01 of 09
See Rooms Featuring Sherwin-Williams' Alabaster
Sherwin-Williams, Jackie Jordarn director of color marketing: "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.”
Sherwin-Williams: Alabaster SW 7008Continue to 2 of 9 below.
02 of 09
Alabaster is Perfect for Creating Bold Stripes
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."
Sherwin-Williams: How to Paint Stripes on a WallContinue 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 2016 Color of the Year Alabaster. The transformation was fun and playful, and showed how much you can do with a simple and beautiful white paint color.
KariAnne: "I think it’s one of my favorite transformations ever."
Thistlewood Farms: Before and After Bedroom Transformation With AlabasterContinue to 4 of 9 below.
04 of 09
White + Bright Colors = Perfection
KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms: "We started by painting the room the 2016 SW Color of the Year, SW 7008 Alabaster.
Just between us….I was all about SW Alabaster before it ever got any awards. It’s the most amazing white with a hint of gray and it coordinates so well with color.
Beautiful, brilliant, amazing colors."
Thistlewood Farms: How to Build a Shutter Wall VideoContinue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Alabaster is a Soothing Choice for Bedrooms
Sherwin-Williams: "Drawn from Pura Vida, one of the four palettes in Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast 2016, Alabaster represents the prominent use of light, which is a key element for traditional Nordic design. Alabaster also pairs nicely with other popular Scandinavian décor influences including sleek lines, copper metallic finishes, marble and wood grain materials."
Sherwin-Williams 2016 Pura Vida PaletteContinue to 6 of 9 below.
06 of 09
An Elegant Living Room Choice
Sherwin-Williams suggests design ideas for Alabaster:
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- Use it to set the tone for healing, rest and meditation in residential or commercial spaces.
- Let the color stand by itself as a chic hue in an entry way or lobby
- Pair with light blushes or grays and bridge transitional and traditional styles.
- Create a yin and yang harmony with contrasting dark colors, such as Urbane Bronze (SW 7048) or Gray Area (SW 7052).
07 of 09
Check Out This Charming Nursery by Vintage Revivals
Mandi of Vintage Revivals: "Let's start with the wall color. For this room I teamed up with my family (we’ve moved past the friendship phase, we are full on blood related at this point) at Sherwin-Williams to announce their 2016 Color of the Year"
Vintage Revivals: Baby Boy Nursery RevealContinue to 8 of 9 below.
08 of 09
White Paint Shows Off Small Details
Mandi: "The 2016 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year is Alabaster, and is the most perfect slightly warm white. I think sometimes people feel like if they love color, then they need a bold color on the walls, but that is so not the case! 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 by Hello Liddy
Liddy of Hello Liddy: "I am SO thrilled the color of the year is Alabaster (SW 7008). So, why white? Glad you asked. White isn’t just that safe go-to color anymore my friends. It’s so much more than that. White is the color of endless possibilities. A chance to discover something once lost. It’s never boring. Always on trend. Simple and modern. White has that power to make any space feel majestic and magnificent. Most importantly, you’ll never regret choosing white.
Hello Liddy: Entry... Makeover Reveal