The Rugh Design Color Wheel
To recap, we have been working on adding ALL of the Sherwin-Williams paint colors to the Rugh Design Color Wheel. Our plan was to have all 1700 colors up by the end of 2018, but it is looking more and more that we will have all colors up by the end of the Summer! We only have about 120 colors to go! We will continue to release 25 new colors with my hand picked color schemes each week. In addition to the new 25 colors a week I will highlight 1 color from Sherwin-Williams that I personally love or stands out.
Going forward you can find all of our Color Wheel Upate posts here.
Featured Color: Eider White SW 7014
This week I wanted to focus on a color that I am particularly fond of for a soft white all-over color, Eider White. I categorized Eider White as a cool white when I wrote “The Best White Paint Colors: Undertones Explained” post and I stand by it.
Even though it can be hard to categorize as cool or warm definitively, Eider White is one shade lighter than Repose Gray. I consider Repose Gray as a color that can still look like a warm gray, but in my experience has a slight blue undertone that comes out often. So, I kept Eider White in the cool white category.
Okay, now that you have a basis for Eider White, check out my Pinterest gallery for some inspiration. See below and let me know which one you like the most. If you have your own pictures, send them to me and I will post them! Also, check the Eider White color scheme page for my hand picked color schemes!
Where to use Eider White SW 7014
My favorite thing about Eider White is that it is beautiful in spaces that need a subtle and soft neutral that leans a bit cooler, but doesn’t look too cold. It pairs perfect with black and white for some contrast. The inspiration picture tells all about Eider White: how it has a cool undertone, but comes out looking still a bit warm and yet not giving off a “concrete” feeling.
Love the farmhouse style that is still trending like crazy? I know, me too. It’s hard to resist, even though my style tends a bit more modern/clean lines…I digress. If you DO love the farmhouse style, Eider White works like a charm, especially in this cozy bedroom. The taupe accents and lighting make Eider White appear warmer and a bit more greige in this space.
Not only does Eider White look fabulous on walls, it also works as a soft off-white for cabinets. In this inspiration picture, Eider White actually looks cooler and coordinates seamlessly with the backsplash. The wood floor and beam help to warm up the space and are a good contrast against the white.
I love a white exterior and the crisp black and white exterior is still my current fav. Eider White looks like a bright white on exteriors (since colors go lighter in natural daylight), therefore I am a huge fan! This inspiration exterior features painted brick in Eider White and shutters in Black Fox for the ideal contrast.
If you are considering Eider White, the best way to find out if it is right for your space, is to grab a sample and test it out. I like to paint a large white cardboard so that you can walk around with it and see how it looks in different areas at different times of the day.
If you are still having trouble deciding, contact me for a Color Consult to nail down the best color for your interior or exterior. I have a passion for color and love being able to help clients find the right color to make their home beautiful!
Leave me a comment if you have Eider White in your home or would like to try it. I would love to hear from you! Also, stay tuned for the next featured color from the Color Wheel…
The Best of the Rest
Eider White had the spotlight, but I also wanted to highlight a color from the Color Wheel update, Toasted Pine Nut. Now that beige is starting to trend, I found a gorgeous wall color that works to accomplish the beige goal: Toasted Pine Nut. I loved this warm beige neutral in the inspiration picture below. The stone fireplace creates some texture and the white built in is a crisp contrast against the Toasted Pine Nut walls.
Check out the colors we updated on the Color Wheel this week below. Click on the swatch to see my color scheme picks!
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