. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring hue of white.”Continue to 2 of 9 below.
02 of 09
Alabaster is Perfect for Creating Bold Stripes
According to Sherwin-Williams "Alabaster stands alone in a chic entryway or home office, or forms a yin and yang harmony with contrasting dark colors, such as Urbane Bronze (SW 7048) or Gray Area (SW 7052) in a spa-like bathroom." This contrast is perfect for creating painted stripes. These can pack a punch, so decide if you want them in the whole room or just one feature wall.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
03 of 09
Create a Teen Retreat With Alabaster
KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms partnered with Sherwin-Williams to makeover her daughter's room with Alabaster paint. The transformation was fun and playful and showed how much you can do with a simple and beautiful white paint color.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
04 of 09
White + Bright Colors = Perfection
The bright colors of this teen girl's bedroom are not overwhelming. They are balanced by the simple white paint. Interesting and unique details like a shutter wall provide some flair and make this bedroom truly one of a kind.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Alabaster is a Soothing Choice for Bedrooms
A bedroom should be a soothing retreat from everyday life. Paired with the right bedding, furniture, and decorative details, Alabaster can help create that calm in a modern and stylish bedroom.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
06 of 09
An Elegant Living Room Choice
The Alabaster paint color is so versatile, it's also nice for an elegant living room. While it stands well by itself, it pairs well with light blushes or grays. These colors can bridge transitional and traditional styles.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
07 of 09
Use Alabaster in a Charming Nursery
Alabaster is a classic backdrop for a sweet baby boy's nursery. The nice thing about this color is that it ages well. Once the crib is gone, the color still works for a child's room and will be appropriate through the teenage years.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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White Paint Shows off Small Details
This slightly warm white is a great backdrop for any art or creative wall decorations you may be thinking of. As Mandi from Vintage Revivals says, "If you love color, white walls give you freedom to use it WAY more than you would be able to if you committed to something dramatic."Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Drama in the Foyer
Alabaster is a simple and modern color for a classic entryway. The color is so versatile and you'll never regret choosing white walls for a high traffic area. By simply swapping art, rugs, lighting fixtures, and other accessories, the white paint provides the backdrop for whatever style you want.